Weekly Wrap-Up for May 17th, 2013

take a walk in my shoes x i’ll carry you x catch and release 



When: On view through June 22nd, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday May 17th, 2013 – 5:30-8:30PM

Where: Gallery Kayafas 450 Harrison Ave Boston MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “I am so thrilled to announce my show Backscatter will open this Friday at Gallery Kayafas 450 Harrison Ave Boston MA 02118. I will be exhibiting work diverse in its scale and approach to the medium of photography (photograms, contacts, inkjets, scanner work, view camera, etc) yet visually harmonious. I will be premiering several of my newest projects including pieces made with the light and wax of  candles, Star Fields, and many pictures from Back to Light in which I draw energy from organic materials. I hope you can see it!

By exploring the world at hand, from the basement to the backyard, I have found a resonance in things. An energy vibrates in that space between our perceptions of the world and the potential the mind senses for our interventions within the world. This energy is the source of all true art and science, it breeds those beloved “Ah Ha!” moments and it allows us to sense the extraordinary in the common.”-Caleb Charland


Take a Walk in My Shoes

When: On view May 21 – 25, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday May 23rd, 2013

Where: BU Photographic Resource Center, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Come see the world through the creative eyes of five middle school children and two Take 5 alums. Given cameras for a year and under the guidance of professional photographer Brenda Bancel, these Epiphany School students explored the medium on their own terms. With plenty of encouragement and no rigid photography rules, the artists produced a body of work that tells their stories through the eyes of teenagers.”


The Saw Franchise

When: Saturday – May 18th, 8-10pm

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

How: Official Website

What/Why: For one night only, the HFC will be screening all seven Saw movies simultaneously. Each film will be presented via individual audio and visual components, yet all bound together, forming a uniform wall of horror.

The first Saw movie came to theaters in 2004 and the subsequent sequels have been released every year on Halloween night. Saw 3D, the seventh and last of the series was made in 2010. The Saw movies are distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment and have been the studios most successful franchise to date.”


Ellsworth Kelly and Christopher Bedford

(Blue Green Yellow Orange Red, Ellsworth Kelly)

When: Saturday May 18th, 2013 3PM

Where: The Rose Art Museum, MS 069, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-2728

How: Official Website

What/Why: Join us for a conversation with Ellsworth Kelly and Christopher Bedford”

Stream the talk  here.


En(count)ering Impossibilities

When: On view through May 30th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday May 17th, 7-10PM

Where: Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

How: Official Website

What/Why: “en(count)ering impossibilities explores the absurdity of trying to quantify an unquantifiable experience. Derived from multiple instances and memories, the work becomes an accumulation of time, labour, process, memories, marks and numbers. This is inspired by the time the artist spent in physical rehab recovering from motor sensory neuropathy. Every movement that the brain forgot had to be relearnt. Every movement was broken down to its smallest bit and then rebuilt. The work then becomes an investigation of larger existential questions.”


AAM Art Museum Day

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 2:00PM

Where: MIT List Center, Bartos Theatre, E15, Cambridge, MA

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “You’re invited to join List assistant curator Alise Upitis for an informative gallery walk through and tour of Nairy Baghramian, Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits, and List Projects: Gabriel Abrantes.  The tour is FREE and open to all.”


National Juried Prize Show

(The work of Elizabeth Harris)

When: On view through  July 11, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday May 23rd, 6-8pm

Where: Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: List of accepted artists here.


Aaron Siskind: Volcano

When: On view through May 24th, 2013

Where: Danforth Art Museum, 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Danforth Art is pleased to present Aaron Siskind: Volcano, a selection of photographs from the permanent collection. This series of ten photographs is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of photographer Neal Rantoul, whose work, like Siskind’s, highlights the beauty and ambiguity of the abstracted landscape. Siskind created this series at a transitional moment in his career, while searching for new subject matter at the site of the lava flows at Volcano, Hawaii. These black and white images alter perceptions—the organic, bodily, almost otherworldly abstractions invite the viewer to take a second look at the precise details of Siskind’s observations of the natural world.”


Catch and Release

(I’ll Carry You)

When: On view through May 20th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday May 17th, 7-10 PM

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

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Catch and Release is a series of graphite drawings inspired by the emotional burdens we carry with us through life. By combining imagery taken from personal photographs with metaphoric references, Nikki Rosato provides a glimpse into her own psyche. 

Rosato is an artist, living and working in Boston, MA. Prior to studying at SMFA, Rosato received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. Rosato’s work has received multiple awards, including a 2008 A.J. Schneider Award, and she has exhibited both nationally and internationally”


A Sense of Gravity in a World of Chaos


When: On view May 16th – 30th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday May 17th, 2013

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

How: Official Website

What/Why: MFA Thesis featuring the work of Lauren Coulson.


Life Deconstructed

When: On view through June 2013

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

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Gold Gallery is pleased to announce a two-woman show featuring new works by Jessica Dunegan and Ryoko Tajiri. Through these unique perspectives, Life Deconstructed explores figurative painting by reducing it to basic elements. With her resin and acrylic technique, Dunegan suspends her subjects in space; isolating and celebrating human form. Using acryl;ic on canvas, Tajiri fragments our bodily shape to solely planes of color and light; challenging our visual perceptions. Although working in very distinct projects, both Dunegan and Tajiri embrace figurative painting by engaging only the integral.”




Have you been to Brimfield yet? You should go.

So much trash. So many treasures.

Have a great weekend! ♥

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