Monthly Archives: December, 2008

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WHERE CAN I FIND SOME NEW ART?

WHERE CAN I FIND SOME NEW ART? By Matthew Nash I’m staring at a blank screen, trying to figure out what to write. I want to write that Boston’s alternative scene is non-existant and that young artists have no place to…

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OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL By Matthew Gamber Happy holidays to all of our loyal Big RED readers. This holiday season, as the economy takes a nose-dive, we at Big RED know how valuable your money is, and how much…

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MARKETWATCH

MARKETWATCH By Micah J. Malone How are artists affected by a down economy? With artists being both inside and outside of the general market, it is often difficult to gauge the effects a poor economy actually has. On the one hand,…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

“THE WHITE CUBE” By Thomas Marquet #39: One way to answer the “What’s Up?” question. But not necessarily recommended. Still, it’s seasonal. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal…

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FIRST DOUBT @ YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

FIRST DOUBT @ YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY By Megan Driscoll The work at First Doubt, Yale’s latest contemporary art exhibition plays with our instinct to find the informational detail in a photographic image. Our eyes are put to the test…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman So I was giving a talk other day and when I was done, I heard someone in the audience say under their breath: “That’s not the way a real artist talks …”…

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Art Forum Editor Gets It Wrong

Tim Griffin, the Editor-in-Chief of Art Forum wrote an introduction to the annual year-in-review December issue of Art Forum titled “Snapshot of 2008”. In his somewhat bland prologue that reads like the wall text of a neophyte curator’s first big…

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THOUGHTS ON MY ARTISTIC EDUCATION

THOUGHTS ON MY ARTISTIC EDUCATION By Jennifer McMackon I attended primary school in Burlington, a small city between Hamilton and Toronto on the Northwest shore of Lake Ontario in the early seventies. My alma mater was called Strathcona Public School.…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman Our toys were our first art collections. I still have all of my Star Wars figures, lined-up in their “Action Display Stand” just the way I liked to show them when…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: LAMONTAGNE GALLERY

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: LAMONTAGNE GALLERY By Big Red Saturday November 29th 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at opening of ‘This is Boston, not L.A.’ Featuring works by: Tory Fair, Samantha Moyer, Roger Miller, Rebecca Gordon, Owen Rundquist,…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY

AN INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY By Ben Sloat William Christenberry is a multi-media artist whose themes relate to his Southern upbringing. Born in 1936 and raised in Hale County, Alabama, this is the very county made famous by James Agee and…

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A LETTER

A LETTER By Matthew Nash Every two years, the Institute of Contemporary Art selects four artists to present as finalists for the James and Audrey Foster Prize. These artists exhibit their work in the galleries of the ICA, and at the…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

“THE WHITE CUBE” By Thomas Marquet #38: When double-negatives go awry, and yet another reason to save your receipts. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal place to be…