Wednesday, December 24, 2008

10th exhibit - SITE ANALYSIS curated by Jonathan Santos

Exhibition Dates: June 22 - July 27, 2002.

SITE ANALYSIS: explores and locates both historical and cultural landscapes through the method of painting featuring recent works by Jonathan SANTOS and Sam TAN.

Image: Painting by Jonathan Santos.

Jonathan Santos recent series of paintings retraces John F. Kennedy's final presidential motorcade ride, starting from Love Field Air Force Base and ending at Dealy Plaza with his assassination. Using a diagrammatic tourist's map, the route was abstracted and executed in the modernist painting tradition. A strictly limited palette signifies a continued episode in the national identity in consecutive paintings of increasing scale.

Previous exhibitions have included the Mills Gallery, Drawing Show '02; Cyclorama @ Boston Center for the Arts '01; Photographic Resource Center '01; DeCordova Museum @ FRB Gallery '00; Federal Reserve Bank Gallery '00; Artists Foundation @ Gallery 70 '00; Fuller Museum, The Ninth Triennial '00. He has received a fellowship from William and Marguerite Zorach Foundation; artist residencies from The Mac Dowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Image: Painting by Sam Tan.

Sam Tan series deals with the changing cultural landscape, recasting the genre of Chinese landscape painting in a contemporary light. In addition to, Tan will also present a series that explores the vulnerability of the human flesh though abstraction.

His exhibitions have included Cambridge Arts Association, Hot Colors '02; Arlington Center for the Arts '01; Cyclorama @ Boston Center for the Arts '01. He is currently participating in the Boston Drawing Project at Bernard Toale Gallery.