Monday, May 3, 2010

Gestures 14 & David Beattie Open This Saturday

It's only May, but things are really starting to heat up here at the Mattress Factory. For example, we're opening two exhibitions this coming Saturday evening at 7:00 PM. The first is the 14th installment of the Gestures Exhibition Series. Guest-curated again by the incomparable Katherine Talcott, Gestures 14 features new work from Danny Bracken, Dee Briggs, Matthew Conboy & Heather Pinson, Ryder Henry, Mary Mazziotti, Connie Merriman, Ben Schachter, Paul Schifino, Tugboat Printshop: Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth, Robert Villamagna and Larkin Werner. It's looking great in the galleries and if you plan to attend the opening reception, you can RSVP and keep tabs on who else will be there over on FaceBook.

In case you'd like to help spread the word to your own online network, I've embedded an electronic flyer (complete with corresponding HTML code) below. Feel free to share this awesome Brett Yasko-designed flyer with your online community. You can also email it to the art-loving friends in your contact book. As always, thanks so much for your online support.

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Also opening on Saturday is Old Light, New Darkness, a collection of new works by David Beattie. Born in Northern Ireland in 1979, Beattie earned his B.A. in Fine Art from Dublin’s National College of Art and Design, and his M.A. in Visual Art Practices from Dun Loaghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, also in Dublin. He has received a number of awards including an Arts Council Artists Bursary in 2009 and a grant from the Harpo Foundation whose mission is to support artists who are under-recognized by the field.

Beattie is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Mercer Union Centre For Contemporary Visual Art in Toronto, Canada. Other solo shows include Butler Gallery (Kilkenny, 2009); Oonagh Young Gallery (Dublin, 2009); Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray, Co. Wicklow, 2008) and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (Dublin, 2006).

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