Farrell Mason-Brown 0

Art for Breakfast: Liao Fei’s Perspective

Liao Fei’s exhibition at Yve Yang gallery at first glance seems to be a work in progress: perhaps even a transition between shows. Remarking on surveillance culture, Fei’s quiet exhibition not only gives visitors the uneasy feeling of being watched, but also questions tacit social acceptance of the constant government…

Julianna Thibodeaux 0

See It Before It’s Gone: Carrie Mae Weems

A Zeus, a Jesus, a jester… or is it an evil clown? Actually, it’s President Barack Obama (yes, we can still call him that for a few more precious days)—seen through the lens (literally) of artist Carrie Mae Weems. “The Obama Project” (2016, video installation), on view at The Ethelbert…

Shana Dumont Garr 0

Not a Boxing Match: A Conversation with Alexi Antoniadis

A collection of small, bright sculptures by Alexi Antoniadis are visible through the back windows of Carroll & Sons on Harrison Avenue in Boston. Seeming weightless from their perches on subtle shelving, with vibrant colors and taut shapes, they possess somehow both vintage and futuristic qualities. Last summer, two of…

Susanna Bolle 1

Listening to Jed Speare (1954-2016)

When Jed Speare died earlier this spring, Boston’s experimental arts community lost a pioneering artist, a tenacious advocate, a dear colleague, and an even more dear friend. Jed was best known for his work as a composer and sound artist, but his work was truly multidisciplinary, encompassing video, installation, and…