Beginning Friday, February 28th, the Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill will present “P.O.E.M. (Poetics of Ephemeral Memory).” The exhibit, which features Massachusetts-based artists Jennifer Liston Munson and Tina Feingold, will be on display through March 29. Stonehill students in the Exhibitions and Collections course this semester curatored the exhibit in collaboration with Boston-based curator Beth Kantrowitz of bkprojects.
An opening reception and panel discussion is scheduled for Friday, February 28 from 6-8 p.m.
The display brings together the two diverse artists and explores ephemeral memory through abstract landscapes by finding a familiar in the unfamiliar. By manipulation of materials and medium, a conversation of visual poetry suggests feelings of nostalgia.
Through one artist’s heavily layered canvas of oil-painted “dreamscapes” or abstract floating worlds, and the other artist’s scanned, digitized, and then painted Polaroid images of sites from all around the world, these works bring into question, what is a memory?
Liston Munson has been the senior exhibition graphic designer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2002. Prior to that, she was an instructor at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass. and at Regis College in Weston, Mass.
Feingold works out of her studio in Brookline, Mass. She received an M.F.A from Boston University and has exhibited throughout New England and New York. She has taught at Boston College, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, and the College of Creative Studies at the University of California/Santa Barbara.