Art in Motion at Gallery 28


An installation by artist Mary Sherman,  who pushes the definition of painting beyond its traditional role into the realm of sculpture, installation and kinetic art, will be shown November 19 through December 23 at the New England School of Design at Suffolk University.

Sherman’s “Cold Fish” is a large, mechanized piece incorporating small painted and glass boxes set in large white panels.

“When you try to get close to look at the boxes, they move away from you; hence the name “Cold Fish,” said Sherman.

To show the collaborative nature of Sherman's work, the exhibit at Suffolk’s Gallery 28 will include the mechanical drawings and computer diagrams for the piece and photographs taken as Sherman worked with the artist and mechanical engineer Peter Lindenmuth and with Walter Lenk, who designed the control mechanisms for the piece. Sherman has worked with Lindenmuth and Lenk over the past four years.

"Increasing, I have come to work with collaborators on my projects -- both my individual works and my large-scale projects with artists around the world -- as a way to expand my ideas as to what defines not only a painting, but art itself," Sherman says. "I am fortunate to have amazing collaborators that put up with my crazy notions, support them and often push me into new and fruitful directions. With this show, I hope to let the viewer see all that goes into each piece."

The exhibit opens November 19 and will run through December 23 at Gallery 28, New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, 75 Arlington St., Boston. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It will be closed November 25– 28.

“God's Bits of Wood,” an exhibit of student and faculty photographs shot on location in Senegal, West Africa, will be shown simultaneously at the adjacent Project Gallery.

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