Category Archives: From the Desk of FLUX

Storytime: Make and Take

Last month there was a solid week where I parceled my life into a series of 3 hour and 44 minute increments. This time-keeping exercise was not to the detriment of my occupation, but I would be lying if I … Continue reading

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Writing Begins with Self-Forgiveness

“..We read a lot about different writers’ eccentric processes – but what about those crucial moments before we put pen to paper? For me, writing always begins with self-forgiveness. I don’t sit down and rush headlong into the blank page. … Continue reading

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TADA: Fertile Solitude

Hi! I’m curating a show this fall at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts and I’d like to tell you about it. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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Young Collectors’ Night

(Harold E. “Doc” Edgerton, Pigeon Release, one of my favorite lots up for auction on September 23rd at Skinner) Curious how auctions work? Ready to upgrade your IKEA art? Looking for a date night that doesn’t end with wincing once the bill … Continue reading

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Revisiting 1994: A Governor’s Lapse in Judgment

Part 2 of my soliloquy will have to wait, there are more pressing issues. Namely, the arts in Massachusetts are on the chopping block. Again. “On Friday (July 8th), Governor Charlie Baker issued a budget veto that would slash funding … Continue reading

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Leaving June in June: Unpacking #bosarts News pt.1

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Art Basel in Switzerland, a jam-packed visit onto which I appended a multi-city excursion and an Icelandic stopover. As you do. And while I had an incredible time experiencing the grandfather of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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This Land is a Ship at Sea

In 2006, I learned there were 34 islands off Boston’s shore. And at the time, Long Wharf, which serves as the city’s gateway to the islands, was a mere 5 minute walk from my old North End apartment. With a … Continue reading

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2015: Divided by a Barge

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Courting the Young Collectors

Over the past few decades, arts leaders have worried as they’ve watched participation drop. A recently released National Endowment for the Arts Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (from 2002 to 2012) seems to validate what arts leaders already … Continue reading

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