Jul
21
to Aug 26

"Crack Us Open" in Altarations at Dorchester Art Projects

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(Photo credit: Lani Asuncion)

Evolving over the course of the exhibition, Crack Us Open incorporates performance, magical action, text, things in the gallery and things in the immediate neighborhood to achieve a private goal and a public goal simultaneously.

About Altarations: A shrine is a sacred place or object. It can be religious, cultural, personal, political, public or private, dedicated to one deity or concept or person or event, or exist with a multitude of meanings and devotions. It can be deliberately created as a sacred place or object, or the object can evolve to be designated as sacred. It can be dedicated to the memory of the past, or represent a hope for the present or future.

The show will function as a collective shrine, made up of our individual definitions and expressions of this vast topic. What do we find holy? As a society we are lacking a common mythology to give our lives spiritual meaning. We all find different ways to fill this void, often coming from our family traditions but filtered through time and place. It is our intent to celebrate the myriad fashions of shrining by showing them together in one space.

We are elated to present a total of 56 artists involved with this show. We will be exhibiting painting, photography, sculpture, performance art, video, collections of objects from people's personal collections, and everything in between.

For more information please see: https://dorchesterartproject.org/

 

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Sep
28
to Nov 1

"Formation" in Fall Exhibition at AMP Gallery

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Formation (digital video, 2018) combines magical symbols, and rituals related to the transcending of binaries and the interlocking of elements necessary for the organization of a future culture better prepared to operate in a universe of entirely fluid boundaries. Watching it is an active love-war.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 6-8 pm

 

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

"A Once in a Lifetime Experience" included in Boston Center for the Arts Ball

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I'm auctioning off A Once in a Lifetime Experience at the Boston Center for the Arts annual fundraising ball on Saturday June 2, 2018.

Enter a lush botanical wonderland created by JNG Event Consulting, encounter BCA performing and visual artists who will engage you in thrilling artistic exchange, and indulge in delicious food and drink from Boston’s best caterers, including Above and Beyond Catering, Capers Catering, The Catered Affair, East Meets West Catering, Gourmet Caterers and Max Ultimate Food. 

As the artistic exchange reaches a crescendo, let the music take control and dance the night away under the Cyclorama’s historic copper dome. Enjoy decadent desserts and cocktails generously provided by Gourmet Caterers and Bombay Sapphire. 

Celebrate Boston Center for the Arts and the vibrant culture-makers it supports; proceeds from the BCA Ball 2018 directly fund BCA’s vision to unite communities and spark dialogue with the transformational power of contemporary visual and performing arts.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Participating in "Changing Landscape of Arts Writing" Panel at Boston Center for the Arts

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“How have reviews—the foundational form of art writing—evolved with technological shifts over the last few decades?” 

This panel will focus on who reads art writing and how readers engage. Arts writing has experienced a major shift in audience and dissemination since the age of the internet. It has become an open playing field, no longer only accessible to the writers and art critics of major publications. Since this cultural shift, new grassroots publications have eschewed print media and opted to only exist online. This has resulted in a new community where individuals play multiple or hybrid roles, including those of art writer, artist and curator. How do publications approach dissemination via the internet?

This panel will look at questions including “How do arts publications create open, safe virtual spaces that encourage healthy, diverse dialogues while also resisting defamatory or false responses?”  Moderator Joshua Fischer is an independent curator and writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He recently moved to Boston from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and curated site-specific installations. He currently contributes to Big Red & Shiny, an online publication focusing on the Boston and greater New England arts. 

Panelists Heather Kapplow is a Boston-based conceptual artist and freelance writer/media producer. Kapplow’s writing has appeared in Big Red & Shiny, ArtDependence, DigBoston, Globe Media’s BDCWire; and WBUR’s ARTery. Kapplow is also a regular contributor to Hyperallergic and Delicious Line. More information available at: www.heatherkapplow.com. 

Tamar Avishai is a Somerville-based art historian and independent radio producer. She is the one-woman band behind The Lonely Palette, the podcast that aims to return art history to the masses, one object at a time. In the two years since its launch, The Lonely Palette has been written-up in WIRED, The Boston Globe, Salon, Hyperallergic, and was one of Paste’s 50 Best Podcasts of 2017. It has also aired on PRX, the CBC, and NPR. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and picks a banjo in her spare time. 

