Square of Paranoia
This exhibit attempts to make sense of a set of cassettes, negatives, and Super 8 footage that artist David Levine found in late 2010. The known facts are these: the films and recordings were made by Levine’s father, an anthropologist; Levine’s father was implicated in an art-world scandal in 1970; Levine’s parents divorced in 1973; his father died when Levine was 10.
The exhibit’s title is drawn from a hallucination his father experienced on his deathbed. The works on view include prints made from 8mm films and black-and-white negatives, a new video incorporating film and audio recordings, and scattered pieces of evidence.
The exhibit is in the first floor gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138.
There will be a reception for the exhibit from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.
From May 9 through May 31, the exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info HERE.
Two great shows opening tonight:
Recent Work by Meg Alexacnder and Richard Forster
at Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring St. Watertown.
Opening: May 2nd 6-8pm
”This exhibition reflects a collegial friendship that developed after Boston-based Alexander saw Forster’s drawings on view in a private collection, and is the first joint-presentation of their work. British artist Forster is currently in residency at The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut. The exhibition will include drawings by both artists that meditate on themes of repetition, nature, and modernity.”
Mike Dacey: Circles
at Aviary Gallery, 48 South Street Jamaica Plain
Opening: May 2nd 6-9pm
”The works in CIRCLES, Mike Dacey’s first one-person show at the gallery, are all unique works on paper that marry the intuitive, modular organization of his earlier installations with the exactitude of the letterpress. The jumbles of geometry, all uniformly circumscribed and placed within a larger frame, become objects that reconcile ideas in his past installations with the processes of his current commercial pursuits. The artist makes the works by “inking the whole [printing] plate, selectively removing areas of ink and then printing the sheet.” That process is repeated several times per piece causing a gradual build up of pigment density, creating tonal shifts across the paper’s fractured surface. As much a product of process as design, the printed pieces are both tactile and mechanical, “a way to go outside the usual boundaries of [his] everyday printing for clients.”
AAF frames in the ICA. Look out world.
I’ve got frames heading off to Japan to the National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs in Tokyo for a show called ”The Tokyo Olympics in Architectural Documents”, May 10 – June 14, 2013. If you’re in Tokyo, please check this out and take pictures!! The brochure looks amazing, wish I could read Japanese though. (pdf link below)
House Rabbet Society//
Lincoln Arts Project//289 Moody Street//Waltham, MA 02453
April 17 - May 18, 2013 // RECEPTION: Friday, May 10, 7-10 PM (Note New Reception Date!)
The opening has been postponed to a date TBA due to the unfolding events in Watertown.
Here is a list of things in no particular order:
The Easter Bunny
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
A single poached egg
The original Brownie camera
What do all of these things have in common? Nothing. William Wegman’s traveling retrospective several years ago was titled, “Funney/Strange” and this to some degree is a reinterpretation, an attempt at balancing a handful of dissimilar emotions, spinning on tall sticks 6 feet in the air like fine china, anticipating a cacophonous crash. House Rabbet Society presents a collection of artists whose work demonstrates an intentional lack of heavy-handed introspection, leaning instead towards giggles and cheap beer. Artists all reside between Boston and New York with the exception of Ms. Pover (U.K.) and Mr. Goya (deceased, formerly of Spain).
Adjective Art & Framing
is owned and operated by Alex Jacobson. Trained as a photographer, he worked for several years in galleries and museums in the area. Frustrated with the options for framing his own work in Boston, Alex turned his attention to producing beautiful, hand-crafted picture frames for local artists, galleries, museums, and collectors. All of the frames in the exhibition are designed and created by Adjective Art & Framing.
Little monkey dude by Peter Opheim.
Val Kilmer Art. By @remithornton