Bringing the Outside In: July White and Kyle Nilan
Presented by Cape Ann Museum
July 5, 2014
Insights On Site The White-Ellery House (1710) has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations (Insights On Site) by local artists for six years running. The series continues this summer with Bringing the Outside In, a collaborative work by July White and Kyle Nilan. This event is free and open to the public. Bringing the Outside In serves as a record and representation of the ways White and Nilan explore and experience nature. Through a collection of audio and visual art they investigate ‘the outside’ and their relationship to it as visitors, inhabitants, and collectors. The White-Ellery House, located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary, was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago. The historic home is open on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. Parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house.