238 Main Street | October 12, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
A two-woman show of paintings inspired by the severity and urgency of the environmental crisis, and its complex and ubiquitous manifestations. Artists and curators Liliana Folta and Adriana G. Prat share their lyrical recreations of Earth’s topographies; worlds that are forced to morph and adapt, reminding us of what we need to change and fight for.
This exhibit is supported by Triumvirate Environmental.
Liliana Folta is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator and advocate of native plants. After leaving her country in times of military repression, she had the great opportunity to get involved in multicultural environments living in different parts of the world: Puerto Rico, through the United States and Europe. Currently living in Massachusetts. Folta has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally. From 2009 - 2015 she lived in Fort Point, Boston’s oldest artists community, where she was involved in many collaborative exhibition projects and open studios. She is a member of the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC).
During her stay in Berlin Germany 2015 - 2019, Folta presented her social-political and environmental projects in international cultural platforms, such as Humboldt University Berlin for the Berlin Science Week - François Schneider Foundation Contemporary Art Center, France - Berlin Art Week - Global Group 3000, Sustainable Art Gallery and Art in the Gerichtshöfe, the Art District Wedding, Berlin.
Most recent exhibitions:
The Umbrella Art Center Concord MA. “Earth Month” - Spoke Art Gallery, Boston MA.
Solo Exhibition - The Danforth Art Museum Juried Exhibition 2022 Framingham MA. - Lesley
University, Cambridge, MA. “Earth Day” - United Nations 75 - Global Conversation 2020;
-Midway Artist Studios/Gallery, Boston, MA. “State of the Earth” Aug, 29th -Sep. 27 - 2023
-The Piano Gallery Craft Gallery - Boston, MA. Sept. 2023 (Environmental-Date/title TBD)
-Universidad Católica Argentina - Buenos Aires UCA - Environmental Virtual Exhibit Oct. 2023
Adriana G. Prat
Adriana G. Prat is an academically-trained scientist turned artist and curator of the i3C Artists Group (www.i3CArtists.com) on a quest to inspire action for the environmental crisis. Her early passion for nature in her country of birth, Argentina, influenced her to study science, but after moving to the US, a more introspective lifestyle inspired her to become a fervent artist who studied art fundamentals in adult education centers and considers herself highly self- taught.
Adriana has exhibited extensively at juried and open shows. Some of the galleries where she recently exhibited are: Hallspace, Dorchester MA; Trask Gallery (National Arts Club), New York City, NY; The Charles Gallery and Deering Gallery, both in Gloucester MA; Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA; Association of Icelandic Visual Artists Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland; and SKT Art Spaces/Badiani Art Space, London, UK. She has also shown in museums such as the Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport MA; Metropolitan Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham MA, and academic institutions such as Cambridge College, Charlestown, MA; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge MA; and Monserrat College of Art, Beverley MA. Adriana has also exhibited at The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord MA; Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown MA; and Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge MA, in addition of alternative spaces such as Craft Central, London, UK; Logan Airport, Boston MA; Boston City Hall, Boston MA; BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) Convention, Philadelphia PA; and Academia Nacional del Tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Adriana is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Cambridge Art Association (CAA), and the SoWa Artists Guild, among others.
The reception will begin at LabCentral 238 and proceed down to the Bayer Co.Lab space.
238 Main Street Parking:
The Wadsworth Garage (entrance at 55 Wadsworth Street) and Hayward Garage (entrance at 33 Amherst Street) are a set of connected underground parking facilities that have hourly rates available for the day. The Wadsworth Garage elevators will take you directly to the 238 Main Street lobby. Parking in Hayward Garage leads you up to the outdoor courtyard across from the South Entrance of 238 Main Street.
Entrance to LabCentral 238:
Once at 238 Main Street, proceed to the North Lobby. Take the North Elevators to the 5th Floor and sign-in at the LabCentral 238 Concierge Desk.
238 Main Street
5th Floor (North)
Cambridge, MA 02142
238 Main Street
2nd Floor (South)
Cambridge, MA 02142