Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Articles Katrina Umber, Soft Mirror (palm), 2013
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Inside Out: And

There are those pieces of writing that you are so grateful exist. I remember my excitement the first time I read this conversation between Kaja Silverman and George Baker; the excitement in now knowing that someone out there is…

Articles Fairfield Porter 
Portrait of Larry Rivers, c. 1951
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Colby College Museum of Art
Museum purchase from the Jere Abbott Acquistions Fund
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PORTRAIT OF LARRY RIVERS (WITH WRIST BANDAGES)

“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…

Articles KatrinaUmber_SelfPolaroid
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Inside Out: Self

TEN YEARS, 2013, Self Portraits by Katrina Umber made 2002 through 2012. See more here. This quote by Trinh T. Minh-ha has been with me since undergrad: “There will be much less arrogance, much less it-goes-wihout-saying assumtion, much less taken-for-granted…

Magazine Go and See June 25 2013
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Go & See: Tuesday June 25 — Monday July 1

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 25 — Thursday 27 June Boston University, Kenmore Classroom Building, Room 101,…

Magazine Rain Rain_1
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Rain Rain Go Away: Falo Blu

The Westerly Public Library, in Westerly RI, resonates with old money and civic virtue, both of which can seem as quaint and bygone as the dinosaurs. It’s a mansion-sized pile, faced in yellow brick, dating from the 1890s, and…

Magazine Xu Bing: Phoenix | Mantle
Photo courtesy of Hideo Sakata
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Xu Bing: Phoenix at MassMoCA

Xu Bing: Phoenix, currently on exhibit at MassMoCA, is poetic and political. The artist’s beautiful installations make a traditional artistic statement at first glance. However, an unexpected use of materials gives these works deeper meaning, with insight into Xu’s…

Interviews My Heart in Your Throat by Melissa Murray. Image courtesy of the artist
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Studio Sessions: Melissa Murray

Welcome to the next installment of Studio Sessions with guest Melissa Murray. Melissa earned her BFA from the State University of New York Purchase College in 2006. Her mixed media pieces often place highly-refined drawings of wild animals into interior…

Magazine Go and See June 18
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Go & See: Tuesday 18 – Monday 24 June

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: • Exhibitions Monday June 3 — Thursday August 8 Montserrat College of Art, Montserrat…

Articles John C. Gonzalez, Family Meal, 2013
Photo courtesy of Shane Godfrey Photography
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Family Meal with John C. Gonzalez

By Stephanie Cardon June 17, 2013 This conversation with John C. Gonzalez followed his participation in Odd Spaces, last month’s day-long performance art event at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, curated by Liz Munsell. With Family Meal Gonzalez initiated…

Articles Freedom (Bogart), 2012
Mixed media, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
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Who’s afraid of Bruce High Quality?

The Columbia historian Eric Foner has written that freedom in today’s neoliberal world is largely defined by “a series of negations—of government, of social responsibility, of a common public culture, of restraints on individual self-definition and consumer choice.” In the…

Articles Paper House Diary 2013-02-28-203836527032867123_01-lg
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Paper House Diary

i. Experience We are fascinated by this word “experience.” Just how to describe it? Something which cannot be touched by description, documented by exposure, or reduced by critique. You weren’t there… Experience is a lodestone of authenticity. The word keeps…

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Foreclosed Dreams at Yellow Peril

In David H. Wells’ Foreclosed Dreams at Providence’s Yellow Peril Gallery, we see the material residue of dreams deferred, if not entirely scuffed out. The photographs, presenting a kind of archeology of the recent past, document houses in limbo,…

Magazine Go and See June 11
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Go & See: Tuesday 11 – Monday 17 June

]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: • Exhibitions Friday June 14 — Thursday August 15* Raul Gonzalez, Every step you take…

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