2013 Goetemann Artist Residency
Distinguished Artist / Teacher : Barbara Moody,
Each year the Goetemann Artist in Residency Program sponsors a distinguished Artist/Teacher who comes to Rocky Neck to give a lecture at the Cape Ann Museum, and leads workshops and makes studio visits. This program benefits the Rocky Neck artistic community.
Allison Hornack, mixed media
Allison Hornak is a painter. In addition to earning a BFA from Montserrat College of Art, she has had varying types of involvement at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, The Puppeteers’ Cooperative, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She lives, works and walks in Connecticut.
Painting and building are my practice. I have devotion toward material, and I am as devoted to aerosol paints as I am to mud. All material is flesh and connotes promiscuously within society and nature. Then there is the problem of the impulse to order. As an artist I need to still stuff. Each piece acts as a halt—a submission, as a person, to the need to resist chaos. What chaos? Every artwork, every mark: a deceleration. Every one a breaking. Since, still, at the end of the day, at a turn, rupture is in the lull. This is my protest. I (am) matter too.
Mollie Goldstrom, printmaking
Mollie Goldstrom grew up in Swampscott, MA. She received a BFA in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and just completed her MFA in printmaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Baltimore, NYC, San Francisco, Columbus, Des Moines, and Iowa City, where she currently resides.
I aim to depict alternate realities built by human error and misunderstanding as they apply to the natural world and natural systems. They are alternate realities informed by (mis)observation; both my own and that of others; individual figures both historical and fictitious that in some way embody the desire (and often failure) to shape and understand the world around them. These figures are in many ways stand-ins for myself, as well as my own artistic practice, and in telling their stories I seek to illuminate failure, futility, and imperfection, in their most poignant, beautiful, and absurd expression.
Drawing is a form of translation and a form of labor, a means of synthesizing numerous, seemingly disparate topics. It is an attempt to bridge a gap, fill the space between perception and what is perceived. Through the labor of my hand, science and fiction, history and fabrication crowd onto a single page, the narrative and the encyclopedic exist side by side, become equal and indistinguishable. I seek to act as a translator and moderator between these complex histories and you, the viewer.
Brett X. Gamache is an oil painter who earned an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2001. He studied at The Art Students League, NY and abroad as a Fulbright scholar in Italy. His work has been shown in New York, Boston, Italy, and throughout New England. A solo show of his work will be held in York, Maine this summer at the George Marshall Store Gallery.
My current painting process involves creating small scale oil paintings outdoors from direct observation. In these small works I aim to capture the life and light I see before me, quickly and aggressively. Using a palette knife and large brushes to apply the paint, I strive to build images that embody energy and movement. Formal issues such as composition, shape, color and movement are also driving forces in my work.