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Current: Kenji Nakayama & Pat Falco

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Like many artists, Kenji Nakayama and Pat Falco treat their shared studio as a site for creation

and display. The two have worked in the same space for the past three years in the Distillery

building in South Boston. Unlike a cleanly arranged white cube gallery, they have created an

environment that speaks to the varied contexts of their artistic processes. Their finished

artworks and works in progress hang side-by-side with pieces they’ve collected from their

peers, and throughout the space are readily available conceptual and material sources: from

paint cans to exhibition catalogs, political posters to Easter ornaments, saws to surfboards.

Current will take form as an evolving installation, bringing elements from the artists’ studio

into the gallery to create a site for active artistic production and presentation. Modeled after

their shared space, they will set up work stations to make art, adding to the display

throughout the exhibition. Students of the UMass Boston Art Department, as well as visiting

artists, will be invited to participate in making and displaying new work in the gallery. Current

is organized in collaboration with the artists, Kate Ostreicher, and Sam Toabe.

Kenji Nakayama  (b. 1979. Hokkaido, Japan) is a mechanical engineer by education, and in

2004 moved to Boston to pursue an art practice and study traditional sign painting at the

Butera School a of Art in Boston. Nakayama’s work has been exhibited widely across the US and

abroad in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Pat Falco (b. 1987. Boston, MA) is an artist and organizer from Boston, Massachusetts. He

received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His most recent work includes

public interventions and installations at Faneuil Hall and Fort Warren on George's Island in the

Boston Harbor. He is the recent recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph

Club Foundation and a Fund for the Arts Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Details

Date:
November 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Samuel Toabe
Phone:
(617)287-5707
Email:
uhgallery@umb.edu
Website:
https://www.umb.edu/in_the_community/arts/university_gallery

Venue

UMass Boston University Hall Gallery
100 William T Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 United States
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Phone:
617-287-5707