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Inside-OUT gallery, featured exhibit Gaia: Part 3 by Resa Blatman

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Inside-OUT gallery, featured exhibit Gaia: Part 3 by Resa Blatman



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Resa Blatman
“Now we, if not in the spirit, have been caught up to see our earth, our mother, Gaia Mater, set like a jewel in space. We have no excuse now for supposing her riches inexhaustible nor the area we have to live on limitless because unbounded.....” ― William Golding

Gaia: Part 3 by Resa Blatman

Spring is in bloom in Davis Square with featured artist Inside-OUT gallery, Resa Blatman. Gaia, Part 3, 2014, is an installation artwork. The media is oil and glitter on laser-cut Mylar, PVC, and PETG; oil and latex paint on hand-cut Mylar; silk and plastic flora. This installation has been on exhibit at the Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy; HereArt in NYC; 808 Gallery, Boston University; and Gallery 360 at Northeastern University. Gaia, Part 2, which is larger and similar, is currently on exhibit at The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia. To see a full list of exhibits and images, please visit my website at www.resablatman.com
 
Artist’s Statement:
Various depictions of nature is an ongoing focus in my work. My current paintings and installations speak to a warming planet, invasive plant and animal species, rising tides, and their effect on and transformation of our landscape and natural resources. To reflect this concept visually, the artworks’ subjects and surfaces are layered, and sometimes the surfaces are split apart with laser-cut forms that mimic tree branches, coral, and flora. This creates a physicality and metaphorical sound like the poetic violence of a glacier calving. As we become ever more aware of the precarious nature of our habitat, this work speaks to the vulnerability of the earth that we still so easily take for granted. I also make paintings of various sizes on traditional wood surfaces, both rectangular and oval.
 
For more information on upcoming installations, commissions, or a site-specific installations, please contact Resa at: resa@resablatman.com

About the Inside-Out Gallery

Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse cit