We Are Lawrence

EAC: Inside Out


03/13/2015 - 9:00am to 04/24/2015 - 5:00pm


Essex Art Center
56 Island Street
Lawrence , MA

Description of Event: 

Opening reception: Friday, March 13, 5-7 pm
The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Inside Out, Markus Sebastiano, Derek Wakeen, and TNERT.
“Inside out”: In the midst of Lawrence exists a 3000sq foot industrial mill space referred to by many artists as "The Warehaus.”  Under this roof three emerging artists, Markus Sebastiano, Derek Wakeen, and TNERT, are pushing the limits of their own distinctive media.
Markus Sebastiano (Lawrence) showcases his one-of-a-kind mixed media style which incorporates the layering of photographic images over Plexiglas, spray paint stenciling, vintage materials, and faux finished-fabricated steel frames.
Olli Brix, the enigmatic vagabond and alias of Boston creative, Derek Wakeen (Methuen), merges original music productions with spirited artwork to express the fictional yet relatable world of his creator.  
TNERT (Lawrence) has little plans. His aspiration is aspiration itself; aspiring to aspire. In this quest to better himself artistically, he has found a medium to best pursue personal progress painting. Within his large scale pieces, he admittedly is still exploring the options stylistically and technically.
Image credits:
Markus Sebastiano, Outsource Future, mixed media, 4x8’, 2014
Derek Wakeen, Olli Brix (I miss you), acrylic on wood, 18 x 24”, 2015
TNERT, Rosetta, acrylic, 5x5’, 2014
For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo Sara@EssexArtCenter.org or at 978-685-2343.
The Chester F. Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center at 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA.
Gallery hours:  M-Fri 10-6
Gallery closed: April 3 and 20
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Galleries are FREE and open to the public
Essex Art Center
56 Island St.
Lawrence, MA  01840