Browsing: Evan Smith

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The Guston Effect

I do not see why the loss of faith in the known image and symbol in our time should be celebrated as a freedom. It is a loss from which we suffer, and this pathos motivates modern painting and poetry…

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The Shadow Erotics of Wade Guyton (NSFW)

Last month’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 was a massive affair, crammed with publishers and new artist projects and an incredible number of visitors. In one of the small side galleries, or “project rooms” on the museum’s…

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Big Red & Shiny Turns 10: Part 1

Born out of a conversation in 2002 between an SMFA graduate student (Sean Horton) and instructor (Matthew Nash) about the viability of bringing arts coverage in Boston to the web, Big Red & Shiny has since been a labor of…

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Queering the ICA

It’s been a long time coming, but the ICA is beginning to show its true colors. The last few years have seen solo exhibitions by a strong number of female artists, a great many queer artists and people of color,…

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Preview: abstract photography at deCordova

Photography is generally understood to be an excellent means of instantly capturing things as they are. In theory, the mechanism of the lens, shutter, and film (or digital sensor) is something that just captures reality. Of course, many of the…