Future Visions

Regional Juried Exhibition

Selected by Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator at MIT D-Lab and Mobius affiliate)

September 1 – October 1, 2016

Reception: Saturday September 10, 7-9pm

Gallery 263 is pleased to present our Fall Regional Juried Exhibition, Future Visions, featuring 23 artworks selected by Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab and Mobius affiliate). The exhibition highlights artists from Massachusetts, Maine and New York, and includes a variety of media such as video installation, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, collage, digital art and fiber.

Each artwork in Future Visions is positioned in response to questions about fate. As a whole, the combination of work is inconclusive, as is the vast unknown of tomorrow. Rather, ambiguity leaves room for conceptual investigations: Among these pieces, you will find creative hypotheses about changes to our built surroundings and landscape, on earth and beyond. Musings on art as “meta” – a history in mark-making and visual language – are raised as the field continues to evolve. Artists react to our developing relationship with technology, and its impact on our interpersonal communication skills and abilities for human connection. Currents of paranoia, futility, loneliness, sadness and irony flow through the exhibition. Hope is not always present in the content of the work, but it is felt by these makers’ cumulatively sharp observations, their curiosity, and their regard for potential.

Gallery 263 is greatly appreciative of Nancy Adams’ help in selecting the artwork for Future Visions. Nancy Adams is the Communications Administrator for MIT D-Lab, a dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary, international development program focused on the design of affordable technology and services for resource-poor settings. Prior to working at D-Lab, for more than 20 years, Nancy was associated with the Boston-area alternative arts organization, Mobius. She served both as a longtime Artist Member, and co-Director or Director of the organization for nine years. Nancy has presented over 30 visually based performances at galleries, festivals, outdoors, and performance spaces. Additionally, Nancy has held guest teaching positions at the Massachusetts College of Art, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Montserrat College of Art, and Trinity College (Hartford). Over the past dozen years, while raising two daughters and working full time, Nancy has been developing strategies for efficiently and satisfyingly engaging in the world as an artist and citizen.

Future Visions features work by the following artists:

Gregory Albertson / Joseph Bacou / Delia Cadman / Melissa Gollance / Peter Hamlin / Sirarpi Heghinian-Walzer / Bob Hesse / Frank Koran / Leah Netsky / Jessica Nora / Petrea Noyes / Lauren Orchowski / Marcus Parsons / Ken Perez / Aleksandar Popovic / Karen Rothman / Khalid Sabree / Susan Schmidt / Alycia Thompson / Elizabeth Weiss / Timothy Wilson / Cassandra Zampini

Engage further: 

Read and listen to artist statements from the Future Visions Artists

Gallery 263 advances the artistic endeavors of makers and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. Functioning as a creative nexus, Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and our regional communities. Gallery 263 exhibits are free and open to the public.