Form and Emptiness | Miller Opie + Nilou Moochhala

Fountain Street Gallery

Dec. 1, 2024 - Jan. 15, 2023

460C Harrison Ave, Ste 2
Boston, 02118
PHONE 857-302-3067

Fountain Street Gallery presents “Form and Emptiness,” an exploration of contrasts and juxtapositions featuring the work of the gallery’s Core Members. Artists start with a blank slate and an idea, question, or impulse, and, through their creative processes, form emerges. Something wholly new, and often unexpected, may come into being. Disparate elements—color, value, size, texture, meaning and medium—ultimately relate through their interdependence in a completed work of art. Without emptiness, there would be no form. Fountain Street artists working in 2D, 3D and time-based media celebrate the duality of this push and pull to express their numerous and expansive artistic visions.

Participating Artists
Sarah Alexander, Dalvin Byron, Marie Craig, Molly Dee, Patty deGrandpre, Monica DeSalvo, Natasha Dikareva, Denise Driscoll, Tatiana Flis, Joseph Fontinha, Kay Hartung, Georgina Lewis, Frantz Lexy, Virginia Mahoney, Mary Marley, Vicki McKenna, Nilou Moochhala, Lior Neiger, Miller Opie, Chris Plunkett, Alexandra Rozenman, Steve Sangapore, Melissa Shaak, Rebecca Skinner, Robert Sullivan, Vanessa Thompson, Sylvia Vander Sluis

Curator Miller Opie is a sculptor who uses found organic material to construct lyric dimensional shapes. She recently discovered that the shadows her works cast are as interesting and important as the physical objects themselves, thus creating a new kind of form out of emptiness. Opie graduated with a BFA in Jewelry and Light Metals from the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibits nationally and is a member of Sculptor’s Guild in New York City and Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, CT. Before becoming a full-time artist, Opie was a design director in the Home Fashions Industry. Her studio is in the forest of Shutesbury, MA, and she is a Core Member of Fountain Street.

Assistant Curator Nilou Moochhala is a visual artist who investigates issues of cross-cultural change and transformation—the ‘in-between’—by juxtaposing found objects, memorabilia, imagery, and use of language to create social and political narratives. Moochhala received her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University School of Art and her BA in Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College. She has exhibited widely in New England and New York galleries, and in public art projects involving street typography, forest fabric installations, and wheat-paste murals. Moochhala is a recipient of grants from Mass Cultural Council and New England Foundation for the Arts, and her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Artscope Magazine, WBUR, and WCVB’s Chronicle. She is a Core Member of Fountain Street.

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