Please note: Due to COVID-19 all 2020-21 gallery programs are remote.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday April 1st, 2021 from 5-6pm
Each year Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University hosts a Juried Student Exhibition and invites a guest juror to make selections for the show. It's an opportunity for the gallery to showcase the wonderful artwork being made in our academic community, and for students to share their artwork! This year selections will be made by guest juror, artist and educator, Edwin González-Ojeda. All current Framingham State University students, from any major, are eligible to submit up to three artworks for consideration.
In addition to the website exhibition there will be a reception to celebrate the show. The artworks included in the exhibition will be shown and three student awards will be presented at the exhibition reception. There will be opportunities for interaction with the artists and discussion about the show.
This exhibition will be hosted remotely on our website.
To register for the reception click on this Event Registration Link.
Artist Talk: Edwin González-Ojeda
Tuesday March 16th, 2021 at 4:30pm
In conjunction with the Annual Juried Show, Mazmanian Gallery is pleased to present an artist talk by guest juror, Edwin González-Ojeda. In his practice González-Ojeda joins seemingly unrelated aspects to explore the narrative that emerges at their intersection. His use of embroidery associates the conceptual junction of the masculine with the feminine in order to create a dialogue on gender norms and contemplate notions of masculinity. He reappropriates derogatory terms used to refer to marginalized people and places them in a context that toys with their meaning.
To register for the Edwin González-Ojeda's talk click on this Registration Link.
Tuesday Talks: Art and Design Lecture Series
In place of our postponed fall exhibitions, Mazmanian Gallery is presented a series of lectures by artists and designers who will spoke about their work and creative practices. The speakers included: Janine Antoni, Jessica Bellamy, Hernease Davis, Amy Khoshbin, Heidi Lau, and Tim McDonald. After each talk there was an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speaker.These virtual talks were all free and open to the public.
September 15, 2020 at 7pm
This event has passed. Click this link to view a recording of Hernease Davis’ Talk
Hernease Davis is a photo-based artist using photograms, cyanotypes, sound performance and craft to emphasize self-care through the artistic process. She has been shaping her practice into a psychological space where she may safely confront emotional scars, respond to visceral impulses, and grow in acceptance of the imperfections inherent in the material process.
September 29, 2020 at 7pm
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Janine Antoni is a visual artist who who is known for her unusual processes. Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. Antoni’s early work transformed materials like chocolate and soap and used everyday activities like bathing, eating, and sleeping as sculptural processes. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the senses. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.
October 13, 2020 at 7pm
This event has passed. Click this link to view a recording of Tim McDonald’s Talk
Tim McDonald treats painting as a sensorial language and sees paintings as the signs that translate experience. Form, color, and improvisatory mark-making act in tandem to create evocative paintings that aspire to an ambient, allover ecstatic sort of song.
October 27, 2020 at 7pm
This event has passed. Click this link to view a recording of Amy Khoshbin’s Talk
Amy Khoshbin is an Iranian-American Brooklyn-based artist, activist, and educator. Her practice, as an artist and pedagogue, builds bridges between disparate communities to counteract fear with a collective sense of empowered radical acceptance. She pushes the formal and conceptual boundaries of art-making to foster progressive social change through performance, social practice, video, rap music, installation, tattooing, teaching and writing.
November 17, 2020 at 7pm
This event has passed. Click this link to view a recording of Heidi Lau's Talk
Heidi Lau grew up in Macao, and currently lives and works in New York. Her practice engages in the making of minor history, the recreation of that which has been lost to time and man. Her ceramic work is modeled after tokens of remembrance—ritual objects, funerary monuments, and fossilized creatures—which are infested, deconstructed, and rebuilt by hand. Reconfiguring fragmented personal and collective memories, she makes collections of symbolic artifacts and zoomorphic ruins as materialization of the archaic and the invisible. In the process, she reenacts the non-linearity and materiality of the past, molding a tactile connection to the disappearing, impossible identity of home: Taoist mythology, folk superstitions, and Macau’s colonial history provide essential source material for her exploration of transcendental homelessness, displacement, and nostalgia as the condition of contemporary existence.
December 1, 2020 at 7pm
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International speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumna, and award-winning infographic designer, Jessica Bellamy, is a co-principal investigator at the Root Cause Research Center. As a trained research analyst, designer, and community organizer, in 2015, Jessica founded, GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. Since then she has worked on over 170 design projects with nonprofits and community groups and has been featured in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Forbes, Communication Arts Magazine, The Great Discontent, Create Magazine, Creative Mornings, Slack, The Dieline, Revision Path, and more. Today, Jessica is a pioneer of data equity, design justice, and abolitionist planning in the American South. The Root Cause Research Center--where she works--works alongside and equips impacted community members to develop new strategies and research studies for authentic transformative change.
For past gallery programming please visit our website: www.mazmaniangallery.com