New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton – Reimagining the City of Shoes

September 10, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Fall Exhibitions Reception is Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 pm and will include three exhibitions (413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts; Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books; and New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton, Reimagining the City of Shoes.

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John Belli, LADYSLIPPER: Land Speed Racer, 2016

John Belli, LADYSLIPPER: Land Speed Racer, 2016. Copper, brass, leather, maple burl and other woods, aluminum, MDF, PVC. 20.5″ x 36″ x 16.5″

John Belli, LADYSLIPPER: Land Speed Racer, 2016.

John Belli, LADYSLIPPER: Land Speed Racer, 2016. Copper, brass, leather, maple burl and other woods, aluminum, MDF, PVC. 20.5″ x 36″ x 16.5″

John Belli, LADYSLIPPER: Land Speed Racer, 2016.

John Belli, LADYSLIPPER: Land Speed Racer, 2016. Copper, brass, leather, maple burl and other woods, aluminum, MDF, PVC. 20.5″ x 36″ x 16.5″

Ruth Buffington, Jim Bremer, Doreen Kassel. The Flyover Shoe Boys, 2016. Leather, Wood, Plastic Clay.

Ruth Buffington, Jim Bremer, Doreen Kassel. The Flyover Shoe Boys, 2016. Leather, Wood, Plastic Clay.

Ruth Buffington, Jim Bremer, The-Skys-the-Limit, 2016. Digital inkjet print on hot press paper with encaustic overlay. Bead embroidered airship with etched metal and found and collected objects.

Ruth Buffington, Jim Bremer, The Sky’s the Limit (detail), 2016. Digital inkjet print on hot press paper with encaustic overlay. Bead embroidered airship with etched metal and found and collected objects.

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7, 2016.

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7, 2016. Copper, brass, steel, walnut, teak, whisky barrel, vinegar barrel, aluminum, leather. 36″ x 24″ x 26″

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7 (detail) side, 2016

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7 (detail), 2016. Copper, brass, steel, walnut, teak, whisky barrel, vinegar barrel, aluminum, leather. 36″ x 24″ x 26″

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7 (cockpit) side, 2016

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7 (detail), 2016. Copper, brass, steel, walnut, teak, whisky barrel, vinegar barrel, aluminum, leather. 36″ x 24″ x 26″

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7 (engine) side, 2016

John Belli, Shoe City Airship No. 7 (detail), 2016. Copper, brass, steel, walnut, teak, whisky barrel, vinegar barrel, aluminum, leather. 36″ x 24″ x 26″

 

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