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Liz Jaff at Montserrat College of Art

  • Montserrat Gallery, (Hardie Building) 23 Essex Street Beverly, MA (map)

In conjunction with I Will Go On... at Monserrat College of Art Galleries.

Liz Jaff pushes the structure, or “body” of paper to its limits by manipulating its formal and physical qualities. In its third iteration, “Plugs and Fuses” (2015) spans twenty-six feet of gallery wall. Originally a single sheet of white paper, Jaff cuts vertical strips, twisting them downward into long coils with circles half cut out of each strand. 

Curated by Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Pam Campanaro, I Will Go On... exhibits artists whose practices parallel the characteristics of a marathoner: endurance, repetition, and focus. Each artist on view employs repetitive, laborious acts such as: drilling tiny holes into wood until it breaks, painting with a needlepoint, compulsively collecting, or meticulously hand-cutting paper to demonstrate precise focus.


I Will Go On... is on view at Montserrat Gallery, January 11 - April 2, 2016

Opening Reception 
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street (Hardie Building), Beverly, MA

Performance "It Must Be Nearly Finished" by Aaron Meyers

Thursday , January 21, 2016, 1pm-7:30pm

Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street (Hardie Building), Beverly, MA


Earlier Event: January 20
Aaron Meyers at Montserrat College of Art
Later Event: January 21
Jesse Burke at the RISD Museum