Happy New Year from the Copley Society of Art!
We kicked off our year with the opening of the New Members' Show 2012, in which 34 of the 36 new members accepted into the gallery in 2011 currently have work on display. The white walls of the upper gallery are covered in paintings, photographs, and sculptures in both bright and somber hues, and range from the exceedingly large to the small. The obvious variations in sizes, genres and media exemplify the diverse talents of the newest Co|So artist members.
Attendees to the opening on Saturday, January 14th packed the gallery, eager to see works by the latest additions to the Copley Society. Linnea Toney Leeming's fearlessly painted and larger than life abstract piece Jammin' blasts the upper gallery with color, while Sean Flood's iconic 60 x 80 cityscape NYCorners anchors the exhibition with its architectural stability, compositional integrity, and urban spirit.
|Linnea Toney Leeming with her piece Jammin'|
|Sean Flood with his work NYCorners|
|Pippip Ferner and Coleman Rogers.|
|Derek Uhlman with his sculpture Stone Gesture.|
Large, varied and impressive seems to be the theme for 2012. Next in the queue is Co|So's Winter Members Show: Impressions, which will be juried by David Brown, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Programs, and Miriam Stewart, the Curator of the Collection for the Division of European and American Art at Harvard Art Museums. The gallery has received over two hundred submissions from more than 60 of our current artist members. This looks to be another highly successful show, and the jurors definitely have their work cut out for them!
|Opening reception attendees clamoring to photograph the new members.|