Past Exhibitions - 2020

We Are more than a moment

We Are More Than A Moment Intro Slide

AUGUST 12, 2020 - NOVEMBER 14, 2020

We Are More Than A Moment is a call to be heard.

This virtual exhibition is organized by MCLA’s Gallery 51 and curated by Inaugural Artist in Residence, Genevieve Gaignard. Gaignard is a Los Angeles based artist whose work focuses on photographic self-portraiture, sculpture, and installation to explore race, femininity, class, and their various intersections. It is this exploration coupled with our nation’s most recent events that inspires the focus of this exhibition. The selected work echoes these themes and exemplifies the long-term prosperity of Black life.

Artists in Exhibition Section One: 

Ambrose, Cheryl Bartley, Troy Chew, Jennifer Datchuk, Alexandria Deters, Kirsten Furlong, Merik Goma, Patrick Earl Hammie, Ashley Jan, Lavaughan Jenkins, Helina Metaferia, Abe Odedina, Christina Quarles, Christian Ramirez, Juliana Rico, Michon Sanders, Holly Tempo, Jillian Thompson, Nathan Wong, Kennedy Yanko

Artists in Exhibition Section Two: 

Yasmine Diaz, Topher Gerzeli, Rachel Cassandra Gibbons, Cyd Gorman, Daesha Harris, D. Hill, Daphne Jenkins, Gladys Kalichini, Aya Kawabata, Jupiter Lockett, Nate Massari, Michi Meko, Chalice Mitchell, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Chinaedu E. Nwadibia , Veronica Preciado, Richard Rawlins, Joshua Ross, Luis Vasquez La Roche, Christopher Williams

For availability of the work, click HERE

A recording of the virtual opening is on the BCRC YouTube playlist.



sculpture by Megan Reed









Untitled sculpture by Megan Reed, photo by Megan Reed

On View: January 22 - March 14, 2020

Opening reception Wednesday January 22, 5 - 7 PM

A Practice in Process is an exhibition intended to provide a window into the process that drives artists to make work and sustain a practice. The ability to sustain a practice, challenges artists with an unending search for very basic needs; a space to create, time to create, enough inspiration to motivate actual production and the ability to physically produce a final product. A Practice in Process shines a light on one way in which many artists attempt to address the arduous path of process in their practice. To continue to make and advance their work, many artists search for and attend artist residencies at least once, if not, many times throughout their careers.  An artist residency can create a space to either change their work drastically, by moving it into an entirely different direction, or by pushing it much further in the same direction.

North Adams continues to draw artists from all over the world. Its rich burgeoning arts community continues to grow and thrive in the region, amidst spaces like Gallery 51, MASS MoCA and many other spaces like it in Berkshire County. This exhibition brings together the work of eight artists who traveled to the region to participate in the Studios at MASS MoCA artist-in-residence program, between December of 2019 and during January of 2020. A Practice in Process, with work by Megan Reed, Tara Sabharwal, Celeste Wilson, Phil Rabovsky, M Slater, Barbezat-Villetard, Jonathan Michael Korotko and Charlene Tan, will be on view from Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - Saturday, March 14, 2020 at MCLA Gallery 51. This exhibition was co-curated by Erica Wall and Charlene Tan and presented in partnership with MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists.