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Gallery 107 to Open 'The Vital Flux' Exhibition at Downstreet Art Celebration

07/24/2014

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Gallery 107 announces "The Vital Flux," a mixed-media, group exhibition of biomorphic artwork featuring work by artists Emily Barletta, Alana Bograd, Jackie Brown, Marguerita Hagan, Angela McQuillan and Samantha Jones, will be on display beginning July 31 and running through Aug. 24. 

An opening reception for "The Vital Flux," which is curated by McQuillan, is scheduled for Thursday, July 31. It will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of DownStreet Art Thursday, organized by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

In August 2013 at Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa., six artists working in diverse mediums presented work in an exhibition entitled, "Growth and Decay." This show was focused on biomorphic art, or art that refers to or evokes living forms.  

"Growth and Decay" explored the dialog between the structured organization and order of systems in a state of development and growth, contrasted with the chaotic nature of decomposition and the breaking down of components during their inevitable decline and decay.

One year later in North Adams, these artists will come together again in another biomorphic art exhibition, "The Vital Flux." 

The concept behind this second exhibition is the importance of change. In the span of one year, their artistic practice grew, changed and introduced new concepts while recycling old ones.   Each artist has their own unique visual language and creative interpretation of the living world, providing a unique viewing experience that combines elements of biology with a delicate mix of surrealism and abstraction. 

Gallery 107 is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 10 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10-4 p.m. on Sunday, is at 107 Main St.

DownStreet Art, a cultural and economic development program, was organized by the team from MCLA Gallery 51 and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

This year's sponsors include: Adams Community Bank; Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation; Bascom Lodge; The Berkshire Eagle; Berkshire Emporium and Antiques; Brewhaha; Christo's Famous Pizza; City of North Adams; Digital First Media, Excelsior Printing; the Freightyard Pub; Greylock Federal Credit Union; the Hub; iBerkshires.com; I Got Goodies; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC); North Adams Chamber of Commerce; O'Connell Oil Associates: Once Around the Block Consignment Shop; the Parlor Café; The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA Public; Scarfoni Associates; Shear Madness Salon; the Sushi House; and Susanne Walker and Stephen Green.

For more information about DownStreet Art events and the BCRC, go to www.downstreetart.org and www.mcla.edu/bcrc .