The collaborative exhibition “Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes,” beginning on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. This show features the artwork of over a dozen artists. The exhibition, which is being organized by Richard Harrington, a visual artist from North Adams, features works from a wide range of artistic mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking.
All of the work exhibited as part of “Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes” in some way engages with a particular living environment. These regions of the earth, or biotopes, have a recognizable uniqueness which has inspired each individual artist to depict or capture the spirit of these places.
According to Harrington, “Biotope isn’t an exhibition about abstraction. It also isn’t specifically a show about painting, photography or the other disciplines of my exhibitor friends.” In addition to Harrington, participating artists include Larry Alice of North Adams; Peter Boudreau of North Adams; John Cooley of Chatham, N.Y.; Joanna Gabler of North Adams; Rick Harlow of North Adams; Jennifer Maestre of Maynard; Kevin McLatchy of New Wilmington, Pa.; Michael Miller of North Adams and New York, N.Y.; Ron Morris of Louisville, Ky.; Steve Quinn of South Shore; Rachel Cheetham Richard of Philadelphia, Pa.; Dan Rose of Philadelphia, Pa.; Martha Rose of Philadelphia, Pa.; and Greg Scheckler of Williamstown.