The Departed

March 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Keystone and Plaza-acrylic on panels by Sarah Walker.

Keystone and Plaza-acrylic on panels by Sarah Walker.

OK-it’s Boston so we can all relate to ‘The Departed‘ but at the Distillery Gallery in the South End it takes on a new meaning as the current exhibit has a collection of works by artists that previously were members of their artists community that have, well, departed.  Whenever I’ve been lucky enough to stop by the Distillery Arts Building I’m always impressed with the creativity and diverse art and artists that sift thru here.

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Untitled Series What Do I Get? Oil & acetate on panel by Monica Nydam.

In this current exhibit that runs through April 7, 2014 the spirits of the departed artists are pulled together for a diverse array of styles and mediums that all have a very contemporary voice.  Each piece is unique to the individual artists and yet the artworks pull together as a cohesive body of work.

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Disco Sampler-Tyvek home wrap, thread by Andrew Mowbray.

The Distillery has been operating for more than 20 years and has been a hot bed of an artists community inside a 19th century former rum distillery building.  If it’s in Boston you can best bet there’s a history lesson to be learned.  Anyway, The Distillery Building touts that it has housed nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and artisans.

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Collage on boards by Maria LaCreta.

Each piece in the exhibit is thought provoking and engaging.  Whether it be the subject matter, compositions, color usage or the technical aspects of the pieces.

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Letterpress monoprint by Mike Dacey and silkscreen posters by James Weinberg.

Visit The Departed exhibit while there’s still time…  The gallery is open weekdays from (around) 8am through (at least) 6pm, and by appointment. They are located in The Distillery building at 516 E 2nd Street in South Boston, MA 02127.

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