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HENRY HORNSTEIN @ THE PRC

By MATTHEW GAMBER Print this article As part of their Northeast Exposure Series, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University presents Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981. The exhibition features the work of Henry Hornstein, a New Bedford native,…

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OCD @ MILLS GALLERY

By BETH MARTIN Print this article In a society colored, shaped and devised to nurture our short attention spans, a focus on obsession is strangely refreshing. OCD (referencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), now showing at the Mills Gallery at Boston Center…

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CORPOREAL HEAT

By DIRK ADAMS Print this article Chocolate, whiskey, and the aroma of cake and rotting meat were among the bodies of material that confronted the senses during “Corporeal Heat”, a festival of performance art featuring nine artists from Canada, Germany,…

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH DAN ELIAS

By C. SEAN HORTON Print this article LET ME BEGIN BY ASKING YOU WHAT YOU’RE UP THESE DAYS. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU RECENTLY CLOSED ELIAS FINE ART IN ALLSTON AFTER SIX YEARS AND THAT YOU TURNED OVER YOUR POSITION AS…

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YOU SHOULD LOVE YOUR WHITNEY BIENNIAL

By CHRISTOPHE PEREZ Print this article Disliking the Whitney Biennial is nowadays a very common attitude and, for a critic, always a safer opinion. The prevalent argument against this biennial is actually justified: the curatorial will is hard to catch…

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EVENT DRAWING PROJECT NEWS UPDATE

By LINDA PRICE-SNEDDON Print this article I wanted to update everyone with the latest news on the (e)VENT project. The response has been awesome! We already have over 60 artists that have committed to participate!!! One of the most exciting…

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MEDFORD JUST SAYS NO TO ARTISTS

By THE EDITOR Print this article According to the Boston Phoenix, The Medford City Council voted down the proposed Medford Arts Center by one vote in their meeting on March 16. The Arts Center would have provided stable, long-term, affordable…

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TURF WARS ESCALATE WITH CHINATOWN BUSES

By THE EDITOR Print this article According to several news sources, including the New York Daily News, the Chinatown bus wars have escalated with the most recent murder of a bus driver named De Jian Chen. Apparently, it is public…

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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…

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WINDSOR CHAIRS @ THE RISD MUSEUM

By MICAH J. MALONE Print this article Spindles and Spokes: Windsor Chairs and their Legacy in America, now on display at the RISD museum, is a show of one of the most prolifically produced chairs in the last two centuries.…

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YOUNGSUK SUH @ CLIFFORD SMITH GALLERY

By BEN SLOAT Print this article In his new “Instant Traveler” show at Clifford Smith Gallery, Youngsuk Suh displays a large-scale photographic series of magnificent national park settings in Hawaii. The stage is what one would expect in such a…

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SON ET LUMIERE @ MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER

By TYLER CANN Print this article Some forty years ago, “Sound and Light” gallery shows were all the rage. The art world buzzed with rhetoric about pop, participation and the merging of art and technology. Synched-up multi-sensory artworks trumpeted the…

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH JESSICA RYLAN

By MEG ROTZEL Print this article Many of the works you do are hand-built electronics made from vintage parts. I’m curious as to how you position your piece historically within an art world that is crushing on new medias of…

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SURVEYING THE BOSTON ART SCENE

By JAMES HULL Print this article Boston has some of the same self-image issues that Atlanta does, the city where I lived until 1996. Both cities think of themselves as conservative and strive to be “World Class Cities”. They overlook…

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NEW LEADS IN ART’S BIGGEST WHODUNNIT

By THE NEWS EDITOR By now, almost every art-goer in Boston is eerily familiar with the empty, ornate frames hanging on the walls of the Isabella Stewart Garnder Museum – reminders of a tragic and heartbreaking theft. The armed raid…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By SEAN HORTON Why Big, Red and Shiny? Because it is exactly what Boston needs – something to stand up, big and tall for the art and artists of this fine city. This humble arts journal was started with the…

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