The six artists in the exhibition The Mirror Revealed speak about their work.
In connection with her public installation in Harvard Yard this fall, Autumn (. . . Nothing Personal), artist Teresita Fernández will discuss her practice and ongoing research for this major commission by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts.
Sedrick Huckaby (CFA 97) is a Texas-based painter known for large-scale portraits rendered in thick impasto. His densely built-up paintings portray the artist’s friends and family on a monumental scale, elevating them to the status of Renaissance icons.
Kingston Gallery Artist Luanne E Witkowski is opening an exhibition next month of work created through collaboration with her friend and colleague, Denise Marika. In their individual work Witkowski and Marika have addressed social and environmental issues both directly and abstractly. After a long illness Denise Marika passed away in early July, though her passion for activism and giving voice to the silent can be fiercely seen in this last exhibition of new work. On Saturday, September 22nd at 3pm Witkowski will be joined by Marika’s long-time studio assistant Tom Fahey as they discuss the work on view and insights into the process and concepts that helped them to arrive at this place in this collaboration.
Artist Carmen Winant is an assistant professor at Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as a writer, specializing in the often-contradictory promise of contemporary feminist politics and is currently writing an experimental book about the nature of practice.
The performing and visual/installation arts are undergoing significant changes challenging the traditional relationship between audience/viewers and artworks. Alban Bassuet presents, in a historical context, how music and arts are expanding beyond the bounds of concert halls or museums, from his 20-year experience designing major arts and culture facilities and installations.
This event is part of a larger closing celebration for the exhibition We Wanted A Revolution including music, movement, conversation, and art. This evening of conversation will reflect on the many contributions of our guest speakers, their work forming influential collectives, and their continued interests.
This event brings artist Ian McMahon—whose plaster and scaffolding sculpture Tether is currently on view in Sculpting with Air—in conversation with Thomas White of ACTWO Architects to discuss the intersections between art and architecture and how the two disciplines creatively inform one another.
Come learn what’s on the ballot for the fall 2018 election and how it affects you. Mathematician Moon Duchin will present on the Voter Rights Data Institute and their work combatting gerrymandering. Register to vote, and hear more about local and national issues at stake.
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker, and activist featured in the exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu at the MFA, Boston in October. Her work addresses pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization.
This exhibition is composed of three digital new media fine artists, using a variety of techniques to interact with technology in their creative process.
“Every generation invents a new artistic technique or medium to create new ways to express the concepts, thoughts, and feelings of the age. Just as the painter’s brush is an extension of their hand, so the computer is the extension of the creative mind.” Gloria King Merritt
Join advocates for affordable housing and artists engaged in community activism around housing issues for a dialogue on current issues in the Boston housing landscape, including what roles culture and capitalism play.
Daniel G. Baird and LaKela Brown, two participating artists from our current group show "Classic Beauty: 21st-Century Artists on Ancient [Greek] Form" will be in conversation with scholars from Providence College Galleries.
Since the late 1970s, Mernet Larsen has engaged with the history and idioms of geometric abstraction. In the early 2000s her work took a crucial turn, developing a unique marriage of abstraction and figuration that has been described as geometric figure painting.
Please join us for a conversation between visual artists Fritz Haeg and Nils Norman and Julieta González, Artistic Director of Museo Jumex. They will discuss their recent project Proposals for a Plaza at Museo Jumex.
Fred Moten is a poet and scholar whose work explores critical theory, black studies, and performance studies, and is currently professor of performance studies at New York University.
Dawn Clements was born in Woburn, Massachusetts. Her powerful use of Sumi ink and ballpoint pen on small- to large-scale paper panels is her primary medium. She often cuts and pastes paper together to edit and compose a completed drawing, adding paper as necessary to create the desired scale.
Chie Fueki is a Japanese American painter. Her intricately patterned and detailed paintings, often created on mulberry paper or wood panel, combine influences from both Eastern and Western decorative and folk arts, and range in subject from sports imagery to more traditional subjects such as memento mori and portraits of friends.
Two participating artists, Ruby Sky Stiler and Lucy Kim will be in conversation with Providence College scholars about both their own work and how their practice can be situated within a contemporary interest in history, archaeology, and visual research that redefines iconic Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic forms.
