Weekly Wrap-Up for December 6th, 2013

 inherent vice x never-ending chaos x by way of bangkok

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The Hundreds Show

When: On view through January 18th, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday December 6th, 2013, 7:00-10:00PM

Where: LAP Gallery, 289 Moody Street, Waltham MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Lincoln Arts Project is excited to announce the annual “Hundreds” show — all artwork is priced at either $100, $200, or $300 “

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40×40

When: On view December 6th-8th, 2013

Where: Four Eleven Studio, 411 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Four Eleven debuts new works on paper by painters Brigid Watson and Liz Carney. Come by and buy 5″ x 7″ drawings for $40 each or three for $100. Larger works available too! Make a trip to Provincetown for Holly Folly Weekend Dec 6th, 7th and 8th. Open 12 – 5pm or by appointment.”

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Inherent Vice

When: Friday December 6th, 6-9PM

Where: 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Nabeela Vega is a Boston- based artist and Springborn Fellow at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. Originally from Dhaka Bangladesh, Vega migrated to Virginia four days before September 11th 2001 at the age of eleven. Experiences following this event are what fuel her interest in the orientalist/anti- orientalist lens and notions of the other , more specifically aimed at creating a conversation around Islam in a contemporary space through the series “Visiting Thahab”. Her work has been exhibited nationally and featured in publications such as the Washington Post & The Aerogram. 

“Inherent Vice” will be an opportunity for viewers to witness a significant shift in the oeuvre of the works associated with “Visiting Thahab” over a period of three hours on December 6th 2013 at Something Felix Gallery. “

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By Way of Bangkok

When: On view through December 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday December 7th, 2013, 3:00-6:00PM

Where: HallSpace950 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “By Way of Bangkok” features the paintings Modisett has created since March 2013 when she returned from an extended solo backpacking journey through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma. “

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Small Works Show

(prior work by SNAC artist Maggie Mac Clellan)

When: Saturday December 7th, 5-8PM

Where: New England Artisan Gallery, 513 South Street, Wrentham, MA

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Join SNAC Dec 7 for our Small Works holiday show at the New England Artisan Gallery in Wrentham. Shop small and support your local artists this holiday season!”

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Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

When: Sunday December 8th, 2013 12:00-6:00PM

Where: The Loft, 438 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “It’s time for our annual holiday arts & crafts fair at the Loft! Featuring local artwork, handmade crafts, photography, jewelry, clothing, chair massage, tarot card readings and baked goods. Also there will be live music. This event is all ages, free, and there will be complimentary coffee, tea, and wine.

Artwork & Crafts: Dan Blakeslee, Dylan Metrano, Mandy Metrano, Michael Crockett, the Rifrakters, James Wienberg, Meghann Brideau, Amy McCormick, Emily Horne, Damion Cotter, Laura Miner…

Chair massage: Vanessa Mayer | Tarot card readings: Deirdre Doran | Music: Emily Horne & friends (12-1pm), Dan Blakeslee (5-6pm)”

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Oh Snap

When: On view through December 30th, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday December 7th, 7-9PM

Where: Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Cell phone photo show curated by Courtney Moy. List of participating artists here.

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Curator Workshop with Trevor Smith of PEM

When: Tuesday December 10th, 2013, 7:00-9:00PM

Where: Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Avenue Suite 37, Boston, MA

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Presented by the Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP)

Learn about curating and curatorial opportunities at the New Art Center’s next Curator Workshop.

Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, will discuss his curatorial practice and how he creates contemporary art exhibitions.

A Q & A with New Art Center staff on the COP’s proposal submission process will follow.”

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2013 Timeless Short-Lived Store

When: Saturday December 7th-Sunday December 8th, 11:00AM-5:00PM

Sneak Preview: Friday December 6th, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: 111 Franklin Street, Allston, MA

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12×12 Holiday Show

When: On view through December 22nd, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday December 6th, 6:00-8:30PM

Where: Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Dozens of New England artists, including Bromfield gallery artists, display a wide variety of artwork, including prints, paintings, collages and photographs. All three galleries are hung salon-style, with scores of original pieces.

Everything measures 12×12” or smaller, and ranges in price from $100 to $500.

Cash (or credit) and carry for holiday gift-giving!”

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Voyages: Impressions in Printmaking

When: On view through December 30th, 2013

Where: The Hallway Gallery, 66a South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Printmaking enables the artist to engage in progressive experimentation like few other mediums. As such, my work often explores variations on a visual theme in order to capture just the right mood, or to reflect our own changing perspectives. This collection of work is inspired by travel, encompassing both journeys made and places lived. In pursuit of a faithful depiction, however, I never shy from a slightly abstracted treatment if effective in conveying the emotional subtleties. I primarily work with etching and, in recent years, have focused on various non-acid methods, including woodcut, linocut, collagraph, and solar plate, in some instances combining different matrices to achieve the effect I desire.” – Quenby Bucklaew 

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Sarah Malakoff

When: On view through December 21st, 2013

Where: MY Projects, 460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

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Punctuation and Grammar Art Show

(O.K. vs. Air Quotes, Dave Ortega)

When: On view through December 2013

Where: Bloc 11 Cafe, 11 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, Somerville, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Super Precious Art Gallery is an online gallery that features semi-regular group art shows with art created around a specific theme. Each showis celebrated with an opening in the Boston area.”