Rebecca Uchill is an art historian, independent curator, and Editor of Art Journal Open, an independently-edited, open-access, peer-reviewed affiliate of the College Art Association’s Art Journal. She is a full-time member of the faculty at UMass Dartmouth in the Department of Art Education, Art History & Media Studies, and a lecturer in History, Theory and Criticism of Art in the Department of Architecture at MIT. An updated, limited-run version of her Random Exhibition Title Generator is presently on view in the exhibition “States of Change” at the Wassaic Project. 

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Feb
27
to Apr 30

"This is Just a Test (Self Portrait)" Included In 24th Round of Art on the Marquee

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Join us for the opening reception of the 24th round of Art on the Marquee on February 29 2018! See nine new videos created specifically for the 80-foot-tall seven screen Marquee! The reception at BCEC is free and open to the public, but please register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-on-the-marquee-opening-reception-round-24-tickets-43105017267

A full list of the works in the 24th Round of Art on the Marquee can be found here: http://www.artonthemarquee.com/artworks/

To learn more about Art on the Marquee visit: http://www.artonthemarquee.com/

This is Just a Test (Self Portrait) is a conceptual, abstract, autobiographical piece created specifically for Boston Cyberarts and the marquee.

People close to me know that I don’t really like to share too much about myself publicly or to use my personal experiences explicitly in my work, so I thought it would be funny if I made a self portrait that was 80 feet tall with my native city as its backdrop.

The way in which this is a self-portrait has a little bit to do with my history as an artist—I moved towards making conceptual and engagement-based work from the experimental film/video world, and while studying anthropology. Two layers of what you are viewing here are related to that experience: The formal focus on video test bars relates to my previous preoccupation with formal elements of film—like the frameline and branding bursts—that we don’t usually pay much attention to, but which can have great influence.

The fleshy color palette here references structural racism encoded in cinematographic color tests (which the field of anthropology perpetuated by incorporating into its fieldwork practices.)

The proportions of the flesh tones in This is Just a Test (Self Portrait), as well as the colors moderating between them and the traditional video test bar palette, were generated by a consumer genetic test. So this is also a report on the results of that test—a data-graphic portrait of my personal genetic history.

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Jan
20
to May 12

"Here's What I See" Included in How Do I Look?

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A small, interactive piece of mine, Here's What I See, which focuses on complexity and bias in making artwork accessible to those with low or no vision, is included How Do I Look?, curated by Scout Hutchinson & Mary Provenzano, at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf in Fort Point Boston.*

Within the hierarchy of the five senses, sight reigns supreme. Ancient Western philosophy tends to associate vision with knowledge, and Aristotle concluded that “of all the senses sight best helps us to know things, and reveals many distinctions.” Linking visual perception with truth lingers in our contemporary society, in which one declares “I see” to convey that one understands. Yet while sight, for many of us, is often our primary mode of apprehending the world, we are at the same time aware of the pitfalls and deficiencies of visual perception—places where the alleged “truth” of this ocular sense snags on its shortcomings. Far from being an objective sense, one individual’s visual reality is rarely identical to the next. How Do I Look? invites artists to reflect on the flaws in the theory of sight as truth and the subjective nature of visual perception.

Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, February 21 from 6PM-8PM!

*Visitors to the gallery please note that my piece won't be fully in place or labeled until the week of the opening.

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Jan
19
to Jan 22

"Prevailing Winds" in 20th Annual Postcards From The Edge

A post card-sized piece of mine called Prevailing Winds is available for sale at Visual AIDS' 20th Annual Postcards From the Edge Auction at Gallery 524 from January 19 - 21, 2018.

Postcards From the Edge offers a rare opportunity to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork from internationally renowned and emerging artists for only $85 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, over 1400 works are exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who's just making their debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!

Postcards from the Edge 2017 raised over $94,000 to-date for the programs of VISUAL AIDS. There were 1,432 postcard-sized works on display by artists from around the world, and over a thousand people attended the event. Our gratitude goes out to all the participating artists and everyone who comes out to support Visual AIDS, enabling us to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many who are unable to continue producing work without such support.

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Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

"All Hung Up On What Used To Be" Included in Small Works for Big Change

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Small Works for Big Change is an art benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Small Works provides an important space for trans and gender non-conforming artists, especially trans and gender-nonconforming low-income artists and artists of color, to showcase their work and increase their voice and visibility.

