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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…

Articles Samantha Fields, from Meditations on the Tide. Courtesy of Sue Murad.
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Art in Service #4: Documentation

The question of documentation is rooted in the history of the avant-garde. Think of Dadaist or Surrealists recording their work via sound or the nascent technology of film. Think of Hans Namuth filming Jackson Pollock as he dripped his paintings…

Feature Josh Jefferson, Is that you Pumpkin, 2016, Acrylic and flashe on canvas
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Interview with Josh Jefferson

Jamaica Plain-based painter Josh Jefferson has recently received a lot of attention for his brightly colored geometric collages and head series. Jefferson will be showing his work at Steven Zevitas in the SoWa district on September 9 and has shows…

Feature "Straight from the Heart - the Rant series," solo exhibition by Julia Csekö, Piano Craft Gallery. August 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
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Running Uphill with Julia Csekö

Jonathan Talit recently met with Julia Csekö to discuss her solo exhibition Straight from the Heart – The Rant Series (August 6-27, 2016), made possible with the generous support of the Walter Feldman Fellowship and organized by the Arts and…

Articles Superimposed MBTA maps. Courtesy of Julia Csekö.
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Art Criticism: Risk Response

“The best art speaks for itself,” someone stated at a recent public discussion about Boston Creates. My immediate internal response was yes, but art also prompts, at times even goads, us to speak or write. I concede that art is,…

Articles Amanda Williams, Pink Oil Moisturizer (Fall; Overall), 2014. From the Color(ed) Theory Series. Via awgallery.com
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Art in Service: Quality

Since 2013 I’ve been focused—educatively, academically, artistically—on ‘socially-engaged art’ and the idea of learning in public.(1) Over the course of the last ten years, I’ve grown to understand the the site of my own work (as a curator, educator, artist…

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