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Monday, August 20, 2007


Contact Michelle Fiorenza

For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2007

(Somerville, MA) The Nave Gallery presents, "Urban interpretations," a
photographic exhibition curated by Michelle Fiorenza featuring the work of
Violet Bryd, Kay Canavino, Karen Davis, Gary Duehr, Shane Hutton, Robin
Radin, Skye Schulte, Andrea Thompson, Peg Tuitt, Peter Urban, James Zall.
The exhibit runs from September 7 – September 28, 2007 with an opening
reception on Friday, September 7, 2007, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Urban Interpretations is a photographic exhibition which explores human
behavior, diversity, geometry, spirit, rhythms and patterns of everyday
life in the context of a densely populated urban environment. It is about
the relationship between people and their physical urban surroundings and
the impact they have on each other. The following eleven photographers
share their interpretation of this theme.

Violet Bryd captures unpredictable, momentary, usually unseen occurrences
unfolding in urban life's familiar moments, using a Polaroid
point-and-shoot instant camera.

Kay Canavino creates night landscapes to address a different sort of
beauty without the jumble of information visible in the daylight. Using
the elements of black, available light, and the artificial light that she
adds, Kay explores the urban environment to discover what the night has to

Karen Davis photographs children in an urban environment. She is attracted
to children’s moments of deep engagement with others, an object, a

Gary Duehr uses a cell phone to create images that address the energy
created by colliding vantage points. His large scale color images have a
patchy, rough quality that lends immediacy, making it harder to look
away--even though we might want to.

Shane Hutton conveys the density of an Asian city through the eye of his
camera. He believes foreign cities strip the environment of most
utilitarian uses for the traveler, allowing the implications of urban
living to be more clearly felt.

Robin Radin makes portraits of people in the context of their
neighborhood; their relationships with family, neighbors and their
immediate urban environment.

Skye Schulte highlights the patterns that persist within a city and how
they reflect the patterns found in our own human behavior. She believes
that urban life allows for constant reinvention and renewal.

Andrea Thompson portrays Las Vegas as the city of image, surface, and
constantly shifting identities.

Peg Tuitt captures the essence of Havana, Cuba – the people, the bikes,
the architecture, the history, the scale, the intimacy, the warmth, the
light, the spirit, the contradictions and most of all the hope.

Peter Urban challenges himself to see Boston as a stranger would, to find
the excitement in himself and translate that into a rediscovery of his

James Zall selects and assembles images of portions of the urban
environment, highlighting the juxtapositions that result from independent
threads of human activity.

The Nave Gallery is an important partner in Somerville’s vibrant arts
community. It is a project of ARTSomerville, a volunteer organization
that draws upon the talents of local creativity, strengthening
communication among artists and the public by presenting exhibits,
performances, and educational activities. The gallery is a noncommercial
art space featuring work of both emerging and established artists. It is
located at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse
Boulevard, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-625-4823.

Parking: Available in the West Somerville Neighborhood School after 5:00
p.m. and on weekends. The lot is located on Raymond Street. At the
intersection of Powderhouse and Curtis Street turn right onto Curtis and
take the first left onto Raymond. The lot is located about 1 block down
on the left.

MBTA: From Davis Square take Bus 88 - Clarendon Hill Highland Avenue. Exit
at Broadway and Curtis St. and walk 3 blocks north on Curtis Street. Turn
right onto Powderhouse Blvd. and the gallery will be immediately on your

All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Friday
5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

For further information, please email Michelle Fiorenza at or leave a message at: 617.623-3836.

Phone: 617.623-3836

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