Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Friday, February 26, 2016

Two Big Announcements!

1. We now accept Apple Pay and other forms of mobile payment along with all major credit cards. So try out your new smart watch and support artist.

2. For the duration of 'Complex Simplicity' (our current exhibition) we will be open to the public on Saturdays from 12-5pm. So come visit us and see where art is made. You can still arrange an appointment to view at other times. So don't be shy, we love showing art.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

'Complex Simplicity' Artist Jay Hendrick, Joseph Shetler

Opening Reception: Saturday February 20, 5:00-7:00 
Show runs through March 19, 2015.
Curated By David Mordini

When viewing Joseph Shetlers drawings and Jay Hendricks paintings, complex simplicity comes to mind; two opposing concepts intertwined into a unifying force. It is accomplished through tedious labor and dedication to their respective mediums.

Joseph Shetler draws inspiration and general philosophy from his Mennonite background. He was raised to reject all things that create chaos through keeping life simple and minimal. He carries this simplicity through his work and life. One gets lost in meditation through the peace and tranquility of his work. Simplicity cannot exist without complexity. Josephs work is created through thousands of lines that might otherwise create disorder, yet through meticulous labor they are organized into a spiritual simplicity.
While Joseph strives to reject chaos, Jay Hendrick seems to embrace it. He sees the world as chaotic and diverse and through paint he mashes layers into unified paintings. He questions the meaning of value through the use of multiples, and putting paintings through microscopy, digitization, and erasure. He uses grids as a stabilizing force and color as a representation of cultures. It is easy to be mesmerized by his mazes and ability to mesh colors, patterns, and ideas into a unified cohesive body of work.

While very different, both artist are masters of their medium. They manage to weave this chaotic universe into simplicity.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Otis Street Arts Project at Logan Fringe Arts Space:: Opening Thursday Feb 4. 7-10 PM

FRINGE ART presents a group show including studio artists from the Otis Street Arts Project. 

February 4-28
Opening Reception :: Thursday, February 4th | 7pm to 10pm 

Otis Street Arts Project serves as artist studios for 9 Artists of various visual art disciplines, a space for workshops, demonstrations, lectures, critiques and events, a gallery, and a creative incubator for those interested in a dynamic, supportive, and community oriented work environment of professional artists. We aim to create great art and provide great art experiences. 

Artists Featured :: 
Sean Hennessey 
David Mordini 
Alma Selimovic 
Gloria Chapa 
Hebron Chism
M.L. Duffy
Liz Lescault