“At Home in the City: A Berkshire Native Photographs NYC Residents”

Artist and photographer Sophia D. Lee has a new body of black & white, analog portraits taken in the apartments and other spaces of New York City.  She spent a month in Brooklyn, visiting various neighborhoods in the city, including Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gerritsen Beach, Chelsea, Williamsburg, and Crown Heights.

These striking images include portraits of friends and acquaintances from all walks of life.  Different generations, ethnicities, vocations, and partnerships are represented in this in-depth, raw look at the faces of New York City.  When asked about this new body of work, Lee says, “There was nothing contrived about these portraits.  The process of making them was a way for me to connect with people in the places where they felt most comfortable and therefore to document the amazing diversity that exists in the city.”  The show will also include other images made in the Big Apple this summer.

Sophia D. Lee’s photographs were first seen at Bagels Too in 2008, when she debuted portraits from Poland made in the mid-90s.  She has occupied a studio at Art On No since 2006 and has exhibited at the Lichtenstein, The Marketplace, and Gallery 25.  Sophia D. Lee has taught art and photography at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield since 2003.  She also works in various other mediums including acrylic, collage, pencil, and digital formats.

The exhibit will be shown in the “Art On No Gallery“, located on the second floor at 311 North Street, during the month of September.  “At Home in the City” is free and open to the public.  An opening reception with the artist will be held during the “First Fridays Artswalk” on September 7, 5-8PM.  Refreshments will be served.

More information about Sophia D. Lee can be found at sophiadlee.wordpress.com.

"Charlotta, Carroll Gardens"

“Charlotta, Carroll Gardens”, photograph.  (c)Sophia D. Lee.

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“All Things Melville” Opening and Exhibit, August 3-26, 2012

In keeping with the general Melville theme that has been such a welcome creative rallying point for much of the area this past year, the artists of Art On No put together a very special group show in their second floor gallery space at 311 North Street. The show, entitled “All Things Melville”, opened on August 3 during the “First Fridays Artswalk”.

 

"All Things Melville"

 

"All Things Melville"Photograph by Thomas Goodrich.

 

"All Things Melville"Photograph by Lisa Merullo.

 

"All Things Melville"
"All Things Melville"
"All Things Melville"
"All Things Melville"
"All Things Melville"
"All Things Melville"
"All Things Melville"

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“All Things Melville”

The artists at Art On No will be displaying a collection of new works created in honor of Pittsfield’s celebration of Herman Melville. The exhibit will be shown in the “Art On No Gallery”, located on the second floor at 311 North Street. “All Things Melville” is free and open to the public. An opening reception with the artists will be held on August 3, 5-8PM.

Current Art On No artists include: Marguerite Bride, Daniel Brody, Deborah Rufo Burrato, Joan Palano Ciolfi, Ellen Joffe-Halpern, Kathy Gideon, Sophia Lee, Leo Mazzeo, Dawn Meltzer, Lisa Merullo, Sam Ponder, Philip Pryjma, Dee Randolph, Harrison Searles, Eric Shuman, Claudia Shuster, Nathan John Strother, and Scott Taylor. More information about Art On No may be found by visiting the collaborative’s blog: artonno.com.

The artists’ mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, oil, sculpture, mixed-media, and photography. Refreshments will be served.

"Arrowhead in Fall"

“Arrowhead in Fall”, watercolor, 12″x18″. (c)Marguerite Bride.

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“Off The Road” Exhibit, July 6-29, 2012

"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"

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“Off The Road” Opening, July 6, 2012

"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"
"Off The Road"

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Lisa Merullo Shows “Off The Road” At Art On No Gallery

Lisa Merullo will show recent artwork involving her time walking the streets of Pittsfield. The show, entitled “Off the Road”, will open on “First Fridays Artswalk” July 6, 5-8PM. An artist reception will be held the same evening from 5-7PM at the Art On No Gallery at 311 North St., Pittsfield, MA.

Lisa Merullo is an interdisciplinary artist who works in different mediums. This show will include large-scale paintings with found objects, painted hubcaps, and photographs of people in the streets of Pittsfield accompanied by voice recordings.

Lisa Merullo received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado in 1994. She joined the Art On No artist collaborative on North St. last year, coming from the Storefront Artist Project. Her work is expressionistic and hands-on, sometimes including performance. This recent work involves the incorporation of found objects into paintings with text. Having an interest in the local community, particularly the handicap in wheelchairs whom she had driven around as an EMT, she began photographing and talking to them about Pittsfield.

Art On No Gallery is located at 311 North St, Pittsfield, MA. The gallery is on the second floor. “Off the Road” is free and open to the public on July 6th during “First Fridays Artswalk”. Besides the featured artist’s show, many other members of the collaborative will have their studios open as well.

"Off the Road"

“Off the Road”, acrylic, spray enamel, found objects, 64″x34″. (c)Lisa Merullo.

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“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil” Exhibit, June 1-30, 2012

““A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil””
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”
“A Daffodil Is A Daffodil Is A Daffodil”

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