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Erin MacEachern ,  Space Junk , acrylic and colored pencil on archival inkjet print, mounted on wood

Erin MacEachern, Space Junk, acrylic and colored pencil on archival inkjet print, mounted on wood

13FOREST Gallery is pleased to present Curiosities, an exhibition featuring the illustrations of Caitlin Duennebier, Mark Luiggi, Erin MacEachern, and Steve Mardo.

 “In a visual culture dominated by photography, illustration provides a deliciously different way to see the world.” - Rob Alderson, World Illustration Awards Judge

13FOREST Gallery is getting a fresh perspective through our exhibition Curiosities, which showcases the work of four illustrators. Each artist offers their unique take on humanity and how we interact with each other and our environments. Through quirky characters and beguiling vignettes, the illustrations in Curiosities reflect facets of the human experience in a thought-provoking and amusing manner.

During difficult times, we can turn to art to help us appreciate the human spirit that unites us. The illustrations on display give us the opportunity to consider the humor, vulnerability, and foibles that define our relationships with ourselves and our communities. Take a moment to delight in life's little absurdities with Curiosities.

July 21 - September 21, 2018

Sat 7/21, 4-6 pm: Opening reception
Fri 8/17, 7-9 pm: Summer Slam - Guest poets perform new work
Sat 9/15, 4-6 pm: You Don't Say - a conversation with the artists of Curiosities

About the Artists

Caitlin Duennebier received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2009 and studied on scholarship at University of the Arts London. She currently lives and works in Watertown, Massachusetts. Working in painting, drawing, sculpture, and animation, Duennebier creates surreal narratives that focus on a cast of oddball characters.

Mark Luiggi is a painter and illustrator based in Somerville, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Ithaca College, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to years as a graphic designer and commercial illustrator, Luiggi specializes in watercolor paintings that offer humorous interpretations of the seemingly commonplace.

Erin MacEachern is an illustrator and designer from Billerica, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in May 2018. Her practices include typography, GIF making, and surface design. MacEachern's illustrations have a geometric graphic presence with vibrant colors and textures. Her work builds narratives of whimsical worlds and the quirky characters that inhabit them.

Steve Mardo is an Illustrator from Rhode Island. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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