Apr 10 2021
Material Considerations in Contemporary Art

Material Considerations in Contemporary Art

Presented by Cahoon Museum of American Art at Cahoon Museum of American Art

Join Cahoon Museum Education and Programs Manager, Michael MacMahon for a live Zoom conversation with contemporary artists Cicely Carew, Juan Escobedo and Loretta Park. In this engaging presentation, the artists will share insights into their creative practices and how they choose and combine materials for their work. The discussion will include how these choices can question notions of authorship and originality and have been important to challenging traditional concepts of art.

Cicely Carew: Boston-based artist Cicely Carew uses vibrant color, rebellious mark-making, sweeping gestures, and references to the natural and galactic world in her artwork. Her life as a mother, movement instructor, and nature enthusiast heavily influence her practice. Carew received her MFA from Lesley University’s College of Art+Design in 2020. Carew’s work is included in the permanent collections of Northeastern University, Simmons University, Boston Art Inc., the Cambridge Arts Council, and Fidelity Investments. Her work was recently featured in the Newport Art Museum’s2020-21 exhibition “Call &Response” and at the Prudential Center in collaboration with Now+There. She currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her son.

Juan Escobedo: Juan C. Escobedo (b.1985, El Paso, Texas) explores personal identity in his art installations, sculpture, and collages. Escobedo primarily creates his art out of cardboard, and he associates this material with his background as a brown, Mexican-American queer male, raised in a low-socioeconomic community along the US/Mexico border. He chose this material as a way to challenge viewers about socioeconomic and racial prejudices and raise awareness about preconceived notions of race and class.

Loretta Park: Loretta Park is a visual artist and holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA from Bowdoin College. Her work has been exhibited at Shelter In Place Gallery, Boston, MA (2020); New System Exhibitions, Portland, ME (2019); Ray Gallery, Brooklyn (2018), Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA (2017); and Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME (2017). She currently works in the Boston area and serves as a Visiting Lecturer and Compass Faculty Mentor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Admission Info


Phone: 5084287581

Email: info@cahoonmuseum.org

Dates & Times

2021/04/10 - 2021/04/10

Location Info

Cahoon Museum of American Art

4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA 02635

Parking Info

The Cahoon Museum has ample parking at the rear of the building.  Convenient handicapped parking is available.

Accessibility Info

The Cahoon museum building is fully accessible.