The event is free and open to the public. Bidding ends at 7:30 pm sharp. Registration is available at the door but we recommend pre-registration for a speedy check-in process. Cash and credit card only. Due to space constraints, we highly encourage next day art pickup from 3 to 6 pm. Same day art pickup available but expect a one to three hour wait.

Small Works for Big Change will take place on October 21st from 4 pm to 8 pm at Participant Inc. Participant Inc is located at 253 E Houston St # 1, New York, NY 10002.

Venue is located on ground level. Nearby F train 2nd Avenue station.

Artists Incude: Abigail Lloyd, AK Burns, Alyson Provax, Andrea Geyer, Anna Betbeze, Anthony Iacono, Ariel Malka Goldberg, Brian Healey, Brian J. Soliwoda, Carrie Yamaoka, Chance, Charlotte Prodger, Cristina Covucci, Cristy Road, Dana Degiulio, Dana Gibson, David Needleman, Derrick Schultz, Elise Gardella, Elizabeth Insogna, Elliot Kukla, Em Rooney, Emily North, Emily Roysdon, Eva Contreraz, Gabriel Lee, Geo Wyeth, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Gordon Hall, Hannah Hiasen, Heather C. Lou, Heather Kapplow, Isabella Rose Adler, Jacqueline Hsia, Jamee Hundley, Je’Jae Daniels, Jerise Fogel, Johanna Breiding, Jonah Groeneober, Joy Episalla, Jules Gimbrone, Jules Rosskam, Julia Talen, Julieta Salgado, Julio Salgado, Kalani Catbagan, Karen Heagle, Kristoff Smith, Laimah Osman, Laura Gagliardi , Lee Ely, LJ Roberts, Lucia Znamirowski, Maja Čule, Mark Benjamin Gelbart, Mary Manning, M. Samolewicz, Melanie Cervantes, Miguel Medina, Mohammed Fayaz, Morgan Bassichis, Nadia Awad, NB Brody, Neil Vandervloed, Nic Belott, Olivia Huffman, Otherwild And Bullhorn Press, Patrick Staff, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rabi Cepeda, Rae Senarighi, Roberta Rivera, Roin Morigeau, Sadie Benning, Samantha Horning, Sarah Gottesdiener, Savannah Knoop, Shaylanna Luvme, Talcott Broadhead, Theodore Kerr, Tuesday Smillie, Xylor Jane, and Zac Slams.

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Oct
7
to Jan 13

"Tools of The Trade" in The Future of Work at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

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Tools of the Trade (Object #1)

“The Future of Work” blends utopian/dystopian speculation about our technocentric work lives and the gig economy, including potential futures rooted in the profession 'artist.' Cody Justus’ notes on canvas speak to the internal labor that occurs in the artist's studio. Heather Kapplow’s Tools of the Trade is a rotating display of objects that one could never have guessed were part of an artist’s creative process. Andrew Fish’s paintings look both inward and outward as abstract figures try to find their way, dissolving in and out of washy backgrounds, bathed in the glow of a computer or iPhone screens. Each artist in the exhibition questions what parts of work we value and provides an opportunity to reflect on today’s shifting vocational landscape.

Opening Reception: October 25, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Artists included in the exhibition: Paul Belenky, Sammy Chong, Andrew Fish, Yetti Frenkel, Cody Justus, Heather Kapplow, Michael MacMahon, Warren Stred.

About the guest curator: Joshua Fischer is an independent curator and writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He recently moved from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and curated site-specific installations by Jonathan Schipper, Thorsten Brinkmann, Yusuke Asai, Andrea Dezso, Ana Serrano, and Yasuaki Onishi. He organized with Rice Gallery director, Kimberly Davenport, twenty-four additional commissions, including installations by Dinh Q. Lê, Joel Shapiro, Sarah Oppenheimer, and El Anatsui. He has published exhibition reviews and articles in Glasstire, an online art magazine covering visual art in Texas and Southern California. He currently contributes to Big Red & Shiny, an online publication focusing on the Boston and greater New England arts.

Gallery Hours

The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf is open daily to the public from 7 am to 10 pm, and is located at 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02201.