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Snow Ball

When: Friday December 6th, 5:00-10:00PM

Where: ICA Boston, 100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

How: Official Website

Cost: $15

What/Why: “Not your average holiday party. First Fridays gets festive at Snow Ball, an evening of art and revelry featuring holiday song karaoke, pop-up a cappella performances, an ugly sweater contest, and more! Take a tour of the galleries, grab a glass of mulled wine, then pose with friends in our festive, winter-y photo booth. DJs Leah V & Stenny spin fun holiday favorites and other tunes all evening long.”

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Annual AIDS Benefit Exhibition

When: On view Saturday December 7th(opens at 10:00AM)-December 11th, 2013

Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

How: Official Website

What/Why: Learn more about the exhibition here.

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(Chain Reaction)

(Wedding Party, Andrew Fish)

When: On view through January 18th, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday December 8th, 3-5PM

Where: Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA 02143

How: Official Website

What/Why: “(chain Reaction) features artists who have donated through The Art Connection (www.theartconnection.org)  over our 18 year history. The art focuses on the strong bonds and act of giving, seen not only within The Art Connection and those affected by its overall purpose, but also in everyday interactions and experiences. (chain Reaction) captures the cyclical experience and sense of fulfillment linked to the act of giving and that signifies the transformative power of inspiration throughout our community.”

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Scraps

When: On view through January 11th, 2014

Where: Distillery Gallery, 516 E 2nd St, Boston, Massachusetts 02127

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Distillery Gallery is pleased to announce it’s next show, “Scraps” – a group show featuring work on our made out of scraps, leftovers, and throw aways. “

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Minimal Pairs

(White Whale, White Male)

When: On view through December 22nd, 2013

Where: Gold Gallery, 655 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Happy Holidays from Gold Gallery! For our holiday feature, we are thrilled to introduce a selection of “Minimal Pairs” etchings by Miriam Shenitzer. Peer into the artist’s fanciful and hilarious world and embrace the playfulness and delight of the holidays!”

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Fountain Street Fine Art Open Studios

(The Fence As Lace #1, Jeanne Williamson)

When: Friday December 6th, 5:30-9 and Saturday December 7th 11-5

Where: Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Come celebrate Fountain Street Fine Art Open Studios! 40 Artists will be opening their doors for the event.

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Vic Rawlings Sound Installation

When: friday 12/6 6-10pm | saturday 12/7 2- 10pm | sunday 12/8 2-6pm

Where: mobius, 55 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Except in the most extreme acoustic environments, the human voice is easily located in space. It is a single sound source. In the standard practice of electronic amplification/reproduction of the voice, every effort is made to faithfully present/replicate the voice as it would appear to us without amplification. Live voices are most often amplified by placing high-fidelity speakers to the left and right of the person speaking into the microphone, localizing the now larger-than-life voice with a human figure. Voice recordings often attempt to replicate this result. 

This installation presents the voice in a fundamentally different electroacoustic setting. The audio source material is an unfiltered/unprocessed recent recording of Susan Howe reading from two of her early poems, “The Nonconformist’s Memorial” and “Articulation of Sound Forms in Time”. This signal is fed to an amplifier and then continuously shifted among an array of 54 varied speaker elements arranged throughout the room. There is no single location of the sound; its shifting location and tone are driven by another playback of the same source material.

The varied speaker elements in the array create timbral and spatial shifts, rather than the omniscience often suggested by voice amplification. The recorded voice appears momentarily and simultaneously at multiple locations. The sound of the voice is dispersed, and only intermittently reveals the coherence of the source text. The voice becomes a dimensional/abstracted sound object, rather than an instrument focused on the delivery of language. “

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Mira Cantor: Meltwater

When: On view through December 29th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday December 6, 5:00-7:30 pm

Where: Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “What we observe through marks in the terrain mark our own temporal boundaries through our lifetimes. In the light of the recent hurricane and many global catastrophic weather occurrences, I am particularly aware of global warming and the melting of our glaciers. From the mountains flow the rivers that bring life to the world. Will the melting of our ice fields reform the landscape into new modes of connections, or will this slow destruction and deterioration overcome us, terminating civilization, as we know it? Meltwater is an attempt to dwell in the beauty of our natural resources and at the same time, become palpably aware of its demise.”

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Small(er) Works and Other Offerings

(prior work by Maggie McCauley)

When: On view through December 29th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday December 6th, 2013

Where: Galatea Fine Art, 460B Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Our large and eclectic membership will be coming together for the month of December to present, as a cohesive unit,  over 150 pieces of artwork in varying media and genre. Galatea Fine Art is also happy to welcome many new members into its fold, who will be represented in this festive exhibition. Paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, etc. will be on view by over 60 artists.”

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Rana Javadi: Never-Ending Chaos 

When: On view through January 31st, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday December 6th, 2013 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Ars Libri, 500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Robert Klein Gallery, in association with Azita Bina-Seibel, is pleased to present Rana Javadi: Never-Ending Chaos, the first in a series of exhibitions of contemporary Iranian artists. The exhibition, on display at Ars Libri from Friday, December 6, 2013, to Friday, January 31, 2014, will present the complete suite of 14 prints by Iranian photographer Rana Javadi from her 2013 series Never-Ending Chaos.”

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So, I guess it’s December now? I don’t know what’s happening anymore.

If you didn’t catch my post yesterday, I am jurying a show called Drawn to Water in downtown Boston and I really think you should be a part of it. More info here.

There are so many great holiday art sales happening this weekend–hopefully you can knock a few gifts off your list!

Stay warm. ♥

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