I've kept a studio at Waltham Mills since January 2020. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual open studios was held online only.
Excerpt from my welcome message:
"More than 50 artists will open their doors (virtually) in this year’s Open Studios, and I'm proud to be among them. This is my first year with a studio at Waltham Mills. While this year did not go as any of us planned, I’ve used this time to reset and reflect on the possibilities of my studio space, and begin a new body of work." Read more.
I was invited by my friend, artist and Musa Collective founding member, Nina Bellucci to participate in the online exhibition "Take a Line for a Walk." Along with the exhibit, I spoke to Nina about my relationship with drawing.
1) How do you begin a drawing?
Almost all of my work begins with drawing. I feel the most free to express myself with charcoal or pastel. I think it's because those are the mediums I used the most as a child. So whether I'm working on canvas or paper, I start with a line and see where it leads me.
Read the full interview here.
My work will be shown in a group exhibition at the Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College from February 4-22, 2020. This exhibit includes work from members of "Different Strokes," a critique group lead by Lois Tarlow. I've been a member of the group since 2015.
An excerpt from the description by our leader, artist Lois Tarlow: "What soon became apparent to me was the objectivity they acquired when responding to each other’s work became an available tool for judging their own. The individuality has persisted as their own work has benefitted." Read more.
Thank you to Angela Thoma for these photographs taken the week before my artist-in-residence exhibit at Room 83 Spring.
"Gerard is a contemporary painter and the current artist-in-residence at Room 83 Spring." See photos here.
Thank you to the Watertown Tab and Angela Thoma for the feature ahead of my show on August 15 at Room 83 Spring.
“Tucked away on a quiet street is Room 83 Spring, a local art gallery. In the back room, behind the gallery, is a large, open room. Tall white walls enclose the space, and the sun trickles in from a rooftop skylight.
Pinned to the white walls are paintings in various stages of completion...” read more
A site for experimentation and process, room hosts a mix of creative disciplines, provocative installations, and engaging exchange. We are artists who wish to foster and celebrate other artists. Arts without exception, it's all about the conversation.
I'll be the Artist-in-Residence this summer from July 1 through August 31 at room 83 spring. Drop by if you're in the area.
Thank you Covet + Lou for the interview - and again for hosting me for Needham Open Studios!
Do you see your art reflected in your personal style?
My art and style have both evolved as I’ve gotten older. While I used to take a “more is more” approach, I now strive for simplicity. In one way, they are notably different: I’ve never worn pink, and it’s a color I turn to all the time in paintings.
Read the full interview here