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Sharing a Big Pile of Witchcraft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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On Friday, October 6th, I'll be the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Living Room Project host, sharing a big pile of witchcraft I've got on hand, wielding talismans and talking about magic spells/other methods for contending with technical and interpersonal difficulties one might encounter along the path of life. Stop by and talk to me about sorcery (or modern science, or whatever) if you're in the area.

Here's a nice picture of the living room and a little background on the project.

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Sep
30
to Oct 14

"Horizon" Included in Be Here Wow at Time Camp 001

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In collaboration with Icebox Project Space Distance≠Time exhibition and performance, Black Quantum Futurism presents Time Camp 001, a two-day program and interactive installation exploring time, alternative temporalities, time travel, and temporal shifts from various frameworks, disciplines, and cultural traditions. The program includes two days of workshops, presentations, rituals, film screenings, interactive installations and special performances from local and national artists, scientists, social activists, filmmakers, writers, poets and more at Icebox Project Space.

Time Camp 001 exhibiting artists: Amy Lee Ketchum, Blache Marie and Rose F., Darian Longmire, Dash, Euca, Graupy, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Keith Lemley, Marcelline Mandeng, M. Asli Dukan, M. Mohamed, Nadahada, Oji, Ras Cutlass, Razan AlSalah, Redeem Pettaway, Richard R. Ross and Robert A. Young, Risha Rox, Sydney Cain, Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Gralin Hughes, Ytasha L. Womack, Judith Sönnicken and Zein Nakhoda.

Presenters / Workshops / Performances: Kendra Krueger and Alex Harsley, Blache Marie and Rose F., Angie Holiday, Nickelangelo, Sapphire Woods, Nathan Fried, Molina Speaks, Asia Dorsey, Sheree LoveMestiza Brown, Maggie Lily, Matt Kalasky, Jazmyn Burton, Interminable, Moor Mother, and Solarized.

Event and Schedule site: https://www.blackquantumfuturism.com/time-camp-001
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-camp-001-tickets-37160094844
Distance≠Time: http://www.cranearts.com/icebox/


For more information please contact afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com or blackquantumfuturism@gmail.com

Be Here Wow can also be experienced online here.

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Sep
7
to Oct 7

"Cut Corners" in Handled at Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is pleased to present Handled, a regional, juried exhibition selected by Pat Falco. The exhibition celebrates the unrefined, imperfect, and utterly human artworks of today by bringing together 16 handmade works created by 16 artists from throughout New England.

The selection showcases a variety of media including installations, mixed media sculptures, paintings, drawings, embroideries, and much more. Each work makes the hand of the artist known in its own way. Some celebrate the precision of a steady hand. Others the expressive gestures of a loose one. Together, they look at the familiar and unexpected ways that artists use their hands to give their work individuality and style that no other tools could possibly create. On view from September 7 – October 7, 2017.

Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7-9pm

 

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Aug
27
to Aug 31

Participating in La Pocha Nostra Workshop & Jam Session at SFAI

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JAM SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | AUGUST 31  7-9PM | SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE | FREE ADMISSION RSVP REQUIRED

Join us for a free Jam Session featuring artists from a ive-day intensive workshop lead by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and members of the legendary troupe La Pocha Nostr (Balitronica Gomez and Saul Garcia-Lopez). This performative happening will have a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism.

This powerful final event will involve experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students. La Pocha will inevitably invite audience members to help with actions, but the event will focus on the members of the workshop and Pocha Nostra members, Saul Garcia Lopez, Balitronica Gomez, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Please feel free to come in an enhanced persona in La Pocha asks for volunteers!

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Aug
25
to Aug 29

"Cropdust" Included in Garden in The Air: Plots & Prophecies

In August 2017, Datscha Radio will return to its homestead in a Berlin allotment garden for “Plots and Prophecies,” a five-day radio art garden festival celebrating matter, soil and sound, and investigating pending issues in contemporary ecology, bionics and artistic strategies.

Datscha Radio’s 2017 programme spans from Berlin’s urban garden politics to intimate conversations with plants; from horticulture to porticulture; from bees and birds to barbeque; from rotting matter to poetic remnants. We’ll have a taste of fish(dung)-grown tomatoes, examine greening practices and stick our microphones into the rich soil to report on slug wars and root panels. We’ll talk to skydiving earthworms and gardeners from the community alike.

