Monthly Archives: November 2013

The votes are in

  Vanity Fair’s straw poll names the Six Greatest Living Artists. You’ll have to read the article and see the slide show to see if your opinion synchs up with the 100 “art-world worthies” they consulted. (Spoiler alert: Gerhard Richter … Continue reading

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and the research proves…

o Happy news (well, not news to us in the visual arts department) in the New York Times on Sunday.  Yes, there does seem to be a link between visual thinking and smart thinking.  Get to the musuem, everybody!

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Kyle Thompson is doing exactly what he wants to be doing.  Check out his manipulated “surreal conceptual self-portraits,“ as well as his foray into the world of fashion photography.  

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Burning it UP

Easily the coolest thing you’ll watch today. Etsuko Ichikawa is a pyrographer, or one who paints with fire. She works with molten glass on paper, and the molten glass stretches and curls, leaving burn marks when it makes contact with … Continue reading

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Pete Eckert, a completely blind photographer, will never see his end results. It may sound silly that he would become a photographer, but he is completely in it for the process. “The byproduct is an image for sighted people, but … Continue reading

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Peabody Essex Museum Continues to Rock It

If there is one area museum you can count on to mount innovative and engaging exhibits, it’s the PEM.  Definitely worth a trip to Salem to catch the wonderful show “Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion.”

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Hero for the Ages…um, Aged

John Dorsey recommends you check out www.thiscolossal.com, a site dedicated to visual art and culture and really worth following. Lots of cool links, including this superhero for the Baby Boomers out there. 

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Yippee Kai Yay

In honor of Janice Jakielski’s great new show of wearable art, Foster Gallery Director John Dorsey recommends this discussion of the origins of the cowboy hat.

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body as drawing tool: Tony Orrico

John Dorsey sent on this great video about artist Tony Orrico as a follow up to the Human/Machine drawing show that recently exhibited in Foster Gallery.  “Endurance Drawings” showcases the focus and athleticism of an artist who uses his entire … Continue reading

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An icon for Veterans Day

Kurt Anderson and Radio 360 aired a wonderful piece on Maya Lin’s Vietnam Memorial as part of its American icons series.    The fact that Lin was 21 when she won the commission for this transformative piece of architectural still shocks…

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