“Suzanne Unrein dreamed of succumbing to wild animals. She accepted her fate in the jaws of an alligator and a lion.
Her paintings stage trans-species drama in a fever-dream jungle, contrasting patches of deep shadow with random sunlight. She renders people and creatures with bold, gestural lines that reveal or elide details. Fragments of branches, faces, arms, legs, wings, and paws recombine in a riot of abstract pattern. The paintings evoke the danger and the rarity of heightened awareness of wild animals, yet preserve their perennial separateness and innocence.
The spectacle of foxes, crocodiles, wolves, dogs, swans, and tigers witnessing and/or having sex with humans is muted by the remove of theater, and recalls tableaux that pose living actors like statues. Puzzled-together beasts stretch, fight, rest and sometimes comically imitate people, making them represent the swooning, preoccupied figures in the process of shedding their inhibitions.”
by Elizabeth Johnson for Delicious Line
ARCHIVE: WAY BACK WHEN
JANUARY 2019 Charity Appell McNabb
Exposing an Artist’s Perspective Exhibition and programming by Charity Appell McNabb
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 2019
This month’s exhibition and events provide insight into how the mind of an artist works and what constitutes the creative process.
In conjunction with the installation will be a series of weekly events titled:
Art Beyond Object: Developing the Way We Understand Art
January 5 Artist as Thinker A videotaped performance & lecture with Brandon Pierce
January 11 Artist as Scientist/ Activist Join us for a conversation about how artists are particularly positioned to raise awareness and influence critical issues in society. Charity Appell McNabb and Anthony Morales lead the conversation and discussion. Anthony Morales is a fisheries biologist and artist with thirty years of experience and first-hand knowledge of the natural and the Anthropocene forces on the coastal resources.
January 19 Artist as Mentor This event is for budding artists who may not be aware of the opportunities or connections available in the art world. Guest artists include Ken Steinkamp, R. Douglass Rice, gallery owner Monika Agnello and working members of the art community.
January 26 Art as Life Community Open Gallery Pot Luck Party featuring Ongoing Artist as Maker sale of art and crafts of multiple makers
NOVEMBER 23 THRU DECEMBER 23
a group exhibition featuring small works of art
and designed objects that you don’t necessarily need.
a present is a gift
the present is right now
1. the period of time now occurring.
"they are happy and at peace, refusing to think beyond the present"
synonyms: now, today, the present time/moment, the here and now"forget the past and think about the present"
A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions.
RACHELE WILL BE GIVING A SERIES OF PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS ON SATURDAYS IN AUGUST
AS OPEN AS THE SEA IS WIDE
2018 SUMMER SALON EXHIBITION FEATURING:
Charity Appell McNabb
Annette L. Born
Roger Douglass Rice
Chloe Feldman Emison
Works on Paper
May 18th - June 24th, 2018
june 2017 - may 2018
setra artes represents:
charity appell mcnabb
Monika's Catering at Setra Artes
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Harvard University at the Harvard Forest & Fisher Museum., Petersham Ma.
The Highstead Foundation
The Polus Center for Social & Economic Development, Smith College, Northampton, Ma.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Women's Tree Climbing Workshop
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT
MAY 1ST THROUGH MAY 20TH
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 1st from 4:30 - 8 PM
grand drawing group
OPEN DRAWING WILL BE STARTING UP AGAIN IN MID JUNE!
Open drawing at Setra Artes begins with a series of 2-5 minute flowing gestures, moving on to a number of 10 minute poses—followed by several 20 minute poses. Afternoon sessions continue with 3, 20 minute sessions of the same pose (for those who wish to focus on more detail). Participants are encouraged to move about the gallery to access alternate angles and get a new perspective on the model.
Sessions are 4 hours long.
Cost: $20 per session.
Please arrive by 1:30 to get yourself situated.
The model will be in pose from 2 - 6 PM.
There will be short breaks throughout the afternoon...with one slightly longer break at the halfway mark.
Please bring all the materials you need including a collapsable easel—should you require one.
If you're an oil painter, awesome. Please get in touch with us so we can discuss the solvent situation.