Into the Ether  •  June 10–July 13, 2022  •  Nearby Gallery

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About the show​ and Nearby Gallery

In June 2022, Nearby Gallery exhibited the work of Monica DeSalvo, Tatiana Flis, and Rob Trumbour in an exhibition titled “Into the Ether.” This three-person exhibition was the winning submission from Nearby Gallery’s first call for curated exhibition proposals. Nearby Gallery is an artist-owned showroom and community art space operating in the heart of Newton Centre, MA. Nearby Gallery aims to create opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists and make contemporary art and art education accessible to Newton and surrounding communities.

Artist Statement

In loss, in absence, in fragility, we attach ourselves to what happens when physical forms diminish. Through a process of deconstructing, reconstructing, and layering, artists Monica DeSalvo, Tatiana Flis, and Rob Trumbour share their perspectives on permanence, fragility, vulnerability, and acceptance. Each artist takes their personal reflections and shares unique stories about the worlds we create in these moments. The imagery ranges across surrealistic landscapes, cast objects, and abstracted printed views of home and place to create a dynamic visual experience. The conversations between the work explore moments of resilience and humility, giving the viewer a glimpse at that ineffable space of wonder and mystery.