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Storefront Artist Project: “3 From Williams”

Rural Intelligence Arts On Saturday, April 12, the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield continues to showcase the work of local art faculty with a new exhibit, Jackson, Podmore, Takenaga: 3 from Williams. This show features the work of three highly regarded artists, whose work is sought for exhibits nationwide, who all teach at Williams College.  The universe expressed in Barbara Takenaga’s paintings is one of indeterminate scale. Her intricately patterned abstractions could be views of outer-space or, just as plausibly, something microscopic—a galaxy or a cell.  Some appear to be in motion due to the eye’s involuntary response to small-scale patterns in which certain colors are juxtaposed.  Frank Jackson’s well-crafted canvases are a hybrid of painting and sculpture.  By building up the flat plane with bits of paper, he creates a three-dimensional surface on which he paints bold organic abstractions. In Amy Podemore’s absurdist sculptures (above), human feet sprout roots, objects are clearer in reflection than in “life,” and hunting trophies feature the animal’s hindquarters instead of its head.

Founded in 2002, the Storefront Artist Project is dedicated to bringing art into the lives of diverse and under-served populations though innovative exhibitions and by providing publicly visible (as in, empty storefronts), temporary workspace to professional artists.

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