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It’s a Strange World

Cynthia Maurice, "Half Right on Health", ink.

Cynthia Maurice, "Half Right on Health", ink, an illustration for a NY Times Op Ed piece


By SARA FARIZAN – January 26, 2011

SOMERVILLE – The 21st century has ushered in so many changes it can be difficult to remember who we are and where our thoughts lie. Between facebook, economic crisis, war, impending global changes and the allure that is the Jersey Shore, one might, much like in the great Talking Heads song ask how did I get here? Artists, no matter the time period, take on the task of reminding the masses where we are, who we are and where we are going. Such a task can be daunting, but several artists being displayed at the Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville take on the challenge from January 27th to February 26th.

The aptly titled show, “It’s A Strange World”, curated by Sherry Autor, will exhibit pieces showcasing the changes individuals and society endure, reject and adapt to from the artist’s perspective. Many of the works will evoke visceral reactions to the society we currently find ourselves in through humor, abstract imagery, personal imagery, text and thoughts and feelings unique to each separate artist. Be the first to witness an artistic sign of the times at the opening reception on Sunday, January 30th from 5-7 pm.

Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA 02143,
617-776-3410, www.brickbottom.com
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12-5, wheelchair accessible