Courting The Uncontrollable: Practical Magic At Galatea

Joan Appel, "Lost Reef", 2017, alcohol inks on Yupo paper, 12” x 16”


FEATURED GALLERY
COURTING THE UNCONTROLLABLE, PARTS I & II
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS OF MASSACHUSETTS
GALATEA FINE ART
460 HARRISON AVENUE B-6
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
PART 1: JANUARY 3 THROUGH 28
PART 2: FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH 25

by J. Fatima Martins

In her statement about “Courting the Uncontrollable I & II,” artist Marsha Nouritza Odabashian explained why she was selected as exhibition juror: “Establishing a relationship to the uncontrolled is an interest of mine, through the stories extracted from onion skins randomly poured onto paper and canvas. While I have enjoyed developing and jurying these two shows, my work is only included through imagery to help clarify my choices.”

“Courting the Uncontrollable I & II” are the inaugural shows in the Curator’s Platform at Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, and the theme of the exhibition was developed by Jennifer Jean Costello, co-vice president and exhibitions chair of the National Association of Women Artists of Massachusetts (NAWAMA).

As you would expect, the exhibitions offer diversity, although abstraction predominates the presentation. In her juror’s statement, Odabashian explained what the exhibition attempts to communicate: “The works range from simply musing or dreamlike, to playfulness and obsessing. The uncontrollability of the external world of politics to the imaged natural forces of the psychological and internal plays on human relationships. Through our art we express our past, we interpret our world, we comment on our condition, and we express our hopes and fears about the future.”

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