This April, Nahcotta holds a captivating group exhibition titled “What Goes Around.” On view from April 1 until May 1, the opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, April 1, from 5-8 p.m., concurrent with Portsmouth’s downtown art walk.
Choosing a particular selection of 34 artists, predominantly from the gallery’s significant stable, Nahcotta challenged them with the task of creating work on a twelve-inch circular panel. Since Greek antiquity and making resurgence throughout the Renaissance, circular works of art, called “tondi” (“tondo” when singular) have been made in architecture, sculpture, and paint. Botticelli and Michelangelo, for example, both painted and sculpted more than a few scenes utilizing this form. Deriving from the Italian word “rotondo,” meaning “round,” the shape very much informs the context and narrative of the art itself, so “What Goes Around” promises an incredible range of work launching from the same dimensional foundation.
The opening reception is free and open to the public and will take place at Nahcotta on the evening of Friday, April 1, 5-8pm. Nahcotta is located at 110 Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.