Browsing: Volume 1 : Issue #31

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NEW CURATORS AT MASS MOCA

By BIG RED The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCa) recently announced two new curatorial appointments. Susan Cross will join the curatorial staff, bringing 15 years of experience, 10 of which were earned at the Guggenheim Museum. Nato Thompson…

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MFA BREAKS GROUND

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR With $316 million in the bank, Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the $500 millon expansion to Boston’s landmark institution. U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano, state Senator Diane Wilkerson…

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FROM THE EDITOR

By RACHEL GEPNER The blogs have already had a field day with Kevin McCormick’s tragic and luridly fascinating death (“To think I’ve been walking three blocks for coffee…”), and the papers practically shit their pants about it: the horror! Across…

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THE LITTLE RED DOT

By CHAD MEYER What does it mean to have the little red dot next to your piece in a gallery? How does it feel to be a student with a photograph in a real show for the first time? I…

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JEFF PERROTT @ BARBARA KRAKOW GALLERY

By MARINA VERONICA In his current exhibition entitled Nature of Things at the Barbara Krakow Gallery, artist Jeff Perrott moves beyond Christian scriptures that inspired some of his earlier pieces, offering us reflections on the human condition, the concept of…

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PERGOLA, STEELE & RAINE @ ARTISTS FOUNDATION

By MATTHEW NASH Currently on view at the Artists Foundation gallery in the Distillery Building are three solo shows of engaging and beautiful works. Josephine Pergola’s “Surface Tension”, Joe Steele’s “Little Big Mind” and Adra Raine’s film “Water” each offer…

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ALVIN LUCIER @ THE ROSE

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND The Mildred S. Lee Gallery of the Rose Art Museum sounds like the courtyard garden of a large apartment complex. It is currently the site of 12 white gallery pedestals of varying heights, each one topped with…

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DANA CLANCY @ BU

By HEIDI MARSTON Have you ever had the feeling that you were being watched? Have you ever taken the subway and felt someone’s eyes looking at you? That feeling of being seen in an uncomfortable and almost invasive way was…

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MOTHERSBAUGH @ THE PARADISE LOUNGE

By MATTHEW GAMBER Snapshots and studio photographs both represent a cultural norm of either actual or imagined American history. One represents the everyday and the the latter dignifies the celebratory events that punctuate the everyday. A family album is its…

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CLOSER @ SPACE OTHER

By KATHRYN ADA DUTOIT Space Other’s raison d’être is to provide a venue for artists who would not otherwise have the opportunity to show in Boston, or even outside of their native countries. The current show, “Closer,” features the work…

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ED RUSCHA AT HARVARD

By CHARLES GIULIANO November 11, 2005 Last night, the California-based artist Ed Ruscha spoke to an overflow audience at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University about the exhibition “Course of Empire” which represented the United States…

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RAISING RENTS IN SOWA

By BIG RED Many tenants of 450 Harrison Ave came into the studio to find a new lease shoved unceremoniously under the door. On December 1st rent is going up. BIG RED isn’t very good at math, but it looks…