DRIVE-BY PROJECTS



Candice Smith Corby

Candice Smith Corby, His Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, 2014
ultramarine pigment, gouache and egg tempera on paper, 30x22"

Izabela Jurcewicz

Izabela Jurcewicz, Blue, 2019, archival pigment print, 18.3x14.6"

Linda Nagaoka,

Linda Nagaoka, Shelf Life, 2018, acrylic on mylar, 18 x 24"

 

Keris Salmon,

Keris Salmon, Boogie Woogie, 2019, cyanotype, 10 x 8"

current project

Blue

Candice Smith Corby, Izabela Jurcewicz, Linda Nagaoka
and Keris Salmon

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 11, 4-6 pm

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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“Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond”
Yves Klein

Blue is a color, a feeling, a bird, a fish, politics, etc. This exhibition presents the work of four artists who explore blue as a color and a concept.

His Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean from Candice Smith Corby’s Love Knot Series is her response to her young son’s singing of the traditional Scottish folk song My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. The poignancy of his arbitrary repetition of the ballad without realizing the heartache of its message is heightened by Smith Corby’s use of traditional egg tempera technique to depict water, waves and the blue despair of separation.

In Izabela Jurcewicz’s moving photographs from her monograph Body as Negative, she returns to traumatic memories and experiences that she endured as an inter-organ tumor patient. A blueness defines Jurcewicz’s work. She says, “Blue is a particularly paradoxical color. At once blue is the color of eternity and at the same time blue lips signalize death.” Here, Jurcewicz's images record a process of empathetic engagement that increases her ability to heal and her capacity to sympathize with the suffering of others.

Linda Nagaoka’s blue acrylic drawings on mylar document the ongoing chaos of architectural development in her Williamsburg neighborhood, and as a counterpoint, the orderliness of her living space. Drawn quickly with a brush, these gestural works are casually intimate, like a visual diary. Nagaoka's choice of color and the frostiness of the mylar add a dreamlike quality to her imagery that suggests all could change as quickly as it appears.

In a departure from her historically-based photographs, Keris Salmon’s looks to the 19th century photographic process of cyanotype to make clean abstract works. Though largely non-representational, Salmon’s images suggest the stark architectural subjects found in her project We Have Made These Lands What They Are: Architecture of Slavery. The high contrast of the saturated cerulean blue shapes and the stark white ground defies the spectral imagery often associated with cyanotypes, and presents a more modernist vision in blue.

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recent past projects

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

John O'Connor
Bang Luu
Julia Hechtman

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David X Levine
Joe Howe
Crystalle Lacouture

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Tory Fair

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Carl D'Alvia and Matthew F Fisher

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Ryan Steadman
August Ventimiglia

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Brad Killam
Christ Faust

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Mary Carlson
Grace DeGennaro
Sneha Shrestha

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New Gingham Paintings by Michelle Grabner

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Meg Alexander
Lynne Harlow

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Candice Smith Corby
Andrea Sherrill Evans
Louise Marshall
Soe Yu Nwe

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Judith Belzer,
Cheryl Molnar,
Shannon Rankin,
Joseph Smolinski

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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 F 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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