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The artists selected for folk display arrestingly personal, surprising, and humorous works that are thoughtfully textured, both physically and conceptually. They speak about people and family, customs and culture, belief, tradition, life, and lore. Much of the work reflects upon the imprint made by culture and community on ones' artistic voice and vision. Featuring colorful characters, powerful visual storytelling, and new takes on traditional craft and folk art techniques, folk is a vibrant collection of contemporary work.
Gallery 263 is grateful for Kate McNamara's guidance and support in the selection of the artwork for folk. McNamara is the Director and Chief Curator of the Boston University Art Gallery, as well as a co-founder of Cleopatra's, a Brooklyn-based project space. She received her M.A. at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.A. with a Curatorial Concentration from Hampshire College, MA. McNamara has held curatorial positions at MoMA PS1, New York; AIR Antwerpen, Belgium; and Participant, INC., New York.
Works by the following artists are included in the show:
Judy Belben / Susan Berger / Meg Birnbaum / Kaca Bradonjic / Katy Bratun / Emily Broderick / Charlotte Dunn / Tatiana Flis / Sharon Freed / Lauren Gillette / Ania Gruca / Richard Haskins / Sylvia Jeffries / Ellen Kaspern / Emily Manning-Mingle / Kelly McQuilkin / Stacy Mohammed / James Nutter / Rachel Rampleman / *Scott Ruescher / Lorraine Sullivan / Kara Waxman / Timothy Wilson / Sara Zielinski
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Gallery 263 is a nonprofit arts organization in Cambridge, MA. Our mission is to provide a place for local and regional artists of all media to exhibit work and engage the community.