Monthly Archives: September, 2008

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FADE: ERWIN REDL DEBUT/JOSEPH KETNER RETURNS

FADE: ERWIN REDL DEBUT/JOSEPH KETNER RETURNS By Tamara Schillin Covering every square inch of gallery wall space, Fade traces the stark geometric architecture and vaulted heights of the gallery with computerized fiber-optic LED lights, bringing light installation art into the…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: THE ICA

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: THE ICA By Big Red September 26, 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the ICA for the opening of reConstitution at The Institute of Contemporary Art. The Institute of Contemporary Art All images by…

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RECONSTITUTION CONSTITUTED: VIEWERS RESPOND

RECONSTITUTION CONSTITUTED: VIEWERS RESPOND By Christian Holland Sosolimited performed a visual and aural remix of the first presidential debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain last Friday night at the ICA, and the sound posted below is a sampling of…

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ART SANTA FE

ART SANTA FE By Sarah Hutt Stepping off the shuttle bus in downtown Santa Fe I experience a familiar physical sense of calm. The therapeutic quality of the light, the clear dry air, and the unbroken vista of sky and majestic…

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AMY STACEY CURTIS @ SANFORD MILL

AMY STACEY CURTIS @ SANFORD MILL By Elena Sarni “No running. Notice where the exits are located. Enter at your own risk,” are unlikely messages to be associated with an art exhibit, but these are some of the instructional messages that…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman “History is more or less bunk.” – Henry Ford I lost my portable hard drive the other day. The strange thing is, it really didn’t matter. Even a few years ago, if…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: EMERSON COLLEGE

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: EMERSON COLLEGE By Big Red Friday, September 26th , 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the opening of Erwin Redi ‘Fade.’ Curated by Joseph Ketner, Emerson’s new Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and…

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A CONVERSATION WITH EVAN GARZA

A CONVERSATION WITH EVAN GARZA By Christian Holland September 18, 2008 – I talked with Evan Garza at the opening for “Hecho a Mano: New Visions of Latin Contemporary Art” at the Center for Latino Art. Garza moved to Boston…

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NEW YORK, MOMA & THE FLâNEUR

NEW YORK, MOMA & THE FLâNEUR By James Nadeau “Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world ‘picturesque.'” – Susan Sontag, “On Photography” A couple of weeks ago I ended up spending an afternoon wandering…

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South End Open Studios

This weekend brings us the South End Open Studios. I am embarrassed to admit that I have never attended one of these. And I’ve lived here ten years now. I know, I know. I am not a fan of crowds…

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DAVE COLE @ JUDI ROTENBERG GALLERY

DAVE COLE @ JUDI ROTENBERG GALLERY By James Nadeau “There is no war, then, without representation, no sophisticated weaponry without psychological mystification. Weapons are not just tools of destruction but also of perception… “ – Paul Virilio “Military Force is Based…

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STEVE HOLLINGER @ CHASE GALLERY

STEVE HOLLINGER @ CHASE GALLERY By Matthew Nash In five glass tanks, small pods float suspended, occcasionally fluttering. Nearby, a glass cube houses hunks of metal detritus. Broken globes, suspended like a science experiment, are attached to an apparatus that pushes…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman I have a question for you about child rearing: What do you do about a child who is behaving badly just for the attention? You don’t want to acknowledge the behavior because…

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FALL PREVIEW

FALL PREVIEW By Christian Holland The fall is when Boston returns to its routine. The melancholy season marks the beginning of the familiar discomfort we know as New England weather and, for hundreds of thousands of young Bostonians, it’s back to…

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NATHAN LEWIS @ SETON ART GALLERY

NATHAN LEWIS @ SETON ART GALLERY By Stephen V. Kobasa What if there was painting that mattered? There is an unequivocal answer to this question in the survey of work by Nathan Lewis now on exhibit in West Haven, Connecticut.…

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A SPECIAL COMMENT

A SPECIAL COMMENT By Matthew Nash & Matthew Gamber Since our inception, Big RED & Shiny has always been created by artists as a way to discuss our local community and how it fits into a larger art world. Most…

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