Summer On-screen Series Launches at Hampden Gallery, Digital Exhibition Curated by Sally Curcio
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces "SOS (Summer On-screen Series)," curated by Sally Curcio '95, will be on view and in circulation from June through August 1.
This digital exhibition features new works by emerging artists created during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 that both respond to and reflect on these uncertain times. Seemingly overnight, methods of communication have shifted dramatically across the globe, traditional venues have closed, and uncertainty rules. Artists, undeterred, use Zoom and other digital platforms as their medium and their venues.
Featured artists are Yasin Aribuga, Chenda Cope, Hannah Duggan Avery Forbes, Cima Khademi, Nima Nikakhlagh, Abbey Paccia, Claire Sianna Seaman, Elizabeth Sobieski and Jenny Vogel.
SOS curator, Sally Curcio, has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the US and internationally.
View the exhibition, along with curator and artist bios, at fineartscenter.com/SOS.
Hampden Gallery is a program of the UMass Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts. It has a reputation as a launching pad for emerging artists working in all disciplines.
Sally Curcio '95 has exhibited her work in galleries, museums, and for public installations throughout the United States and internationally. She has shown at numerous museums including the Children Museum of the Arts in New York City; the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, Burlington and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. In Massachusetts she has exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem; the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg; the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst; and the Historic Northampton Museum. Curcio’s work is in the permanent collections of Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts; the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Curcio’s work will be on exhibition at the Newport Art Museum June 20th through September 27th, 2020. Her work has been commissioned for numerous private and public collections, notably the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at New York University’s Langone Hospital in New York City in 2018. In 2019, She was selected as Lead Artist by the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program at Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates.