Monthly Archives: September, 2009

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: FIRST FRIDAY SOWA

By BIG RED Friday September 11th, 2009 A BIG RED night on the town at the September ‘First Friday’ openings in Boston’s South End. Photos by James Manning. James Manning is a Boston based independent curator, artist and film producer.…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: TUFTS UNIVERSITY

By BIG RED Thursday September 17th, 2009 A Big Red Night on The Town at the opening of Brian Knep solo exhibition “Exempla” Tufts University Brian Knep “Exempla” is on view through November 15, 2009 at the Koppelman Gallery, Tufts…

Articles Radcliffe Bailey, Storm at Sea, Chapter Three (detail), piano keys, plaster bust, glitter, silver candelabra, 2009
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN You shouldn’t be reading this in front of your computer. People have a tendency to keep their computers in clean rooms like offices or on desks with flowers and potpourri. This article should be read in your…

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MARKETWATCH

By MICAH J. MALONE The fantastic book “Old Masters and Young Geniuses” does something almost unheard of: Author David Galenson formulates the two distinct archetypes of modern art through economic criteria and data. For Galenson, modern artists can be differentiated…

Articles Joseph Farbrook, Nostalgia for Neverwas
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PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN @ AXIOM

By MEGAN BILLMAN Developments in technology and communication in recent decades, have lead to the evolution of new research methods in many fields. Increasingly, specialists have discovered that when they collaborate, or appropriate the tools of another discipline, they can…

Articles Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, The Donkey Show, Oberon, Harvard.
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THE DONKEY SHOW @ A.R.T.

By JAMES A. NADEAU I want to say right off the bat that I am not a theatre person. I am not trained in its analysis nor have I ever participated in a theatrical production (aside for a brief time…

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IN THE STUDIO WITH SAMANTHA FIELDS

By MATTHEW NASH Samantha Fields makes complex and intricate sculptures and installations that are overwhelmingly crafty, undeniably kitschy, and that seem to revel in their beautiful ugliness. This summer, we sat down among the mountains of Afghans, beads, curtains, kitchen…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN So the other day, I was at the Museum and I overheard two people talking about a Georgia O’Keefe. “Oh they are clearly vaginas,” said one person. “No, they’re just beautiful shapes and colors based on flowers,…

Articles The White Cube, Sept 8, 2009 (Volume 1 : Issue #114)
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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #53: Feeling obliged to have feelings about the passing of a contemporary artist. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn.

Articles Georgia O'Keeffe, Sunrise, 1916. Watercolor on paper, 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (22.5 x 30.2 cm). Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth © 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE @ THE CLARK

By SUSAN SACCOCCIA The artistic kinship between Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and Arthur Dove (1880-1946) is the subject of a luminous exhibition,Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence, recently on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown as well as…

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THE ABOUTTHING @ THE ROSE ART MUSEUM

By SAM MCKINNISS To the left of the Rose Art Museum’s front entrance, down a short path, an abject oasis awaits, appearing from a distance like an abandoned backyard pool party. An above ground pool, the wooden deck, a potted…

Articles Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist
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AGING ARTIST IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By JUDY KERMIS BLOTNICK Scott Schuman has logged some 15 years in the fashion industry during which time he learned the same truth that Yves St. Laurent stumbled on in the early 70’s. The best ideas, the most creative approaches…