Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Flash Forward Festival

We had a great time at the Flash Forward Festival!  The variety of photography was impressive and the lectures were very informative.  We browsed mixed media photography, still life photography, model photography, scenic travel photography, and more.  Ana Kapodistria's 'Frachto Birches' photograph was just one of our many favorites.  Her vibrant photo was perfectly mounted on a wooden panel and coated in resin.  We spent the day browsing the walls and looking through the photo books on the tables in the gallery.  Not only did we get to see all of these photographs up close, we got to take home a beautiful hardcover Flash Forward Festival book.  We are definitely planning to attend next year. 

Information about the festival

Photo: Defying Gravity by Lissy Laricchia

Upstairs at the Flash Forward Festival

En Route magazine talked about travel photography

Theron Humphrey talked about photographing his dog, Maddie, and his incredible book "Maddie On Things"

Photography books on display

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

OK Go's "Last Leaf" Music Video - Created With The Help Of Boston Based Talent

Boston based Nadeem Mazen directed this incredibly creative music video for OK Go with his friend Ali Mohammed.  With endless amounts of laser engraved pieces of toast, and with the help of a group of talented artists, they produced a very successful music video.   We loved this video so much, we had to share. Enjoy!

A Few Of Our Favorite Boston Artists Are Featured In This Month's ArtScope Magazine! - Allison Bamcat, Veronica Fish, Jennifer Lewis, and Elizabeth Siegel aka Tofu Squirrel

ArtScope magazine is a New England Culture Magazine that is available at over 700 museum, gallery, university, and commercial locations across New England! Visit: artscopemagazine.com
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Katrina Majkut's Solo Art Show at The Brookline Arts Center

An exploration of the physical and psychological side to the horses of America's favorite amusement park ride, the carousel.

Brookline Art Center*
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Gallery Hours: M-F 9am - 4:30pm

*Venue is kid friendly. There is a park and playground on the premises.

Image: Seattle Backlit Carousel, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 36", 2010
May 5 - 27, 2013

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 17
6 to 8pm

Friday, May 10, 2013

Amazing 500 ft "Fence" Of Photography Along The Rose Kennedy Greenway

Flash Forward Festival, Photo District News and United Photo Industries just installed a 500 ft "Fence" of Photography along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  There is also an exhibition opening across the street, at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 5/11/13 from 6-8pm.

Animation Senior Show At The Museum of Fine Arts Theater - Wrap Up

Congratulations Mass Art Animation Students!
We were very impressed by the talent, variety of styles, and hard work that was shown at the Mass Art Animation Senior Show last night.  
Animation Senior Show Flyer 

Photo of the Lone Wolf and Cub Animation by Alex Horan

Lapse - Animation by Jahaira Torres

Mass Art Animation Students Speaking About Their Projects

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Reminder: Flash Forward Festival - May 16-19 @ Fairmont Battery Wharf

  • Revolution in Silicon Valley - Insider secrets from Steve Jobs documentarist Doug Menuez
  • Instagram & Mobile Publishing - Getty Images, etc. 
  • Where Photography Is Headed - New York Times James Estrin
  • Complex Art of Travel Photography - Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, etc. 
  • Collecting Fine Art - Prestigious gallery owners from New York & Boston

There are four pop-up exhibitions with opening night parties across the city (including a special installation at Faneuil Hall Marketplace), which feature New England's finest photographic talent: UndergraduatesFaculty & local legend Jim Dow. Not to mention a public art collaboration with the folks from Brooklyn Bridge Park and Photo District News on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale May 10 + 11 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale May 10 + 11 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Outdoor sale featuring creative, affordable art from SMFA student artists

On May 10+11, shop hundreds of original pieces by artists in 2013 Spring Sidewalk Sale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA)—from jewelry, T-shirts and watercolor paintings to ceramics, photography, temporary tattoos and more. Students will set up at tables along the sidewalk on Museum Road, between SMFA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. With prices starting around $5, the Sidewalk Sale is a great place to find some new jewelry, a unique screenprinted T or hand-drawn cards—don’t forget a gift for mom this Mother’s Day weekend! Proceeds directly support individual artists.

