Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Opening Reception: Thursday, December 20, 6 - 8 pm
SOWA First Friday Reception: January 4, 5 - 8 pm
Artists' Talks: (Pecha Kucha format at 500 Harrison Ave, reception to follow in the gallery)

Sat. Jan. 5, 4:30 - 5:45 pm: Traditional and Non-Traditional Sculptural Materials in a Contemporary Context.
Speakers: Laura Baring-Gould, Rosalyn Driscoll, Donna Dodson, Peter Lipsitt, Susan Lyman, Nancy Milliken, Larry Pollans, Hannah Verlin, Joseph Wheelwright, Andy Zimmermann.
Moderator: Jean Mineo, Director

Wed. Jan. 23, 6:15 - 7:30 pm: Sculpture that Works with Audience: Kinetic, Interactive, Installation and Public Art.
Speakers: Caroline Bagenal, Gillian Christy, Beth Galston, Joyce McDaniel, Andy Moerlein, Kalimah Muhammad, Nancy Selvage, Mary Sherman, Dennis Svoronos, Kitty Wales.
Moderator: Murray Dewart, Co-founder. 

For the first time ever, an exhibition of all thirty-six current members and fifteen alumni showcases the diversity and brilliance of Boston Sculptors in a celebration of twenty years as a successful venue for contemporary sculpture in the Boston area.

Fifty-one artists, showing one or two works each, fill the gallery from floor to ceiling with work made in a rich range of styles and materials including traditional bronze, wood and stone, alongside non-traditional materials of newspaper, rawhide, trash, gourds and honey. In addition, viewers will see videos, kinetic, participatory and site-specific art.

The theme of HeightWidth, Depth, Time - with the emphasis on time - is interpreted in a multitude of ways. All of the artists have chosen their particular sculptural form to address time's passage. This has been interpreted variously as the measurement of time, motion, growth, decay, the seasons, the universe, memory, timelessness, fragility and endurance.

Boston Sculptors Gallery was founded in 1992 by 18 prominent Boston-area artists to present and promote innovative, challenging sculpture and installations. As Boston's premiere venue for sculpture, it features exciting, diverse contemporary work by 36 members in two concurrent solo shows monthly in its spacious South End gallery.

In twenty years the cooperative has held over 227 exhibitions, supported the work of 58 sculptors with work in 48 US states and 36 foreign countries. The gallery will soon celebrate an attendance milestone of 100,00 visitors.

Photo credit: Andy Zimmermann

Gallery members have received numerous honors including 81 residencies, 315 awards or fellowships, and 134 grants. Members have taught in 70 settings, generated 169 permanent public art works and 308 temporary public art works, and are included in 1,100 private and public collections.

Boston Sculptors articulates, challenges and promotes the role of sculpture in the public sphere, in communities, and in the lives of individuals. We invite you to join us in celebrating 20 years of great accomplishment!

Boston Sculptors Gallery | 486 Harrison Avenue | Boston | MA | 02118, 
Gallery hours are Wed. - Sun. from 12 - 6 pm. Gallery Closed: December 24 - January 1 

Image: Tiger Mother, 18" tall, locust wood & paint, 2012 by Donna Dodson

She loves to march her children to the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. But her idea of marching includes running barefoot on the beach. Inside her, beats a warm and joyful heart. 

Update: Big Red & Shiny published a write up on the gallery, click here to read the article.