I’m delighted to a part of a contemporary Salon bringing together artists and innovative administrators and curators. The exhibit featuring contemporary women artists is a collaboration between the Peabody-Essex Museum, curator Olivia Ives- Flores, and Sweet Rickey, a film production company based in Boston.
The exhibit is a visual feast and in its choice of space answers the challenges that many major museums face, “how does a major contemporary museum in Salem Massachusetts stay vital, vibrant, close to a diverse audience and creatively nimble? The Peabody-Essex curator, Trevor Smith, has been addressing this question in innovative ways with his project “Present Tense”. This Salon show moves into the wonderful urban loft space of Sweet Rickey in the heart of Boston. Tours for groups and individuals are made by contacting Olivia Ives-Flores
My work featured for the show is “Gaia’s Garden” and studies for “Sacred Grove”. These works are a reflection on the innovation and thoughtfulness of stewards of the environment. Without their efforts we will have few areas of wilderness and open space, spaces of natural beauty where we can reflect and connect with more cosmic forces which take us outside of our selves. These conserved open spaces may join the ranks of museums in the future. “Studies for Sacred Grove” are maquettes for large public art scaled pieces, some of these have been cast in bronze, Sacred Ecology is one of these commissions.