a National Juried Exhibition

Selected by, Boston-based artists:

Denise Driscoll (Fountain Street Fine Art)

Nathalie Miebach (Miller Yezerski Gallery)

On View: February 9 – March 11, 2017

Reception: Saturday, February 11, 7-9pm

Gallery 263 is pleased to present Iteration, a Juried Exhibition featuring the work of 37 artists from across the nation. With an array of media, including; ink, paint, graphite, fiber, encaustic, drypoint, video, photography, and much more, these artists embark on obsessive and meditative journeys.

Repetition in any endeavor builds skill, supports memory, and requires patience. The artists featured in Iteration relish in this method of practice. You’ll find concentrated, and playful, interpretations of the theme; from lyrical planes brimming with dazzling technique, to disrupted or paused patterns that take respite in negative space. Some artists seek order in the organic – fruit, hair, mushrooms, wood – and produce uncanny results. Other work depicts growth, while remarking on dilution or evolution as a result of repetition. Further artists consider automation, nodding to contemporary modes of information consumption by pixelating, layering, framing, and surveilling their subjects. Gesture is ample in this exhibition, whether through restrained acts of endurance, such as knotting, pinning, penciling, or dotting thousands of times, or in rhythmic, expressive strokes. Iteration examines compositions which are metronomic, yet gently capricious.

Gallery 263 is deeply grateful for Denise Driscoll and Nathalie Miebach’s combined skills in selecting the artwork for this exhibition.

Denise Driscoll is a multidisciplinary artist using painting, installation and collaborative practice to explore interconnection, inner experience and invisible social structures. Driscoll’s paintings and projects have been exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, Babson College, Bunker Hill Community College, Lesley University, UMass-Amherst, The New Hampshire Institute of Art, Dana Hall Gallery, and the New Art Center where she was awarded a Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibit for Material Meditation. Driscoll holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Psychology from the University of South Carolina (1982) and an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (2007) where she currently teaches. Represented by Fountain Street Fine Art and Art in Giving, Driscoll maintains a studio in Framingham and lives in Holliston, MA.

Nathalie Miebach‘s work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, she translates scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology into woven sculptures. In a new body of 2D works, Miebach maps sounds with collage. Represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston, MA, Miebach also shows extensively nation-wide. Current and upcoming exhibition highlights include the Akron Art Museum (OH), Bakalar & Paine Gallery (MA), and the Children’s Museum of New York City. Miebach is a Global TED Talk speaker, and most recently was featured by CNN. Miebach holds a BA in Political Science from Oberlin College, OH, and both a Master of Art Education and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, MA. She is a recipient of the Virginia A Groot Foundation Award, and was the IAPP Artist in Residence at the Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC in 2016.

Iteration features work by the following artists:

Ayako Abe-Miller / Gill Alexander / Peter Arvidson / Susan Bauer / Katina Bitsicas / Jody Boyer / Jackie Brown / Lindsey Caputo / Julie Carcione Cavaz / Jill Christian / Jeanne Ciravolo / Patty deGrandpre / Furen Dai / Madge Evers / Sherman Finch / Emily Garfield / Tony Holmquist / Alison Horvitz / Jim Kociuba / Mirela Kulovic / Ted Lilley / Alejandro Loureiro Lorenzo / Andy Mattern / Frank Mauceri / Maureen McCabe / Rosemary Meza-DesPlas / Loretta Park / Marcus Parsons / Dana Piazza / Taney Roniger / Sima Schloss / Rebecca Schnopp / Pamela Shipley / Rebecca Skinner / Lorraine Sullivan / Anna Swanson / Brenda van der Beek

Gallery 263 advances the artistic endeavors of makers and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. Functioning as a creative nexus, Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and our regional communities.

Gallery 263 exhibits are free and open to the public.