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Articles Ross Normandin. "Under Sun, Over Time." 2016. Vinyl. 48 x 216”. Courtesy the artist and GRIN.
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Inside/Out: Ross Normandin

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…

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On the Wall: Assaf Evron

I remember many discussions from my time in art school about the “conventions of the gallery” and it’ white-walled, white-pedestalled attempts at non-architecture. With this consideration, the “white cube,” it is perhaps an odd choice for a show about architecture.…

Reviews Nari WardSun Splashed, Listri Libreria, 2013Chromogenic color print83 7/8 x 63 inches (213 × 160 cm)Photographed by Lee JaffeCourtesy the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and Havana© 2017NariWard
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Piecing Things Together: Nari Ward at the ICA

Walking into Nari Ward’s retrospective Sun Splashed at the ICA Boston, you are greeted with calypso music piping out of a bright yellow bodega awning that reads HAPPY SMILERS in kitschy font. Hanging bottles of colorful Tropical Fantasy fruit soda…

Articles Caroline Bagenal, Summer Palace, 2017, willow branches, marsh reeds, newspapers, paint, dimensions variable. Photo Credit: Stewart Clements.
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Matrices of Memory: Caroline Bagenal’s Summer Palace

The ethereal aesthetic of Caroline Bagenal’s Summer Palace—on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery through June 11—awakens one’s emotions. In this exhibition, her sculptures hang from the ceiling rather than stand on plinths. They activate the gallery’s negative space, immediately engaging…

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Alida Cervantes: Majas, cambujas y virreinacas

Majas, cambujas y virreinacas by Alida Cervantes, currently on view at the Mills Gallery and curated by Candice Ivy, presents a series of works which integrate Mexico’s racially and socially charged colonial past with personal experiences and investigations of the…

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Man Caves: A Conversation with Kenneth Tam

Masculinity and social isolation is a topic of current debate and much speculation. From militias to communities of Internet trolls, American men are forming social ties through aggression, violence, and misogyny. Artist Kenneth Tam’s video Breakfast in Bed (2016), recently…

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Give and Take: Evelyn Rydz’s Floating Artifacts

Evelyn Rydz’s Floating Artifacts, at the Aidekman Arts Center, is presented as a part of SMFA’s larger project, The Ocean After Nature, which examines the human effects on the ocean. Rydz’s collecting, cataloging, and display of the “floating artifacts” is…

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Suggested for You at localhost & LUCAD

Suggested for You, the third exhibition curated and organized by localhost, is hosted on the video game platform Minecraft—a game devoted to crafting, building, and rebuilding. The game, which allows users to create entire virtual worlds, transmits the gallery experience…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH IAN SOLASKI OF BLESHÜE

Ian Solaski is a graduating senior at the Studio for Interrelated Media at MassArt. I was first exposed to his work as his professor. This encounter was intense; he was developing a performance in which he violently translated the Sandy…

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Drawings by Sofi Brazzeal
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Review: The Split at GRIN

At first glance, The Split, curated by Amanda Schmitt, feels schizophrenic. The works span media from video to drawing, painting, sound, and sculpture and a diagonal wall physically extenuates the mental dissonance. At first, it is very tempting to read…

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Wild Child: Beverly Semmes

Since the 1990s, Beverly Semmes’s work has been at the forefront of contemporary art. Semmes’s work is situated at the nexus of American feminism, puritanism, and history of sculpture and craft. This work spans across disciplines and cultures, from photography,…

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West: Kathya Maria Landeros at kijidome

West, Kathya M. Landeros’s photography show at kijidome, presents both the people and the land of Central California and Eastern Washington State, bringing a particular reality – that of Latinx agricultural communities in these regions – into focus. In a…

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