Weekly Wrap-up for April 8th, 2011

Another one bites the dust.

Brother From Another Mother

(The work of Kenji Nakayama)

When: April 8th-May 5th, 2011

Opening Reception: April 8th, 2011 7PM

Where: Lot F Gallery, 145 Pearl Street #4, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Local Boston artists, Dana Woulfe and Kenji Nakayama have long been collaborating in their South Boston studio and as members of the artist collaborative Project SF, but the duo’s counter balancing styles will be on full display in their first ever joint exhibition, showcasing collaborations and solo works at the Lot F Gallery, 145 Pearl St #4, Boston, MA. The show opens with a reception on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 7PM.

The two artists and Distillery studio mates who are also employed as Converse footwear designers, posses vastly divergent styles and have been experimenting for several years with large scale mixed media work that combines Woulfe’s wildly abstract, vibrant and at times chaotic landscapes with Nakayama’s incredibly detailed, precise and realistic cityscapes.

“We’re excited about this exhibit, said Woulfe. “It provides us with a backdrop for a large body of work that we’ve been developing over the past year and gives us a chance to showcase the juxtaposition of our different backgrounds and styles – mine which is influenced by abstraction and graffiti and Kenji’s which comes from a more precise, stylized sign painting background.” We are very excited and hope to see you there! Come early, as it does tend to get busy as it gets later! ”

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Shellburne Thurber: 9 Wellington Street


When: On view through April 26th, 2011

Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Barbara Krakow Gallery is honored to present Shellburne Thurber’s first solo project in eight years. After an incredibly busy decade with projects at the Bloomberg Space in London, the Boston Athenaeum, the ICA, Boston, the MFA, Boston, the Weatherspoon in North Carolina, as well as at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Shellburne hunkered down on several new projects, with 9 Wellington Street being the most personal. Known as the one Boston School photographer who chose to stay in Boston, Shellburne uses this exhibition to engage issues of individuality, vision, commitment, community, support and home.”

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2011 Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition


(Vermeer in His Studio, David Lowrey)

When: On view now through April 30th, 2011

Where: Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

How: Official Website

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UFORGE Gallery Grand Opening


(Sunrise over Jamaica Pond, John Truslow)

When: Saturday April 9th, 2011. 6PM

Where: UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Please join UFORGE Gallery on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm, as we officially open our doors to our inaugural exhibit, ART DECO. Come experience a variety of inspiring, one-of-a-kind creations!

In conjunction with the opening festivities, UFG is hosting this year’s JP to ME 2011, “Defined by Light”. JP to Me is an annual themed exhibition showcasing a group of artists’ work inspired by Jamaica Plain and its richness and diversity. For more information, please visit, www.jptome.com

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AD 20/21


When: April 8th-10th

Where: Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: 50 Select Exhibitors from across the United States offering fine art, photography, jewelry, furniture, glass, ceramics,sculpture, fine prints, drawings, and more at the only show and sale of its kind in New England.”

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John Udvardy: A Sculptor’s Vision


When: On view through April 22nd, 2011

Where: Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482

How: Official Website

What/Why: John Udvardy’s sculptures, drawings, and collages invite us into one of the most rarified of experiences—an unforgettable vehicle for contemplation.His work is masterfully crafted and imbued with secrets, like our own elusive memories and dreams that we forget at our peril.John’s work is one of the strangest and most satisfying visual experiences one can have: it is as if his work transports all the senses, giving sight, smell, proportion, and silence a raw, unpolluted collective power, like wisps of the seemingly lost, yet re-discovered, essential.

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You may remember I mentioned The SMFA’s Allegorical Outfits Part 1 in last week’s wrap-up.  Here are the other two parts of this really unique event taking place this weekend:

SMFA: Allegorical Outfits, Fool’s Play(Parts 2+3 of 3)

Sculpture and Painting Annex


(Work by Corey Dunlap)

When: Sat April 9-Weds 13th

Opening Reception:Saturday April 9th 6-9pm w/musical performances by Kellie Kildahl and Kid Romance

Where: 309 Hancock Gallery , 309 Hancock Street , Boston, MA 02122

How: Official Website
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A Night of Performance and Video


(Bobby Andres)

When: Friday April 8th,  6-10pm

Where: Yes.Oui.Si. (1 block from the SMFA) 19 Vancouver St. Boston, MA 02115

How: Official Website

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Fountain Street Studios Open Studios


(Nest, Anne Sargent Walker)

When: April 8th-10th, 2011

Where: 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: The art-loving public, of all ages, is invited to this free event featuring artists working in a variety of media – painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, watercolor, digital imagery, mixed media and glass. Meet us in our workspaces and learn more about our art making process. From greeting cards to major pieces of art, there is something for everyone to enjoy and possibly purchase. There is plenty of free parking, and we are only a 10-minute walk from the Framingham Commuter Rail Station.”

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Whistling Past the Freedom Trail /Lucy Lippard, The Lure of the Local


Opening Reception: April 8th, 2011 5-7PM

Where: The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Horticultural Hall 2nd Floor 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

How: Official Website

What/Why:“The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library cordially invites you to the 12th exhibition in our collaboration with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The library hosts a continuing series of exhibitions of works created by students at the SMFA.

Whistling Past the Freedom Trail

Most often, place applies to our own “local”—entwined with personal memory, known or unknown histories, marks made in the land that provoke and evoke. Places latitudinal and longitudinal within the map of a person’s life. It is temporal and spatial, personal and political. A layered location replete with human histories and memories, place has width as well as depth. It is about connections, what surrounds it, what formed it, what happened there, what will happen there.

Lucy Lippard, The Lure of the Local

Our relationship to place is continuously in flux, intimately subjective, and often in opposition to nationally constructed identity. In “Whistling Past the Freedom Trail,” students, staff, and instructors at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, collaboratively author an alternative tour guide that serves to complicate our collective understandings of the city we inhabit.”

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ZONA MACO México Arte Contemporáneo


When: On view through May 7th, 2011

Where: Samson Projects, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why:ZONA MACO México Arte Contemporáneo

with works by Victoria Fu, Alix Pearlstein, Adrian Piper, Carrie Mae Weems, Summer Wheat & Francesca Woodman”

Also on view at Samson:

Hank Willis Thomas (through May 7th, 2011)

(The French Way(From the Unbranded Series))

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Bizarre Animals 2.0


When: April 8th, 2011 7-9:30PM

Where: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

How: Official Website

Cost: $6

What/Why: “Please join us for a special evening of performance, sound, and video throughout the galleries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. For two and half hours, artists and performers—including Harvard students, alumni and others—will transform the museum into laboratory, library, exploratorium, and stage. Through thoughtful interventions and captivating experiments, viewers will experience new ways to engage with the museum’s spaces, its collections, and its history. “

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Mass Art Benefit Art Auction


(Moment of Enlightenment, Alison Dworsack)

BOLDED ASIDE: Can someone bid on this for me? ;*

When: Saturday April 9th, 2011

Where: Mass Art, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

Cost: $175. Tickets can be purchased here.

What/Why: MassArt’s Annual Benefit Art Auction is the college’s signature fundraising event. Every year, it generates resources in support of scholarships, faculty development, exhibitions, and visual arts programs for urban youth and other Boston-area residents. Last year’s auction raised more than $600,000.

The auction features work in a variety of media by nationally and internationally known artists, emerging artists, as well as MassArt alumni, faculty, and students. Overall, more than three hundred pieces are included in the auction each year”

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So much to do, so little time!

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