Maria Denjongpa: Spirit Creatures
Fri, June 7th - Sat, July 6th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th, 6-8pm
North Shore-based artist Maria Denjongpa creates vibrant, expressive “spirit creatures” out of paper mache. Each individual sculpture is created by shutting off the cerebral part of the brain and letting form, shape, expression and color emerge organically. Denjongpa’s explains her interest in spirits as “the fears, joys, vulnerabilities and pride that reside in the bones of animals and people.” Each sculpture sparks both a light-heartedness and at the same time a certain unexplainable mystique, achieving the artists’ intention of exploring the concept of spirits.
The Switchboard gallery has come alive with these unique pieces of artwork, and will be on display and available for purchase until Saturday, July 6th, 2019. For more information and to book a private showing, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstractions: Paintings by Erica Licea-Kane
Fri, May 3rd - Sat, June 1st, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm
Greg Moutafis: Comics and Illustration
Fri, March 29th - Fri, April 26th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 29th, 6-8pm
2018 HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS SHOW
November 2nd - December 31st, 2018
We are pleased to announce our first Holiday Small Works Show in the gallery at The Switchboard, featuring artwork from artists from the Merrimack Valley and beyond! This soon-to-be-annual show will offer our community the opportunity to purchase artwork at affordable prices and form relationships with local, working artists. This years’ opening was held on Friday, November 2nd, and we’re proud to announce it was our most well attended event to date, bringing together Haverhill residents and beyond!
We are excited to welcome Erica Licea-Kane, artist, educator, and last years' recipient Artist Fellowship in Painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to the gallery at The Switchboard! This is Erica’s first time showing her work here in Haverhill, and we’re excited to introduce her unique paintings to the Merrimack Valley community.
Erica's work is rooted in her background as a textile artist, created not from traditional fabrics, but by piping acrylic medium through a pastry bag, creating intricately layered pieces that are a must-see! Some see aerial, topographic imagery, while others connect to Erica’s methodical process. “The act of making my work is as important to me as the meaning of the work along with the universality of fabric and its significance to women,” Erica explains. “The formal issues attached to abstract painting and design are never far from my thoughts and significantly inform my work. I create abstract paintings from a weavers point of view.”
Join us Friday, May 3rd from 6-8pm as we celebrate another full-time artist and long-time Switchboard supporter. Erica will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served. See you there!
Kicking off the 2019 Gallery Programming at The Switchboard is Greg Moutafis, a Merrimack Valley- based artist working in a variety of media including illustration, cartooning, design, and painting. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, he has illustrated projects for a diverse group of publishers, agencies, and colleges, in addition to years of commissioned work for private collectors.
Included in the show are original sequential art and illustrations, prints, framed wall art, and copies of the artists’ recently published graphic color graphic novel, “Boom!Squad”. See you at the Gallery to enjoy Haverhill’s spectacularly diverse art scene!
HER VOICE CARRIES, Haverhill, MA
Mural painting: September 20th - October 5th, 2018
HVC Project: Ongoing throughout 2021
The Switchboard is proud to present Her Voice Carries, a mural project by Rochester, NY- based artist, Sarah C. Rutherford. We will be exhibiting Rutherford's artwork and assemblages in the gallery as she paints the first in a series of national murals here in downtown Haverhill.
Find out more HERE.
JOE LOVASCO, Mixed Media Medley
Saturday, Sept 1st - Saturday, Sept 15th, 2018
We are pleased to welcome the mixed media work of Joe LoVasco into The Switchboard! This body of work represents early experiments in collaging beginning in 2013, when LoVasco started to refine his colored pencil and scored paper collages down to abstract shapes. Considered by the artist to be "drawings," LoVasco's work is a unique, warm introduction into the joys of abstract work.
QUEENS OF THE KINGDOM: Illustrations by Amy Titus, Natalie Kassirer, and Madison Safer
May 4th - August 31st, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 5-8pm
Kassirer, Safer, and Titus bring a unique presence to the gallery walls of The Switchboard. Though varied in style, their work seems to intersect through the play with and exploration of the blurring of boundaries between the animal kingdom, ourselves as humans, and our oft precarious relationship to nature. We are honored to present their inspired illustrations to the community of Haverhill.
All work is available for sale and can be viewed during our gallery hours, Thursdays 5-8pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm, or by appointment.
BRIAN CANTY, New Work
Feb 2nd - April 27th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 2nd, 5-8pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 6th, 6-8pm
The Switchboard is proud to announce our first exhibiting artist, Brian Canty. Brian is a Haverhill native who works primarily in watercolor. His paintings depict rich landscapes infused with a visceral sense of familiarity, based in part by his keen appreciation for our unique NewEngland backdrop.