The Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston will present two new exhibitions, Pulp + Process and Rebecca Welz: Inner and Outer Spaces, opening in their Seaport District gallery on February 21, 2019. The main gallery will feature Pulp + Process, the first exhibition mounted as part of the Society's Emerging Curator program. The exhibition will explore contemporary paper crafts in a variety of forms. The Spotlight Gallery will host Inner and Outer Spaces featuring sculptures, wall pieces and other works by metal artist Rebecca Welz. Both exhibitions will be celebrated at an opening reception on Thursday, February 21 from 6-9pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Pulp + Process, curated by 2019 Emerging Curator Sam Aldrich, explores contemporary paper craft, ranging from charming miniatures to hand-molded pulp sculptures to stunning cut paper pieces. A quotidian part of life, from serving as currency to recording daily news, paper also functions as a medium for stunning works of art and craft. In this exhibition viewers are invited to explore how the craft of making paper by hand is being carried on by artists today, and to see how makers are using the medium to produce a massive variety of forms. The exhibition will be on view through April 21, 2019.
Pulp + Process also marks the debut of the first exhibition to come out of the Society's Emerging Curator program. This program allows young-in-career curators to propose an exhibition and work alongside staff to produce the exhibition at the Society. Through this program, young curators will dive into the curatorial process and learn about all aspects of presenting a gallery exhibition through mentorship with Society staff and stakeholders.
2019 Emerging Curator Sam Aldrich is a recent graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he received a BFA in Fibers. He has experience with design, fabrication, and installation, as well as being an artist assistant for professor and artist Nathalie Miebach. He is currently the Exhibition Associate at the Society of Arts + Crafts.
The Spotlight Gallery will present Rebecca Welz: Inner and Outer Spaces. The exhibition features sculpture, collage and jewelry by metal artist Rebecca Welz. This intimate exhibition presents a grouping of works that explore movement, light and color. Sculptures and other pieces, displayed on the floor and wall, as well as hanging from the ceiling, invite viewers to immerse themselves in a galaxy of motion, form and material.
Rebecca Welz lives and works in New York City. Welz studied at Empire State College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The artist is a professor at the Pratt Institute in New York City and has recently exhibited at SciArt Center in Easton, PA, Cherrystone Gallery in Wellfleet, MA and June Kelly Gallery, her representative gallery, in New York City. Inner and Outer Spaces will be on view through May 5, 2019.
For more information on the exhibitions or to RSVP for the opening visit SocietyOfCrafts.org to call 617-266-1810.
The Society of Arts + Crafts is located on the second floor of 100 Pier Four facing Seaport Avenue in Boston. Its hours are 10am-6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The Society is also open 10am-9pm on Thursdays and 11am-5pm Sundays. The gallery is closed Mondays. For more information about the Society of Arts + Crafts please visit societyofcrafts.org or call 617-266-1810.
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About Society of Arts and Crafts
Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over one hundred years. Our highly committed founders developed standards of excellence in design and technical mastery for crafts that inspired the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The dual mission of the Society of Arts and Crafts is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. To fulfill our mission, the Society sponsors exhibitions, the Artist Awards Programs, and educational programming. We also promote the work of over 400 craft artists in both our galleries on an ongoing basis.