FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jocelyn Almy – Testa, Director
The Little Art Gallery Under the Stairs
RE: OPENING RECEPTION ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009, FROM 2-5 PM AT THE
LITTLE GALLERY UNDER THE STAIRS, LYNN.
FLOOR PLAY: WORKS BY ELLEN SHATTUCK PIERCE
(Lynn, MA – AUGUST 21, 2009 ) - - FLOOR PLAY– an exhibit showcasing relief prints and an
installation of floor tiles created from linoleum carvings by Ellen Shattuck Pierce will be on display at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs in the LynnArts, Inc building in Lynn, MA, thru October 10, 2009.
The public is cordially invited to an opening reception for FLOOR PLAY, a solo exhibition of Ellen Shattuck Pierce's new works, scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2009, from 2-5 pm.
In her FLOOR PLAY exhibit, print media artist Ellen Shattuck Pierce recycles linoleum carvings into a tiled floor. While inking linoleum blocks, Shattuck Pierce preferred looking down upon their shiny surfaces more then printing them on paper and placing them on the wall. Her linoleum floor consists of thirty 12 x 12" tiles, each individually pieced together from a fifteen year collection of the artist's used linoleum. "Floor Play" both embraces and subverts traditional ideas of polished kitchen linoleum by providing a glossy and menacingly carved floor. In addition, a suite of six related relief prints are on view.
In addition to the opening reception, the artist will also host a gallery talk about her work on September 26th at 1pm , during the Meet Me Dowtown Festival, hosted by LynnArts, Inc. , in collaboration with the City of Lynn. The Little Gallery under the Stairs will be open to visitors during the festival, and will also have a booth outside.
The Little Gallery Under The Stairs opened in June, 2006 in the lower level of the LynnArts Building in Central Square, Lynn, MA. The Little Gallery under the Stairs, also known as T.L.GUTS is the only independently owned for-profit gallery in Lynn, MA. Gallery owner Jocelyn Almy-Testa, says, “This little gallery gallery is a space where people get to tell their personal journies through visual arts, just as we did moons ago on the cave walls.” The gallery is also home to two art studios as well as an artist resource room where members of the gallery share artist's tools.
Almy-Testa specializes in artists whose works act as story tellers, conveying stories, journeys or points of view which are easily relatable to a larger audience, and cross cultural boundaries to express shared qualities of humanity.
The FLOOR PLAY exhibit is on display at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs thru October 10, 2009. The gallery is located in the lower level of LynnArts Inc., 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901.
Gallery hours: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, and by appointment. Free to the public.
For more information about this exhibit and upcoming workshops hosted at the gallery, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, call 781-715-1445.
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