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Into the Limelight Exhibition

by Andrew Fish

Visual Artist Andrew Fish will be paying homage to the storied NYC nightclub Limelight in the project space at the cell from August 9th – 14th. He will exhibit multiple paintings that embody the vibe, spirit, and visual orchestra of the club’s atmosphere and reimagine the space for a dance party on August 13th, celebrating the music and energy of the era. Fish also plans to install sculptural and decorative elements to make the environment more immersive and reminiscent of the 1990s nightclub. The artist will host open studio hours during his exhibition period and invites visitors to share personal stories and historic memorabilia to enhance the spirit of community and collaboration.

For this exhibition and related events Fish has collaborated with several people who were involved in the original Limelight club scene including former cage dancer, choreographer, and actor Aesha Waks, DJ Corbett, photographer Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, Gatien associate John DeRobbio, and many more to come.


About the artist:

Andrew Fish is a visual artist based in Boston, MA. He studied at School of Visual Arts in NYC
and has attended multiple artist residencies including the VT Studio Center, Manship Artists
Residency + Studio in Gloucester, MA, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China, and Mass MoCA’s
Assets for Artists Residency in North Adams, MA. He is the recipient of a Mass Cultural
Council award in Painting, a Somerville Arts Council grant, a NY Studio School Award, and a
St. Botolph Club Fellowship. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally
and internationally including The Painting Center, NYC, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA, Artzu
Gallery in Manchester, UK, and Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC. Fish teaches at
Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Lesley Art + Design in Cambridge, MA.
His work explores the intersection of abstraction and representation, using the figure to
investigate contemporary society and personal experience.

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