Ten years ago, Jason Moran created the soundtrack for Glenn Ligon’s The Death of Tom, an abstractionist recreation of the final scene of the 1903 silent film Uncle Tom’s Cabin, based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Join the artists in revisiting this important collaboration with a screening and live performance.
Yunhee Min examines the relationships between color, form, and materiality. Over the past two decades, she has moved seamlessly between studio painting and large-scale site-specific installations, creating works in various media including painting, sculpture, and video to investigate these concerns.
Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist and co-organizer of the collective, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter. In Smith’s large-scale, mixed media works, humor and a dark probing of social issues are filtered through her personal mythology.
This talk focuses on the intersection of ecology, art, and design as viewed through the lens of the Hemlock Hospice project. Hemlock Hospice is an, art-based interpretive trail conceived and developed by David Buckley Borden (Artist/Designer), Aaron M. Ellison (Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest), and their team of interdisciplinary collaborators.
“Untold Stories” featuring paintings by Anita Loomis and Alexandra Rozenman. The show features a variety of work from each of these bold female artists.
Educators in history, economics, and political science will share their approaches to teaching capitalism today, and will discuss the politics of its historicization, the intersection of political economy with cultural domains, and the pressures of public pedagogy in higher education. Moderated by Museum of Capitalism.
On the occasion of the opening reception for our Fall exhibition, "Classic Beauty: 21st-Century Artists on Ancient [Greek] Form" two participating artists, Vivian Greven and Kirstin Lamb, will join College scholars in a discussion on their work as well as a reflection on how and why contemporary artists replicate or carry forward methods and aesthetics of Ancient Greece.
Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power through art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.
Michael Eden is a maker whose work sits at the intersection of craft, design and art, exploring contemporary themes through the redesign of historical, culturally familiar objects utilising digital manufacturing and materials.
Matthew Hinçman has been creating primarily self-funded works for the public sphere for over 25 years. His interventions aim to disrupt the quotidian by appropriating the language of the commonplace and, through subtle shifts, affect the way a space is conceived, known or experienced.
Stuart Gair, 2017-18 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, will present a lecture about his work and influences.
Debra Weisberg is active nationally and internationally. She has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art; Art in General, New York; and in the Boston area, the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury; Danforth Art Museum; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Gallery Kayafas; Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts; Dedee Shattuck Gallery; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University and VanDernoot Gallery, Lesley University.
The great photographer, Walker Evans, shot photographs of people on the New York City subway system between 1938 and 1941 using a camera painted black and hidden in his coat. Thanks to the iPhone, I am attempting to follow in Evans footsteps by photographing people on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses and subway trains since 2013.
Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.
How can the colors black, green, and white be used as conceptual frameworks to provoke imagination, evoke meaning and instigate critical discourse? Jim Cambronne will reflect on how these three color-concepts may guide an artwork’s inception, manifestation, exhibition and reception through showing and discussing contemporary and historical examples of the concepts of black, green and white in action.
Adam Chau brings craft and technology together by using handmade tools in conjunction with digital technology.
Learn about the artwork created by various artists exhibiting in the Cambridge Art Association's 2018 National Prize Show! This show was juried by Michelle Grabner of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Jessica Hong, Assistant Curator of ICA Boston & Jamillah James, Curator of ICA Los Angeles.
Artists and citizens all over the globe are voicing and manifesting their concerns about environmental issues, especially climate change. The artists in the exhibit How Nature Instructs Us, are part of this chorus of concern, and use their work to express both their critique and hope for our future.
Lived Space artist Sarah Malakoff’s color photographs examine the home and its psychologically charged spaces and objects. Malakoff will discuss the inspiration behind her portraits of interior spaces and offer a close look at some of the works from this series.
Join us for a conversation with artists Marisa Adesman, Lisa A. Foster and Janet Loren Hill, who will discuss their work in the exhibition Domestic Memory.
Join us for a special artist talk with Joseph Farbrook whose work is currently on display as part of "Now You See It…"
Living and working between New York and the Netherlands, Liselot van der Heijden is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, video, sculpture, and photography. Objectification of 'the other' and anthropomorphizing fetishizing of nature are themes she often returns to in her work, in addition to examinations of control and the power of the gaze.
Born in 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela, Javier Téllez is currently based in New York. As the son of two psychiatrists, he grew up around various forms of mental illness. He uses film, video, and installation to create works that question definitions of normality and pathology and examine the marginalization of those who exist outside of the societal constructions of normative psychological presentation.