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Julia Csekö: Straight from the Heart – the Rant Series
August 6, 2016 - August 27, 2016
Julia Csekö’s solo exhibition Straight from the Heart – the Rant Series, on view at the Piano Craft Gallery August 6 – 27, features a new series of interactive text-based paintings. Directly confronting the viewer, Csekö invites us to witness her own interior dialogue, delving into the dilemmas and difficult questions a practicing artist must face on a daily basis. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists.
August 6 – 27, 2016
Piano Craft Gallery
793 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
Reception: Saturday, August 6, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 5-9pm & Saturday 12-5pm
Free and open to the public
Three large-scale triptychs anchor the exhibition, each comprised of three 50 by 50 inch canvases, while smaller studies provide insight into the artist’s process. Working in a reduced palette, each triptych provokes a dynamic relationship with the viewer. Csekö’s first triptych, in black and white, questions the necessity of art making. The second, in silver and white, shares the story of how Csekö became an artist. Rendered in gold and white, the third offers an honest, heart-felt answer to the insecurities and faltering faith posed by the previous canvasses. According to the artist, the written word allows her to share ideas she finds “extremely beautiful, and of the utmost social, philosophical and emotional importance,” but that would otherwise reside solely in the privacy of her own thoughts.
Born in Colorado and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Csekö received her MFA in 2013 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in many public and private collections. She is a recipient of the 2015/16 Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists, juried by Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Administered annually by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, the Fellowship fosters artists’ career development through mentorship and the production of a solo exhibition. The Fellowship is endowed by celebrated abstract expressionist artist Walter Feldman, with the goal of supporting emerging artists through opportunities for professional recognition and growth. Learn more.