Friday, May 10, 10 am–5 pm
Saturday, May 11, 10 am–5 pm

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
MBTA: Museum of Fine Arts, Green Line

Admission is free. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors at SMFA (enter on Fenway).

Visit www.smfa.edu/news or call 617-369-3617 for more information.

Anthony Greaney presents Paul Pescador

Anthony Greaney presents Paul Pescador's first east coast solo exhibition: 6,7 or 9. This is the third part of The Number Project, which explores the relationship between numbers and social relationships. The project as a whole aligns conceptual logics and rules with day-to-day trauma and personal experiences to create photographs, artist books and films. The first part 1, 1 1/2 2 (Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2011), dealt with the relationship between self and a potential other body. The second part, 3,4,5 and 8 (UC Irvine Art Gallery, 2012) dealt with various group dynamics, 3-being the smallest form of a group, 4 and 5 being domestic numbers, and 8-being an orgy of bodies. 6,7 or 9 (2013) exists somewhere in between 5 and 8, creating artwork that disjoints the chronology of the project.

Pescador photographs materials such as construction paper, yarn, and other everyday objects. The resulting photographs are collaged and re-photographed multiple times so that the constructed bodies and backdrops merge into each other. The final photographs function like headshots of collaged figurines.

Accompanying the exhibition is a narrative film which will screen hourly. Pescador uses different personal relationships as the subject matter of the film, these relationships vary from the domestic to anonymous strangers. The film cross cuts between these different social dynamics which intertwine into each other and often collide. The images in the film are created out of brightly colored dioramas in visual a vocabulary similar to the photographs. These playful images contrast the serious subjects matter, producing a world that appears playful but also dark in tone.

As part of the exhibition is a screening of his film, 
3, 4, 5 and 8 (2012) at Anthology Film Center in New York on May 5th at 3pm. Anthology Film Center is located at 32 Second Ave New York, NY 10003.

Paul Pescador is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. His practices focuses on the transformation and translation of personal narrative and experience as it shifts from one medium to another, exploring the relationship between the projected film screenings, the printed photograph, and performance art. In his practice performances become images. Images become books. Books become films. These works exist in a constant cycle of use, in which moving image becomes the centralized action that links each of these mediums together. Pescador recent exhibitions include solo projects at the Vista Theater, Los Angeles (November 2012), ForYourArt , Los Angeles (June 2012), and Human Resources, Los Angeles (May 2011). He has been included in group exhibitions at Chapman University, CA (September 2012), LAX ART, Los Angeles (September 2012), and Night Gallery, Los Angeles (February 2011). He obtained his MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine in Spring 2012.

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450 harrison avenue, boston 02118617.482.0055
wednesday to saturday
12 to 6 pm and by appointment

May MFA Thesis Exhibitions - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, MA (May 1, 2013)—This spring, the joint Master of Fine Arts degree program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Tufts University celebrates the work of its graduating students with a series of final thesis exhibitions. Through in-depth presentations of artwork developed during the two-year program, these talented MFA students explain their creative process and development through artistic representation. With a robust class of over 60 graduates, SMFA-Tufts thesis exhibitions will take place throughout the spring and summer at galleries around Boston. Admission to exhibitions and related events is free and open to the public.

Through May18, 2013
SMFA/Mrs. E Ross Anderson Auditorium, 230 The Fenway, Boston
In “Ray of Dark,” Laura HarrisonEugene LarochelleMaia LynchKarmimadeebora McMillanTim Mearini and Ivette Salom investigate contemporary cultural norms and an array of predicaments with humor and surrealism.

