Opening Reception for Seventh Grade Exhibit

Bright colors, abstract designs, and projected light scans fill the Ross Gallery following an opening reception for the seventh grade’s exhibition titled Clashing Resemblances: A Similarity in Nature on May 17. The exhibit features the work of East End artists Fulvio Massi and Christine Sciulli, as well as work by the students that was inspired by the artists’ styles.

Curating an exhibition is a seventh grade tradition at Ross School. For this project, students perform all the tasks of organizing an art show. They meet and interview professional local artists, take photos, write biographies, select work, install the show, and host the opening. This year, the students received help from their art teacher Jon Mulhern, their core teacher Carol Crane, and Dean of Visual Arts Jennifer Cross.

Christine Sciulli and Fulvio Massi each have unique approaches to making art. Ms. Sciulli is an installation artist who uses light as her medium. She starts with the background of a darkened space and then uses video projection to highlight the objects she constructs within the space. Mr. Massi is an abstract painter who uses mixed media to create layers of lines and shapes in his images. He usually begins with a white or gray background on canvas, and builds his forms with acrylic paints, stencils, oil crayons, and charcoal. Although their work is distinctive, each artist expresses the forces of nature, and together their works of art create a balance of light and energy inside the gallery.

Clashing Resemblances: A Similarity in Nature will remain on view through June 12, 2013.

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