Duration: June 12 – July 29, 2017

Public Critiques: Thursday June 29, 7-9PM & Tuesday July 25, 6-8PM

Showcase: July 23 – 29, 2017

Reception: Saturday July 29, 7-9pm

Banner Images (left to right): Daniel Zeese, Kwang Choi, Kelly Knight, Emily Brodrick.


Emily Brodrick  |  Kwang Choi  |  Kelly Knight  |  Daniel Zeese

Cambridge, MA — Gallery 263 is pleased to announce the four artists selected for our Summer 2017 Artist Residency Program:  Emily Brodrick, Kwang Choi, Kelly Knight, and Daniel Zeese. This year’s cohort represents a variety of creative trajectories that intersect in their engagement with fiber media. Each artist’s practice holds a unique connection to fiber – some are just beginning to embrace it, some are hoping to push their fiber practice in new directions, and others are looking to branch out, away from fiber, towards other sculptural, 2D, or time-based media. Outside of their shared interest in yarn, thread, garments and textiles, the artists come from diverse backgrounds, work in disparate ways, and grapple with a variety of questions about what it means to be human, have a human society, a human history, and human hopes and dreams.

Interspersed into the Residency are two public critique sessions, during which we will discuss process, intention, and resolution. After six weeks in the studio, the artists will showcase new and in-progress works during the final week of the Residency.

Visitors are welcome to stop in to Gallery 263 and chat when the Artists in Residence are working throughout the Summer.

About the Artist Residents:

  • Emily Brodrick has been working primarily with yarn to create interactive artworks, but plans to explore paper as a sculptural material while creating an interactive installation investigating the human brain and the way that dreams occur and are stored.
  • Kwang Choi is an emerging multi-media artist primarily working with photography, video, and installation. Currently based in Providence, RI, his work investigates the habit of misrecognition between the inanimate and visceral, surface and depth, and pleasure and horror. Pressing on this slippage, he aims to explore the simultaneously repulsive and splendid reality of inhabiting and encountering the world as bodies. His work has been included in various exhibitions, including the Annual Juried Exhibition in the David Winton Bell Gallery for three consecutive years. In addition, he is a former artist-in-residence at the Grin City Collective in Grinnell, IA. Kwang received his BA in Visual Art from Brown University.
  • Kelly Knight will continue her research into her family’s connections to Cambridge in a new series of sculptual paintings called “Memory Maps” that aim to translate physical movement in specific local locations into material expression.
  • Daniel Zeese is an artist, designer, and educator practising in Boston. His latest work explores populations, belonging, and identity within an urban environment. Daniel received a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Sculpture, from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and a Masters in Architecture from Boston Architectural College in 2016. He has worked internationally directing the design of major installations in the public realm for the art studio of Janet Echelman since 2012.

    His work investigates what it means to be within civilization while on the edge of the wilderness. Outnumbered, on the fringe of what is accepted in the city, celebrated from a distance, and threatened to exile by the powers of the majority. Daniel reacts to the continuing history of violence within cities against the people who, while defining the cultural identity of a place, are often misunderstood, attacked and objectified.  Later we experience the outcome, the resulting martyrdom, through the master cultural narrative.

    Common themes in his work include the animal, a recognizable and glorified icon that is feared and controlled by force when its actions are misunderstood in the urban environment, and the textile, a shield that, for the observer, like clothes signifies the animal as removing itself from nature and abiding by the rules of the city. The tactile qualities of the textile help us imagine what it is to be a celebrated and feared member of society.