October show at Atlantic Works Gallery: Environmental Effects

There are many ways to interpret what “environmental effects” can be.

Most people see the environment as the natural world where all living beings live. In that context, “environmental effects” would refer, in our view, to any influence human would have on the natural world, either beneficial or detrimental. Another way to look at what “environmental effects” refers to is the surrounding or conditions that affects humans as they grow or as they live their life.


Sandrine Colson is looking at “environmental effects” as being the changes happening in our earth due to human influences. Her pieces are made up of a mix of flowing colors with textural effects using different acrylic pouring and mixed media techniques showing to us how nature (air, water, earth and fire) evolves as humans continues doing their thing, affecting their surrounding and the seasons in detrimental ways from the microscopic to the macroscopic. A lover of oceans, she constructed a message to all in her display “under the sea,” informing us how pollution and especially plastic affect us and the oceans.


The natural and built environment are our connection to the underlying reality of existence. Due to our actions, intentional or not, our physical environment is changing in ways that make our very existence, and those connections, problematic. Our collective lives are out of balance. 

In this show, George Shaw continues and complements Sandrine Colson’s explorations from a different perspective. George’s sculpture is a combination of wood panel, paint, glass, metal and found objects. 

Show dates: October 2 – 23, 2021

Opening reception: October 9, 2021, @ 6-9 pm

Third Thursday reception (meet the artists): October 21, 2021, @ 6-9 pm

Sandrine Colson East Boston Atlantic Works October 2021
Sandrine Colson, Acrylic Pouring, “Algae Bloom”
George Shaw Filae Masestae