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Go & See: Tuesday 4 – Monday 10 November


Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see:

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Thursday, November 6

Sonia Almeida Blue Filter

Opening Reception: MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists in Painting
New Art Center
61 Washington Park, Newton, Massachusetts 02460
6:00 - 8:30PM / FREE

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) join together to present the MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists in Painting, from October 28 - November 15, 2014 at the NAC, 61 Washington Park, Newton. The exhibition will showcase MCC's 2014 awardees-a selection of the Commonwealth's most talented artists. The installation will be curated by independent curator (and NAC Board member) Liz Devlin in collaboration with NAC Exhibition Director Kathleen Smith Redman.

The work of 15 painters will be included in the exhibition: MCC Artist Fellows
Sonia Almeida (Arlington), Sean Downey (Jamaica Plain), Sean Greene (Florence), Timothy Kadish (Brookline), Vanessa Michalak (Jamaica Plain), Robert Oppenheim (Boston), Benjamin Sloat (Allston), Azadeh Tajpour (Cambridge)

MCC Finalists
Linda Mieko Allen (North Adams), Frank Egloff (Jamaica Plain), Steve Locke (Boston), Mary Lum (North Adams), Samuel Rowlett (Easthampton), Candice Smith Corby (Plymouth), Bill Thompson (Jamaica Plain).

These painters were selected from a pool of 591 applicants. The jurors included Nina Chanel Abney (Artist), Randi Hopkins (Associate Director of Visual Arts, Boston Center for the Arts), Sarah Kurz (Artist), and Lexi Lee Sullivan (Assistant Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum). MCC Artist Fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists working across a range of disciplines, to recognize exceptional work and to support the further development of their talents. Artist Fellowships give individuals the financial ability to hone and deepen their craft.

Thursday, November 6

Beryl Korot, Text and Commentary, 1976—77. Installation: five-channel video (black and white, sound, 30:00 minutes), weavings, drawings, and pictographic video notations; dimensions variable. Courtesy of bitforms gallery, New York. Photo by John Berens.

The Artist's Voice: Faith Wilding and Beryl Korot
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
7:00PM / FREE

Fiber artists Faith Wilding and Beryl Korot have championed new ways of thinking about women, art, and materials since the 1970s. The artists join Jenelle Porter, curator of Fiber: Sculpture 1960—present, in an informal conversation on their work and interests including the use of technology. FREE tickets are required and available on a first-come, first served basis two hours prior to the start of the program; limit two tickets per person.

Thursday, November 6

Brendan Fowler

Open Tunings Performance: Brendan Fowler
MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames St Building E15, Atrium Level, Cambridge, Massachusetts
6:00PM / FREE

The 2nd of three performative events presented as part of the exhibition Open Tunings.

As part of his exhibition, Brendan Fowler will perform Spring 2011 Wall (Andrew and Max Building The New Rack) Three Benches and Six New Sampler Works at MIT List Visual Arts Center, (2014) -- a live performance with voice and Roland SP-404 sampler.

Brendan Fowler (born in 1978 in Berkeley, CA) is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, sculpture, and performance who lives and works in Los Angeles. He is the founder of the label VR/DM8H493. His artworks have been exhibited at Rivington Arms, New York; Half Gallery, New York; LAXART, Los Angeles; Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy; UNTITLED, New York; Gemeente Museum, The Hague, the Netherlands; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago.

Open Tunings seeks to provide an experimental platform to explore the various ways in which the ephemeral forms of sound and performance can inhabit the exhibition space.

Performance is free and takes place in the List's Reference Gallery. Capacity is limited, first-come, first served.

Thursday, November 6

Luisa Rabbia
Travels with Isabella: Travel Scrapbooks 1883—2008

Stir: Luisa Rabbia & Fa Ventilato: Travels with Isabella
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
7:00 PM / Tickets: $5-$15 | Purchase online or at (617) 278-5156

Travels with Isabella: Travel Scrapbooks 1883—2008. Rooted in drawing and photography, this fantastical digital film by Rabbia is accompanied by music composed by Swiss-born composer and DJ Fa Ventilato.




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