October 1 - 26
Simmons College presents "Salon redux," Oct. 1-Oct. 26 at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery, fourth floor, Main Campus Building, 300 The Fenway. There will be a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and a gallery talk with the artists and curator at 5:00 on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The event is free and open to the public.
"Salon redux," an exhibition of eight women artists, originated as "Salon" at the Montserrat College of Art Gallery last summer. The Trustman exhibit features the paintings, sculpture, and photographs of Diane Ayott of Salem, MA; Åsa Chibás of Brooklyn, NY; Kathleen Connolly, Marty Epp, Liz Sweibel and Traci Wile, all of Boston; Leah Giberson Olsen of Brookline, MA, and Susan Scott of Milton, MA.
Laura Donaldson, curator of this exhibition as well as the original "Salon," states that "the artists in the show formed a group three years ago to provide feedback, stimulation and support to each other as artists, and in the process created a modern re-interpretation of the 19th century salon - traditionally a forum for debate on cultural and political issues." "Salon" was their first exhibition as a group and the exhibit will be presented to a Boston audience in a slightly modified form or, redux.