Alt Left, Local Treasures, an upcoming show featuring the work of Vanessa Woods, Mark Bryan, John Hundt, Francisco Jimenez, Michael Kerbow, Ariel Parkinson, curated by Dewitt Cheng.


Words by Vanessa Woods

"The Bay Area is of course among the most politically and cultural liberal regions in the country, its reputation for tolerance and progressive politics probably second to none. Our artists have accordingly been among the most outspoken critics of mainstream, status-quo politics as usual. Alt-Left: Local Treasures is a Bay Area art response to the current national ascendancy of the Alt-Right."

Opening: Saturday 4/29 from 6:00-8:00
April 29-June 17, 2017

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709



The Gallery at BrassWorks is pleased to announce the opening of CUTTING EDGES:The Art of Amy Putman and the Art of Pam Cooper.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 pmExhibition runs from May 19 - July 28, 2017.

The Gallery at BrassWorks is pleased to announce the opening of CUTTING EDGES:The Art of Amy Putman and the Art of Pam Cooper.

Born in New York and raised outside of Boston, AMY PUTMAN received a BFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, majoring in Advertising Design. Putman then moved to New York City, and spent 17 years as a Creative Director at CBS News. Putman co-founded Pinkwater & Putman, an award-winning marketing consultancy dedicated to making social impact by “Harnessing the Power of Good.” 

Art has been a constant in Putman’s life, but she is new to collage. After the market crash of 2008, she threw her bank statements in a shredder and spent a year painting and collaging the pieces together, an undertaking that sowed the seeds for her current work. The 2015 attack in Paris at Charlie Hebdo spurred Putman to turn to collage again, and while taking a class with Barbara Minch at the Montclair Art Museum, she found her voice with hand cut paper collage. “As an artist whose career is about controlling the message I love that collage allows me to embrace the unexpected and express emotion, whether with humor, irony, sadness or fear. I’m motivated by issues of social justice. When I have no words, I have art.”

Currently Putman is focusing on mixing media, using paint with found materials. Her work has appeared in shows in New York City and is currently being exhibited in Berlin. She is honored to be featured in the recently published book “Making The Cut | Vol.1 The World’s Best Collage Artists.” 

Pam Cooper

PAM COOPER emigrated from the UK in 1990 and became a US citizen in 2000. She spent her first four years in the US taking a BFA at Pratt Institute majoring in sculpture and graduating in 1994. 

She is a mixed media artist using primarily handmade abaca paper and simple printing techniques to create room sized installations, sculpture and miniature books, her primary focus being that of familial, social and political issues concerning children. ‘My artwork depicts the pressures that the children of today have to endure. The increased divorce rate and coping with a split family; growing up in a society that values beauty, dress and popularity above almost anything else; vulnerability to predators and bullying exacerbated by the meteoric rise in social media. I have also been looking into the historical treatment by Western countries of problem children and more recently the thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at our borders from Central America.’

Ms. Cooper makes all her own paper to the size and shape she requires for each project and also fabricates diminutive furniture for the installations. Found objects also play a large part in the work, often creating ideas for a piece. The pale parchment color of the paper and stylized drawings of the figures based on the images from old sewing patterns gives the work the look of times gone by but the subject matter is very much of today. 

BrassWorks is located at 105 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ. Originally constructed during the early twentieth century, 105 Grove Street was, for many years, home to the family-owned George Rutledge Etched Brass Works company. The property was converted into a unique professional office building in 2007 and provides space for a community art gallery. Upon learning the site’s heritage as home to a family-owned brass works company, the partners decided to transform the building while honoring its past, by naming it BrassWorks on Grove. The present building combines modern amenities with faithful restoration of the original 1930 architectural details.

The BrassWorks Gallery is open Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 

Amy Putman: 917-817-7633,, or visit 
Pam Cooper: 201-960-0439, or visit

"The French collage artist Anaïs Morisset (aka Ut Barley Sugar) is exhibiting her work from "Slices of Life" at the 36Arles Gallery.

"Slices of Life" is a personal vision of human beauty and monstrosity
both mental and physical. The collages of this exhibition are
conceived as imprints of our passages, our abandonments and our
relationships. With this work of precision, Anaïs Morisset constructs
a real visual connection around humans and plants. Her collage work
take on the form of esthetic dreams containing poetic characters,
sometimes futuristic portraits of our own mutations if nature were to
take over or sometimes slices of our previous lives. Slices of Life is
a ode to life, humanity and nature" 



36 boulevard Clémenceau .
13200 Arles, France

Gallery Hours: 
every days- 3pm - 7pm  

New Works By Andres Chapparo


Opening Reception: April 21, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition Run: April 21, 2017-June 30, 2017

Words provided by Andres Chapparo

Art lovers, and avid followers of art miss no opportunity in viewing the latest works of artists Andres Chaparro. 224 Art Gallery as well as artist Andres Chaparro is sending invitation to its entire patron for the forthcoming art exhibition. The exhibition will feature approximately 35 pieces of art work ranging from 7 foot paintings to recently published and acclaimed collage work by Chaparro.  Hope you will avail this golden opportunity and join us during the opening reception.

"My artwork aims to recognize the importance of, and honor the pioneers as well as the contemporaries of Jazz music.  Through my art, I strive to create an example of ideas that reflect the desire for social action, social consciousness, equality, justice, and cultural awareness.  Jazz music is the catalyst to all my work and I am simply the conduit in which the reality and inequities that exist in many communities in our nation and throughout the world are reflected onto my canvas.” Andres Chaparro

224 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT

Gallery Hours:
Mon - Friday - 11am - 5pm