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ASUKA OHSAWA @ NAO PROJECT GALLERY

By KIMBERLY POTVIN Print this article Upon entering the NAO Project Gallery, one is instantly taken aback by the flawless appearance and high quality of Asuka Ohsawa’s work. Each painting consists of a tightly rendered gouache-on-paper drawing, blending together solid…

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INVERTED WORLD @ UNTITLED (SPACE)

By NATHAN LEWIS Print this article “One Pill makes you larger And one pill makes you small, And the ones that Mother gives you, Won’t do anything at all.” White Rabbit, from Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane, 1967. If you’re…

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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION @ MECA

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article No more than in any other occupation can the ‘worker’ define their role to themselves than in the fine arts, that is to say the “fine arts” one would practice to attain the degree…

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BREAKING THE VIDEO FRAME

By JANE HUDSON Print this article Video is the language of our culture. Video images signal to us a technological present that reveals without reflection, and can only be witnessed as it continues to present itself in an ever-flowing extreme…

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TIM NOBLE & SUE WEBSTER AT THE MFA

By MICAH J. MALONE Print this article The work of Tim Noble and Sue Webster, now on view at the MFA, is one of the more unique contemporary exhibitions Boston has displayed in years. The British couple, partners in both…

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUTRAGE

By MATTHEW NASH Print this article A brief history of outrage? How brief? Can we talk about the ridiculous number of parking tickets I get in Kenmore Square, or the car-swallowing potholes every ten feet? What about the T’s plan…

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MALDEN BLOOMS?

By THE EDITOR Print this article City opens another artists studio/gallery space in downtown Malden The City of Malden and Malden Redevelopment Authority are pleased to announce that they have acquired a new space in the downtown to open another…

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THE FIRST DRAFT IN 30 YEARS?

By THE EDITOR Print this article Is the U.S. headed for the first military draft in 30 years? According to the Utne Reader, the Bush administration is ramping up to a possible draft should they be re-elected in 2004. According…

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KANISHKA RAJA AWARDED ICA PRIZE

By THE EDITOR Print this article Boston artist Kanishka Raja, whose large-scale paintings of interior spaces combine Eastern and Western influences, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the newly renamed Digitas/ICA Artist Prize. The Digitas/ICA Artist Prize is…

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LUNCH BOX SHOW

By JAMES PINTAR Print this article For those of us with a penchant for the collectable detritus of childhood, the metal lunchbox has always had a certain allure. So it was with enthusiasm that I approached the traveling Smithsonian exhibition…

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DRAWING UPDATE

By LINDA PRICE SNEDDON Print this article Wow, this has been an amazing experience! As we approach Saturday, May 1st, we see a fantastic group of people that has been energized to act and come together as a community! The…

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JOHN O’REILLY @ HOWARD YEZERSKI

By MATTHEW GAMBER Print this article Characterized by its elongated horizontal size and finely articulated details, the panorama was originated as a painting format in the nineteenth century. In a time of fevered nationalism, many of these paintings were government…

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RANDALL SELLERS @ MILLER-BLOCK GALLERY

By MICAH J. MALONE Print this article Randall Sellers’ drawings depict meticulously rendered cities that seem to have magically appeared on the paper. The miniature cities rendered in graphite are no more than three inches and show impossible pathways leading…

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MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO @ THE GARDNER

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article I watched The Matrix: Reloaded for the first time a few days after seeing Maurizio Cannavacciuolo’s “TV Dinner” installation at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and well, I confess that the Matrix actually aided…

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GAUGUIN @ THE MFA

By LOU LARSON Print this article You have an opportunity to win a Luxury Cruise to Tahiti aboard the six star M/S Paul Gauguin Radisson. You have until May 9 to fill out your form (available in the lobby of…

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IF WE RAN THE WHITNEY

By BIG, RED AND SHINY Print this article It’s finally here…the much anticipated “If We Ran the Whitney.” Click the links below to see who your favorite BRS contributor would put in the Biennial if they were the curator: C.…

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ELIAS FINE ART CLOSES ITS DOORS

By THE EDITOR Print this article According to our news sources here at Big, Red and Shiny, Dan Elias recently closed his gallery after six years of operation. Showing the work of artists like Taylor Davis and Frank Egloff among…