Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Articles Louie Despres, Greer Muldowney, Matthew Gamber.

By The Editors September 30, 2013 We at Big Red are feeling especially shiny this Monday morning, and it’s all because of you. Hundreds of you came out to The Mills Gallery at the BCA last Friday night to celebrate…

Magazine Tony Feher, Come Out and Play Stephen Jay, 2013
Painter’s tape
Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Photo: Clements Photography and Design, Boston
In Retrospect: Tony Feher & Absent | Present

BR&S’s editors are beginning a regular blogpost highlighting events and exhibitions we’ve seen and enjoyed, but, for any number of reasons, weren’t able to cover. Usually, that reason is time; we feel fortunate to live in a city where…

Magazine Marian Ilmestys — The Annunciation [screenshot), 2010 28:30 min 3-channel projected installation; 16:9/1:1,78, Dolby Digital 5.1 original language Finnish, English subtitles Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris © Antti Ruusuvuori.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja

In retrospect, it seems only fitting that I should see Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s video installations at the Davis Museum. It’s been years since I last uttered the words “esse is percipi,”1 but those conversations (arguments, really) involving Bishop Berkeley…

Articles Flashing folds.
Inside Out: Unconscious

It turns out that, while I wasn’t looking, my brain made me do things I had not intended. Back at the beginning of the year I was doing a residency in North Carolina working on a collaborative new media piece…

Articles Eduardo Ponjuan, Pararrayo/Lightning Rod (detail), 2007. Bronze and brass coins, a Cuban peso. 74 inches (the height of Fidel Castro). Courtesy the artist.
Dilated Biography

Like most of America and the Caribbean, Cuba was brutally colonized by Europeans after Christopher Columbus landed on its shores in 1492. Cuba’s native population was decimated, and survivors melded with the conquering Spanish for the next several hundred years.…

Articles Fungal reliquary.
Inside Out: Current

I have been experimenting with mushrooms. Not the recreational kind, although I would argue that growing any species of mushroom is fun. In fact, the first experiment is an attempt at another kind of magic—a fairy ring. If you’ve ever…

Articles AskACurator

Happy Ask a Curator Day! That’s right: for most or all of today, curators from 581 museums in 34 countries are gathering around the hashtag #AskaCurator to answer questions on the curating life, collecting, museum practices and more. “It’s a…

Articles Jasmine in Ginger's Apartment (Image via IMDB, (c) Sony Pictures Classics)
Architecture at The Movies: Blue Jasmine

In the opening scene Manhattan, Woody Allen’s 1979 romantic comedy, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue plays as the voice of the protagonist, played by Allen, describes the uniqueness of New York City. On the screen, the City is depicted in…

Articles Big Red Shindig
BIG RED SHINDIG: Art on the Walls

………………………………………………………………………….. As we rapidly approach next week’s Big Red Shindig (for which tickets are still available), we wanted to share with you examples from some of the great artists we’ll be working with this year who vary in range from…

Interviews "Hirst is no Warhol. I mean, maybe after he's dead. But he's not there yet" by Alex Gingrow. Image courtesy of the artist
Studio Sessions: Alex Gingrow

Welcome back to another episode of Studio Sessions, this time with guest Alex Gingrow. Alex earned a B.A. in Visual Art from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, a post baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine…

Feature Lucy Kim in her studio
Photo: Shane Godfrey
Lucy Kim: All is not what it seems

Full disclosure: I am a huge fan of Lucy Kim—the work and the woman—so I was stoked to be asked to write this essay and to have this chance to rave about what I love about her work and what…

Magazine Hyde Park studios map, courtesy of Hyde Park Studios
Your Guide to Fall Open Studios 2013

Fall in Boston is also a great time to visit some open studios, talk to artists and even bring home some art. Here are some of the upcoming Fall Open Studios in and around the city: September 21-22 United South…

Articles Changes

It’s impossible to stop the flow of time. A year ago, BR&S innocently jumped into the various local art ecosystems hoping that our experiment would last longer than a few months and we’d have some level of support. Well, we…

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