HAVERHILL, MA — “New and Worsening Conditions”, the latest exhibit from The Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace at Northern Essex Community College, features the work of Lowell artist Robb Sandagata, online-only through January 20, 2021.
The exhibit features twenty-six pieces exploring aspects of the human condition. Mediums include marker and acrylic.
The artist says he uses “surrealism, humor, parody, and grotesque imagery.” “Characters engage in implied, uncertain narratives—struggling for power, facing heartbreak and uncertainty, finding strength to push against oppression, horror, and chronic illness.”
Sandagata’s work includes references to pop culture, music, politics, and social issues mixed with grotesque portraiture and raw emotions.
Robb Sandagata was born in New Haven, CT and has also lived in New York, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Significant influences, in roughly chronological order, include: cartoons, comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, “Alternative” music, punk rock, zines, theater, competitive debate, mid-90s Hardcore, and band t-shirts. He studied sculpture and liberal arts at Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Lowell, MA with Emily Sandagata, some dogs, and piles of artwork.
Here is the link to the exhibit https://mcclump3.wixsite.com/website-1.
Located in the Bentley Library Building on NECC’s Haverhill Campus, the Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace Gallery features exhibits by NECC students, faculty, and artists from around the region and the world.
For more information, visit the website at www.necc.mass.edu or call 978-556-3700.