Brickbottom Artists Association

Space <--> Color <--> Movement: Lyrical Realism into Poetic Abstraction

On view January 27-February 26, 2022 at Brickbottom Gallery.

Opening reception Sunday, February 6, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The three painters — Alexandra Rozenman, Jo Ann Rothschild, and Philip Gerstein, friends and allies in real life – come together in this show, delighting in the seeming contradiction of their styles.  The intention is to present both realist and abstract paintings together, grouped in trios.  This unusual arrangement will allow to contrast and compare each artist’s different, equally engaging approach to forming a composition, unifying the painterly field of action, and utilizing color in emotional, constructive and psychologically complex ways.

As painters, and especially color-based painters, we now live in particularly exciting times.  We can choose to situate ourselves on the shoulders of so many giants, aided by the universal availability of art historical images in full color over the web.

The near-musical vibration provided by the color-filled work of these three painters will act in concert in this exhibition to offer a particularly rich, layered and expanding experience, in the midst and in positive contrast to our year of toil, contraction and isolation.  Click thumbnails below to enlarge:


Brickbottom Gallery

The Brickbottom Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space established in 1989 and run by the Brickbottom Artists' Association (BAA). It is open to emerging and established artists in the greater Boston metropolitan area. Shows are scheduled throughout the year, and there are no fees for exhibiting.

Artists and curators are encouraged to send group show proposals along with a CD of images, image index page, artists’ resumes and statements to Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street, C-111, Somerville, MA, 02143. Questions? Email us at gallery [at]

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