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Man Caves: A Conversation with Kenneth Tam

Masculinity and social isolation is a topic of current debate and much speculation. From militias to communities of Internet trolls, American men are forming social ties through aggression, violence, and misogyny. Artist Kenneth Tam’s video Breakfast in Bed (2016), recently…

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Ian Solaski is a graduating senior at the Studio for Interrelated Media at MassArt. I was first exposed to his work as his professor. This encounter was intense; he was developing a performance in which he violently translated the Sandy…

Feature Tory Fair, detail from "Campfire," 2016. Installation at VERY gallery, mixed media, 9X8X19.' Photo Credit: Stewart Clements.
Paperweight: An interview with Tory Fair

In the months leading up to Tory Fair’s latest show, Paperweight at VERY gallery, VERY director John Guthrie and I made two studio visits to view the work in progress. On the first occasion, I met John outside a large wooden…

Feature Robert Chamberlin, Marble Test 1, 2016, porcelain & mason stain.
Interview with Robert Chamberlin

I followed Robert Chamberlin’s artwork for about a year when his solo exhibition at Miller Yezerski opened in January 2016. I arrived during the peak of First Friday festivities to find an intimate space of the gallery’s rear space packed…

Feature Vanessa Irzyk (detail). Photo by Courtney Moy.
Here to Create: Vanessa Irzyk

In Here to Create, BR&S contributor Courtney Moy speaks to female artists on how they’ve created their own course within the Boston art scene. In this installment, she talks to Vanessa Irzyk, a MassArt graduate who currently has a studio…

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Elsewhere: Bahar Yurukoglu

Boston is a transient city. Each fall, legions of artists enroll in graduate programs throughout the city to nurture their talents and connections, and approximately two years later, many move on. While they are here, some of these artists are…

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Prospect: An interview with Jodie Goodnough

Jodie Mim Goodnough is a Providence-based artist who uses photography, video, performance and sculpture to examine the various coping strategies we employ to find comfort in an often uncomfortable world, from religious rituals to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. She…

Feature Current Installation- The Bluffs by Joseph Leroux, June 2015
Boston Common: GRIN

“Boston Common” highlights the people and organizations that shape Boston and New England’s cultural sector by going straight to the source to find out who they are, what they are doing, and how and why they do it. We hope…

Feature David Salle Pay Only $39.95, 2014-2015
oil, acrylic, crayon, archival digital print and
pigment transfer on linen
84 x 96 inches
Image courtesy Skarstedt, New York
An Interview with David Salle

William J. Simmons: Tell me about your shows in Dallas and New York City. What direction is your new work taking? David Salle: The show in Dallas brings together paintings from the last five years or so that, for the…

Feature En Ti Confio, º2 Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice Italy 2014. 

Photo by: Monika Sobczak
2015 Foster Prize Interviews: Vela Phelan

Every two years the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA) selects up to four Boston-area artists to receive the James and Audrey Foster Prize. In addition to a cash award, finalists are given the opportunity to mount a show in…

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