From the pages of Chroma, an art annual created by 3 Montserrat alum, a commitment was formed to showcase emerging and established artists in a vibrant and varied publication. With each volume filling a need to define the creative community in New England and giving a voice to the artists residing here.
While the co-founders (Andrew Houle 00′, John Cardinal 99′ & Michael Crockett 97′) shared overlapping years attending Montserrat, a passion for illustration, comic book culture and painting formed a bond that would later bring them to form Tryptic Press and later publish Chroma vl1.
Now together releasing Chroma vl3 & vl4 a thriving and supportive collective of artists has formed. Creating an uncommon home within the “Chroma Family”, bridging abstract painters, fashion photography, comic book illustrators, community based art programs, printmakers, sound-makers and even robot-makers.
With this 30+ person group exhibition all points come together in some cases meeting for the very first time in person and on the walls, combining all four current volumes of artists. Creating new collaborations, new relationships, new directions for what has always been right in our own backyard; a New England Art Awakening.
Some of the featured artists include: Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Emily Dumas, James Weinberg, Adam Miller, Morgan Dyer, and many, many more.
On view in Montserrat Gallery from July 30-September 10 with reception and book signing event Saturday, July 30 from 5:30 – 8:00PM
Gallery Hours: M, T, W, F, 10am–5pm / Th, 10am–8pm / Sat., 12–5pm