November 10 - December 22
Reception: Saturday, November 10, 4-6
"Picture yourself in a boat on a river..." navigating with art through these current times. Room 83 Spring is pleased to present tangerine trees and marmalade skies, with Timothy Kadish, Carol McMahon, Robert Rindler and Judy Riola. Pop culture meets the primitive archetype in their palpable and somewhat trippy works as formal concerns colorfully translate and transform elegant and humble materials into sculpture and paintings.
Timothy Kadish fuses encaustic paint with a blow torch onto wood to produce large pierced color and line paintings and emoji-like symbols that invoke superhero insignias.
Carol McMahon combines poured acrylic and found furry stuffed animal parts into tiny abstract paintings that recall Olitski and Rothko. Robert Rindler recycles many-hued plastic salad spinners, platters and jell-o molds into towers he calls Saplings and jewel toned plastic goblets with beads he calls Oyster Lilies. Judy Riola's cheerfully dystopian and wildly colorful abstractly figurative mixed media paintings look like jazz, funk and reggae sound.
In this dark season, enter a sanctuary of repurposed wonder and resonant possibility. tangerine trees and marmalade skies heralds Icarus asending. "Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly…a girl with kaleidoscope eyes"
Timothy Kadish is a multimedia fine artist primarily working in 2d. Timothy has found a special affinity for artist materials and their various alchemical properties, and uses this awareness as a springboard to new work. He received his MFA from Boston University and is a graduate of the Diploma and 5th Year Certificate programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which culminated in the Traveling Scholars award. He has exhibited nationally and been published in numerous arts related sources. Timothy has also been recognized as an MCC Fellow in painting.
Carol McMahon was born in California and grew up in the Hawaiian Islands. She later came to the Boston area where she attended the School of Fine Arts at Boston University and earned a BFA in painting. McMahon has shown her work nationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions and venues. In 2010 she joined the Bromfield Gallery. McMahon’s work is included in public and private collections including the Gillette Company, Tufts New England Hospital, and the New Britain Museum of American Art.
A native of New York City, Robert Rindler received his undergraduate degree in architecture from The Cooper Union, and his masters from Yale University. He has been a curator, lecturer, critic and has taught in the arts for 35 years. He is an arts administrator and has lead the Academic Affairs of five different colleges and universities. He has served as the Chair of the Art Department at The University of Vermont; as Provost at Rhode Island School of Design; Dean of the Cooper Union School of Art and President at The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. As an exhibiting artist he has received wide recognition for his work including a one-person installation at PAAM titled "Recycling Vernacular" Rindler currently resides in Wellfleet, MA, where he is active on several non-profit boards in both the arts and higher education.
Judy Riola is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Vassar College. She was the recipient of a Traveling Scholarship from the Museum and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist in painting. She’s shown at galleries in Boston, New York, and California, and was included in New England/New Talent at the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artists Invitational Painting Exhibition. She lives and works in Boston.