Lunchtime: This N’ That

Is it just me, or has this been a particularly busy month?

My inbox has become a graveyard of memos I send to myself and my desk is somewhere under these post-its.

It’s time to de-clutter.

I’m about to share a pile of BostonCreates info, art opportunities, job postings, local news, & videos I just happen to like with you.

Ready? Let’s go.

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The May Wrap-Up

protecting the wounds x the more you struggle, the faster you sink x all of everything

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Lunchtime: The Age Issue

When I speak with artists about their craft, whether formally in a portfolio review or informally over coffee, 2% of the conversation is in the realm of “what do you think of this color combination?” and the other 98% is related to the psychological factors surrounding the creative process, the creation/production of the art itself, and the day-to-day complexities of living as a working artist.

And it doesn’t matter your age.

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Artists & Criminals

“The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning the society’s values, can force it to change.”

Samuel R. Delany 

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Make a Weekend of It : Beacon, NY

TGIF!

According to Google, Beacon, NY is 3 hours and 10 minutes from Boston by car, 62 hours by foot.

You should probably go.

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Want List: MassArt Auction

This Saturday April 9th, a room full of finely dressed folks will be raising their paddles at MassArt’s 27th Annual Art Auction which supports student scholarships and academic programs. Last year they raised over $1,000,000 (!)

The live auction in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries boasts 36 pieces by internationally renowned artists and regional favorites, as well as over 300 works in the silent auction.

And the silent auction is currently live on Paddle8 with many of the works already selling out in advance of the big night! So in the event a secret benefactor is reading FLUX., I decided to post a few of my favorite auction items.

Ya nevah know.

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The April Wrap-Up

inner space x the anecdote x i am not who you think i am x be real 

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RANKED: Top 10 Dead Animals

Last weekend I headed down to Providence to check out Dead Animals at the David Winston Bell Gallery at Brown.

I was half-expecting it to be kitschy, endearingly low-brow, and full of questionable decisions, but wow. I was blown away.

The gallery brought in 18 heavy-hitter artists from across the globe for a show which explores the history of taxidermy, its resurgence in contemporary art, animal-human relations, and ethics surrounding the art form.

Aesthetically, the curation is also wonderful — an incredible use of space. The exhibition has your eye wandering up to the ceiling, peering down into corners, and oftentimes you’ll find yourself crouched down for a better look at the work.

Your knees have been warned.

OK. Without further adieu, my favorite dead animals..

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Seeing Things: SMFA Open Studios

Happy Friday! This week I had a chance to explore some of the MFA and PB student spaces at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

I took a picture or two and thought you might like to see what their students have been up to this year!

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Lunchtime: New Blood

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..

..or at least tell me about your artistic practice.

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