MUST SEE: Adrian Montagano’s ‘The Time Tunnel’ exhibit at Nina’s Nook in Turner Falls

  • ‘The Time Tunnel’ exhibit by Adrian Montagano is at Nina’s Nook in Turners Falls. Contributed photo

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Adrian Montagano of Wendell has created “The Time Tunnel,” an installation of more than 200 unique clocks, at Nina’s Nook art gallery, 125A Avenue A in Turners Falls. The timepieces are themselves pieces of Americana, made from vintage kitchen items, souvenir trays, antique tins and silver hand mirrors, computer circuit boards and other items.

“These things are dead, useless for what they were intended for, so I resurrect them, leading time into the moment by giving them new life and a new story,” said Montagano. There is no longer a group story or community story; consensus reality is dissipating. We are going into no-paradigm chaos. Time is what you say it is now.”

Montagano is a multi-dimensional artist, and clocks are only one aspect of his lifelong expression of creativity. Most of his work is centered on trying to “manifest the construct of the cosmic story in the physical form.”

A reception with Montagano will be held Saturday at Nina’s Nook from 3 to 6 p.m. Rain date is Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. 

More information about his work can be found at: www.portalsoftransmission.com

Also showing at Nina’s Nook are metal sculptures by Turners Falls artist Jon Bander, who makes imaginative and other creatures out of scrap iron, and recently has created “dreampunk” dream catchers.

Nina’s Nook’s hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, or by appointment by calling 413-834-8800.