Heading to Boston before June? If so, check out Medicine Wheel Productions show Then and Now, in their Spoke Gallery with a three person exhibition curated by artist and artivist Kathleen Bitetti.
The show includes work by internationally known South African artists Sophia Ainslie, Illona Anderson, and Paul Stopforth. The three artists were originally based in Johannesburg, South Africa, but now call the Greater Boston area their home. Although they share a deep connection to each other through their mutual ties to South Africa and the antiapartheid movement, this is the first time they have exhibited together. A practice shared by these three artists is that their works goes beyond a dialog solely concerned with formal art making issues. Their works also speak of global and personal stories as well as the struggles that interconnect us all.
For this exhibition, each of the artists is showing art from two different bodies of work: recent work that was completed in the last few years and work created at an earlier date. In a sense this is a show of visual bookends.
Show dates: April 21 through June 29, 2012
Gallery Talk:Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 6-8 PM
Gallery hours: Wednesdays-Fridays from 12noon to 5pm
Location: 110 K Street- 2nd Floor, South Boston, MA 02127. MBTA: Redline Broadway Stop- # 9 City Point Bus to K St., Parking: Plenty of free street parking
Saturdays by appointment: For a Saturday appointment, please email Kathleen Bitetti at email@example.com at least two days in advance.
Both the gallery and reception are free and open to the public.