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PROMPT
A show that builds over time.
5 artists. 4 installments. 8 weeks.

Xiaowei Chen
Suzi Grossman
Vanessa Irzyk
Lindsey Kocur
Sarah Rushford

2/27 Fri, 7-9 pm – Stage 1: Opening Reception
3/20 Fri, 7-9 pm – Stage 2 & 3: Artist Talk
4/17 Fri, 7-9 pm – Stage 4: Closing Reception

( Note, I’ll be participating in the artist talk, but I can’t attend the closing
reception.)

13Forest Gallery
167A Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, Massachusetts
hours : tues-weds 11-7, Thurs 11-8, fri-sat 11-6

I’m also proud have several new text art works in the shop at 13 Forest Gallery.

The Sketchbook Show, Nave Gallery Annex

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CURATED BY:

Ellie Laramee-Byers and Rachel Mello

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, January. 9, 2015;  6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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EXHIBITION DATES:

January 7-31, 2015

LOCATION:
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA

GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday-Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

ARTISTS:
Michael Ahern, Annie Aqua, Tony Astone, Heather Balchunas, Danielle Burch, Franklin Einspruch,Jasmine Gao, Emily Garfield, Sarah Gay-O’Neill, Peaches Goodrich, Rosemary LaHaise, Ellien Laramee-Byers, Rachel Mello, Chris O’Neill, Sarah Rushford, Patty M SimonSkunk,  Solei, Daria Theodora, James Weinberg

http://navegallery.org/wp/the-sketchbook-show/

I had an object/part in this project about dispensing with material things called “No Ruse”
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http://noruseboston.tumblr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/366359710210841/?pnref=story

“NO RUSE is a show about not knowing whether something being held onto is a blessing or a burden, and about letting go of things before knowing which is the case. It tries to acknowledge the essence of something’s potential importance without any commitment to it.”

On Sunday Jan 11 2015, many artists gathered at the East Boston waterfront to catapult material things into the ocean, as an act of love and self preservation! Thanks to Heather Kaplow and Liz Nofzigger for curating and organizing this, “Boston’s First Underwater art exhibition”🙂

Two of my text works are in this show, check it out!

BROADSIDE
13Forest

http://13forest.com/exhibit/show-Broadside.shtml

Broadside // October 21 – November 14, 2014

13Forest Gallery
http://13forest.com/exhibit/show-Broadside.shtml

Opening Reception: Fri 10/24, 7-9 pm

An exhibition based on modern reinterpretations of the one-sheet broadside. This body of work finds its place between the ephemeral, commercialized object and something more lasting, tactile, and intimate or conceptual. The artists investigate a range of interests including those of aesthetics, politics, humor, cartoons, poetics, and social issues. By conflating message and medium, Broadside explores how outmoded means of communication continue to hold sway in the contemporary imagination.

Artists:

Elaine Bay// Tim Devin// Pat Falco// Raúl Gonzalez III// TJ Kelley III// Tim McCool// Robert Moeller// Maria Molteni// Rhonda Ratray// Sarah Rushford// Adria Sutter

Curated by: Maggie Jensen

Public Performance Art Outside the MFA – Please Participate!

Jayne telephones
Sat June 14, 1pm
MFA Boston 
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
(Meet at Huntington Ave entrance to the MFA)
 
Now, Speak!  Is an outdoor installation at the MFA Boston by Argentinean artist Amalia Pica. It is a concrete lectern. The work encourages impromptu performances by all MFA visitors and passersby. Pica’s lectern is an invitation to publicly share our unique voices. You can read more about Now,Speak! here. http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/amalia-pica

On June 14 at 1pm, we’ll be reading Jayne telephones. It is an original text art piece by Boston artist Sarah Rushford. It is list of the six hundred most common women’s names paired with the six-hundred most commonly used verbs. The piece takes about one hour to read aloud. 

Please spread the word!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1439627129628947/1441345159457144

If you’d like to be a reader please contact me at sarahannrushford@gmail.com. or simply show up at 1pm and I’ll give simple instructions for anyone who’d like to read.

All are welcome to read or to listen. Hope to see you there! 


Jayne Telephones, text artwork, Sarah Rushford, 2014
The work is a list of the six-hundred most common women’s
names paired with the six-hundred most commonly used verbs.
 

East Boston Open Studios 
June 7
12-6pm
Atlantic Works Building
80 Border St #114
East Boston MA 02128

(Note: East Boston Open Studios is on June 7 and 8, my studio will
be open on June 7 only.)
Join me in my studio for refreshments and a chat about my
recent interdisciplinary work. Plus, see other open studios and see
how cool East Boston is! It’s easy to get here and worth the trip.

What are the next three letters, video still,  Sarah Rushford, video, 2014

Metaphoric images are intercut with footage of women with eyes closed
saying Rushford’s poems.

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Help Me With a Reading at the MFA Boston
I need readers to participate in a reading of my text artwork Jayne Telephones, at the Amalia Pica lectern – Now, Speak! 
Readers needed
Sat June 14, 1pm
MFA Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
(Meet at Huntington Ave entrance to the MFA)
Now, Speak!  Is an outdoor installation at the MFA Boston by Argentinean artist Amalia Pica. It is a concrete lectern. The work encourages impromptu performances by all MFA visitors and passersby. Pica’s lectern is an invitation to publicly share our unique voices. You can read more about Now, Speak! here. http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/amalia-pica

On June 14 at 1pm, we’ll be reading Jayne telephones; It is a list of the six hundred most common women’s names paired with the six-hundred most commonly used verbs. The piece takes about one hour to read aloud.
If you’d like to be a reader please contact me at sarahannrushford@gmail.com


Jayne Telephones, text artwork, Sarah Rushford, 2014
The work is a list of the six hundred most common women’s names paired with the six-hundred most commonly used verbs.

Come and see my new interdisciplinary work in three events and exhibitions this spring!

The Boston Drawing Project

April 2014 – March  2015
Carroll and Sons
450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sat 10am – 6pm

http://carrollandsons.net/boston-drawing-project

The Boston Drawing Project is a collection of artworks on paper housed in Boston at Carroll and Sons. Participating artists work in a wide range of media including graphite, ink, a variety of paints, photography, printmaking and collage. The drawers are open to the public during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. It is not necessary to schedule an appointment to view work in the drawers.


Sifted 9, Sarah Rushford, mixed media monotype, 2012
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What are the next three letters and, Jayne Telephones
Two Interdisciplinary Works by Sarah Rushford 

Sunday, April 20, 8pm
Please note there can be no late admittance to the performance

Presenting at 17
124 East 4 Street
Apt. 17
New York, NY 10003
5th floor walk up / limited seating

http://presenting-at-17.tumblr.com/

What are the next three letters is a video that documents a ritual that Rushford constructed in which she invited ten women into her studio and asked them to listen to and repeat her original poems with their eyes closed.

Jayne Telephones is a list of six hundred most common women’s names paired with the six hundred most commonly used verbs. In this performative version of the work the list is read aloud by Sarah Rushford and participating audience members.

What are the next three letters, video still,  Sarah Rushford, video, 2014

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Photographic Practices  
April 17-May 3, 2014
Opening Reception: April 17, 2014 6-9pm
Poetry Reading: April 24th, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: May 3rd, 6-9 pm

Atlantic Works Gallery 
80 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat, 2-6

http://atlanticworks.org/gallery/blog/
Photographers’ motivations in this new era of image making are as diverse as their means. This group exhibition embodies the richness of contemporary photographic practice, and features work from artists using both traditional and experimental techniques.


Costume Party (detail), Sarah Rushford, colored pencil on found photographs, 2014

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