• Momenta, Installation view from the "Mobility" group show, 2011. Image courtesy of Momenta.

      Leah Oates Talks NYC Culture With Momenta’s Eric Heist

      Tuesday, 8 April 2014 09:00

      Leah Oates: How did Momenta form and what is the mission of the gallery? Eric Heist: Momenta began in 1986 as a group of five young artists in Philadelphia that were interested in having some critical dialog about their work after undergraduate school. We were working day jobs and felt isolated in our studios with […]

    • Image still from Phil. 176/OBIT. Image courtesy of Bushwick Starr.

      A Compatibilist Response to Phil. 176/OBIT.

      Wednesday, 2 April 2014 09:00

      Everybody agrees that “Hey Ya!” is the greatest song. Viscerally and emotionally powerful, its references to history and form leave no doubt as to Andre 3000’s intelligence and artistry. It isn’t often that a piece can create such unanimity of judgment. And, what exists at the other end of the spectrum?  Can a work actively […]

    • A.O. Scott in his natural habitat.

      Nicholas Alexander Boyd Opens The World of A.O. Scott

      Tuesday, 1 April 2014 09:00

      Nicholas Alexander Boyd: What made you decide to become a film critic? A.O. Scott: It wasn’t entirely my decision. I was always interested in criticism as a form of writing, and started out professionally writing about books. I had always been drawn to movies and interested in trying to write about them. I got a […]

    • A scene from Boston Lyric Opera's Rigoletto. Photo by Marina Levitskaya.

      Rigoletto at Boston Lyric Opera

      Thursday, 27 March 2014 20:18

      I happened to be at the premiere of the new production of Rigoletto by Boston Lyric Opera. Unlike any other Rigoletto I’ve seen, this particular production hits you right in the gut. To find out why, I went behind the scenes to interview the director, costume designer, set designer, and main character. I wanted to […]

    • Alex Schweder, The Hotel Rehearsal, 2013. Performance image courtesy of Cristobal Palma

      Charlotte Meyer talks work with Alex Schweder

      Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:00

      Charlotte Meyer: The Hotel Rehearsal contains all the elements of your previous work; architectural space, the dynamics of living in the public, revealing habits that sometimes we keep hidden—but in contrast it takes on popular culture in a seamless presentation. You have created a completely transparent hotel room containing little more than a bed/sofa raised […]

    • Sam Trioli and Tim Donovan of Launch F18. Photo credit: Anna Carnochan

      Catching up with the boys of Launch F18

      Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:00

      Launch F18 didn’t just happen of its own accord—things shook out almost as if Tim Donovan and Sam Trioli were made to work together. They came to art from opposite angles. Sam started when he was quite young, finding the fire of inspiration in a failed glazing experiment in preschool. Tim found art much later […]

    • Meryl McMaster, Terra Cognitum, 2013. Digital Chromogenic Print
36 x 50 in. Courtesy of the artist.

      Meryl McMaster: In-Between Worlds

      Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:00

      The claws of a big brown and white animal hugging a tree trunk—that was the first image I saw from Meryl McMaster a few years ago. The figure was completely hidden behind the tree. Was it hiding from some predator? Or was it a predator itself, ready to fly up and attack us in the […]

    • Jen Mazza, Space CH 4, 2014. 15 x 17 in. Courtesy of the artist.

      Educated Copyist: The Work of Jen Mazza

      Monday, 24 March 2014 09:00

      Jen Mazza’s latest paintings mix trompe l’oeil with the school of appropriation. Adding overlays of heavy punctuation marks and solid geometric shapes, they can convey the harmony of a duet, or the mischievous twist of black bars hiding the face of someone in a compromising position. The muted colors and meticulous details perfectly evoke the […]

    • Having begun creating them when she was 11, Barbara Rosenthal has a formidable collection of Journals.

      The Journal Art of Barbara Rosenthal

      Friday, 21 March 2014 20:48

      This month, the Center for Book Arts is displaying 12 of the 72 volumes of Journals I’ve kept since age 11 in 1959, along with my 1986 book Homo Futurus and the Homo Futurus wall work as part of “Silence Unbound” curated by Heather Powell. The Journals had been something I kept parallel to my […]

    • Robert Walden and Henry Chung Find time to smile after a successful opening.

      Robert Henry Contemporary: Connecting the Dots

      Wednesday, 19 March 2014 21:00

      Robert Walden and Henry Chung of Robert Henry Contemporary are a making a life in the art world work for them. The gallery they run together is a collaborative project, so it comes with the territory.  As Robert points out, “there is always a give and take…just like anything else in life.” While the cooperative […]

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