The first Saturday of the month is usually when the galleries in Brighton offer new exhibitions (for now, that only includes Synthetica Gallery and semantics gallery). This weekend, Synthetica opens Official Showcase, a group exhibition of paintings, assemblages and jewelry. Corinne Dean, a Chicago-based artist, presents stunningly elegant works in which piles of small, cut-out graphite drawings and silhouetted shapes on black paper are pinned across large panels of downy, sparkling fiberglass. Skulls, bows, unicorns, trees and rows of houses accumulate into whimsical, thoughtful cascades.
Also, Tom Kelly shows white works that situate boxes of artificial roses coated in white paint into larger, gummy white paintings that pair well with Dean’s work. Paintings of robots, sculptures suggestive of yoni (representations of female genitals) and a variety of other works by Charlotte Conway, Doug Meyer, Jennifer Miller and The Tank are also featured. Just down the street, semantics opens a preview of its August art auction, which will take place on Aug. 29.
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