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September 6 - 12, 2017

For ten years 13FOREST Gallery has been working with some of the finest artists in the Boston area to bring recognition to their work and to link them directly with the public. When the opportunity arose to present a late-summer exhibition at Gallery 444 on Commercial Street in Provincetown, we saw it as a way to extend our tenth anniversary while continuing to introduce unique artists to new audiences.

The exhibition 13FOREST at 444 includes ten artists whose work represents the exceptional quality and range of our collection. A curated selection of unframed works will also be on view. Several of the artists have never had their work shown on the Cape, while others are creating new work specifically for Provincetown.

13FOREST at 444 will feature the work of Linda Cordner, Mia Cross, Nicole Duennebier, Susan Jaworski-Stranc, Boriana Kantcheva, Kenji Nakayama, Wilhelm Neusser, David Palmquist, Heather Pilchard, Mike Ryczek, and many more.

View the complete catalog of work from 13FOREST at 444 here.


Fri 9/8, 7 pm: Opening Reception
Sun 9/10, 7 pm: Meet the Artists of 13FOREST
Tue 9/12, 5 pm: Closing Reception

Join us every night at 7 for refreshments.


About the Artists

Linda Cordner grew up in Connecticut and studied fine art, with concentrations in graphic design and painting, at the University of Connecticut. She works out of her studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Cordner works primarily in encaustic; she is drawn to wax and its tactile qualities, as the smell and viscosity of the medium are very different from other painting techniques.

Mia Cross graduated from Boston University's College of Fine Arts in 2014, where she majored in painting and sculpture. She currently works out of her studio in Framingham, Massachusetts. Cross has received numerous awards and grants during her budding career. Her recent paintings focus on figurative work and an exploration of the human face, with a particular interest in skin.

Nicole Duennebier received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Maine College of Art with a major in painting. She currently lives and work in Somerville, Massachusetts. Duennebier's work explores the natural connection she observes between the darkness and intricacy of undersea regions and the aesthetic of 16th century Dutch still-life painting.

Susan Jaworski-Stranc works with reduction linoleum printing, which uses just one sheet of linoleum to create many different layers. This is also referred to as "suicide printing" because with each layer, more of the block is carved away, leaving no opportunity to return to a previous stage. Jaworski-Stranc currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Boriana Kantcheva draws on memories and imagination to create compelling narrative images in print and gouache. Kantcheva received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. She is now on the faculty of Maud Morgan Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she manages the Chandler Gallery. 

Kenji Nakayama was born in Tomokomai on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. A mechanical engineer by education, Nakayama made a significant life change in 2005 with a move to Boston, Massachusetts to study traditional sign painting. His work serves as a personal diary of experience and influence, and his process can be described as a balance between meditation and highly-trained craftsmanship.

Wilhelm Neusser was born in Cologne, Germany. He studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe. Neusser's work has been widely exhibited and he has received numerous awards and fellowships.  He currently lives in Cambridge and works in Somerville, Massachusetts. Reflecting on his Rhenish upbringing, Neusser's current work explores the German notion of Heimat (home).

David Palmquist is a painter living in Brookline and working at Vernon Street Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts. He spent his formative years in Minneapolis, Minnesota, later attending North Park College in Chicago, Illinois, and graduating with a Bachelor's degree in finance. Palmquist is drawn to order, a predilection that expresses itself through graphing, pixilation, and exaggerated definition in his paintings.

Heather Pilchard is a painter, photographer, bookbinder, and teacher. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with a BFA. Pilchard currently lives in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. Pilchard's paintings serve as meditations on the natural world, for which she feels deep awe and respect.

Mike Ryczek graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts with a BFA in illustration. He lives and works as a painter and designer in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Ryczek's work reflects his desire to deconstruct things in order to make sense of the world around him. Through this process of dismantling, he hopes to help the viewer see their own most inexplicable, intimate thoughts.

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