Sunday, December 28, 2008

42nd exhibit: Negotiating the irrationalities by Sand T

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2007 - February 16, 2008
Free Admission. All are welcome.

(Malden, MA) - Currently on display in the Project Room at artSPACE@16, is a selection of Sand T's mixed medium work series entitled Negotiating the Irrationalities.

Sand T graduated from Tufts University and the Museum School with a Masters of Fine Arts Degree. Besides her ardent involvement in the Malden art community since 2000, Sand T has been actively creating and exhibiting her work for over two decades. Her working mediums are installations, paintings, 2D and 3D mixed media works.

For this new body of work entitled Negotiating the Irrationalities, Sand T uses a combination of resin, graphite, spray paint and film on Plexiglas panels. The artist states that, “The working process for this work started with the primary intention of creating a new series with a simple visual experience rather than a narrative. The placement of the resin drops on Plexiglas panels was semi-intentional until a “visual plane” emerged."

Visual balance and order in this new plane creates a structure that invites viewers to contemplate a state of vagueness that falls somewhere in the sequence of becoming, evolving, multiplying and ending.

Many viewers have expanded their imaginations beyond the dots/drops on Plexiglas surface. Some relating the work to Braille, rain drops, mysterious coding, constellation, or a scientific investigation on virus or bacteria.

Sand T explains that, “The use of random and concise primary elements, the dots (resin drops) and lines (engraved lines or filmed lines on negatives), the Negotiating the Irrationalities work does not speak of politics or culture. Rather, they suggest time, concentration, and energies of motion possessing meditative qualities that are continual through this work."

The physicality of “dropping the dots” underlines the artist’s fixation with chaos; the keen desire to bring order within the structural grid. The artist’s attempts to control randomness have served as a unifying factor in this body of work that is otherwise free in form.

Those interested will have a chance to see Sand T's Negotiating the Irrationalities series on display in the Project Room at artSPACE@16 thru February 16. Viewing hours are 12noon to 3pm on these pre-scheduled Saturdays: Jan 12 and 26, February 9 and 16. All other days are by appointment. Please send email to to schedule a viewing appointment in advance.

artSPACE@16, located at 16 Princeton Road in Malden, has been selected as the "Gallery, north" WINNER in the "BEST OF ART" category in The BEST OF BOSTON ® HOME 2008 edition of Boston Home Magazine.
The public is also invited to see more of Sand T's Negotiating the Irrationalities series presented in the Smaller is Better, a juried exhibit at the Schiltkamp Gallery at Clark University in Worcester through January 31, 2008.

From among over 60 national and regional artists, Sand T's Negotiating the Irrationalities submission to the Smaller is Better juried exhibit has been awarded First Place by Nick Capasso. Capasso is the acting director of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park of Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Capasso noted that, “Small artwork functions much the same as extra large artwork - it demands that you go right up to it until the piece fills your frame of vision. The parameters of tiny artwork provide particular challenges for artists - and in this exhibit we see artists resolving these issues in a diverse array of media and genre.”

Schiltkamp Gallery hours are limited from now until January 17. Please call 508-793-7113 for viewing times. For more info, visit

Those interested will have a chance to see more of Sand T's new works of the “Negotiating the Irrationalities” series at these galleries through the Holiday Seasons:

  • 8.5 x 11 Project at ALL Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery in New Haven, CT, from 11/16 - 12/23/07.
  • Art Spotting exhibit at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston, from 11/29/07 - 1/10/08.
  • WORKS ON PAPER an exhibit juried by Bryan McFarlane at the Time Warner Gallery at LynnArts, inc in Lynn, Massachusetts. Exhibition dates Feb 2 - March 10, 2008.

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