A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
126 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Tuesday – Sunday: 12-5
Incubation from Empty Space
Artists exhibiting: Genevieve Mae Burnett, Michael Tillyer, Gordon Thorne
January 8 to February 28, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5.
Open Friday, Arts Night Out Jan.8 & Feb.12
Closed Sunday & Monday
Reception & Event Dates:
January 8: Arts Night Out--The Holy Family as Set in Darfur, an Installation by M. Tillyer
February 12: Arts Night Out--Genevieve Burnett, Selected paintings and text
February 14: Sunday Afternoon Talk:'Girl Reading in Darkened Room', the Life of the Schizophrenic Painter Genevieve Mae Burnett (July 1945-November 2015),
Michael Tillyer, Director of the Anchor House of Artists,
Admission: $10.00 to Support the Genevieve Burnett Archive at the Anchor House of Artists
The form that fills empty space is an adequate definition of art. The idea that is born new from confusion can be thought of as the creative spark. The dredging of lakes filled with experience pulls forth the supply to weave and shape the stuff of reinterpretation. Over the months that introduce the new year, the empty space at A.P.E. will be filled week by week with exploration by three creative workers whose lives have been inextricably woven into the story of the Available space: Gordon Thorne, A.P.E. founder whose inspirational ideal elusively appears and reappears from the fogginess of public expectation; Michael Tillyer whose creative work and life has been as an emulator; and Genevieve Mae Burnett whose dejection has led to her final emergent victory. The A.P.E space will be open to the public at the Arts Night Out events over the next two months and at variable times over the incubation term of the working studio.
Exhibition and Events around the life and work of Genevieve Mae Burnett
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12: 5-8 pm.
Artist Talk by Michael Tillyer, Anchor House of Artists: Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 pm.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5 pm.
When an artwork leaves the artist's hand, what does it become?
Is it ever possible for it to remain connected to the intention of the artist, or does it become something else--perhaps a talisman for others to attach their meanings to?
What happens to the work when the artists leaves it, when it is left alone to become the legacy of the artist?
When she passed last November, Genevieve Mae Burnett (1945-2015) left to the care of the Anchor House of Artists just over 700 oil paintings in extant, boxes of drawings yet unnumbered, and nearly ten thousand pages of journalistic writing. It is left to its facility now to make sense of her legacy and set it in a context that honors her intention. A talk, given by Michael Tillyer, the founding director of the Anchor House of Artists, her representative and her friend, will reflect on the nascent work of organizing this archive since it was received in a jumble of boxes just five years ago. Tillyer will discuss the work up to now, the employment of a score of Hampshire College students to organize the work and inventory it, the in-depth study of Jo O'lone-Hahn and her reflective product, and the tactical work of planning for the future and to set the right context by which the work should be studied. The talk will be set in the surrounds of a limited sample of Burnett's paintings with enlargements of journal pages that relate to the oils. The exhibit will open on Friday, February 12 and the talk is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, February 14 at 2:00 P.M. Admission to the talk is ten dollars, which will support the work of the Anchor House of Artists as it moves forward to preserve and protect this work.