Browsing: Volume 1 : Issue #38

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GREEN STREET UPDATE

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR After a scare in January that Green Street Gallery might lose their space, we were happy to report that they had city support and were not going anywhere. There were, however, some lingering questions about…

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POLLOCK MATTERS OVERSHADOW CAA CONFERENCE

By CHARLES GIULIANO “I am attending this conference under an assumed name,” Professor Ellen Landau of Case Western Reserve University informed the audience during a session “Jackson Pollock’s Afterlife” during the annual meeting of the College Art Association, in Boston,…

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SILENCE AT 684

By MATTHEW NASH Recently, through somewhat dubious circumstances, I was able to climb the stairs at 684 Washington Street and revisit Oni Gallery. I guess I am a bit of a broken record, but as I stood there I found…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Why every artist should know who all their elected officials are. As a working artist, as an activist, and also as the executive director for the Artists Foundation, I learned that elected officials are very interested in…

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A LETTER TO THE EDITORS

By STEVE AISHMAN I am writing this letter to Big Red because I realized the other day that I am stalking Bill Arning, the curator of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. I love the work he curates at various…

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TEMPORARY WALLS @ RHYS GALLERY

By BEN SLOAT Rarely does an art exhibition speak to the importance and advocacy of art itself. Temporary Walls, curated by Heidi Marston and Lydia Ruby, on exhibit at the Rhys Gallery until March 4th, is a show of work…

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SPOTHUNTERS @ THE NEW ART CENTER

By MICAH J. MALONE Graffiti art has been infiltrating its way into the “official” art world for more than two decades now. With artists like Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, to name only two of the most well known,…

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JOE GIBBONS AND LOUISE BOURQUE

By PHAEDRA SHANBAUM As the only Boston representatives of the newly opened Whitney Biennial “Day for Night”, I thought it appropriate to give local filmmakers Louise Bourque and Joe Gibbons some much-deserved attention. I asked new Big RED & Shiny…

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STATE OF THE ARTS: COMMERCIAL GALLERIES

By MATTHEW NASH In our efforts to understand and accurately represent the full scope of our art scene, Big RED & Shiny sent a survey to the commercial galleries of New England. About half of those contacted replied, and the…