13FOREST at 444
September 4 - 10, 2019
444 Commercial Street, Provincetown
Since 2006 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. For our third annual pop-up show at Gallery 444 on the Cape, we look forward to re-connecting with the vibrant community of art lovers who visit Provincetown every summer.
This year 13FOREST at 444 continues to embody the best that Boston has to offer with a selection of artists whose work represents the exceptional quality and range of our collection: John Campbell, Nicole Duennebier, Stacey Durand, Andrew Fish, Catherine Graffam, Joe Keinberger, Lindsey Kocur, Bonita LeFlore, CJ Lori, Wilhelm Neusser, Rich Pellegrino, Heather Pilchard, Karla Quattrocchi and Carlos Santiago.
A curated selection of unframed works will also be on view.
About the Artists
John Campbell grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and moved to the East Coast to earn his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work draws inspiration from Mughal and Indian miniature painting as well as religious art from around the world. Campbell works with the meticulous detail of a miniaturist and incorporates mythological characters into scenes where they take on new meaning. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Nicole Duennebier received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art with a major in painting. She currently lives and works in Malden, Massachusetts. Duennebier's work explores a range of interests, including the intricacies of darkness, the flora and fauna of sea and land, the aesthetic of 16th century Dutch still-life painting, and the witty and macabre throughout European art history. She was most recently featured in the exhibition Pushing Painting at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University.
Stacey Durand studied printmaking and art education at Montserrat College of Art. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking in 2002 and completed the art education program in the winter of 2003. In 2008 she received her Masters of Art in Teaching Art from Salem State College. After living on the North Shore for nearly ten years, Durand returned home to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, where she currently lives, and studies the built environments of the coastline.
Andrew Fish studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York and Middlebury College. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and exhibits in Boston, Washington, DC and New York. Fish explores psychology, memory and time in his work, which documents and responds to the surroundings of contemporary life. The intention of atmospheric space in his paintings is to create an open narrative in which viewers can reflect on the present and their places in it.
Catherine Graffam is a painter, printmaker, and draftswoman living in Brookline, Massachusetts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2015. In 2018, Graffam was profiled in A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women!) by Danielle Krysa, founder of the Jealous Curator. Graffam's current body of work consists primarily of self-portraits, and is a way for her to process her experiences and regain agency over her body as a trans woman.
Joe Keinberger grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts, before attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He now lives in Somerville where he paints and illustrates out of his hidden studio deep below the earth's crust. Keinberger works primarily in ink and acrylic, doing loose ink drawings on top of built-up texture of acrylic and assorted dry media.
Lindsey Kocur holds an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. She currently lives in Allston, Massachusetts. Kocur’s paintings simulate encounters with the built environment in its many forms, whether they appear as settings for daily life, stages for entertainment or backdrops for advertising. Each fabricated space can be seen as either a grand vision or a place of escape. In either case, they represent extreme reactions to unattainable Utopian standards.
Bonita LeFlore is a New England artist best known for her large paintings referencing the architecture of forgotten places. She studied at the Art Students League in New York, graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, and attended Pratt Institute’s Masters program in painting. LeFlore uses acrylic paint on unprimed canvas as her medium to render subjects with varying degrees of transparency and to underscore the importance of materials, gesture and chance to her artistic process.
CJ Lori is a self-taught oil painter and mixed-media sculptor. She holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and has lived and worked as an artist in Brookline, Massachusetts for over thirty years. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world. Often described as "neo-surrealism" or "magic realism," Lori's paintings explore the complex relationship between humanity and the environment.
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 lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts. In 2018, his work was featured in the exhibition The Lure of the Dark at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and he is currently engaged in an ongoing collaboration with the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Rich Pellegrino graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, where he majored in Illustration. Pellegrino has illustrated seven books, and has done illustration and fine art work for clients including Wes Anderson, Warner Bros., MARVEL Studios, and AMC. In 2019 Pellegrino completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He currently works in his home studio in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Heather Pilchard is a painter, photographer, bookbinder and teacher. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Pilchard currently lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, where she draws inspiration from the ecology of outer Cape Cod. Her paintings are meditations on the natural world, for which she feels deep awe and respect.
Karla Quattrocchi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University with a concentration in painting and drawing. Her paintings incorporate multiple media, including acrylic, pencil, plastic and tar. Each composition uses a structured amount of space and adheres to a flat picture plane. Through her abstract narratives, Quattrocchi plays with meaning, always leaving the story to the viewer's imagination.
Carlos Santiago is a Puerto Rican-born painter who enjoys exploring the interchange of shape, form and texture. Santiago earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. He subsequently worked for ten years as a design professional in New York City’s fashion industry. Santiago continues his artistic education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he currently studies oil painting.