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The Shelley Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge, located on the second floor of the Student Center, has a beautiful view of Westhaver Park. There are work tables and comfortable chairs for students to use for individual study. This space hosts campus events including galleries, guest speakers, book signings and academic breakout sessions.

Gallery

The Shelley Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge Gallery at Curry College in Milton, MA offers innovative exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists and designers. We are celebrating lifelong learning and involvement in the arts through exhibitions emphasizing artistic excellence found in diverse disciplines.

Exhibition Proposals

The Shelley Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge Gallery is currently seeking solo or group exhibition proposals from artists for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please send interest by email and state what you may be interested in along with a link to your site.

Exhibitions

Reconstructed Remains Exhibit PosterReconstructed Remains
March 21 – April 28, 2022
Reception and Celebration
Thursday, April 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

The Shelley Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge Gallery at Curry College in Milton, MA is proud to present Reconstructed Remains, a gallery of mixed media artworks by Jim Fitts and Stephen Sheffield.

This exhibition includes original works of art from the artists’ private collections. Many of the pieces have never been previously exhibited.

Both artists do not utilize any digital production techniques in creating their work, and even though both artists incorporate found materials into their art, their approach to their work and the resulting pieces are quite unique.

Jim Fitts states that he “has collected anything that has caught his eye, no matter what media or subject matter, and attempts to incorporate it into a sometimes-chaotic composition based on a formal grid structure.”

Stephen Sheffield states that he is “influenced by past and modern masters of collage and montage such as Robert Rauchenberg, David Hockney and Alexander Rodchenko, I work to construct iconic and sensitive intersecting moments between the past and the present.”

Jim Fitts is currently a Lecturer at Curry College. He has been a graphic designer, fine arts photography teacher, lecturer, and curator for over 30 years. He has had an award-winning career in both advertising and design. His mixed media work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and the subject of a solo exhibitions.

Stephen Sheffield is a native of the Boston area. He obtained his BFA in painting and mixed media from Cornell University in Ithaca NY in 1988. He went on to receive his MFA for photography and mixed media from the California College of the Arts in Oakland CA in 1993.

Stephen has exhibited nationally and internationally for many years and has a few large-scale commissions in Boston, Cambridge and New York, Philadelphia and beyond. He has been exhibiting his work every year since 1990 and his work has been featured in many national and international publications. Spanning the past 18 years Stephen has been represented in Boston by the Media Gallery, the Judi Rotenberg Gallery and most recently by the Panopticon Gallery.

Curated by Alison Poor-Donahue, MFA
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Visual and Performing Arts Department

The Shelley Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge Gallery would sincerely like to thank the executive team for making this exhibition possible. For information or a private tour, please contact Alison Poor-Donahue, curator of Reconstructed Remains at alison.poordonahue@curry.edu or 978-407-3121.

Shelley Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge Gallery
Curry College 
1071 Blue Hill Avenue 
Milton, MA 02186

Jim Fitts has been a creative director, print and web designer, art director, teacher, and a collector of fine art photography for over 30 years. Jim recently served as an Assistant Professor at the Mount Ida College School of Design.

He has held the positions of Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Executive Creative Director at Avenue, Inc. in Chicago, and Creative Director at Euro RSCG 4D in Boston. Prior to that, he was the Creative Director for Monster.com. He has served as Vice President, Creative Director for iXL/Scient, one of the world’s largest e-business solutions providers, and Hill Holiday in both the United States and Europe. He was also a partner and Creative Director at Clarke Goward Fitts. 
He has received numerous regional and national advertising and design awards. Including, among others, Hatch awards, Clios, One Show awards, ADDYs, and New York Art Directors Club awards. His work has been featured in both Communication Arts Magazine and Art Direction magazine. Jim is also the recipient of the William Gunn Humanitarian Award and the Morton Godine Medal.

Jim has curated exhibitions for the PRC/MIT Gallery as well as exhibitions at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston and the Mount Ida College Gallery. He has served as a reviewer for the Photolucida portfolio reviews and the FotoFest portfolio reviews. He was instrumental in the publishing of Harold Feinstein - A Retrospective, which PDN Magazine called one of the best photo books of the year.

Stephen Sheffield, a native of the Boston area, obtained his BFA in painting and mixed media from Cornell University in Ithaca NY in 1988. He went on to receive his MFA for photography and mixed media from the California College of the Arts in Oakland CA in 1993. While at CCA he studied directly under, and was artist assistant to  Larry Sultan. He also studied under  Cris Johnson,  Jean Finley,  Jim Goldberg and was artist assistant to  Carrie Mae Weems

Fine Art Print Work:
Influenced by film noir, crime novels and the projected memories of past eras, Sheffield constructs iconic moments of mystery, ambiguity and male insecurity. Often the images depict Sheffield’s displaced figure dressed in a suit standing, crouching, turning, walking and leaning. The figure will sometimes be blurred from movement, heightening the sense of surrounding stillness. 
Stephen has exhibited nationally for over 25 years, and his black and white photography is represented in Boston by Panopticon Gallery and in LA and Internationally by the Duncan Miller Gallery -  Collector Works Gallery and yourdailyphotograph.com.

Mixed Media: Jim Fitts

ate

ate

11 x 17, 2020
Mixed Media

stop

stop

11 x 11, 2020
Mixed Media

ALI

ALI

18.25 x 11.25, 2020
Mixed Media

Alabac

Alabac

11 x 11, 2021
Mixed Media

SW-H

SW-H

11 x 11, 2021
Mixed Media

Failure to pay

Failure to pay

11 x 17, 2019
Mixed Media

Mixed Media: Stephen Sheffield

Declaration of War

Declaration Of War

11 x 14, 2018
Collage

Blue Bird, Like Smoke

Blue Bird, Like Smoke

14 x 11, 2018
Collage

Hearts & Minds

Hearts & Minds

14 x 11, 2018
Collage

Gable End Truss

Gable End Truss

14 x 11, 2021
Collage

An Audience II

An Audience II

11 x 14, 2018
Collage

Rough Circle of Friends

Rough Circle of Friends

14 x 11, 2020
Collage