Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Exhibit Runs: March 27- May 4, 2018
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 5-7 PM​

Artist James Chase​ exhibiting at Great Bay Community College Gateway Gallery  Portsmouth

Discarded wooden slats - Art

The Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College is pleased to feature the work of artist James Chase in an exhibition titled, In the Shadows, exploring ideas of collection, repetition, and memory. The work will be on display from March 27 – May 4, 2018. The public is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, April 11th from 5-7 PM.

Discarded wooden slats and blocks are collected and repurposed to form the structural and visual elements of Chase’s work. For Chase, the collection of found objects is a means of mentally mapping out time and place. The layering, stacking, and painting of materials references the accumulation of memories (and the objects that represent them) and the ways in which memories can be altered, replaced, or forgotten over time. The use of bright colors and abstract geometric forms on found objects results in an image that is familiar but unrecognizable – a metaphor for remembering the past but through an altered lens.

Discarded wooden slats - Art

James Chase is the Director of Community Education and Visual Arts Faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, as well as a board member for Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. He’s a national and international exhibiting artist, merging painting, printmaking and photography with social engagement practices. Since 2009, he has been featured in over 50 art exhibitions.


More Info

Information on each artist and their work can be found in the gallery.

The Gateway Gallery is located inside the atrium entrance of Great Bay Community College at 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801 and features the work of local New England artists. Contact Annette Cohen at 603-427-7665 with any questions.