Monthly Archives: April, 2004

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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…

Magazine Around Benjamin Britten; 4-27-03; Polaroid Montage; 3 3/4 x 19 in.
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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…

Articles An Untitled, 2004 by Randall Sellers.
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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…

Magazine Cannavacciuolo working on his installation at the Gardner.
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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…

Articles The Loss of Virginity, 1890-1891
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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…

Articles Loretta Lux should have been in there!
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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.…

Articles The one-time home to Elias Fine Art in Allston.
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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…

Magazine Henry Horenstein, Waiting Backstage, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, 1972, Gelatin Silver Print.
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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,…

Articles Still from video entitled 48 inches by 110 feet, 1 inch diameter bubbles: 4 hours, 23 minutes, an excerpt by Jason Dean.
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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…

Articles Jeffery Byrd performing Holy Ghost
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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,…

Interviews Frank Egloff; After Man Ray, 2001; Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Brent Sikkema Gallery, NYC.
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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…

Articles Dike Blair; Untitled, 2002; Gouache and pencil on paper; 24in. x 18 in. Image courtesy of the http://www.thing.net/~lilyvac/ .
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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…