San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sarah Berry: Castoffs & Containers
July 10, 2014 - September 30, 2014
Opening Public Reception - August 3rd 7:00 - 9:00 pm
curated by Karen Smigliani
(left) Sarah Berry,, Prayer, digital photograph
(right) Sarah Berry, Trade, digital photograph
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and Athan’s Bakery and Caféare pleased to present the opening of Sarah Berry: Castoffs & Containers at the Athan’s Café Art Gallery in Brighton. This exhibition features Sarah Berry’s mixed media pieces that combine her photographs with objects - new or used – either previously discarded or destined to become castoffs. Her photography is photojournalistic in style, capturing scenes in clear detail often with a dash of bold color. The addition of objects relating to each photograph illustrates our attempts to contain our environment, our spirit, our physical being. They prompt us to consider that, eventually, these objects will be discarded, becoming castoffs in the World.
Light and visually appealing, her work gently, and sometimes not so gently, reminds us of the impact our ‘stuff’ has on our unique and wondrous planet, Earth. Sarah’s repurposing of everyday items hints to us to imagine ways of reusing our containers and castoffs.
A public opening reception is Sunday August 3rd from 7:00-9:00 pm. The exhibition runs from July 9, 2014 through September 30, 2014 and is open daily from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Athan’s Café Art Gallery, 407 Washington St., Brighton Center, MA.| MBTA: Buses 57, 65, 86, 501, 503 | Handicapped accessible, Free wi-fi and air-conditioned.
Sarah Berry, of Allston, is a founding member of Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) and is a member of the Council of Advisors. She minored in darkroom photography and visual arts at George Mason University and held an internship as a studio and events photographer at the Smithsonian Institution. Since her graduation in 2005 she has taught art and photography to adults and children, and currently leads Pics in the Parks Workshops for the City of Boston Parks Department. Sarah completed an MS in Arts Administration at Boston University in 2011. She is currently the program manager at The Art Connection and continues to make art that conveys her sense of humor, wanderlust, and care for the environment. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Israel and is part of permanent collections in France, Washington DC, and Boston. She has exhibited at Boston University, Boston City Hall, the Faneuil Library Art Gallery and in galleries in Fairfax, Virginia and Washington DC.
Karen Smigliani, of Newton, isa Founding Member of Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) and member of the Council of Advisors. She has curated several group and solo exhibits with UVA. Karen has worked in Graphic Design and Advertising with recent experience as an Account Executive. She holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 40 solo and group curated educational exhibitions at nine different venues in the Greater Boston area.
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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).