Group Show curated by Chuck McNally
September 30 - October 6
Former Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston teacher Chuck McNally is guest curator of “No School,” a sampling of works by other artists who attended the school. “Museum School” was the first of eleven schools of its kind founded shortly after the Civil War. These schools, including the Corcoran in Washington DC and the Cincinnati Art Academy, were all opened with a very specific program in mind – students learn directly from the great artworks/masterworks/art housed in the museum collections. This is what kept these places alive and flourishing for as long as they have.
Museum School has helped produce such recognizable artists as Jim Dine, Nan Goldin, David Lynch, and Cy Twombly to name a few. McNally’s show aims to revisit the works of former faculty and students. Because of the variety of styles and techniques present in their works, the idea of naming the show “No School” seemed suitable/fitting.
Among the artists included in the exhibition are Louis Geppetti – a realist painter and Museum School teacher of many years as well as a well loved artist in New England – and Taliah Lempert, who is based in Brooklyn where she works professionally musing her bicycles as beautifully rendered paintings. Another artist is Wendy Artin, whose watercolors rival those of John Singer Sargent and who served as Artistic Advisor to the American Academy in Rome. Also Included are Emmett McDermott who does magnificent abstract work, Stuart Coleman Budd who paints grandiose landscapes, as well as illustrations by Adrian Rodriguez and Brad Spavin, and ceramic sculptures by Celeste Falcone.