May 2–19, 2013
Reception + artist talks: May 2, 5–8 pm
Tufts University Art Gallery @ Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave Medford, MA 02155

Case Hathaway - Zepeda’s film explores the notion that reality continues to distort with each death; Paul Ishii’s work twists the traditional structure of self - help brochures found in counseling centers to focus on quirky disorders, illnesses and/or conditions; Ryan Kish’s paintings explore his interpretation of the world around him within a continuum of representation and abstraction; Liza Lynch’spaintings speak to the stringent way collections can be displayed and the obsessive nature of collecting; Vanessa Michalak explores ideas about escapism and adventure with her landscape paintings which synthesize memories, imagination and found photos; John Neylan’s End The Confusion explores American history through the lenses of the conspiracy theorist, the artist, the historian and the hoarder; DMH RICHMOND’s “Pop up Palace”, Talm Yom Good brings visitors product promotions, freebies, contests, film screenings, celebrity guests and franchise opportunities.

May 3–June 1, 2013 (Timothy McCool)
May 28–June 1, 2013 (Kate Gilbert)
Reception: May 30, 5:30–7:30 pm
Carroll and Sons Art Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Timothy McCool’s These Things Take Time is a collection of stream of consciousness drawings that recreate the experience of what it's like to live in a world where there's too much information and no one knows exactly what to do with all of it. Some fears are founded, others are not. Kate Gilbert’s “Hide:Seek,” presented as a pop-up retail environment, combines clothing, sculpture and media to portray the artist’s perspective on self-actualization as a non-hierarchical journey of being alone together.

May 4–11, 2013
Reception: May 4, 6–9 pm
Fourth Wall Project Art Space, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Jodie Goodnough’s “Variants” explores the representation of the mentally ill in photography, both past and present; focused on the global movement of a single commodity, salt, Katherine Louise Mitchell’s “Sourced” is a subjective meditation and prolonged site study on the imaginary and material geographies of the advanced capitalist world; Juan Travieso showcases his vibrant paintings in "Decadencia"; Carl Vestweber’s “Home” is a site-specific installation composed of sculpture, drawings and collage used to discuss connections between the everyday and the sublime.

May 7, 2013, 7 pm
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion @ the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Performance by Cathy McLaurin
*Please arrive by 6:45

Cathy McLaurin’s No place like home is a performance that combines documentary, lecture and storytelling. The narrator weaves together images and sound through the story of the rural town of Siler City, North Carolina. Drawing from an archive of material compiled through off-site research and visits to the town, the narrator peels back a veneer of complexity to reveal undercurrents of power, desire and histories that intertwine with contemporary issues of race, immigration and industrial decline.

May 9–26, 2013
Reception: May 9, 6–8 pm
Howard Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122
“Human & Machine, Retrace & Depart,” Valerie Ng

This exhibition, which also features artist Andy Lauzier, examines motorbike subcultures and the meditative act of the ride. Featuring photographic portraits of people within the moped subculture, a video installation with footage shot from motorcycle rides in Indonesia, Malaysia and the USA plus a sound performance using discarded moped parts, “Human & Machine, Retrace & Depart” maps out human attachment to objects, times and places.

May 16–30, 2013
Reception: Friday, May 17, 7–10 pm
Fourth Wall Project Art Space, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Jess Anderson explores concepts of value and consumption in a commodity culture by updating everyday surfaces with a decoration of sacred, utilitarian plants and herbs; Lauren Coulson creates worlds that envelope the viewer into contemplating multiple and ever-changing realities and question perception itself; Megan Herwig explores what a house is what it represents, what it means to have a place of one’s own and the urge to build it; Neerja Kothari’s en(count)ering impossibilities explores the absurdity of trying to quantify an unquantifiable experience; Katherine RomeroNicoleRosato’s Catch and Release is a series of graphite drawings inspired by the emotional burdens we carry with us through life.

