This summer, Lot F Gallery is excited to host "Melange", a group exhibition with four emerging, local artists. Running June 9th through July 29th, the show will feature Allison Bamcat, Elizabeth Kirby Sullivan, Nineta and Tess Barbato. Each artist has made new works, and were given free reign to explore what they are most excited about creating currently. The public is welcome to the opening reception on Thursday, June 9th, from 6-10 pm, to kickoff the exhibition.
Allison Bamcat is a contemporary illustrator from Boston, MA. Bamcat creates lumpy props and characters suspended in a candy-coated universe, with sentient stuffed animals and anthropomorphic ghosts making up the general population. The fine craft of her paintings collides with her concentration in product surface design, resulting in an array of bouncing conversational repeat prints and handmade soft goods. She resides outside of Boston, MA with her husband and two cats. She enjoys forensic TV shows and peanut butter ice cream.
After a decade of bouncing around different cities, and earning her BFA from Pratt institute in 2010, Elizabeth Kirby Sullivan and her husband, artist Jamie O'Neill live in Gloucester, in their home state of Massachusetts. Drawn to the dichotomy of a city known for hard scrabble fishermen and high minded artists, her inner history nerd is satiated by the varied and intriguing culture there. Her painting work deals with the marriage of her graffiti background with her fine art training, focusing on the abstraction of the written language. Elizabeth's new deer series focuses on the experience of anxiety and tension, through the eyes of wild animals.
Created in Barcelona with a mix of love, frustration, desire, street art, collages, and a Sharpie, Nineta has been filling the Catalan street art scene with her fantasy friends for years. The international work she has created increased after putting her touch throughout the US and Europe while living in Berlin and Boston. Nineta’s drawings and object sculptures (bowling pins, mannequins...) are a bolder mixed media of inks, enamel and spray paint. Nineta enjoys working collaboratively and has painted many murals on the streets and gallery walls throughout the years.
Tess Barbato is an American realist oil painter whose work is conceptually driven and possesses a larger than life vision, creating incredibly detailed portrayals of the most mundane of objects. She inherited her artistic sensibility from a long line of family artists and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Fine Arts from Plymouth State University. Her lifelong struggle with dyslexia compelled her to use art as her preferred means of communication. An artist with something to say, she is a master of delivery in the form of wry paradox. Tess' paintings have been accepted for numerous juried exhibitions and have accumulated several awards and honors. Currently she has a studio in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Join them at the opening reception on Thursday, June 9th from 6-10 pm to view the exhibit as a whole and celebrate these active, inspired artists. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for viewings outside of the opening and any other inquiries.