Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Magazine Claire Ashley, DOUBLE DISCO, Two performers, spray paint on PVC coated canvas tarpaulin, blower fans, and backpacks, 2012.
Rehearsal still, Defibrillator Performance Space Chicago, IL
Courtesy of the artist.
Paint Things at the deCordova

The deCordova has just opened their exhibition Paint Things: beyond the stretcher. Curated by Dina Deitsch and Evan Garza, it sets up a thesis about painting, exploring those painters who have tried to break out of the frame and off…

Scotch, Rocks I 2008
oil on linen: 77 x 100 inches
Image courtesy Cade Tomkins Projects & the artist
Double Legacy at Cade Tompkins Projects

The relationship between a mentor and mentee is often complex on all kinds of levels. Within any mentoring relationship there can be disagreements, accomplishments, tough love and the inspiration to constantly keep trying. Unlike a teacher/student relationship where one person…

Interviews Transplant by Andrea Evans. Image courtesy of the artist
Studio Sessions: Andrea Evans

Our next guest on the Studio Sessions podcast series is Andrea Evans. Andrea Evans is a 2009 MFA graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and earned a BFA in painting from Arizona State University…

Magazine Weednesday January 30 — Tuesday March 12*
SMFA, Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, 230 The Fenway, Boston
Histories of Now: Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism

Shady El Noshoskaty, Stammer — A Lecture in Theory (detail), 2007-2010. Multi-media installation
Go & See: Tuesday January 29—Monday February 4

Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events/screenings/exhibitions/performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see this week: • Events Tuesday January 29 MassArt, Bakalar Gallery, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston Passing Time Matthew Buckingham, Rineke Dijkstra,…

Articles Rothko Chapel, image via
Poem for Vladimir Umanets

“Poïesis 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 production nor creation in…

Articles Andrea Fraser performed Men on the Line: KPFK, 1972
at Boston's ICA, 24 January 2013
Photo: Stephanie Cardon
Andrea Fraser wept, then answered.

Andrea Fraser suddenly started shaking. From my seat at the very back of the theater, I couldn’t quite tell: was she crying? Sobbing, even? “Don’t cry Andrea,” I murmured. Empathy coursed through me: I was reaching out to her, I…

Articles Maya Lin, used under the Creative Commons License
Maya Lin at the Boston Public Library

I remember why I wrote that short paper on Maya Lin for my Introduction to Architecture course in college. I wrote it because I admired Lin’s resiliency during the moments leading up to and after the completion of the…

Articles Philip Ross, Mycotecture Series
Connecticut River Art Review: A Field Guide

A field guide to recent (and some ongoing as noted) art exhibitions and events in the greater Connecticut River region. Traveling downstream from north to south: Marlboro, VT: Marlboro College, Drury Gallery, Jen Morris: Enunciate Jen Morris Tucked away in…

Magazine Wednesday January 23
MassArt Film Society, Screening Room #1, East Building, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston 
A Third Cinema Vol. I , curated by Juan Daniel F. Molero

Still: LUGAR SAGRADO (1976 — Sacred Place, directed by Carlosmagno Rodrigues & Alonso Pafyeze, Brazil, 2009, 6 min.)
Go & See: Tuesday 22 — Monday 28 January

Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events/screenings/exhibitions/performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see this week: • Events Wednesday January 23 Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Jamaica Plain, MA Salon — Audio In…

Articles Matatt Saunders. Asta Mirror (Double), 2011-2012
Silver gelatin prints on fiber-based paper 
2 sheets, each 57.75 x 39.75 in. 
Courtesy of the artist, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 
Marian Goodman, Paris, 
and Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York
Matt Saunders, a generous mind

Excessive enthusiasm for the sensory world can lessen one’s critical edge. But last week at Matt Saunders’ artist talk, my sliding scale of wonder grew a little narrower. In the presence of such discipline and lucidity, I had to…

Interviews Thales Pessoa
Ain't Bad Magazine
Video Portrait: Aint-Bad Magazine

We’re very pleased to publish our first commissioned video interview, shot and edited by Shane Godfrey and Meg Elkinton. The up-and-coming Aint-Bad Magazine, founded by Taylor Curry, James Jackman, Caitie Moore, and Carson Sanders, may seem like an odd…

Interviews "What Lies Beneath" by Kirk Snow. Image courtesy of the artist.
Studio Sessions: Kirk Snow

Given how warm this winter has been, we’ll have to settle for as best a substitute as we can find for the missing winter weather and talk with artist with the name of Snow instead. Kirk Snow earned a BA…

Magazine Monday January 14 — Friday February 22
New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460
Opening Reception: Thursday January 18
6-8pm / Free

Nick Cave. Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Go & See: Tuesday 15 — Monday 21 January

• Events Wednesday January 16 Boston Society of Architects (BSA), 290 Congress Street, Boston Volume 3 Launch Party of the Wentworth Architecture Review 6-8pm / Free • Exhibitions Thursday January 10 – Saturday February 23* Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring…

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