Current Exhibition

“EXQUISITE CORPSE”
April 14th – May 22nd

 

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION
Saturday, April 25th from 7-9 p.m.

 

Gallery Seven presents “Exquisite Corpse” Surrealist Fun featuring works by artists from ArtSpace, a nonprofit community art center located in Maynard, MA. Exquisite Corpse is a game invented in the 1920′s by the Surrealist. It began as a writing game and was later played as a drawing game. A piece of paper is folded into 3 parts. The first artist draws a head then folds it over and passes it to the next artist who is only allowed to see the end of what the previous artist has drawn. The next artist draws a torso and the third the legs. When the paper is unfolded a collaborative drawing is revealed much to the delight of the participants!

Artist Gwen Murphy was introduced to the game as a child and brought the idea to her 3 studio mates at ArtSpace. In the fall of 2014 artist Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch presented the idea of a show around the game to Gallery Seven. Gallery Seven loved the idea and brought together 10 ArtSpace artists working in a variety of mediums. Two Drawing Parties were hosted at ArtSpace Studio 202 in the winter and hundreds of drawings emerged. Each artist then created two pieces of finished artwork to complement 2 of their favorite drawings.

Artists: Priscilla Alpaugh Cotter, Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch, Sue Huszar, Judith Jaffe, Sarah Jeppson Zitter, Rachel Korn, Sam Linnane, Mary K. Mooney, Gwen Murphy, and Denise Shea.

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