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Bill Flynn Draws Both Sides of the Paper at the Chandler Gallery
April 18, 2017 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

Folding-Pages-Bill-FlynnFor 30 years, artist Bill Flynn has been collecting crushed gloves. He is fascinated by the way the random creases reshape each glove into a visually exciting flat piece. Flynn’s glove collection served as a major influence for his latest show at the Chandler Gallery: Each drawing borrows the techniques of folding and flattening to incorporate fortuitous rips and edges as part of the finished work.

“I’m activating both sides [of the paper],” says Flynn. “Bringing the torn energy from the back side to the front and folding its progress into another illusion.” The process of making the drawing is as important to Flynn as the finished artwork. He says he hopes that viewers will “mentally try to follow the folds” and uncover the steps he took to create each piece.

In “Folding Pages,” the top page is torn back to reveal the abstract lines, dots and smudges on the sheet below it. The other side of the page bears the smudged charcoal outlines of the torn sheet’s progress into its final folded form in the middle of the page. Standard conceptions of positive and negative space are confounded as the places where the torn sheet was—the top surface of the drawing—become negative space and the color fields beyond the torn sheet’s edge as well as the drawing behind the drawing become positive spaces. The torn sheet has a distinctive curve along the bottom edge, and this curve repeats itself in the impressions on the page, leaving a clue for viewers to trace. Flynn says he did not labor over these effects; instead, he finds “the accident, the serendipity of it…kind of thrilling.”

“Torn and Folded” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from April 24-May 19, 2017. The opening reception will be held on April 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Agassiz Baldwin Community Closed for Patriot’s Day – Monday, April 17
April 17, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Agassiz Baldwin Community’s office and Children’s Programs are closed today, April 17, in observance of Patriot’s Day.

A New Community Gallery Space
April 10, 2017 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
A New Community Gallery Space

Community Artist Spotlight Space at Maud Morgan Arts is a new exhibition space that showcases the work of artists living and working in the community.
Current Exhibit
April 10-30, 2017
Reception: Thursday, April 13 …

ANC Meeting – April 11
April 7, 2017 – 6:03 pm | Comments Off on ANC Meeting – April 11
ANC Meeting – April 11

Join us on Tuesday, April 11, for an Agassiz Neighborhood Council meeting at 7:30 PM. We meet in Maud Morgan Arts, on the second floor 2D studio at the rear of the building, 20A Sacramento …

City of Cambridge Update on Sacramento Field
March 29, 2017 – 2:31 pm | Comments Off on City of Cambridge Update on Sacramento Field
City of Cambridge Update on Sacramento Field

The following message was prepared by Cambridge Community Development Department:
Construction will start on Sacramento Field in the upcoming weeks, weather permitting. Construction will be supervised by the Department of Public Works (DPW), in coordination with Community …