Past Exhibitions, 2020

Collective Disquiet

an online exhibition

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From the devastation of COVID-19 to the voices of the Black Lives Matter protests, from the assaults on people of color, immigrants, women and democracy by the current president to the growing threats of a heating planet, this year has brought changes both collectively and personally to each of us and revealed wounds that have never been healed. Artists often assert a responsibility to raise awareness within themselves and to others and to speak from places of personal and collective pain and strength using their abilities to create impactful poignant works. By highlighting artists that are seeking to give voice to the feelings and experiences of the times, “Collective Disquiet” aims to provide a space for reflection and communication about the frightening, difficult and hopefully transformative time of our current world.

Featuring the work of: ROYA AMIGH, TIRTZAH BASSEL, RACHID BOUHAMIDI, JOEL BROWN, CELINE BROWNING,NIELS BURGER, JENNIFER CAINE, CATARINA COELHO, DEBORAH CORNELL, EXTINCTION REBELLION, SABA FARHOUDNIA, MICHELLE KUEN SUET FUNG, TATYANA GUBASH, KYLE HACKETT, KYLE LARSON, ALLA LAZEBNIK, KATHY LIAO, KAYLA MOHAMMADI, SARAH NOLEN, ELLEN SHATTUCK PIERCE, KATE FRAZER REGO, JUAN SANTOS, TRINA TURTURICI, and JAVE GAKUMEI YOSHIMOTO

Interview with Kyle Hackett: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Q&A with Rachid Bouhamidi

Interview with Celine Browning: Part 1 Part 2

Q&A with Trina Turturici

Interview with Michelle Kuen Suet Fung: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Take A Line For A Walk

an online exhibition

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The title of the exhibition, Take a Line for a Walk, is based on a quote by Paul Klee: “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” The title refers to how drawing reveals itself through the process of making as a means of discovery and communication in its purest form. The title also reflects the idea that though we are all homebound, our minds and creativity are free to wander and explore. The exhibit contains drawings by each Musa member plus drawings by an artist invited by each Musa member. No restrictions have been placed on the size or media used in the work and each artist was left to define what drawing means to them.

Featuring the work of: 

Roya Amigh, Nina Bellucci, Niels Burger,  Liz Davenport, Claire Gerard, Jill Grimes, Alison Judd, Marta Kaemmer, Alla Lazebnik, David Mar, Kelly Popoff, and Mark Schepens

Kathleen Kennedy

Nina Bellucci

83 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

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Quick, Quick, Slow pairs the work of Musa Collective members, Nina Bellucci and Kathleen Kennedy in a vital display of movement and color. The title references both artists' love for music, how it permeates various aspects of their lives and most importantly, how it fuels a noticeable rhythm in paint application. Whether pulled quickly in rectilinear waveforms across the surface of the canvas or coaxed slowly in transparent pools of color that bleed into each other, the paint and its infinite potential are clearly top concerns for both artists. The work of Bellucci and Kennedy seen together suggests a sense of urgency for intentional looking and seeing in a world saturated with images.

Artist in Residence: Crystalle Lacouture

83 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

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