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Gallery 105 to Open During DownStreet Art Kickoff

06/13/2013

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - On June 20, Gallery 105, the pop-up gallery curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 at 105 Main St., will open during the Downstreet Art kickoff celebration at 6 p.m.

The inaugural exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will feature work by artists Jenny Kemp and Richard Harrington from June 20 through July 21.

Kemp is an artist from Troy, N.Y., whose process involves the use of paint and animation to explore spatial tensions and address the themes vitality, vibrancy, and the relationship to the inanimate.  She uses two mediums that allow her to push toward new levels of invention, often taking these forms into otherworldly realms. Kemp has been featured in multiple exhibits throughout New York and was a finalist for "Art Takes London" in 2011. 

Harrington is an artist whose vision for this exhibition explores geometrical, three-dimensional installations rooted in his philosophy:

"Each installation presents its own unique problems and solutions. Though this may seem simple minded, this has been the wisdom of the decades distilled into how and why this artwork will look the way it does. The consistent theme in my work has been a stereo-optic correlation and dialogue between light, objects and their environment. I hope that this grouping can achieve these goals in addressing the unique characteristics of this space on Main Street," Harrington said.

"Both artists are amazing at what they do, and I'm really excited to be working with them and in the gallery this summer," said Cassandra Garcia '14, Gallery 105's associate gallery manager. "I can't wait to open the gallery and have people see what these artists put so much work and time into."

Gallery 105 is open Wednesday through Friday 12 p.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. DownStreet Art is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), a non-profit organization that provides professional development training, resources, and support to the artists, art managers, and creative workers of Berkshire County.

For more information go to www.downstreetart.org/ or call the BCRC, (413) 664-8718. For more information about Gallery 105, go to http://gallery105.blogspot.com/.