DRIVE-BY PROJECTS

Joseph Smolinski, Open Water 9

Joseph Smolinski, Open Water 9, 2017, ink, acrylic, graphite on paper, 26.5 x 39.5"

Judith Belzer, Untitled (Half Empty Half Full Series)

Judith Belzer, Untitled (Half Empty Half Full Series), 2017, oil on canvas, 10 x 10"

Cheryl Molnar, Cliffside

Cheryl Molnar, Cliffside, 2015, oil painted paper, vintage magazines on wood panel, 30 x 40"

Shannon Rankin, Earth Embroidery (Glitch 1)

Shannon Rankin, Earth Embroidery (Glitch 1), 2016, hand stitched thread on paper, 11 x 11"



current project

Water is Everything

Judith Belzer
Cheryl Molnar
Shannon Rankin
Joseph Smolinski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 18, 3-5pm

Date:

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Location:

Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

Hours:

Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment:
call or text 617-835-8255.

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Drive-by Projects is pleased to present Water is Everything, an exhibition of paintings by Judith Belzer and Cheryl Molnar, and works on paper by Joseph Smolinski and Shannon Rankin.

"Water is vital for our existence. Not only do we drink it for survival, the majority of the human body is also composed of water. The earth's weather patterns are closely linked to water too, as they are determined by the complex patterns of changes and movement of water in the atmosphere."
From the website Readworks.org, intended as educational material for 8th grade students.

Joseph Smolinski's work examines human interventions in the landscape. His Open Water series looks at our dependence on water and the potential energy it holds. Considering current events, these bodies of water hold the capacity for innovation or tragedy. A phosphorescent glow illuminates Smolinski's beautifully articulated seascapes to create images that are simultaneously seductive and ominous.

Judith Belzer continues her exploration of water infrastructure and how it reflects the impact of human activity on the global landscape with her paintings of the Hoover and Glen Canyon dams. Built to last 750-1000 years, they will most likely outlive their utility on account of water scarcity caused by climate change. Belzer sees the dams as "beautiful, iconic forms that will most likely endure as monuments to our American hubris and greed."

Cheryl Molnar's collaged paintings depict fictional landscapes inspired by locations that Molnar has visited. In Cliffside, the ghostly image of acontemporary house rests precariously atop a weather-worn bluff. Though no water is visible, the effects of unchecked clearing of the land for development are apparent in the eroded cliff as the house balances on the edge of oblivion.

Shannon Rankin addresses the crisis of slowly melting artic glaciers with her Earth Embroideries. Satellite views of artic landscapes are transcribed with thread onto paper, re-forming that vast terrain into something that can be held in ones hand. Rankin's slow methodical stitching process alludes to glacial time and, hopefully, mindful mending.

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recent past projects

For more information on these and other past projects visit OH Projects and bkprojects

Maia Chao
Lauren Cross
Roberta Paul
Jay Simple
Youngsuk Suh

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Sue McNally

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Andy Bablo, Katherine Mitchell DiRico, Mike Witt

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Julia Hechtman, Kenji Nakayama, Kathleen O'Hara, Ben Sloat

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Gary Batty
Christine Hiebert
Fritz Horstman
Linda Nagaoka
Lynne Woods Turner
August Ventimiglia

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Elizabeth Alexander, Larissa Bates, Sheila Gallagher, Jeanne Heifetz, Anina Major

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Guest Curator David Curcio.
Katie Gilmartin, Nicole Maloof, Stella Ebner, Frank Curcio, Sage Perrott

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Nature Gone Wrong

Sophia Narrett, Judith Belzer, Tanya Chaly and Soe Yu Nwe

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Colleen Chartier, Bryce Andrews, Millee Tibbs

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Wendy Edwards and Eva Lundsager

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Danica Phelps, Sharon Kaitz, Alexis Golino

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Limitless and Lonesome

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Guest Curator, Kelly Sherman

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Mary Carlson, Catherine of Alexandria (after Josse Lieferinxe)

Mary Carlson and Larissa Bates

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Jane Marsching, Black Carbon Juggling

Jane Marsching, Amy Ruppel, Chris Faust, Amy Ross, Andrea Sherrill Evans

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Emily Hass, Robert Otto Epstein, Andrew Zarou

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Matthew Fisher, Julia Hechtman, Ernest Jolicoeur, Sue McNally

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In collaboration with One Mile Gallery, featuring Sophia Narrett, Rachell Sumpter, Richard Saja, and Tanya Chaly

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Ann Craven, Amy Ruppel,
Sophie Truong

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Curated by Ben Sloat; featuring work by Natalie Kennedy, Erin Morlock, Jim Ricks, Matthew Gamber, The Aishmans, Benjamin King, Ben Sloat, Darren Foote, Candice Ivy, CFYH

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Allison Bianco, Kevin Thrasher, and Lisa Young

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Holiday Sale

Drive-By's annual holiday sale includes affordable work by gallery and guest artists.

Wendy Edwards and Michelle Grabner

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Photographs by Millee Tibbs, Paintings by Karla Wozniak, with the Area 4 Food Truck painted by Nick Z, Cyrille Conan, and Sean Lundsford.

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Mary Decesar, Self portrait with bird

A selection of work from Gateway Arts in Brookline in celebration of their 40th anniversary.

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Meg Alexander

New work by Meg Alexander and Richard Forster

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Gail Boyajian, Riding Lessons

Gail Boyajian, Danielle Mourning, Amy Ross

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John O'Connor, Lottery Grid 21

John O'Connor, Janet Cohen,
Andrew Mowbray, Kelly Sherman

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Robert Otto Epstein, Ornament for Tablecloth

Robert Otto Epstein, Helga Felleisen, and Sophie Heymans

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James Kennedy, 65

James Kennedy, Steve Novick, and August Ventimiglia

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Mary Carlson, Robin

Spring in Boston

Mary Carlson, Megan Cronin, David Kelley, Ilene Sunshine

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Laura Chasman, Sylvi

Portraits

Laura Chasman, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Helena Wurzel

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Wendy Edwards, Arabesque

Parlor

Wendy Edwards, Jill Slosburg-Ackerman, Jan Johnson, Monica Johnson

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