May Babcock (Critic, Printmaking) recently completed at exhibition, Blackstone Watershed: A Exhibition in Handmade Paper, at Machines with Magnets (400 Main Street, Pawtucket). Babcock explains that her most recent work is rooted in hand papermaking processes. Blackstone Watershed is a new body of work in response to the nearby Blackstone River, its industrial textile history, plant ecologies, and […]
Clara Lieu (Critic, Experimental and Foundation Studies) has been awarded a $12,000 Artist Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines and catalyze artistic advancement, paving the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value.
Craig Taylor (Associate Professor, Painting) currently has an exhibition, The Elastic Cache, on view at the University of Maine Museum of Art (40 Harlow Street, Bangor) through 5th May 2018. The Elastic Cache features oil paintings, intaglio prints, and works on paper. The forms in Taylor’s compositions invite multiple associations, some paintings resemble abstracted portrait […]
Jean Blackburn (Professor, Illustration) currently has a solo show entitled, Feed, on view at Pierogi gallery (155 Suffolk Street, New York) through to 18th February 2018. Feed is constructed from 12 tables that are stacked or attached to each other in various ways. Some lean on others. Some slide together. Others pierce holes. Material is […]
Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) delivered a lecture, Introduction to Leonardo Drawings, on the 3rd December 2017. Bergstein showed how Leonardo used drawing for scientific, investigative, expressive, and philosophical purposes. Leonardo’s botanical, anatomical, hydrodynamic, religious, and landscape drawings—including the late controversial deluge drawings, which seem so pertinent to today’s environmental crises—were […]
Henry Horenstein (Professor, Photography) work is currently on display as part of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston group show, (un)expected Families, through to 17th June 2018. Horenstein also has a solo show on display at the Scott Nichols Gallery (49 Geary Street, San Francisco) entitled, Tales from the 70s, which runs through to 24th February 2018. […]
Steven Subotnick (Critic, Film Animation Video) recently won Best Abstract Film at the London International Animation Festival held in London (United Kingdom) this November for his film, Strange Fish.
Dan Wood (Critic, Illustration) had his print, Emanuel 9, featured as Prix-de-Print in the latest edition of Art in Print. The article features both the print itself and an article written by Marilyn Symmes exploring the technical and intellectual background of Wood’s work.
Fred Lynch (Associate Professor, Illustration) was published recently in the French graphic journalism publication Revue XXI. Lynch’s produced a journalistic drawing and short essay entitled, Paradise Lost, which explained Lynch’s tainted visit last summer to the Renaissance palace and gardens in Central Italy of the Farnese family in the age Trump.
Jean Borgatti (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently presented a paper at the 2017 African Studies Conference held in Chicago. The paper focused on the history and sources memorial masquerades of Edo-speaking people living in Nigeria, Tall Ghosts, that returned annually to dance with their living kin and affirmed community solidarity and […]