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Feature Anni Albers, "Smyrna-knüpfteppich (Bauhaus-period), from the portfolio "Connections/1925/1983", 1925 Screen print, image: 20 1/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (51.1 cm x 38.4 cm); sheet: 27 1/2 in. x 19 11/16 in. (69.8 cm x 50 cm)
Museum purchase, The Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection Acquisition Fund 2016.6.2
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See It Before It’s Gone: Anni Albers

In 1984, ten years before her death, Anni Albers published Connections—a culmination, or perhaps a synthesis, of her aesthetic worldview as captured in nine silkscreens. A recent acquisition of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, the silkscreen portfolio, reflecting nearly…

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…

Feature Anna Shapiro
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Review: Anna Shapiro at AS220

Pregnancy and parenting can create serious changes to an artist’s process. As installation maestro Sarah Sze elaborated on a 2012 exhibit in London: “The pieces in this show appear to measure space, or time, and now that I have two…

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…

Feature Chuck Hoberman. 10°. Courtesy of Le Laboratoire. Photos by John Kennard.
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Transformations: An Interview with Chuck Hoberman

Chuck Hoberman is an artist, designer, and engineer. He founded the multidisciplinary firm Hoberman Associates, is a member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and is one of the inaugural faculty members of the Harvard Graduate School of…

Feature Parallel Universe by Leah Piepgras at GRIN, October 22 - November 19, 2016.
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PARALLEL UNIVERSE: Leah Piepgras

Leah Piepgras was finishing final preparations for her solo show, Parallel Universe, now on view at GRIN when we had the following conversation. It was early October and we were eager to talk about all things abstraction, Richard Serra, physicality,…

Feature Steve Locke
The School of Love installation shot
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School of Love: Interview with Steve Locke

Steve Locke has two concurrent exhibitions taking place at Gallery Kayafas and Samsøñ called “FAMILY PICTURES” and” SCHOOL OF LOVE” The two exhibitions, which are on view now and run through November 26th. We spoke recently. Robert Moeller: There is…

Feature Jessica Rosner
Manuscript: Broken
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Review: Jessica Rosner at Yellow Peril Gallery

Jessica Deane Rosner can’t discuss the inspiration for her latest exhibit. It might suffice to say that, last September, she experienced a terrible and life-changing event. It forced Rosner to reconsider her self-concept as someone bold and brave. The aftermath…

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…

Feature Tory Fair, detail from "Campfire," 2016. Installation at VERY gallery, mixed media, 9X8X19.' Photo Credit: Stewart Clements.
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Paperweight: An interview with Tory Fair

In the months leading up to Tory Fair’s latest show, Paperweight at VERY gallery, VERY director John Guthrie and I made two studio visits to view the work in progress. On the first occasion, I met John outside a large wooden…

Feature Anila Quayyum Agha. "Intersections," 2012. Photo courtesy Peabody Essex Museum.
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Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha

Conceptual art is often too subtle to reach the edges of our preconceptions, or it is so blatant it prevents our own imaginative leaps. Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” (2012, laser-cut steel, light bulb), recently on view at the Peabody Essex…

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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