Gerri Rachins


  • POPROCK 4555 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 15H x 14W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 4291 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 11H x 12W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 4262 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 13H x 13W x 2D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 5349 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 18H x 17W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 5816 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 18H x 20W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 6448 - Oil paint on paper on panel 15H x 11W X 2D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 4250 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 14H x 15W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCK 4273 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 13H x 13W x 2D, 2016.jpeg
  • POPROCKS PLUS 5319 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 24H x 30W x 1D, 2016.jpg
  • POPROCKS PLUS 5340 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 36H x 26W x 1D, 2016.jpg
  • Untitled 4295 - Oil painting on canvas, 2016.jpeg
  • Untitled - Mixed media drawing with collage, color pencil, gouache and latex paint on Arches paper, 48Hx76W, 2013.jpeg
  • 2015. Untitled 3245
  • 2015. Untitled 3253
  • 2014. Untitled IDH1913
  • 2014. Untitled IDH2557
  • 2012-2014. Untitled IDH2552
  • 2012. Romper Rooms
  • 2012. Gray Matters All
  • 2012. Gray Matters Blue
  • 2012. Gray Matters Red
  • 2012. Gray Matters Yellow
  • 2009-2010. Passages
  • 2003. Line Drawing
  • 2003. Line Drawing
  • 2003. Line Drawing
  • 2003. Line Drawing
  • 2003. Line Drawing 9
  • 2003. Line Drawing 11

Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4555

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4291

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4262

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 5349

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 5816

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 6448

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4250

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4273

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCKS Panorama 5319

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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POPROCKS Panorama 5340

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled 4295

2016. Mixed media drawing with collage, color pencil, gouache and latex paint on Arches paper


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled

2016. Mixed media drawing with collage, color pencil, gouache and latex paint on Arches paper


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled 3245

2015. Graphite and color pencil, acrylic paints, on Arches paper


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled 3253

2015. Graphite and color pencil, acrylic and oil paints, on Arches paper


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled IDH1913

2014. Oil paint, ink, graphite, color pencil, Arches paper for oil paint


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled IDH2557

2014. Mixed media with acrylic paint, water soluble Caran d’Ache crayon and graphite on mylar and Stonehenge paper


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Gerri Rachins
Untitled IDH2552

2012-2014. Ink, acrylic paint, color and graphite pencil, on Arches paper


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Gerri Rachins
Trio of Romper Room Collages

2012. Mixed media collage with acrylic paint and colored pencil on paper


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Gerri Rachins
Gray Matters

Oil paint on birch panel


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Gerri Rachins
Gray Matters, blue

Oil paint on birch panel


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Gerri Rachins
Gray Matters, red

Oil paint on birch panel


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Gray Matters, yellow

Oil paint on birch panel


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Gerri Rachins
Passages

2009-2010. Mixed media drawing with collage on panel


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Gerri Rachins
Line Drawing

2003. Color and graphite pencils on birch panel


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Gerri Rachins
Line Drawing

2003. Color and graphite pencils on birch panel


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Gerri Rachins
Line Drawing

2003. Color and graphite pencils on birch panel


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Gerri Rachins
Line Drawing

2003. Color and graphite pencils on Strathmore paper


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Gerri Rachins
Line Drawing

2003. Color and graphite pencils


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Gerri Rachins
Line Drawing

2003. Color and graphite pencils


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  • POPROCK 4555 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 15H x 14W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 4555

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    15" x 14" x 1"

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  • POPROCK 4291 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 11H x 12W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 4291

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    11" x 12" x 1"

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  • POPROCK 4262 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 13H x 13W x 2D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 4262

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    13" x 13" x 2"

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  • POPROCK 5349 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 18H x 17W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 5349

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    18" x 17" x 1"

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  • POPROCK 5816 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 18H x 20W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 5816

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    18" x 20" x 1"

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  • POPROCK 6448 - Oil paint on paper on panel 15H x 11W X 2D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 6448

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    15" x 11" x 2"

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  • POPROCK 4250 - Oil paint on paper on panel, 14H x 15W x 1D, 2016.jpeg
    Gerri Rachins
    POPROCK 4250

    2016. Oil paint on paper on panel

    14" x 15" x 1"

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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4555

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4291

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4262

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 5349

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 5816

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 6448

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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Gerri Rachins
POPROCK 4250

2016. Oil paint on paper on panel


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POPROCKS 

“The origin for these paintings began with a walk on a beach in Miami. My eyes were attracted to small bits of bright colors in the vast beige field of beach sand. This visual experience reminded me of looking at a roll of unprimed canvas stretched out on the floor, with small colored jewels dispersed throughout.

As I approached, the colored bits were revealed to be small individual pieces of residual plastic that had washed up from the ocean onto the sand. No less interesting to me, I collected as many pieces as I could find, and placed them in a plastic bag. When I returned to Boston, I brought the plastic bag to my studio, released the plastic bits on a tabletop tray, and then began to play with them, inspiring me to create the POPROCKS painting series.

Fascinated by the complexity and subjective nature of human perception, I use color to initially attract viewers to the painting. In each painting, the interactions between elements of color, shape and pictorial space are often intentionally rendered with ambiguity, in an effort to undermine “first glance” assumptions. The shapes were initially torn and cut from unused cotton rag paper, glued on to rectangular three-dimensional panels, and then painted with oil paints. At times, the POPROCK paintings appear to be flat two-dimensional collages, projecting slightly out from the wall, hovering with uncertainty in the viewer’s actual three-dimensional space.

Between the eye looking and the mind thinking, assumptions about what is real and what is illusion are made.”


Gerri Rachins’ work is influenced by her love of color and the history of 20th century abstraction. She has been teaching color theory, painting, and drawing courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design for over a decade. Gerri Rachins received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Philadelphia College of Art, and also studied at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

Rachins has been a Visiting Artist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts, a Cultural Agenda Fund Panelist for the City of Boston, and Program Coordinator for the Boston Mayor’s Youth Arts Corps. She has also taught at New England School of Art & Design/Suffolk University, New England Institute of Art, de Young Museum in San Francisco, California and The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Selected Collections

  • Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States

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