Solo Show at Hudson Gallery

I Just Want to Eat Food: new paintings and installation by Blake Brasher

What: A solo show of new paintings plus a site-specific installation
When: July 2 – 30, 2017
Reception: Saturday, July 8, 7-10pm
Where: Hudson Gallery, 120 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930

I have great news: I’m signing on with Hudson Gallery, a commercial gallery on Main St. in Gloucester, MA.

And more great news: I’ll be having a solo show there in July! It’s looking like the exhibition will be open from July 2 – July 30.

And something else to be excited about: In addition to showing a bunch of paintings, I will be creating a site-specific installation piece in the gallery. I’ve been tinkering around with the idea of installation for a while now, but I have not had the opportunity to really dive into it until now. I’m a bit nervous, but I think this is going to be great.

I will be working on the installation between July 2nd and the reception on July 8.  The gallery will be open during its normal business hours and you are welcome to come and visit and see what I am up to.  I do not have a concrete plan for what I am going to do in the space, but I’ve acquired a bunch of PVC pipe, a roll of canvas, a roll of Yupo, a bag of sand, a variety of different colored lights, rolls of plastic, five pounds of hot glue, and other miscellaneous items that I plan on incorporating into the installation.

Gallery Hours:

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 4pm – 9pm

Sundays 1pm – 6pm


Q:  What is Hudson Gallery?

A:  Hudson Gallery is a new commercial gallery in the heart of downtown Gloucester, MA, on Cape Ann.  It opened in May 2017.

Q:  What is a commercial gallery?

A:  A commercial gallery is a gallery that makes its money by selling artwork and taking a commision.  This is in contrast to member galleries, which make some or all of their money by charging artists membership dues; not-for-profit galleries, which are typically community spaces with missions driven by community engagement; and vanity galleries, which flat out charge artists to rent their wall space.

Q:  What is a site-specific installation?

A:  Installation is a fancy art world term for interior decorating gone a bit nutty.  It’s like sculpture, except it’s a room, or some other space immersive space that you can go into.  Site-specific just means that the piece will be designed to fit into and respond to the specific site where it is installed.

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