Spring 2020 Virtual Arts Galleries
April 3, 2020 by Anonymous
With most local galleries and museums closed to the public because of COVID-19, we are always looking for new ways to engage with and benefit from looking at art. Luckily technology makes it possible for us to visit some of our favorite local galleries and museums for inspiration These are some of our favorite spaces and exhibitions we experienced, including an upcoming virtual “opening”!
Abigail Oglivy Gallery - Spring Break Art Show 2020 & Price | Day
Travel to the latest art fair without leaving your couch! Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, based in Boston, participated in the SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City. The Person-less Portrait includes a wallpaper installation and paintings by Katelyn Ledford and videos by Marisa Adesman. The artwork on view is a part of the 2020 art fair theme, In Excess. Immerse yourself in this YouTube video of the installation, and learn more at the gallery’s website.
You can also check out an installation video of their current exhibition down in SOWA, Price | Day, a two-person exhibition featuring artworks by John Day and Nathaniel Price, “Through painting, drawing, and sculpture, Day and Price use geometric forms to visualize eternity and mortality, balancing the swirling circulation of life with the lingering departure of it.”
ICA Boston - Carolina Caycedo: Cosmotarrayas
The ICA has recently added additional images of these “mesmerizing sculptures of Carolina Caycedo, whose hanging "Cosmotarrayas" series are made from artisanal fishing nets and other materials the artist collects”. (Below)
13FOREST Gallery - Panorama
Supporting loads of local and regional artists out of their storefront in Arlington, MA, 13FOREST Gallery searches New England for outstanding artists - established and emerging - to offer the very best in original art and contemporary craft. Their current exhibition, Panorama, “showcases a range of painting approaches from figurative to abstract through the work of artists Paul Beckingham, Lynette Haggard and Bonita LeFlore.” Check out their expanded inventory in their online store.
A R E A Gallery - Cancel Your Plans
Always one of my favorites at SOWA First Fridays, I’m excited to attend this upcoming virtual opening event for “Cancel Your Plans”, New Paintings by Cal Rice. Join from your mobile devices on First Friday (April 3, 4PM). Live on Facebook and Instagram. Looking at the description of Rice’s work, the timing could not be more perfect for such an event: “Drawing from the traditions of Surrealism, Rice calls upon his distrust of logic and love of the absurd to provide a commentary on our society at large. While his work is filtered through the lens of his own experiences, he conveys a set of uncanny themes that will resonate with anyone concerned for the state of our world.”
The Umbrella Arts Center - Multiple Exhibitions
Last but not least, we are pleased to be able to continue sharing our current exhibitions in our galleries, Aperture, our annual Studio Artist Group Exhibition, One Day I Will Walk Into The Umbrella: Mixed Media by Justin P. Douglass, and a solo exhibition by Umbrella artist Cynthia Katz in Gallery 3 (below).
Learn more and immerse yourself in virtual tours of our recently renovated spaces.
Upcoming in Concord
We are looking forward to the release of the video walk through of Lacoste/Keane’s upcoming “Jeff Shapiro: A Creative Journey” available April 4. Although not available online, we can’t wait to check out Concord Art’s upcoming “Clay Has Its Say” when we are all able to reopen.
What are some of your favorite galleries and museums offering the opportunity to view art online?