May 16, 6 pm + May 17, 7 pm
Reception: May 17, 7–9 pm (at SMFA)
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
“SMFA Graduate Thesis Film & Video Exhibition”

Drawing motivation from the cosmos, chemistry and geology, Lauren Coulson’s Elemental Shifts explores a process of painting that exercises spontaneity and control; Angela Counts’ Flower Childexplores the intersections of fiction and non-fiction via three interlocking narratives: the rehearsal of an unproduced play, found footage of 1960s student activism and the artist's response; Bug Davidson’s Nothing Like Ivanhoe layers dislocated audio visual clues that allude to the commonalities between experimental film and queer existence; a dream interlude arises from the collision between fantasy and fear. Masked and playing with fire, a figure briefly emerges, shifts and is extinguished. Did this happen asks Case Hathaway ‐ Zepeda’s nightbookTim Mearini will screen excerpts from oO0(0)0Oo and oo0\V/0ooB Milder explores nightlife and popular culture by producing  live art when audiences are least expecting it, such as Middlesex Lounge’s go-go performance;K.Tyler’s Sense of Place is part of a larger work focused on New Town, ND, a small prairie town struggling with a sudden increase in traffic and population associated with the oil boom.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s 2013 SMFA Commencement Weekend

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s 2013 SMFA Commencement Weekend, May 17–19

Weekend kicks-off May 17 with a party featuring three floors of art exhibitions, live music, cocktails and more

Boston, MA (May 17, 2013)—The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) 2013 Commencement weekend celebrates its graduates, families and friends May 17–19, 2013. SMFA opens its doors to the public Friday, May 17, 5–8 pm for a kick-off celebration, welcoming visitors to freely explore the creative and boundary-pushing array of art produced by our students, all while enjoying live music and cocktails.

On the first floor in the Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium, discover Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, “RAY OF DARK.” Laura Harrison, Eugene LaRochelle, Maia Lynch, Karmimadeebora McMillan, Tim Mearini and Ivette Salom investigate contemporary culture norms and an array of predicaments with humor and surrealism. The Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, BAG Gallery and Katherine Lane Weems Atrium hosts the “Graduating Students + Award Recipients” exhibition, which features 78 graduating students from across SMFA programs, alongside 18 2012–13 award recipients, including the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, the Dana Pond Award in Painting, the Rose Hill Performance Art Award and the Springborn Fellowship recipients.

Throughout the second and third floor floors, wander through the “Senior Thesis Exhibition,” which hosts a variety of artwork from more than 50 graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. This select group of seniors was given independent studio time to develop their work under the critical guidance of faculty mentors. Stop by studio A202 for the “Post-Baccalaureate Juried Exhibition,” featuring the work of 18 graduating students from the Post-Baccalaureate program, curated by distinguished faculty Jonathan Calm and David Davison.

Enjoy the music of Parks,  the fast-rising, indie-pop band fronted by lead singer and Boston songsmith Brian E. King Described as "a crisp, and precise take on garage pop," (Boston Globe),  Parks actually draws inspiration from the likes of The Shins and  The Beach Boys. Bursting out of Boston’s music scene, the band distinguishes itself with dynamic performances between fiery Strokes-esque twists and turns and rich three-part harmonies.

Admission is free for the kick-off celebration and for all exhibitions; the Friday night event includes cash bar and complimentary snacks.

SMFA will hold its 2013 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19 in the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, celebrating 207 graduates from our six degree and certificate programs. SMFA’s commencement speaker will be curator and critic, Hou Hanru; faculty Bill Flynn and BFA student Ryan Hawk will also make remarks.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115
Public hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm; Thursday, 10 am–8 pm; closed weekends + holidays.

“Graduating Students + Award Recipients”
Through May 18, 2013
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, Katherine Lane Weems Atrium, BAG Gallery + Project Space, SMFA

“Post-Baccalaureate Juried Exhibition”
May 17–22, 2013
Room A202, SMFA

“Ray of Dark” MFA Thesis Exhibition
Through May 18, 2013
Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium, SMFA

“Senior Thesis Exhibition”
May 17–22, 2013
Second + third floor studios, SMFA

About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is one of only three art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the fine arts—for undergraduate and graduate artists—that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. This education values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity; it embraces a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision and its relation to culture in general; it values equally the knowledge gained by thinking and doing; it is deeply engaged with the world as a whole. If the mission is constant, its practice is always transforming. For more information about our programs and partnerships, visit www.smfa.edu.


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