Tuesday, December 1, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: The Place You Hang Your Hat closing reception


The Place You Hang Your Hat Closing reception: December 4th, 5pm-9pm

BOROUGH GALLERY & STUDIO 180 Flynn Avenue (through the SEABA entrance), Burlington Borough Gallery & Studio wants to extend an invitation for you to join them and their creative cohorts for the closing of their latest exhibition “The Place You Hang Your Hat.” The show, which opened at the beginning of November, will be closing on December 6th with a local cooperative celebration. The show includes ten artists from Burlington, greater Vermont, New York, and Philadelphia who will display work centered around the theme of "home." Works for sale include pieces on canvas and wood, photography and mixed media installations. During the opening reception live music by Mathias Kamin will take place from 6pm-9pm. Borough Gallery & Studio and its neighbors Vintage Inspired and Miss Pickles Attic, also opening their doors and presenting a holiday display, are located at 180 Flynn Avenue via the SEABA entrance.

Curated by resident artists Emily Wilson and Shawna Cross, "The Place You Hang Your Hat" represents the varying ideas and observations about what an artist calls home. Each artist was asked to contemplate their definition of home and write a Home Statement to be displayed at the show. With these statements as a guide, images with an emphasis on togetherness, space, or randomized inanimate objects soon reveal that notions of home are unstable and unlimited and ultimately transient. To make a home is a journey and these artist have drawn inspiration from both its comforts and uncertainties, both domesticity and wilderness, and through their work offer a place to hang your hat. For information about these artists work and perceptions of their work, in addition to more images please check out our artists interviews, conducted by resident author Stephen Orloske on our website.

On display inside and outside the studio, artists exhibiting in "The Place You Hang Your Hat" include mixed media installations by Jude Bond and Emily Wilson; paintings by Shawna Cross, Philip Hardy, Cristin Manner, Rachel Moore, and Adam Wimble; Photography by Kathryn Combs and Jon Demske; stories by Stephen Orloske; Open Studios of Mary Heinrich Aloi and Richard Corbet of Vintage Inspired LLC and Miss Pickles Attic; and live music by Mathias Kamin.

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Shawna Crossvia email at shawnacross@gmail.com, 802-782-1675 or Emily Wilson, ewilson.art@gmail.com

TOP IMAGE: Emily Wilson "Looking Inside Out", 8' x 12' , ribbon, yarn and nails, site specific installation Borough Studio and Gallery Entrance
MIDDLE: Jon Demske "R, S" Digital Fine Art Print 18" x 24"
BELOW:Philip Hardy "Burning Desire" Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"