Browsing: sculpture

Feature Bahar Yurukoglu, Roll Out, 2015.
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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…

Feature Color Clocks: Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints (2012)
35mm film, motors, aluminum, plexiglass Installation view at MIT List Visual Arts Center Photo: Peter Harris
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Rosa Barba: Color Out Of Space

Film is perhaps not the first medium that comes to mind when thinking about mimesis in visual art. Mimesis is something that painting and sculpture, for example, do well. Yet an entire gallery at the List Visual Art Center at…

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Review: Nicole Cherubini, golden specific

Golden Specific, Nicole Cherubini’s exhibition at Samson Projects, is meditative. The gallery’s white box is punctuated with caramel, turquoise, and terre verte glazes, peach spray paint, and a red plastic bucket. Cherubini’s sculptures color the room. The show includes six…

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Judith Klausner at the New Bedford Art Museum

Pills are talismans. They are tiny, portable and therapeutic, secular-but-sorcerous objects whose enchantments are swiftly and secretly invoked. Psychoanalyst Ernest Becker wrote, “Pills and pellets are forms of fetishes, ways of overcoming anxiety, the terror of the body, in a…

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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…

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Max Van Pelt’s Lines of Flight

Relay, an experimental series of exhibitions presenting five artists in five different installations over five weeks, is an ambitious undertaking for Hera, a small membership-based non-profit gallery in southern Rhode Island. With a focus on process, ephemeralness of materials and…

Interviews Double Vegas by Stacy Scibelli. Image courtesy of the artist
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Studio Sessions: Stacy Scibelli

Welcome to the newest episode of Studio Sessions with guest Stacy Scibelli. Stacy earned her BFA as the Massachusetts College of Art in 2004, and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2009. Working in fabrics, Stacy’s work…

Magazine Installation view of "Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast," January 17 – Sunday, July 6, 2014. Photography by Erik Gould. Courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.
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Review: Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast

In Arlene Shechet’s Meissen Recast at the RISD Museum, strips of clay lie in slag heaps atop intricately painted ceramic vessels. A delicate foot protrudes from the frilly underside of a petticoat. A figure lies trapped beneath a white kiln…

Interviews Artichoke Lamp by Letha Wilson. Image courtesy of the artist
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Studio Sessions: Letha Wilson

Welcome to Studio Sessions with our latest guest, Letha Wilson. Letha earned her BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 1998, and her MFA in combined media from Hunter College in New York in 2003. She incorporates images…

Magazine Orly Genger, Red, Yellow and Blue, 2013. Photograph by Anchor Imagery.
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Review: Red, Yellow and Blue at deCordova

Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue, a monumental installation of hand-knotted rope, was recently moved from its summer home at Madison Square Park in New York City and reinstalled at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, where it will remain until…

Articles Airport2Fortress by Caitlin Masley. Image courtesy of the artist
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Studio Sessions: Caitlin Masley

Welcome to Studio Sessions with our guest this episode, Caitlin Masley. Caitlin earned a BFA from West Virginia University, an MFA from the University of Arizona, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Design and Urban ecologies from Parsons in…

Interviews Top/Bottom/or Other by Ryan Turley. Image courtesy of the artist
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Studio Sessions: Ryan Turley

Welcome to Studio Sessions with guest this episode, Ryan Turley. Ryan earned his BFA from Parsons, The New School for Design in 2009, and his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 2011. Ryan creates pieces using a range of methods,…

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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…

Magazine Mark Cooper, yu yu tangerine, 2013. Wood, aluminum brackets, screws, ceramics, fiberglass, silkscreen on muslin, acrylic, watercolor, marker, rice paper monoprints, digital photographs.
Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: John Kennard.
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The Foster Prize: Mark Cooper

It is curious that Mark Cooper’s work, which is the most visually and spatially boisterous, the most materially lustful (though not the most fetishistic) of the four finalists’, is that which directly references Buddhist cultures, concepts and practices of…