Long View Gallery

Gallery
Through 2/15

Jodi Walsh: Past, Present and Future

Walsh displays her latest mixed-media works, which utilize paint and ceramic.
2/26 - 3/29

ReFresh V

An exhibition of works by Mike Weber, James Hunter, Ryan McCoy, Robert Stuart, Casey Vogt and Rebecca Coles.
4/2 - 5/3

Networks

An exhibition of works from Sondra N. Arkin and Eve Stockton.
5/7 - 6/7

V E R S U S

An exhibition of works by Jason Wright.
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Editorial Review

Located in a former Plymouth showroom, the aptly named Long View is the biggest commercial gallery in town. It's also arguably the best-looking one. Huge, floating white-panel walls reveal glimpses of the building's gritty bones underneath, making it not just a great space to hang art, but a popular place to hang.

Groups looking for a cool, urban room to throw a party in keep the flexible, 9,000-square-foot space hopping as an event rental, thanks to a catering kitchen in the back and a stage-like space out front for bands.

Because of Long View's double life as a gallery and event space, it can't show much 3D work. That’s a shame, says director Drew Porterfield, but it's just too difficult to move large sculptures every time there's a party.

That said, the gallery's longstanding emphasis on painting makes use of a broad — and deep — definition of the term, spotlighting gallery artists who incorporate wood (Michelle Peterson-Albandoz), pine needles (Ryan McCoy) wax (Sondra N. Arkin) and other sculptural materials into their art.

-- Michael O'Sullivan (Oct. 30, 2013)