Monthly Archives: June, 2006

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A NEW DIRECTOR FOR ART INTERACTIVE

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR Art Interactive has announced that Natasha Khandekar has assumed the role of director. She takes the helm of a unique space in Cambridge’s Central Square, and a robust exhibition program. A statement from AI provides…

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BF ANNEX TO CLOSE

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR The latest news from 450 Harrison is that the BF Annex/Boston Frame gallery and shop will be closing on July 15th. Although Big RED & Shiny hasn’t seen the announcement that was sent out, a…

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GALLERY KATZ TO CLOSE

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of Gallery Katz. Along with Clifford-Smith Gallery (whose closing was so rapid that Big RED failed to properly eulogize their great work! [1]), Gallery Katz…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI The revolution will not be televised Part Two- Fair Trades Means Fair Trade. There has been an explosion of art auctions to raise moneys for non-profit organizations. These organizations repeatedly ask artists to donate their art and/or…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By MATTHEW NASH A while ago I wrote a piece for Contemporary Magazine about the new ICA building and it’s potential impact on the SoWa district, which has finally been published in their 81st issue. In that piece, I wrote:…

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WE FELT YOUR PAIN

By ROB CLIFFORD In the last issue of Big RED & Shiny, executive editor Rachel Gepner wrote of her time in the SoWa gallery/studio complex. Her piece prompted a range of responses in our Forum, and inspired Rob Clifford of…

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THE ANNUAL @ THE DECORDOVA

By ARTHUR WHITMAN The main problem with the 2006 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, aside from its predictable unevenness, is that the work within doesn’t interrelate very well. Each of the thirteen artists selected (counting a two artist team) presents a body…

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THE PRESENT TENSE @ THE MIDWAY STUDIOS

By MARK SNYDER I am really excited to see that there is a growing performance art scene in Boston. The Present Tense is the latest effort to gather together artists, garner space and get the word out to a performance…

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MATTHEW HINCMAN @ JAMAICA POND

Part I: Futility A few weeks ago I received an email from an artist named Matthew Hincman. It was only a few short lines about a sculpture he had installed at the Jamaica Pond, and a picture. “The sculpture…

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SWEETNESS @ THE SHERMAN GALLERY

By HEIDI MARSTON On Friday, June 6th, Sweetness, an exhibition of work in various media by 5 women artists, opened at the Sherman Gallery on the Boston University campus. The show, curated by Lynne Cooney has succeeded in creating an…

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9 EVENINGS RECONSIDERED @ THE MIT LIST

By MICAH J. MALONE 9 Evenings Reconsidered: art, theatre, and engineering is a sprawling exhibition centered around a major collaborative effort that transpired in 1966. As the catalog and the curators make clear, to reconsider these 9 evenings is not…

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UNDER THE FORT @ RHYS GALLERY

By STEVE AISHMAN Anyone who has a great older brother or sister knows that the defining quality of a great sibling is not if she defended me on the playground (which my older sister did) or if she loaned me…

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