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    Sting! IX: The Real World... An Evening of Art, Music and Performance at Boston’s Beehive

    Presented by at The Beehive

    November 2, 2010


    Sting! IX: The Real World... An Evening of Art, Music and Performance at Boston’s Beehive

    On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM The Beehive’s co-owner and resident curator Jennifer Epstein will be joined by co-curator James Hull to host the 9th installment in The Beehive's continuing art series entitled, Sting! IX: The Real World...

    The ongoing event always signifies the launch of a new art installation at The Beehive and highlight’s an evening of great entertainment, great food & libations along with amazing art!

    Sting! IX: The Real World explores several responses to our built environment and how we inhabit it. The seven featured artists use the industrial and natural landscape as a backdrop for investigations into our everyday connections to the world.

    Joe Wardwell's rock and roll quotes flash over his idealized, sublime landscape paintings (courtesy of LaMontagne Gallery) to evoke a romanticized but unquenchable yearning. Buck Squibb animates memories of the landscape and routines he experienced growing up on Cape Cod by recreating photographic vignettes using brilliant focus and color to make the past appear ageless before our eyes. Sophia Ainslie's emotive paintings use vigorous linear drawing passages with areas of flat color to create spaces that, while rooted in the environments she directly experiences, evolve into a new sense of place somewhere between observation and imagination. Peter Harris uses color and texture to explore industrial materials at an architectural scale to demonstrate the tension between what is tangible and what is transient. Brian Unwin uses a traditional medium to describe the historically sinister side of the urban landscape and its quiet, ominous power in his elegant silver prints of Detroit and Boston. Shay Kun’s lush yet ironic paintings (courtesy of LaMontagne Gallery) connect the Hudson River School to the present day, and humorously depict the interaction of humans and nature, where humans intrude upon and abuse the grandeur of the surrounding landscape. With gentle and maybe unintentional humor, Ria Brodell’s drawings explore gender identity and sexuality as she projects her ideal self onto slightly mysterious, impossibly graceful figures—often male icons ranging from sailors to children’s toys, like the Ken doll and He-Man.


    Sophia Ainslie
    Ria Brodell
    Peter Harris
    Shay Kun
    Buck Squibb
    Brian Unwin
    Joe Wardwell

    Performance by the Nathan Sabanayagam Trio

    Led Led by drummer Nathan Sabanayagam, the Nathan Sabanayagam Trio is putting jazz, reggae, dub, funk, hip-hop and world music in a blender and turning it on. A master Reggae musician, composer and producer, Nathan Sabanaygam splits his life between his studio in Boston and Kingston, Jamaica. Expect a big sound and infectious rhythm from this stage full of "funkitians"!

    Gallery Participation: The Beehive would like to thank the LaMontagne Gallery (representing Joe Wardwell and Shay Kun) for their support and loan of artwork.

    The Beehive will have great food, cool art, and a special musical performance by the Nathan Sabanayagam Trio beginning at 6:30PM. Don't miss Sting! IX: The Real World…

    The Beehive

    541 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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