2018 Past Exhibits

Data Collection: Work by Cindy Lu

Data Collection: Work by Cindy Lu

October 29 - November 23, 2018

Small Works Salon Winner’s Science-Driven Sculptures Tackle Data & Privacy

October 29 – November 23, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

First, picture the human body. Then, as if a camera were zooming in closer, go through all layers of skin, muscle, and bone right down to the tiniest molecule. What once appeared simple has a new level of complexity, of many small parts working together on a larger scale. That describes both the intricacy of molecular/cellular biology and the work of Cindy Lu, whose background in the subjects inform her artistic style in many ways, most recently in her upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, “Data Collection.”

“In this age of big data and artificial intelligence, we are continually subjected to digital biopsy to feed the growth of entities that seek to monetize and control our behavior,” she explained.

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Lowriders Blast from the Past: Illustrations by Raul the Third

Lowriders Blast from the Past: Illustrations by Raul the Third

September 23 - October 19, 2018

This year Maud Morgan Arts and Chandler Gallery are proud to honor Raul Gonzalez III – one of MMA’s earliest and most popular faculty members. Raul is an award-winning artist with a focus on illustration and a passion for arts education. A commitment to introducing visual arts to youth has dominated his career. Raul is a sought-after teacher for workshops and classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and local schools. He has also created murals for local businesses, and has illustrated several graphic novels for children and youth.

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The Life of Forms: Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee

The Life of Forms: Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee

August 13 - September 07, 2018

The focus of Michelle Lougee’s and Susan Heideman’s art is the dazzling interplay of organisms swirling around and within us. Inside/outside; plant/animal/mineral; micro/macro; we explore and confound the connections, contradictions, and borders among organic forms. From the high-speed acrobatic maneuvers of cell proteins to the swelling of larval cocoons, we aim to reveal the drama of these quotidian yet imagination-defying entities.

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Family of Origin: Work by Merill Comeau

Family of Origin: Work by Merill Comeau

July 09 - August 03, 2018

In therapy, the term “family of origin” refers to the caretakers and siblings you grow up with, your first ever social group. In Merill Comeau’s upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, the term, like the material she works with, is deconstructed and reimagined. Each piece is a representation of different familial experiences, and how those experiences intersect with one’s sense of identity and community.

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From the Studios

From the Studios

May 30 - June 22, 2018
Chandler Gallery showcases works by young artists. These works remind adults what it means to have fun. Clay animals, treasure boxes and a flying zucchini are the creations of students at Maud Morgan Arts, Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool and Sacramento Street Preschool.The artists, ranging in age from 3 years old through 8th grade, offer perspectives that older artists can mimic and aspire to, but can no longer truly possess.The variety of mediums reveals the breadth of ideas that children have to express.
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Photo Flow: Exhibit by CRLS AP Photography Students

Photo Flow: Exhibit by CRLS AP Photography Students

April 30 - May 18, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS IN DEVELOPMENT

Chandler Gallery Showcases Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Photography Students

There is more to the art of photography than what meets the eye (literally). It’s a disciplined study of different techniques and concepts, selectively applied by the artist’s creative vision. It can be intense, yes, but the AP Photography students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School are up to the challenge. As juniors and seniors with years of analog and digital photography classes under their belts, their next step is to amass a body of work that will prepare them for college-level courses.

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Small Works Salon 2018: Personal Geographies

Small Works Salon 2018: Personal Geographies

March 26 - April 20, 2018

At the Chandler Gallery’s Small Works Salon 2018, Cartography Points in New Directions

We begin with a Rand McNally World Atlas. A copper tube twists over, around and through the book, with numerous severed ends poking up through the cover. Like this sculpture, “Maps of Future Pipelines” by Steven Muller, the pieces in the Chandler Gallery’s upcoming “Small Works Salon 2018” encompass, pierce and skewer maps and map-making. Juror Heidi Whitman, an artist and the teacher of “Mapping: Painting and Drawing” at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, has chosen works that repurpose maps to address concerns beyond physical geography.

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Impart: Works by Bill Porter

Impart: Works by Bill Porter

February 20 - March 16, 2018

One could argue that the way a story is told can be just as important as the story itself. Exploring those nuances is exactly what local artist Bill Porter intends for his new show “Impart.” In this collection, Porter will construct a stunning narrative between contrasting visuals that expresses themes of heritage, identity and the mysteries of life as seen through a child’s eyes.

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Prints as Sculpture

Prints as Sculpture

January 16 - February 09, 2018

Opening reception: January 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

PRINTS WITH DEPTH

Three Dimensional Prints Contain Layers of Movement, Meaning at the Chandler Gallery

At this printmaking show, books the size of a penny comprise a tiny library, a giant paper rose blooms in in the corner, and rolled paper strands pour down from a swirl of copper tubing. “Prints as Sculpture” at the Chandler Gallery features sculptures that utilize at least one aspect of printmaking. Curated by artists Rhoda Rosenberg and Boriana Kantcheva, the exhibit explores how adding the dimension of depth can open up new possibilities for prints.

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