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Articles Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, "Songs of Freedom," C-Prints, 2013.
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“As I See You, You See Me”

Observance: As I See You, You See Me (up through April 8 at the Montserrat College of Art Gallery in Beverley, MA) is an exhibition of portrait photography that features multiple viewpoints on identity. Curated by Leonie Bradbury, the variety…

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Portrait of the 2016 Montreal Biennial

My favorite piece in the 2016 edition of the Montreal Biennial was also the oldest by nearly five centuries: Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Portrait of a Lady. Like any anatomically correct 16th century woman, her waist is the width of…

Articles Installation view, Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Sert Gallery, Oct 27, 2016–Jan 8, 2017. Shown: Luz Donoso, 
Señalamientos con cuerpo estrecho (Signage with Narrow Body), c. 1979. Courtesy Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University.
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See It Before It’s Gone: Embodied Absence

In a playful sequence from Cecilia Vicuña’s 1980 film Sol y Dar y Dad, una palabra bailada, a danced word, the viewer’s attention is directed towards a female character, presumably the artist. Her back is leaned against the door of…

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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,…

Articles Bill Balaskas, The Market Will Save Us, 2016. Boston performance. Curated by Lanfranco Aceti. Photography by Hilary Scott.
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Participating in the Spectacle

On September 30th, I, along with a small group of skeptical but cooperative volunteer-participants, an eager and unassuming college marching band, and one very enthusiastic curator with a megaphone, gathered at the entrance of the historic Boston Common. Together we…

Articles C.D.B. (Columbus Day Blues), October 14, 2013, 2-hour roving performance, Museum of Fine Arts/Boston. Photo credit: Terrence Jennings
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Inside/Out: The Long Night, After & Then

Inside/Out is Big Red & Shiny’s artist-in-residence series, offering a space for artists to write about their ideas, research, and challenges, and publish their inspirations, obsessions, creative experiences, and insights. Unlike an ‘Open Studio’ format, which is often predicated on potential sales, BR&S…

Articles Diana Jean Puglisi, "approach the amber flits," 2016, Courtesy of the artist
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Inside/Out: It’s Nice to Talk

I recently had the opportunity to engage in a wonderful conversation with Betty Jarvis, a recent Master’s graduate from the Art History program at Rutgers University.  I find that conversations outside of the studio are just as important as your…

Articles Rosie Ranauro, 2016. "Try not to hurt yourself." Digital media.
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Real Work: An essay on ableism and art

“I make these when I’m not making my ‘real’ work.” I heard this statement fall out of my mouth and stopped myself, horrified. I was at the opening of the BLAA Summer 2016 exhibit You Think It’s ____, But It’s…

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