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37 Thayer Street, Boston, MA  02118 


The Canvasation Project   

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     “First Friday” Opening and Artist Reception:  Friday, March 7, from 6 – 9pm                                                                
Exhibition Dates:  March 6 – March 22, 2008

Gallery XIV announces the The Canvasation Project – a multi media exhibition that features over 100 artists and individual artworks together with 12 collaborative paintings painted by groups of participating artists and documented by film production team, “Film Our Way Films.”    The artworks and video installation will be presented together to create a space that reflects the creative process.  
The Canvasation Project engages small groups of artists to create paintings collaboratively while filmmakers film their creative process.  Individual and collective notions of artistic interpretation, visual language, and communication are filmed to explore the artist’s individual method of creative thinking and problem solving.  The layers and surface of each finished Canvasation painting presents a number of individual approaches that manifest one cohesive work of art.   
Canvasations were created by artists associated with: Kingston Gallery, Gallery XIV, Paul Alexander Gallery, Artists for Humanity, Boston Public School Art Teachers, 450 Harrison Ave Studios, The Art Institute of Boston, Montserrat College of Art, Reflect-arts.com, Hill House Boston, and The Miracle Five. 
 Film Our Way Films are Robert Flame Lamothe and Yvonne Marra Lamothe, documentary filmmakers that have been recording and investigating artists' creative flow for over twenty years. Both artists are exhibiting photographers and painters as well as arts teachers in the Boston Public Schools. 
Gallery XIV presents the works of emerging and mid-career artists who achieve balance between conceptual and avant-garde modes of representation with well-crafted and articulated works of fine art.
The Canvasation Project is supported in part by: Johnson Paint Company, BMW,

CONTACT:         William Kerr:     Tel:  617-482-1414   -  e-mail:   will@galleryxiv.com       www.galleryxiv.com