Press Release from Essex Art Center on Stilling Life
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery
The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Stilling Life, painting by Laura Fischman.
Laura Fischman sustains a daily painting practice. This is a radical gesture made in defiance of the "turbulent times" in which we live. This is how Laura Fischman describes her practice:
Like meditation, exercise or even brushing my teeth, painting is a vital part of my routine
both a reprieve from the chaos of the world and a source of constant challenge and learning.
Embracing imperfection, she is less interested in realism than she is in "capturing the essence, a feeling, a relationship, and the humanity in objects." This sometimes manifests in painted objects that appear to be out of focus, in the process of appearing or disappearing. These paintings are evocative, fugitive, bordering on the ephemeral. Others are more realistic, capturing plums or a jade plant cutting in deft paintings that are strikingly economical in their marks, yet rich with paint and color.
Laura Fischman is a dedicated painter who embraces the failure inherent in investigation and exploration. Her prolific practice yields a body of work that "explores the vast possibilities that exist in painting."
Please join me for my solo show:
Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
Sept. 6 - Dec. 12
Opening reception Sept 6, 5-7PM
THE 45th ANNUAL 2019 SILENT & LIVE BENEFIT AUCTION
Save the Date! August 10Benefit Auction
Happy to participate in the Annual Auction Benefit at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.
Thrilled to have work in Temple University Rome's Tiny Biennale
Pleased to have work juried into this benefit auction benefiting Montserrat College of Art. May 30, 2019. Artrageous!33
Object(ive), National Juried Exhibition
Thrilled to participate in Object(ive)
at the Brookline Arts Center, juried by Carly Glovinski.
March 15-April 19, 2019
Reception: Friday, March 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Honored to be selected to participate in MJ1
at the Concord Art Association, juried by Gerry Bergstein and Gail Boyajian.
January 10February 10, 2019
January 10, 6-8pm
HallSpace Drawing Project
Exhibition Dates 9/8-10/13
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 3-6pm
Review of New England Collective in Artscope Magazine
New England Collective IX
Looking forward to participating in New England Collective IX
at Galatea Fine Art
Exhibition dates: August 1-September 2, 2018.
Looking forward to participating in Secret Gardens
at Nave Gallery -- Garden Party Opening May 19 3-5PM
Exhibition dates: May 4- June 17.
Honered to have my painting on the cover of This Next Tenderness by Ellen Steinbaum.
National Juried Exhibition: Red, White + Blue
Brookline Art Center
March 16-April 20, 2018
Reception: March 23, 6-8 pm
Juror: Camilo AlvarezRed, White & Blue
Boston Area Art Sales
SMFA Art Sale
Nov 16-19 and Montserrat Art Sale
Nov 17-19 -- I have work in the both. Stop in and check out the art by many talented artists.
HallSpace Drawing Project 2017
Looking forward to being a part of this exhibition
September 2 October 7
Saturday, September 2
Honored to be participating in this exhibition at Gallery 263, juried by Pat Falco.Exhibiton dates 9/7-10/7. Opening reception, 9/7, 7-9PM. Handled
Nasty Women Boston
Looking forward to participating in this fundraiser/exhibition at Laconia Gallery (all artwork priced between $25 and $250, and 100% of proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to Color of Change and Planned Parenthood). Friday - Sunday, 9/1-10, 2017 - Opening reception: September 8, 6-9PM. Nasty Women Boston
The Woodfleet Project
The Woodfleet Project 2.0 is a pop-up art event, exhibition, and experience designed for guests of every age. Inside, this one-day only exhibition will feature two set priced small works by working artists based locally and nationally. Artists will be provided cradled wood painting panels in two sizes to make work specifically for this exhibition. The pieces will be available for purchase at two pre-set prices, with all funds shared by participating artists and Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Sunday August 20, 2017. The event is from 5 - 8pm. Exhibition preview: 11am - 3pm.The Woodfleet Project
Act 1. Rally in the Valley
Instar has joined together with Kristen Dodge from September Gallery to create ACT I. ACT I will be an anonymous exhibition with artists names revealed after works are purchased. Each work will be sold for $50 with all proceeds being donated to Upper Hudson Planned ParenthoodRally In The Valley will be July 21-23 in Hudson, NY.Act 1.Rally in the Valley
Thinking about Water: Artists Reflect
Thrilled to be participating in this exhibition at the Waterworks Museum, curated by Lauren Kaufman.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 22.Thinking About Water
A Group Thing
Thomas Young Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 6th, 59PMA Group Thing
New England Collective VII
Looking forward to participating in New England Collective VII
at Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, juried by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture of the City of Boston.
