Monthly Archives: March, 2006

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: SPACE 186

By BIG RED March 16th, 2006 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the grand opening of Space 186. The new joint gallery space between Axiom and Zeitgiest. The first exhibit is “A Means of Illumination” by Allison…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: ARTISTS FOUNDATION GALLERY

By BIG RED March 11th. 2006 Candid snaps from a Big RED afternoon on-the-town at the Artist Foundation Gallery in South Boston for the opening of three solo exhibits : Hiroko Kikuchi “Skinshipu”, Charlie Collidge’s “The Office” and Liz Nofziger’s…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: THE RHYS GALLERY

By BIG RED March 10th, 2006 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the opening of SNAP! CLICK! BANG! at the Rhys Gallery. The exhibit of 4 photographers Alison Lessmann, Jesse Burke, Alicia Colen and Kevin Kennedy, guest…

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MARTINIFEST AT MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR As if gum-chewing 12-year-olds weren’t doing enough damage to art, the Milwaukee Art Museum saw several pieces damaged during an event called ‘Martinifest’. The event, sponsored by Clear Channel, offered guests unlimited martinis for their…

Articles Helen Frankenthaler, The Bay, oil on canvas, 1963 - illustrated here in a lithograph poster for Los Angeles County Museum of Art advertising a retrospective of the artist's work.
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12 YEAR OLD FRANKENTHALER CRITIC

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR This past February, a 12 year old student stuck an piece of chewed up gum to the surface of the well loved Helen Frankenthaler painting, “The Bay”. While the gum did not adhere to the…

Articles Tom Smith with artist Miroslav Antic.
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BEER AND BURGERS WITH TOM SMITH

By CHARLES GIULIANO Five years ago Tom Smith, who with his wife Becky Kidder, runs Kidder Smith Gallery hit Boston’s staid Newbury Street like a human tsunami. With an impeccable, neat as a pin, obsessively minimalist, high concept space it…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By RACHEL GEPNER I had a hard time coming up with a topic for my Letter From the Editor. I wanted to say something pertinent and useful and possibly even intelligent – to discuss what’s been on my mind and…

Articles Dana Schutz, Frank in the Desert, Oil on canvas, 2002.
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DANA SCHUTZ @ THE ROSE

By MICAH J. MALONE “In the end it comes down to what it always comes down to: vision and visionaries. All we have to do is bring it on and not be boring.” -Jerry Saltz —- Finding fresh criticism for…

Articles Gina Dawson, Hollywood, Fabric, embroidered thread, 2006.
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THREAD COUNTS @ GASP

By JONATHAN FARDY Somewhere between the blueberry pie and the vampire costume, I paused to reflect on the thoughtfully tangled way that the forty plus artists of the Thread Counts Project succeeded in interpreting the show’s thematic structure. Inspired by…

Articles Joe Zane, Eric Hebborn, oil on canvas, 2006.
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JOE ZANE @ ALLSTON SKIRT

By JASON SCHIEDEL There’s something in the air at Joe Zane’s terrific solo show at Allston Skirt. Titled Personality, these diverse works of sculpture, painting, drawing and audio tackle the increasingly difficult question of what it takes for an artist…

Interviews Joe Gibbons, video still from Confessions of a Sociopath, 37 minutes, 2002.
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A CONVERSATION WITH JOE GIBBONS

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Christian Holland: I think this is the 3rd time you’ve been in the Whitney Biennial? Joe Gibbons: It’s actually the 4th time, starting in 95, I think. CH: I guess the first time an artist is in…

Articles Louise Bourque, still from L`éclat du mal/The Bleeding Heart of It, 8 minutes, 2005.
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A CONVERSATION WITH LOUISE BOURQUE

By MICAH J. MALONE MM: In looking at your films, I was thinking of the concept of “in-between” and how that particular space-time is rarely represented in film. For instance, your film “Fissures”, where throughout the film you are literally…

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GREEN STREET UPDATE

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR After a scare in January that Green Street Gallery might lose their space, we were happy to report that they had city support and were not going anywhere. There were, however, some lingering questions about…

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