September 17 - November 12, 2016
13FOREST Gallery is pleased to present TENFOLD, an exhibition celebrating our 10th anniversary. Since opening in 2006, 13FOREST Gallery has championed the recognition of artistic expression in the Boston area, and cultivated lasting, meaningful relationships with its artists. TENFOLD marks a decade of excellence and celebrates mutual success by featuring the work of 10 artists who collectively represent the gallery's past, present and future.
TENFOLD reflects 13FOREST's ongoing commitment to fostering local artists - both established and emerging - and to connecting Boston-area residents with the community of world-class painters, printmakers, sculptors and photographers based across New England. As such, we view our 10th anniversary as an ideal opportunity to highlight a selection of new work by nine artists who have been included in past shows, and by one artist who is new to our fold. TENFOLD proudly features Daniel Benayun, Dominic Chavez, Nicole Duennebier, Susan Jaworski-Stranc, Robert Maloney, Wilhelm Neusser, Heather Pilchard, Mike Ryczek, Kate Sullivan and introduces Mia Cross.
The works brought together in TENFOLD represent the luminous futures of our artists as well as the longevity of 13FOREST Gallery's mission to make art a part of everyday life.
13FOREST Gallery will host a reception to mark the opening of the exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 4 - 6 pm.
Sat 9/17, 4-6 pm: Opening Reception
Sat 10/8, 4-6 pm: Native Son - Painter Wilhelm Neusser on his recent travels back to Germany
Sat 10/29, 4-6 pm: Director's Cut - Arlington International Film Festival pre-screening reception
Sun 10/30, 4-6 pm: Day of the Dead - Capitol Square's annual celebration
Thu 11/10, 6-8 pm: Candles and Cake - 13FOREST's 10th anniversary party
About the Artists
Daniel Benayun graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston with a BFA in illustration. His paintings explore the magical idealism of mid-twentieth-century print advertising, and transfer the colorful sentiments popularized by the likes of LIFE magazine into a parallel universe of his own creation. Benayun's artwork has been featured in various publications, including the Boston Globe. He lives and works in Jamaica Plain.
Dominic Chavez is a freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts, but has spent much of his career on the road working in some of the world's most challenging places. Chavez has recorded the effects of war, the AIDS crisis, the battle to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and more. His work has appeared regularly in the Denver Post and the Boston Globe, and has been recognized nationally and internationally.
Mia Cross graduated from Boston University's College of Fine Arts in 2014, where she majored in painting and sculpture. Since completing her degree, Cross has completed an artist residency in New York and has exhibited at the Danforth Museum of Art. Her recent paintings focus on the human face, exploring - and exploiting- the unique color relationships therein. She works from her studio in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Nicole Duennebier received her BFA from Maine College of Art, where she majored in painting. Duennebier finds a natural connection between the darkness and intricacy of natural phenomena - such as dermoid cysts and invasive flora and fauna - and the aesthetic of 16th-century Dutch still-life painting. She is a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Fellow, and her work can be found in the permanent collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Duennebier lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Susan Jaworski-Stranc holds a BA from the University of Maryland. She works with reduction linoleum printing, a process that uses just one block to create all the layers within a printed image. This exacting technique requires ample forethought, given that each printing stage reduces the amount of linoleum available for the succeeding layers. The surface is gradually built up with each impression, giving Jaworski-Stranc's relief prints rich, nuanced textures. She lives and works in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Robert Maloney holds a BFA and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he now teaches. His 2D and 3D constructions incorporate elements of the urban landscape, typography, topography and architecture. Maloney's work has been widely exhibited in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. He lives and works in Jamaica Plain.
Wilhelm Neusser was born in Cologne, Germany, where he studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe until relocating to the United States in 2011. His work, which has been widely exhibited domestically and abroad, explores the German notion of Heimat (home) through a geological approach to landscape painting. He lives in Cambridge and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Heather Pilchard holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her paintings are rooted in a deep awe and respect for the natural world, and it is the meditative settings of Cape Cod, Nova Scotia and the North Shore that Pilchard readily conjures in her work, using layered color and minimal detail. In addition to her painting, Pilchard is also a photographer, bookbinder and teacher. She lives and works in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Mike Ryczek graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, with a BFA in illustration, a concentration that he soon after decided he did not want to pursue. Instead, he turned to painting, a medium through which Ryczek dismantles and deconstructs our natural and built surroundings in an attempt to make sense of the world. He lives and works in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Kate Sullivan holds a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. An urban portraitist, her highly realistic drawings and paintings capture the physical appearance of city buildings and vehicles but also an essence that makes each of them unique. She lives and works in Roxbury.