Exhibition dates - August 3-28.
Opening reception - August 5, 6-8 PM.
Lots of great art for sale!
Public DaysThursday, November 19, 2015 (10 am8 pm)opening celebration from 58 pm
Friday, November 20, 2015 (10 am8 pm)
Saturday, November 21, 2015 (10 am8 pm)
Sunday, November 22, 2015 (10 am5 pm)
Cambridge Art Association's National Prize Show
I have a painting included in this exhibition in Cambridge, MA, juried by Caitlin Doherty, Curator from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Exhibition dates: May 15-June 25, 2015.
National Weather Center Biennale
Honored to be selected by juror Mel Chin for inclusion in this exhibition in Norman, OK which opens on April 19, 2015 (open through June 15).
I am excited to be showing my work in a solo exhibition in the University of South Dakota Vermillion's Gallery 110, April 4-May 1, 2015
Visiting Artist South Dakota
I will be a visiting artist at both South Dakota State in Brookings and University of South Dakota, Vermillion in March. http://www.sdstate.edu/news/event-detail
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Works on Paper - National Juried Exhibition
South Shore Art Center
Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA, Boston
October 24December 21, 2014
Opening Reception: October 24, 68 pm
Works on Paper http://www.ssac.org/competitions.asp
New England Collective V
Galatea Fine Art
Opening Reception: August 1 6 - 8 PM
Exhibition Dates: August 1 - 30, 2014
Juror: Edmund Barry GaitherNew England Collective V
Featured in the 365 Artists 365 Days Project by Frank Juarez Gallery (Sheboygan) and Greymatter Gallery (Milwaukee).
Please check out my profile from July 19, 2014.365 Artsist 365 Days
"Winter" at Nave Gallery Annex
July 17August 16, 2014
Opening reception: July 17, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Curators: Jenn Harrington and Susan Berstler
The Nave Gallery Annex is open on Thursdays (6-8 p.m.); Fridays (6-8 p.m.); Saturdays (1-5 p.m.) and is located at 53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA
2014 National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum See The Light
June 25 - July 23, 2014
Opening Reception June 25 7-9 PM
Juror: Marjorie Kaye, Galatea Fine Art
Vermont Studio Center Residency
Thrilled to be spending the month of May in Johnson Vermont with writers and artists from around the world.
Proof of Puchase at Sampson Projects
Art sale and fundraiser to benefit the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 35, 2014. Opening reception April 3, 7-9 pm.
Group Exhibition at the North River Gallery, Pembroke, MA
Dec. 2013 - March 2014
SMFA Art Sale
Thursday, November 21Sunday, November 24, 2013
The SMFA Annual Art Sale is rapidly approaching. Come check out my work - and the work of other faculty, students and alumni.
Hours: 10 am8 pm ThursdaySaturday; 10 am5 pm Sunday
Opening celebration: Thursday, November 21, 58 pm
Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery
Jurors: Camilo Alvarez, Meghan Brady, Fabio Fernandez
July 27 to August 24, 2013
Opening Reception: 4-6 p.m., July 27, 2013
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat,
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday
808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Solo Show at McGladrey Art Gallery at Bentley University
Opening reception May 22, 5-7pm, with artist talk at 5:30pm
May 21- July 12
For gallery hours, and more information on the Bentley University Library please visit:
Museum Council Summer Party: 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration
June 8, 2013
SMFA Medal Award Silent Auction & Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 20, 2013
Graduating Students & Award Recipients
April 16-May 19, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston
Opening reception: Tuesday April 16, 6-8PM
Neither here nor there.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University MFA Thesis Show
Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave., Boston
April 3-12, 2013, 12-6PM
Opening and artist talk: April 6, 5-8PM
(parking available at Landmark Center)
Juried Group Show
Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
February 9-24, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 6-8PM
META, Gallery 263, December 13, 2012 - Janurary 5, 2013
Juried by Camilo Alvarez of Sampson Projects
Opening Reception December 20, 2012 6-9PM
263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA
Juried Holiday Art Show & Sale
Gallery Benoit, Boston, MA
November 30, 2012 - January 14, 2013 -- Artist Talk Dec. 7, 6PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 5-8pm: Private Preview Reception
Friday, December 7, 2012, 5-8pm: First Friday Holiday Reception
Museum School Art Sale
November 29 - December 2, 2012
Included in group show at Mission Hill Gallery. Juried by Randi Hopkins. November 2012.
