The peanut vendor shook a cowbell and hollered. The home team raced across the diamond, and thirty thousand people shouted all at once, as if an army of liberation rolled down Bedford Avenue. — Excerpt from "The Trouble Ball" by Martín Espada
How are sports and games interpreted by contemporary artists? Michael Ivins, the official photographer of the Boston Red Sox, and painter Tom Glover, pay tribute to New England's favorite team and its iconic setting, Fenway Park. Cheryl Hochberg imagines a rugby game with a wild twist. New Craft Artists in Action, Susan Maffei and Elizabeth Morisette
bring a handcrafted aesthetic to the basketball court, the playing field, and the poker game. Stephen Capogna's golf paintings monumentalize a very small object. Ken Morgan's prints capture the strange and colorful sideshows of the traveling circus. Sarah Petite's encaustic paintings take inspiration from game theory and board games (a few of which will be on hand!). The exhibition includes material on PEA's own sports history from the Academy archives.
Friday, March 28, 6:30-8 pm: Opening Reception
Performance by PEA's own acapella group The Exeteras
Saturday, March 29, 10am: Gallery Talk
Artists including Cheryl Hochberg, Tom Glover, and Stephen Capogna will talk about their inspiration, their process, and the work on view.
Saturday, March 29, 7 pm: Screening of "Brooklyn Castle" (Phelps Center Forum)
Katie Dellamaggiore's documentary tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country.
Thursday, April 17, 12:30: Craftivism Lunch with New Craft Artists in Action
New Craft Artists' founder and team leader Maria Molteni will give a lunchtime presentation on how NCAA uses craft, art, and community activism to reclaim public spaces.
Space is limited: please RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, April 25, 6-9 pm: Old School/New School Game Night
Monopoly, Sorry, Mancala and more… Take a study/work break and drop in and try your hand at some classics, or learn a new game. Refreshments will be available.
Programs are free and are held at the Lamont Gallery unless otherwise noted.
Lamont Gallery News
March 24, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Exhibition celebrates how sports and games are interpreted by contemporary artists. Opening Reception: Friday, March 28, 6:30-8 p.m.; Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m.