Monthly Archives: February, 2010

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: FPAC GALLERY

By BIG RED Friday January 29th, 2010 Photos from a Big RED night on-the-town at Fort Point Arts Community Gallery for the opening ofInteractivity : Interpassivity, featuring work by Kristen Mills and Jessica Hyatt. Fort Point Arts Community Gallery Interactivity…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: DECORDOVA MUSEUM

By BIG RED Thursday January 21st 2010 Photos from a Big RED night on-the-town at The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park for the opening of The 2010 DeCordova Biennial. Featuring the work of: Greta Bank, Ross Cisneros, Georgie Friedman, Paul…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER

By BIG RED February 3rd, 2010 Photos from a Big RED night on-the-town at MIT List Visual Arts Center for the prereception/reception of Virtuoso Illusion: Cross-Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde MIT List Visual Arts Center “Virtuoso Illusion: Cross-Dressing and…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN “Art writing that attempts not to judge, and yet presents itself as criticism, is one of the fascinating paradoxes of the second half of the twentieth century.” – James Elkins In 1970, Edmund Burke Feldman wrote a…

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POIESIS

By KURT COLE EIDSVIG PoIesis is etymologically derived from the ancient Greek term ποιέω, which means “to make”. This word, the root of our modern “poetry”, was first a verb, an action that transforms and continues the world. Neither technical…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By MATTHEW GAMBER Since 2004, this pink website has been your independent, upstart source for news, reviews, and dialogue on contemporary work. We’ve published 125 issues, covered hundreds of exhibitions, and offered artists and patrons insight into the minds of…

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DUDE, WHERE’S MY APOCALYPSE @ FIVESEVENDELLE

By CEARA DANAHER The Boston artists Jack W. Schneider, Alexander DeMaria, and Todd White came together in January to present “Dude, where’s my apocalypse?” at the fivesevendelle project space. One of the most compelling aspects of the show is the…

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VELA PHELAN’S X ME LAB @ NEGLAA

By SANDRINE SCHAEFER Many artists make work with the hope that they will one day see it in a gallery or museum, but Vela Phelan once told me that his assemblages are made not for these spaces, but for homes.…

Articles Michelle Handelman, Dorian, four channel video installation.
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VIRTUOSO ILLUSION @ THE LIST

By RICKY TUCKER Running a scenic course under the overpass of cross-dressing, “Virtuoso Illusion,” hits all the usual but gleaming notes typical to the theme: The vibrantly melancholic Sedgwykean Hero(ine), tales of excess (both cautionary and leading), the refracted illuminations…

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6 YEARS OF BIG RED & SHINY

OUR NEW LISTINGS: EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS, CALLS FOR WORK, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS by BIG RED OUR NEW LOOK: FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND by BIG RED It’s our birthday and we’ve had our fill of cake, presents and cocktails.…

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OUR NEW LOOK: FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND

By BIG RED After six years online, we’ve learned a lot about how to help you find all of the great stuff we have on Big RED & Shiny. Sure, we’ve had re-designs before, but none this comprehensive. So here’s…

Articles Commissioned by Harvard University, Deep Wounds is a site-specific, interactive installation created for the campus's historic Memorial Hall. The piece was installed for three weeks in April 2006 and was open to the public.
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A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN KNEP

By JUDY KERMIS BLOTNICK Brian Knep, 41, a Boston media artist, paints with his computer. He has perfected his technology to interact with the viewer, which has brought him an impressive amount of critical success since 2004. Just this month…

Interviews Josh Faught, Signs of Life, hemp, wool yarn, indigo, sequins and wood, 2009.
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IN THE STUDIO WITH JOSH FAUGHT

By ALAN REID Josh Faught is sculptor who works in a variety of sculptural media, focusing primarily on how textiles interact with cultural metaphors. While the Light Lasts, his current show, is on view at Lisa Cooley Fine Art, in New York.…

Articles Jo Ann Rothschild , After Chicago, oil on canvas, 2009.
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MY FAVORITE FEMINIST TRACT

By ANNIE GOTTLIEB Back in the heady early days of feminism’s second wave, the movement’s theorists poured forth torrents of words about the male monopoly on public power — economic, political, religious, cultural. If you had grown up in a…

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