A recent trip to Boston for the Fall event at the Boston Design Center was a creative person’s dream. The design center’s event was geared toward the designer and the creative consumer that are looking for the right painting, the perfect tile for the remodeled kitchen or perhaps the strong tantalizing lines and shapes of sculpture; Industrial Chic.

"Siblings: Black & White" William Bloomfield - NESA
“Siblings: Black & White” William Bloomfield – NESA

Industrial Chic the exhibition of the New England Sculptors Associations exhibition danced through the grounds with “captivating sculptures, soaring lines, sharp angles, and neon-bright colors” greeting visitors as the enter the courtyard and along Drydock Avenue “extending the design experience beyond the doors.” NESA stated that “the move mirrors one of the key components of the Boston Design Center: to include a wider community in a dialogue around the most exciting trends in design today.”

Located on the second level is the Gallery West Annex where “visitors can view an impressive array of sculptures with themes ranging from a contemplation of the human condition to the reimagining of found objects to create innovative new structures.”

Whether created from stone, bronze, ceramics, wood or steel each artist presented a life long journey for the eye, mind and soul. From delicate lines to bold opposing strength, sculptures have a sense of energy that passes from the creator to its audience. Light can play across the surface of a sculpture like the wind across the ocean; changing the dimension and perception of the viewer.

"79 Degrees" - Douglass Gray - NESA
“79 Degrees” – Douglass Gray – NESA

“I combine found objects in unexpected juxtapositions, which cause viewers to change their perspective,” Jane Estella says speaking of Halo. (Feature image is Halo with 79 Degrees in background)

“The New England Sculptors Association is delighted to be at the Boston Design Center with a sculpture exhibit,” said Marilyn Ewer, executive director of NESA. “Our goal is to showcase the contemporary work of our members and demonstrate how sculptures can become an integral part of a home or garden setting. Interior designers, architects, landscape designers, and other visitors can contact our artists about their work, inspirations, and commissioning sculptures.”


"White Buffalo Woman" - Elisa Adams - NESA
“White Buffalo Woman” – Elisa Adams – NESA

Artists in the exhibition include: Elisa Adams, Michael Alfano, B. Amore, Susan Barahal, Gregory Barry, William Bloomfield, Kathleen Brennan, Aaron T. Brown, Nancy N. Diefenbach, Larry Elardo, Ruth Emers, Jane Estella, Yetti Frenkel, Douglass Gray, Janese Hexon, Maria Luongo, James Rappa, David Skora, Karin Stanley, and Melanie Zibit.

The exhibit runs from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays through November 30, 2016. The Boston Design Center is located at One Design Center Place in Boston, MA. Take time to explore the artistic world around us and visit the Boston Design Center for the final month of a tremendous exhibition of sculptural fascination.

"Atomic" - Michael Alfano - NESA
“Atomic” – Michael Alfano – NESA

New England Sculptors Association, founded in 1948, is one of the leading sculpture organizations in the country. Its juried members work in a variety of media including stone, metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and recycled objects. NESA welcomes established sculptors, emerging artists, and students. NESA creates exhibitions and collaborates with partners to co-sponsor exhibits, workshops, and events that advance the understanding and appreciation of sculpture. Our members’ work is featured in National Parks, museums, galleries, universities, corporate settings, and other indoor/outdoor venues.” Learn more about NESA and view the gallery of their members by visiting http://www.nesculptors.com.

Boston Design Center is a progressive, all-inclusive design resource that is quickly becoming a leader in a fast-changing industry. Expanding beyond the traditional design trade-only model, the BDC is embracing technology, improving consumer access, co-locating with related industries, and providing innovative programming. The Innovation and Design Building and its anchor, Boston Design Center, are steadily attracting Boston’s brightest designers, skilled makers, and specialty manufacturers. http://bostondesign.com.”