Christina Balch and Gary Duehr
February 13 - March 8, 2014
Reception: Friday, February 21, 7-9PM
Artist Talk and Discussion: Selfies in Feminist Art, Saturday, March 1, 3-5PM
Gallery 263 presents Awake, a two-person exhibition featuring Christina Balch and Gary Duehr.
Awake imaginatively explores the unexceptional act of waking up in the morning. Centering on themes of identity and subconsciousness, Balch and Duehr use photography and domestic objects to divulge their waking moments.
Christina Balch's 27-foot wall installation, "Awake", features hundreds of small self-portraits taken with the artist's mobile phone at the time of waking every morning. Drawing inspiration from self-portraiture in feminist art, Balch builds on the subject through documentations of herself at a time when there are no conscious preparations for a self-portrait.
Balch invites visitors to actively participate in the development of "You Are Awake"; an assemblage comprised of a mirrored medicine cabinet and small articles. Visitors will share the mundane experience of viewing their reflection in the bathroom mirror, referencing waking up in the morning. A camera phone will be provided for visitors who wish to participate by capturing their reflection. Throughout the length of the exhibit, Balch will collect and add prints of these "self-portraits", or "selfies", to the cabinet assemblage.
Awake was selected for the Curatorial Proposal Series, an exhibition program that encourages curatorial experimentation of contemporary art. Gallery 263 is grateful to its generous sponsors. Our Curatorial Proposal Series Program is supported by the Cambridge Arts Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council, and we value their continued support. Gallery 263 is honored to receive a renewed operational grant for 2013-2014 from the Cambridge Community Foundation.
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Wednesday through Saturday: 12-7pm
Sunday: Event Dependent
Friday, March 14, 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm, $10
Katie Seiler Group with Michael Sachs
Seiler and her band bring an array of jazz influence and style to her originals and inspired covers. Michael Sachs opens with his compositions for saxophone duo.
Thursday, March 20, 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm, $5-$10
Zoe Sundra with American Echoes
Brooklyn based songwriter Sundra matches her acoustic sound with country tinged vocals and honest lyrics of heartaches and relationships. Local duo American Echoes bridges blues and folk with twists on modern and classic indie.
*Event admission is suggested donation
Wednesday: Vinyasa Flow
7:15pm - 8:30pm
$10 at the gallery
SPECIAL addition: Prana Flow class drop in series,
Monday nights 5:30, starting 2/17/2014. More yoga info here.
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June 1-28 2014
Application Deadline: May 4
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March 20 - April 12, 2014