Monthly Archives: September, 2007

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Esther Anderson dies at 92

It was confirmed this morning that Esther Anderson, longtime supporter of the arts in Boston, died this past week. She was 92. In a message sent yesterday, Dean Deborah Dluhy of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts summarized…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: FIRST FRIDAY OPENINGS

By BIG RED Friday September 7th 2007 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the First Friday openings on Newbury Street and SOWA. Paul Beliveau ‘Les Humanities’ at Arden Gallery From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry at…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND In the past couple weeks we’ve been buckling down for the new school year: putting the final touches on our lesson plans, picking up our tweed blazers from the cleaners, or, in my case, actually going back…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN Editor’s Note: This installment of Steve Aishman’s “Report From The Phantom Zone” may have been written in collaboration with his wife and long-time Big RED contributor, Heidi Marston Aishman. “It’s amazing how much you can get done…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #22: Danny is called on the carpet to explain why a bad review is a good review. “The White Cube” comics can be read in series in the Big RED & Shiny Collections section. Thomas Marquet…

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JOANN VERBURG @ MOMA

By CARL GUNHOUSE Trashing the Museum of Modern Art has become a sport for art critics since it reopened in 2004. Jerry Saltz complained that MoMA focused too heavily on the greats of art history, presenting a predictable and homogenized…

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RUDOLF STINGEL @ THE WHITNEY

By JOHN RUGGIERI In the museum retrospective of Rudolf Stingel, the quiet drama in his work is heightened by scale and context. The art world has been wrestling with the idea that “Painting is dead” for quite some time. Some…

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AT WORK @ JUDI ROTENBERG GALLERY

By MATTHEW NASH A few years ago, I gave my father a book of Dilbert cartoons. He gave it back. To me, Dilbert is an hilarious sendup of corporate culture, showing the ridiculousness of cubicle life and how impersonal it…

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Locco Ritoro closes / Gallery XIV opens

Earlier this week, Paul Lam of Locco Ritoro Gallery surprised many people by announcing that he would be closing the gallery. In its two years in the Harrison Street SoWa complex, Locco Ritoro has shown a wide variety of exciting…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: AXIOM GALLERY

By BIG RED Friday, August 10th, 2007 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at Axiom for the opening of “Collision:Technomorph” featuring new work from the Collision Collective. Axiom Photos by Autumn Ahn.

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THE CLARK/MASS MOCA DEAL

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR By needing what the other has, a joint move by two well known Berkshire institutions by Clark Institute of Art and Mass MoCA – secures space for the former and money for the latter: From…

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PROOF GALLERY OPENS

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR As we reported in issue #65, a new gallery named Proof has taken over the space in the Distillery that formerly housed Second Gallery. Co-directed by Julia Hechtman and Kara Braciale, Proof’s mission statement promises…

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INTRODUCING OUR DAILY RED

By JAMES NADEAU Blogs are a dime a dozen. They are ubiquitous reminders of the human desire to connect to the world and other people. They are evidence of Habermas’ public sphere, the space where dialogue and conversation between private…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By MATTHEW GAMBER It’s Labor Day Weekend. Our Big RED writers and contributors dug deep (emotionally – the weather outside is alluring) and contributed to this, our 68th issue, the Summer’s Growing Old Issue. Galleries follow a close parallel schedule…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN “The Six Mistakes of Man” The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Part-timer’s and Adjunct Professors Health Insurance and Retirement Legislation Greetings! Here are two pieces of Massachusetts legislation that will probably be of interest to the artist community. Rather than re-work the information, I am posting the email…

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