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    SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project at Montserrat Gallery

    Presented by at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    June 6 - August 8, 2013


    SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project at Montserrat Gallery

     Montserrat College of Art presents Seven: A Performative Drawing Project, featuring seven artists who are invited to draw directly onto one of seven walls in the Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street, over a seven-week time frame, June 3 – August 8. Each artist participating in this exhibition will individually contribute work to one of the seven walls in the gallery. This exhibit focuses on each artist’s performative and personal approach to creating his or her site-specific artwork. During each weekly installation the gallery will be open allowing for viewers to witness the artist’s practice, Mon. – Wed., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Artists included in this exhibit are:

    Andy Bablo – June 3 – 7, Reception June 6, 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm

    Bablo is Montserrat Graphic Design Alum, who will utilize his design skills through the use vinyl to create his drawing for this project. In 2006 Bablo founded “STEEZ Magazine” a publication on the culture, products and community of the skate and snow world.

    Percy Fortini-Wright – June 10 – 14, Reception June 13, 4-6pm, Talk 4:30pm

    Fortini-Wright is a Montserrat Faculty member, who will employ a wide range of painting and graffiti for his work included in this group project. Fortini-Wright interprets and portrays the world around him through his art.

    Alexa Guariglia – June 17 –21, Reception June 20, 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm

    Guariglia, is a graduate of the School of the Museum Museum of Fine Arts, her early drawings centered on the use of black ink on paper, yet have evolved into works featuring bold colors and a variety of textures. She will combine her drawing skills and her use of bright hues to illuminate her wall.

    Allison Cole – June 24 – 28, Reception June 27, 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm

    Cole is a Faculty member at Montserrat; as well as an artist, former Art Director and full-time free-lance illustrator. In 2004 her first full-length graphic novel, Never Ending Summer, was published by Alternative Comics. She will bring her artistic talent and colorful pallet to her drawing for this exhibit.

    John Gonzalez – July 8 – July 12, Reception July 11, 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm

    Gonzales holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Tufts University. Since his graduation Gonzalez has been working on a performance project entitled “Small Conversations”. For his work in the Montserrat Gallery he will bring his performance work to life on his allotted gallery wall.

    Autumn Ahn – July 15 – 19, Reception July 18 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm

    Ahn is formerly a Somerville-based artist who joined the Montserrat community when her exhibition was featured in the Frame 301 Gallery in 2010. Ahn has a BFA from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. She has an interest in interdisciplinary work that combine various materials, which will be seen in the wall project she creates for this exhibition. She currently lives and works in France.

    David Teng-Olsen – July 22 – 26, Reception July 25, 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm

    Teng-Olsen is an assistant professor at Wellesley College. His wall drawing for this project will challenge viewers to consider their thoughts and relationship to space. He relies on sketches and memories from his travels across the US to create abstract images of objects and landscapes of America in a recognizable and yet unfamiliar way.


    For further information visit or contact Montserrat College of Art Gallery Director Leonie Bradbury at or 978.867.9623.

    Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    23 Essex St
    Beverly, MA 01915

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    Artist Talks start at 4:30pm

    Phone: 978.867.9623

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