24 hours a day, for 5 days, from August 25th at 12pm until midnight on August 29th, 2017, we will broadcast live from a Pankow "Schrebergarden" – come rain or shine!

Datscha Radio is created by gardeners, sound artists and guests.
Datscha Radio is free, non-commercial, and open to everyone.
Datscha Radio is dedicated to intuitive performance, music and radio art.
Datscha Radio links the site of the garden to the world.

Datscha Radio will be broadcasting/streaming on 88.4 FM in the Berlin area & 90.7 FM in Potsdam (selected times, day and night) and worldwide on datscharadio.de, as well as in collaboration with other radio stations and projects (see our Facebook page or website for an up-to-date list and our broadcast schedule.)

If you want to host a listening party in your garden, please reach out to us about our International Garden Listening Club!

 

 

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Jul
6
to Jul 30

"All Right!" Included in Tongue Tide at Flux Factory

All Right!, a collaboration with Ernie Kim, is a Karaoke booth that only plays one song: Adriano Celentano's 1972 Italian pop hit, "Prisencolinensinainciusol." The song, which (according to Wikipedia,) sounds like English spoken with an American accent to Italians, is actually complete nonsense except for the phrase "All right" which occurs a few times within the lyrics.

Wikipedia claims that "Celentano's intention with the song was to explore communication barriers." On NPR in 2012, Celentano explained, "I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate. And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn't mean anything."

All Right!, created especially for Tongue Tide, celebrates and amplifies the slightly sexy/campy ridiculousness of Celentano's particular brand of gibberish. It, like all Karaoke, is best experienced while slightly inebriated. An opening reception occurs on July 6, 2017, and other events occur weekly throughout the month-long exhibition.

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Jul
1
4:00 PM16:00

"Going" Opening & Art Walk at Women's Studio Workshop

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Join us for a day of art along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail!

Women's Studio Workshop's public art program asks artists-in-residence to create engaging, innovative installations along the trail, which passes right in front of our studios. Each work is on view through the Summer, four months after the installation date.

Summer Art Walk and Public Art Reception:
Artist walks begin at 5 and 6 pm
Free and open to the public

About the Artists:

Philadelphia-based sculptor Mei-ling Hom employs sustainable farming practices and plant-soil relationships in her artwork. Her installation, Multiversity Garden, spells out a call to action in Morse code and will slowly change with the season.

Constructed in string, paint, collage, and nails, Alicia Henry’s mural bridges Women's Studio Workshop’s studios and new building. An interdisciplinary artist working in Nashville, she challenges the material possibilities of monumental painting.

Joining us from Boston, current artist-in-residence Heather Kapplow is imagining new interpretations of all twenty-two miles of the Rail Trail. Her experience-based sign series, Going, opens during the art walk!

[In the event of prohibitive weather, the reception will be held in Women's Studio Workshop’s new building.]

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Jun
30
to Oct 2

"Going" Installed on Walkill Valley Rail Trail

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Going is a 22-mile long meditation on the paths we make through nature and life, occurring along the Walkill Valley Rail Trail in the Hudson Valley in New York State.

Going is a Cultural Crossroads project of Women's Studio Workshop and Chrch Project Space. It has received generous underwriting, advice and emotional support from the founders, staff and Summer 2017 interns of Women's Studio Workshop; as well as from the communities along the rail trail, Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association and Walkill Valley Land Trust ; and is funded in part by the NEA and NYSCA. An opening event for Going will occur at Women's Studio Workshop on July 1, 2017.

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Slide Night at Women's Studio Workshop

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Slide Nights have been a Women's Studio Workshop tradition for years. We invite you to join us! Every second Tuesday of the month, artists-in-residence give a 15-minute presentation about their practice, influences, and what they are working on in our studios.

This week features:
Heather Kapplow, Public Art Residency Grant
Tayo HeuserStudio Workspace Residency
Patricia Mato-MoraStudio Residency Grant

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May
29
to Sep 30

"Forest For The Tree" at 2017 Art Ramble

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Forest For The Tree is a subtle intervention in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest, that plays with the movement of consciousness or attention between the big picture and the more granular one (with its emphasis resting on the consciousness or attention of one particular tree.)  Forest For The Tree is a part of The Umbrella's 2017 Art Ramble.

