Early one morning in summer 2011, I was walking in Chatham on Cape Cod and I came across a rabbit, lying on its side. Its eyes were open, but it wasn't moving. Inside its ear was the most amazing blue hue. I took a photo with my phone and that was that. Until I started noticing every dead animal on the road. Ever since, I've been stopping the car -- much to the chagrin of my kids -- to photograph roadkill. Though some are upsetting to look at, together these creatures now have a second life and have morphed from disturbing to beautiful.
In Christina Zwart’s debut show at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, she presents five new large scale works of art that are each composed of smaller individual elements. Familiar objects such as condoms, dollar bills, photographs, bees and grains of sand, congregate and proliferate to become bill board sized installations that broadcast powerful messages and complex concepts. Zwart’s pieces transform in shape and meaning as the viewer moves from ten feet away to ten inches. Bringing attention to social issues such as AIDS, the pay gap, or the death of bees, these pieces provoke and inspire. This is the final week to see this show- Please join us for First Fridays, May 1st from 5p-8p.