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Susan Mara Bregman: Landmarks of Light, Boston’s Iconic Commercial Signs
March 11, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Public Reception - March 30th 6 - 7:30 pm
(left) Susan Mara Bregman, Paramount Theatre, digital photograph
(right) Susan Mara Bregman, CITGO Sign, digital photograph
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., the new non-profit incorporated and based in Allston-Brighton to enliven the creative economy for artists and art supporters, is very pleased to announce the opening of Susan Mara Bregman: Landmarks of Light, Boston Iconic Commercial Signsat Athan’s Café Art Gallery in Brookline. A public reception with the artist is Sunday March 30th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. The exhibition runs from March 11, 2014 through May 4, 2014 and is open daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Athan’s Café Art Gallery, 1621 Beacon Street (Washington Square), Brookline, MA.| MBTA: Green Line “C” | Handicapped accessible. Free wi-fi.
Susan’s images focus on cityscapes, and in this exhibit she captures some of the most historic and recognizable commercial signs in the Boston metropolitan area. From the Hilltop Steak House’s giant neon cactus to the marquee of the Paramount Theater, Susan’s photographs demonstrate the grandeur and garishness of twentieth century commercial advertising. Originally designed to attract customers and sell products, most of these signs can now be appreciated as pieces of public art. They often serve as local landmarks, as well, creating a sense of place and neighborhood identity. Susan is especially drawn to photographing and preserving images of threatened signs like the Circle Cinema rooftop sign in Cleveland Circle.
Susan Mara Bregman, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, is a Boston-based photographer. She has studied at Lesley University’s Photography Atelier, New England School of Photography, DeCordova Museum, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. Her solo and group exhibitions have included the Harris A. Berman Diversity Gallery in Watertown, the Arsenal Center for the Arts, the Newton Free Library and the Cambridge Public Library. She is also the co-founder of the Long Live the Circle Cinema campaign. Her art website is http://rednickel.com.
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Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. was founded in 2012 in Allston-Brighton to enliven and to stimulate the creative economy with contemporary visual art for all by exhibiting, educating and sharing. As it celebrates it's first anniversary, Unbound is now the fastest growing visual arts non-profit in Greater Boston with over 70 members and 40 professionally curated themed exhibitions completed.
The leadership team includes: Ruth Rieffanaugh (President), Susan Loomis (Treasurer), Louise Bonar (Clerk), John Quatrale (Executive Director), Christine Winship (Board of Directors), Sarah Berry, Brenda Gael McSweeney, Karen Smigliani and Heidi Lee (Council of Advisors).