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Pop-Up Day Trip: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Registration is required

Pop-Up Day Trip: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Members only, $50

Venture to Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in SOWA for an exclusive viewing of Collected Stories with a special welcome by Gallery Director Allyson Boli and presentation by artist and Boston Athenæum Community Fellow Kristina McComb. Then head down the block to Cinquecento to discuss your impressions of the exhibition over dinner.

Collected Stories is a duo exhibition featuring new works by Holly Harrison and Kristina McComb. Both Harrison and McComb are drawn to the idea of creating a visual story that documents the passing of time. Holly Harrison is an artist, writer, and poet; appropriately, her artwork is comprised of multiple bands of imagery and collage, the layers work like stanzas of modern verse, with bits of meaning half-hidden underneath like symbolism and subtext. The work reads as a narrative when paired with Kristina McComb’s recent documentation of the Boston Athenæum. Each of McComb’s photographs highlights the minute details of the books in the library’s open stacks, worn and weathered through age and use. Together, Harrison and McComb combine elements of past and present, embracing imperfections as means to tell a contemporary tale.

Kristina McComb is an interdisciplinary artist from western Massachusetts. She graduated with distinction with an AS in visual art with a concentration in photography from Greenfield Community College. She earned a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, where she focused on sharpening her skills in sculpture and continued her studies in photography, which resulted in being awarded the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography. Her work has been exhibited since 2014, most notably at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery exhibits contemporary art with a heavy emphasis on concept driven artwork by emerging to mid-career artists located across the country and internationally. The gallery primarily focuses on paintings, but also exhibits a range of other media, including photography, sculpture, mixed media and much more. AOG aims to expand the Boston art scene by seeking out strong artists who have yet to be recognized or shown in the area.

Program fee includes gallery visit and an appetizer, entrée, and soft drink at dinner. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the program fee.

Photo courtesy of Kristina McComb.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or weisman@bostonathenaeum.org.