Three Featured Artists to Showcase Works of Art Depicting Human-Environment Relationships
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – October 3, 2017 – CommCreative, a leading unified marketing agency, today announced the Factory Mark Gallery’s newest art exhibit, Look Here, which features the work of artists Allison Gray, Isabel Beavers, and William Van Beckum. Working in a variety of mediums, such as video, photography, appropriation, multimedia installations, sculpture, and paintings, these featured artists harness the power of observation to examine the impact of humans on the climate and environment.
The artists’ have committed 10 percent of all proceeds made during the show will be donated directly to The Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in Massachusetts.
“This is unlike any show we’ve previously showcased at Factory Mark, and we are excited for the local community, our team, and our clients to engage with these talented artists’ important work.” said Lisa McCarthy, agency principal at CommCreative. “Look Here represents so many of the issues being talked about in our current political landscape, and we are honored to feature this outstanding art.”
In “The Problems and Possibilities of Seeing and Knowing,” Gray tracks down fruit that has been endangered due to industrial farming practices. She then creates sculptures by preserving the fruit species in resin. Finally, oil paintings of the preserved fruit are completed from observation. Her work leverages the power of observation to explore ideas about climate change and current environmental issues.
Beavers creates installations using digital animation, drawing, sculpture, and light to visualize scientific concepts and knowledge related to ecological systems. Her work strives to visualize and create a method for understanding recent scientific findings related to known climate change effects, like the melting of sea ice. Beavers utilizes artificial materials to represent real landscape, and uses specific ecosystems as microcosms to study what is happening on a global scale within her art installations.
Van Beckum’s newest body of work, “Scenic Kiosks,” is an eight-part art installation along the New England Scenic Trail (NET) in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. The installation is made up of kiosks displaying iconic views of the NET through appropriated images that visitors to the trail have posted on Instagram. Each picture is made up of 20 to 50 appropriated images, creating a visualized record of the community’s involvement with the trail.
About Factory Mark Gallery
Factory Mark Gallery, located at the CommCreative headquarters in Framingham, Mass., is a private art gallery devoted to displaying the works of emerging and re-emerging local artists. Unlike traditional galleries, Factory Mark does not make a commission and 100 percent of the sales made go directly to the artist to help support their work and ambitions. This model allows artists to be in control of their exhibitions and offer their work to the public at a reasonable price. For more information, please visit www.FactoryMarkGallery.com or call 508-861-2522.
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