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Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

Speaking on "How to Make Site-Specific Art" Panel at The Umbrella

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This summer, The Umbrella is presenting our second Art Ramble in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest from June 5, 2017- September 30, 2017. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, this year’s Art Ramble displays work that slows the viewer’s experience of the natural world. Hear from artists and curators about what it takes to make site-specific art that encourages contemplation, play, discovery, and participation in the local environment. Additional panel details available here.

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Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

"Mirror Man & Naked Man Play Rock Paper Scissors" at E.M.B.C.L.

Mirror Man & Naked Man Play Rock Paper Scissors, a gestural duet of as-yet-undetermined length, will be performed at the closing of The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth on March 17, 2017. Mirror Man & Naked Man Play Rock Paper Scissors is inspired by Facebook, and by the work of Georgiy Daneliya and Vladislav Surkov. It does not resolve any problems.

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Jan
31
to Mar 4

"Hermeneutic Cycle: Three Phases" in Coded at Lesley University

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An installation/performance I'm creating, Hermeneutic Cycle: Three Phases, will be included in BLAA's Coded show at Lesley University, juried by Danielle Abrams.

Coded explores the unique role language has played in queer culture as it has developed and flourished since the 19th century. From the outset, coded language has allowed connections and communities to form among gender and sexual minorities in the midst of a hostile dominant culture. As queer culture expanded, shifting and splintering into different subgroups, slang became a way for GSM-identified people to find others who shared similar interests and ideals within the larger milieu of queer spaces. And today, as LGBTQIA identities become more accepted and integrated into mainstream society, language serves as a way to subvert sexist, transphobic, heterosexist, and racist tropes in American popular culture.

Reception: February 16, 6:00-8:00 pm RSVP

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Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

CANCELLED!! "Behind the AgriCulture" at Somerville AgriCultural Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Backed by a cutting edge news team from SCAT TV, I'm asking the tough questions you've always wanted answers to about the early lives, sexual secrets, political leanings and religious beliefs of farm animals and produce. Squashes will squirm and chickens will quibble, but I'll get the real story out of all of them from 4 - 5pm at The Somerville AgriCultural Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Performing "What?!?!" at Panoply Performance Laboratory

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What?!?! will be included in an evening of performances called "Speculative (de)Structures" as a part of Panoply Performance Laboratory's Fall 2016 season, focused around the conceptual core REALITIES/REALISMS/(UN)REALS/RLLY? investigating—in laboratory format—multiplicit performative processes of reality-construction, self-presentation, and meaning-making. Forms-of-exhibition involve modes of social interaction and “trans-substantiation,” theatrical staging of alternate realities+bodies, and (disab)use of artificially-intelligent technologies and autonomous systems.

What?!?!, which involves only a typewriter and my attention span, is a real time effort not to get distracted and simultaneously a questioning of what is worth our attention/what our attention is worth. What?!?! continues an exploration of the commodification of attention in contemporary Western culture that I began via Nothing to See Here, Move Along in July of 2016.

What?!?! has received support from the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund.

 

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Sep
5
to Sep 20

"Dossier #2" (That Hollow Place) in Changing Allston Exhibit

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About That Hollow Place:

That Hollow Place is a feminist collective whose main objective is the protection and preservation of hollow spaces against colonization of any kind. We assert the right of such spaces to remain hollow—that is, entirely unfilled—despite rapid global metastasization of the phallocentric ethos known as “development.” Towards this end, though we do document our subjects' (often precarious) existences and attempt to educate the public about their circumstances, we insist on obscuring details that might disclose their precise locations, or which could be used to identify them in their specificity. We present our findings in the form of case files and musical tributes.

About Changing Allston:

The Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery is proud to present Changing Allston, an exhibition of works that reflect on Allston-Brighton’s landscape, people, and stories. Crossings Gallery’s exhibition, Changing Allston will reflect on the ways in which the neighborhood has changed over the last century, and how it continues to change even now. Changing Allston is curated by Eva Payne, a historian and curator earning her Ph.D. in Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences program in American Studies. Payne has worked on exhibitions of fine art including the Harvard Art Museums’ recent Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, as well as exhibitions of historical objects and archival materials. Closing Event on September 20 featuring a curator-led discussion with artists, performance by That Hollow Place, and conversation with the Brighton Allston Historical Society.

 

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