Fruitlands Museum, which opened its 99th main season this spring, presents The Nobility of Things, an exhibition by artist-in-residence Jodi Colella. The exhibition opened June 29 and runs through Nov. 3, 2013. The Museum is open Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 for children 5 13, and free for members and children under 5. Fruitlands Museum is located at 102 Prospect Hill Road in Harvard, Mass. For more information please visit www.fruitlands.org or call 978-456-3924.
Mixed-media sculptor Jodi Colella investigates the inherent qualities in both found and manufactured materials and celebrates the intersection of science and art. Her sculptures are conduits for concepts and ideas, for revelations of memory, science, and social history. The Nobility of Things explores the confluence of space, time, and emotionthe rhythms of breath and body.
Says Colella, Ive been making art with found materials and traditional handwork techniques for as long as I can remember. Working with my hands was a valued skill in my family, with birthdays and holidays being an excuse for my parents to shower us with art supplies. One of my earliest bodies of work in middle school included a collection of flattened soda cans found in the debris of an abandoned building behind my house. I would paint them to illustrate the figures I saw in the rusty shapes - everything from people to fire engines.
Colella lives in Somerville, Mass. and grew up in Dorchester, Mass. For more information about the artist, visit www.jodicolella.com