October @ ECOCA

Art Shape Mammoth’s
What Surrounds

Cori Champagne’s
Ready Familiar

Watercolor Society

Maxim Schmidt

Opening Reception
Sunday, October 13, 1 – 3 pm

City-wide Open Studios
Private Studios Weekend

October 12 and 13

Closing Party
Sunday, November 10

Kaiser Keiko,  After The Rain

Kaiser Keiko, After The Rain

 
Maureen O’Leary

Maureen O’Leary

Maxim Schmidt,  gnikcuf lufnis  (detail)

Maxim Schmidt, gnikcuf lufnis (detail)


Aimee Hertog

Aimee Hertog

What Surrounds
by Art Shape Mammoth

Downstairs galleries

What is environment? It is wild and cultivated, imaginary and concrete, volatile and protected. It is simply: what surrounds. What Surrounds is the assembled works of six female contemporary Art Shape Mammoth artists. Through painting, found-object sculpture, photography, and printmaking, they explore the multi-faceted concept of our Environment and the many ways we experience its influence on our lives.

Featured Artists: Rita Bard, Wendy Copp, Aimee Hertog, Maureen O’Leary, Fay Stanford, and Julie Ward. Curated by Heather Fortin Rubald.

Art Shape Mammoth is a 501(c)3 non-profit creative community that cultivates radical societal transformation by supporting and performing activities that promote social justice, education, and environmental sustainability.

artshapemammoth.org


Ready Familiar
by Cori Champagne

Represented by Art Shape Mammoth

Downstairs galleries

Clothing is our first home. 

It begins identity, produces comfort, offers protection.  As the world imposes more and constant change, the garments I create imagine that life-altering circumstances could somehow be thought through and prepared for, solutions developed, created. That by taking each need in in turn – shelter, protection, mobility - and the freedom to think them through without crisis – could allow an overwhelming change to be absorbed incrementally. 

corichampagne.co

Cori Champagne

Cori Champagne


Bivenne Staiger,  Poultry in Motion

Bivenne Staiger, Poultry in Motion

Watercolor Society

Upstairs galleries

The Connecticut Watercolor Society will host its juried Autumn Exhibition in the upstairs galleries. The Autumn Exhibition intends to highlight watercolor artists based in Connecticut; all work will be created with water-based media. Selected submittees will be eligible for five awards issued by the Connecticut Watercolor Society. Del-Bourree Bach will serve as juror.

connecticutwatercolorsociety.com


Maxim Schmidt

Upstairs lounge

Maxim Schmidt is a multidisciplinary artist, and the residing Gallery Coordinator here at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art. Schmidt states, “I think that the holiest objects we encounter are the ones we take most for granted; the things that we discard are simply being discredited in their power. My love of collecting has largely been forged from this belief, that all objects - simple and complex, functional or ‘useless’ - hold their own personal histories, and that each of those stories mean something. How we define something as ‘worth’ anything is ultimately arbitrary, anyway. What is lost is its own perfect accident, and accidents are perhaps the most driving force of all. I see accidents as essential, just as significant as the sensible, ordered reality we all tumble after.” Visit Schmidt’s studio space in the upstairs lounge this month to witness these “happy accidents” firsthand.

maximtschmidt.com


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Come visit ECOCA for CWOS Private Studio Weekend!

October 12 & 13

12 - 6 pm @ 51 Trumbull St, New Haven CT