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Feature Emily Kam Kngwarray, "Anwerlarr angerr (Big yam)," 1996. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased by the National Gallery Women's Association to mark the directorship of Dr. Timothy Potts, 1998, 1998.337.a–d. © Emily Kam Kngwarray/© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VISCOPY, Australia.
Picturing Cultural Memory in “Everywhen”

“Painting is not merely illustration, but real-time communion with ancestors,” reads a wall text in Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia a show at the Harvard Art Museums up through September 18. Spanning several decades of work…

Feature Elise Ansel, Revelations II, 2015, oil on canvas.
A Repainting of Things Past

As interpretations of history are always subject to revision, how to navigate historical perspectives and objects in the face of new theoretical frameworks emerge as intriguing questions. Elise Ansel–an artist based in Portland, Maine–has for some time been reinterpreting Old…

Feature Remi Thornton, Boys Bathroom. From JCC Ranch. Courtesy of Remi Thornton.
Review: Remi Thornton, JCC Ranch

Located on a four hundred acre property in Elbert, Colorado’s Black Forest, JCC Ranch has been a summer home away from home to kids, like Remi Thornton, since 1953. As a ten- to twelve-year-old camper, Thornton developed a personal connection…

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Qualities of Stillness: Paintings by Joseph Ablow

The main characters of “Congregation,” the centerpiece in an exhibition of still-life paintings by Joseph Ablow at the Boston University Stone Gallery, are tables which resemble planets. Eons away from the dining room or any realm of domestic activity, they appear…

Articles ‘Salt’, Day 99 in ‘100 Ways to Consider Time’, Marilyn Arsem. Photo Credit: Vela Oma
100 Ways to Consider Time: Days 50-100

Realizing durational work such as ‘100 Ways to Consider Time’ is an immense undertaking. As a part of the audience, I was able to stay with Marilyn Arsem’s performance at the Museum of Fine Arts on different days and for…

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Art for Breakfast: The Chemistry of Art and Language

Sarah Hulsey is a local printmaker and linguist whose work is featured in the two-person show Schemata at the Maud Morgan Arts Center’s Chandler Gallery. The show features Rhonda Smith’s paintings and Hulsey’s print installation “Linguistic Elements,” uniting the artists’…

Feature Elizabeth McAlpine
Pieta, 2014–2015
Black and white contact print, Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper, photographic emulsion, steel, magnets. 31 x 28 x 28 1/4 inches. Private Collection, New York. Courtesy of the artist and Laurel Gitlen New York.
Review: On Exactitude in Science

Guest curated by Dina Deitsch, On Exactitude in Science behaves more like a territory than a gallery. The space is fluidly shared, rather than divided, between the installations of Jennifer Bornstein, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Jumana Manna, and Elizabeth McAlpine, and placed insightfully…

Feature Still from Here for You (Or My Brief Love Affair with Frank Maresca), 2010. Video, color, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist.
See It Before It’s Gone: Ann Hirsch

“You may or may not have real feelings for me,” says Frank Maresca in an episode of the VH1 show Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair. Addressing the group of women competing to win his love, Frank goes on to note…

Feature 'Breaths', Day 50 in '100 Ways to Consider Time', Marilyn Arsem
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100 Ways to Consider Time: Days 1–50

Exploring time in a new way every day within 6-hour durations through the show 100 Ways to Consider Time at the Museum of Fine Arts, Marilyn Arsem challenges audience members to contemplate time as a material. This multifaceted work of performance…

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Sartor Resartus: Diane Simpson at the ICA, Boston

In Diane Simpson’s sculptures currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the regime of technical drawing collides with the pensile contingency of the textile. To make her sculptures, Simpson subjects the sartorial layer to exacting mathematical study. There is…

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