BOIT AWARD COMPETITION, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Received this prestigious award from jurors, Howard Yezerski, director and owner of the Howard Yezerski Gallery, and Michio Ihara, Sculptor.
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center
October 26-November 30
Gallery hours: M-F 10-6
Call for additional evening hours
Opening Reception October 26, 5-7 PM
From the press release:
"Laura Fischmans paintings comprising (im)permeable operate somewhere between landscape and the figure. Fischman approaches skin as the source material for abstraction, and hopes to
portray skin as space, place and topography, using it as metaphor for our own humanity and the beauty in our imperfections. (Artists statement)
Covering and protecting everything inside our body, our skin also operates as a barrier to keep things outside of our body, allowing us to have the sense of touch. The largest organ in the human body, skin heals itself by forming scar tissue. It shows the marks of a life lived both from the inside out, and the outside in
(providing) a very thin border between the internal and external worlds. (Artists statement)
Fischmans investigation of skin is as much a psychological one as a physical and metaphorical one, as evidenced through the works titles: Morphology, Attack from Within, So Close to the Surface, Cria cuervos y te sacan los ojos (Spanish proverb, loosely translated to: Raise crows and they peck out your eyes")."
Summer Camp Group Show, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
September 9 - October 8, 2012
Boston Young Contemporaries
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 6-8 PM
Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Gallery. Boston, MA 02215
Show runs: June 15- August 17th
Jurors: Gwen Strahle, Steve Locke, Steven Zevitas
SMFA Medal Award Gala & Silent Auction
May 22, 2012
Proof of Purchase
May 3, 4, 5, 2012
Students Curate Students - Topographies of Space: Between Somewhere and Nowhere
March 1 - August 26, 2012
Artists Talks: May 2, 2012 6-7PM
Courtyard Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Juried Annual Drawing Show
SMFA, Boston, MA
SMFA GRADUATE OPEN STUDIOS
March 2 & 3
160 St. Alphonsus Street, 2nd Floor
Roxbury Crossing, MA
Annual Painting Show
Juried Group Show
"Profiles of the [dis]connected", Huret & Spector Gallery
Opening Reception, Friday, December 9, from 5-7 pm,
Huret & Spector Gallery
6th floor of the Tufte Building, 10 Boylston Place, Boston
Exhibition dates: Dec. 9 -16, 2011 & Jan. 18 - Feb. 17, 2012
Students Learn the Art of Curating (link to article)
Museum School Art School
December 811, 2011
10 am8 pm daily
Opening reception: December 8, 58 pm
Group Show, Curated by Amy Flaherty, Mission Hill Gallery
October 11 -23, 2011
Chain Letter Group Show
Sampson Projects, Boston, MA
July 16, 2011
Chain Letter is a global group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists that they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days. The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show based entirely on admiration.
The Artist's Voice, Violence Transformed, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury, MA
May 1 - 31, 2011
Opening Reception: May 15, 1-5 PM
Student Annual Exhibition, SMFA
Grossman Gallery & Anderson Auditorium
On view February 10 through March 3
Opening reception February 10, 5-7PM
Museum School Sale
Nov. 17 -21, 2010
Northeast Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association
Group Exhibition, juried by Cheryl Brutvan
Curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art
May 14 - June 23, 2010
Reception: Thursday, May 20, 6-8pm
25 Lowell St. Cambridge MA 02138
SMFA Student Annual Exhibition
Grossman Gallery & Anderson Auditorium
On view February 11March 3
The "Student Annual Exhibition" presents the largest
annual overview of current work by students of the
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is based
on a competitive selection of works chosen from
approximately 200 entries by a jury of arts professionals
unaffiliated with the Museum School.