Panel Discussion: The Artist/Gallery Relationship

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Steve Hawley, Portrait of Julia, 2011, Oil, wax, and alkyd on panel, 38 x 34 inches

Join select exhibiting artists in As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch in a conversation about their work. Themes about the relationships between gallerists, collectors, and artists will also be explored. The panel includes artists Julia von Metzsch Ramos and Richard Raiselis, moderated by Naga Gallery Owner Meg White.

Julia von Metzsch Ramos offers a body of work that is vigorous and distinctive. With the exception of one painting of an abstracted magnolia, her current works are primarily atmospheric seascapes. Ramos uses transparent layers of paint to achieve depth and illusion. This disjunction between the layers of paint application creates a tension particularly well suited to the ever-changing New England weather.

Ramos received her BA in 2007 and MA in 2010 in Fine Arts from Boston University, and then returned to Boston University as a MFA Painting Fellow at the School of Visual Arts. Ramos is in the collection of Danforth Art.

Richard Raiselis is recognized for his sweeping urban vistas and for his complex examinations of vegetation and landscape. His paintings are concerned as much with the process of seeing as they are with the things shown. Raiselis’s work takes advantage of the lofty perspectives attained above Boston’s financial district and Kenmore Square areas to develop elaborately observed treatments of dense views of structures and space.

Raiselis is an Associate Professor at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, and his work has been shown at the National Academy of Design in New York, the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Meg White is the owner and director of Gallery NAGA in Boston, MA. She has been part of the gallery and curating shows there since 1999. The gallery exhibits and represents contemporary painting, studio furniture, photography, and holography. Its principal involvement with painting from Boston and New England is accompanied by a specialization in the work of the most prominent studio furniture makers in the country.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm