Material Needs 2020

Material Needs 2020

Eugenie Lewalski Berg | José Criollo | Christine Croteau | Rebecca Duffy | Maureen Hebert | Clifton Hunt | Amanda Kidd Schall | Donalyn Schofield | Joanne Stowell

On view, online-only: October 15 through December 10, 2020


Material Needs Grants fund the cost of the supplies required to make new artwork. Awards range from $500 to $1,500, and are supported by a single anonymous donor. This year’s exhibition showcases new work created in Worcester County by the 2019-2020 cohort of Material Needs Grant recipients.

Material Needs 2020 includes concrete sculptures and works on paper that investigate the effects of time, gravity, and weather on land and body (Berg); welded found-object sculpture that reflects on themes of peace, knowledge, and chance (Criollo); kinetic stained-glass sculptures inspired by open-water swimming (Croteau); textured acrylic paintings that express the tactile nature of the Burren region of Ireland (Duffy); a series of crystal vessels that are equal parts science and serendipity (Hebert); intricate still lifes in oil modeled after the Dutch masters (Hunt); mixed-media works that explore women in nature through mythology and folklore (Kidd Schall); life-sized drawings of endangered species that encourage closer inspection of our relationship to nature (Schofield); and a series of paintings celebrating postpartum bodies and the realities of motherhood (Stowell).

Think beyond the wall! This online exhibition allows you to engage with each artist’s creative process over the course of the grant cycle. Explore the work of the 2019-2020 cohort of artists, including work in progress, glimpses of artists’ studios, and the evolution of each artist’s body of work. Material Needs 2020 is on view October 15 through December 10, 2020. Enjoy!


Explore Material Needs 2020 here.




Above images (clockwise from top left): José Criollo welds The Hunter, metal, paper, foam, 4′ x 2′ x 2′ 5″, 2020; Christine Croteau, Three Deckers, glass and wire, 3′ x 1′ x 2′, 2019; Rebecca Duffy, Fields of Gold, acrylic on panel, 24″ x 24″, 2019.