Boston University Sherman Gallery PresentsNicole D’Agata: The Australia Paintings

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
August 23rd, 2004

Contact: Amy Corcoran, 617/353-7293 | amycorco@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University’s Sherman Gallery presents an exhibition by Boston University alumna Nicole D’Agata, comprised of the artist’s works inspired by her artist residency in Australia. “Nicole D’Agata: The Australia Paintings” will be on view from Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, October 22. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 9 from 5:30-7:30pm – the event is open to the public and the artist will be present.

In 2001, D’Agata was invited to participate in the Parks Victoria’s Artist in Residence Program in Victoria, Australia. Interested in exploring a painting tradition distinct from dominant Western styles, D’Agata embraced the techniques of the aboriginal artists living in and near Victoria. From her experience she developed a new reason to paint the landscape: to share culture and tell stories. Her new series of paintings are inspired by traditional aboriginal rock paintings and incorporate aboriginal symbols and text.

Nicole D’Agata received her BFA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Boston University’s School of Visual Arts in 1999. She has exhibited her work throughout New England including solo exhibitions at Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier, VT; Gallery on the Green, Shelburne, VT; and in group shows such as Tamarak Gallery, Craftsbury, VT; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; and Bowery Gallery, New York. She is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Burlington College in Vermont. D’Agata currently lives and works in Waterbury, Vermont.

The Boston University College of Fine Arts is a conservatory-style school within a major research university, offering professional training in Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts to 1000 graduate and
undergraduate students. Education at the College of Fine Arts begins at Boston University and extends into the city of Boston, a center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts was established in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University. With faculty composed of practicing professional artists, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees. Courses prepare students for future study or professional practice in painting, sculpture, graphic design, or art education. Notable alumni include painters Brice Marden and Pat Steir; Ira Yoffe, vice president/creative director of PARADE Magazine; and Richard Heinrichs, sculptor and set designer whose credits include “Fargo” and “Sleepy Hollow,” for which he received an Oscar for Art Direction in 1999.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING
OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, September 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Gallery

ARTIST TALK
Thursday, October 21, 5:30 pm at the Gallery

Information

Sherman Gallery at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor, Boston
TEL 617-358-0295
www.bu.edu/cfa

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm
Admission is free and open to the public.
The George Sherman Union Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of talented alumni, as well as current faculty and students in the School of Visual Arts at Boston University College of Fine Arts. Located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union Building at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, the gallery is highly visible to both the BU community and visitors attending programs on campus. Some artists featured in the space have included Pat Steir, Deborah Cornell, Hal Reddicliffe, Margaret McCann and Jon Imber.

Editor’s Note: Images available upon request.

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