Posts Tagged ‘Big Red & Shiny’

Cullen Washington Jr.: The Land Before Words at 808 Gallery

Untitled #4
2013
Canvas, paper, tape, found materials
7.5 x 7

From our friends at Big Red & Shiny, today we bring you a review of Cullen Washington Jr.’s paintings at 808 Gallery at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Author Shawn Hill points out, “Washington has embraced the American tradition of the readymade (Duchamp) and junk art (Kienholz) in creating these paintings, which draw from the past but refer to the still-charged state of race relations and[.....]

Green Dream at kijidome

Tara Merenda Nelson (with Madge of Honor). Beautiful Secrets, episode 2, 2014; video still.

From our partners at Big Red & Shiny, today we bring you a review of Green Dream at kijidome in Boston. Author Edmond Caldwell notes, “Individually and collectively, the digital videos that comprise kijidome’s Green Dream come to no easy conclusions and issue no final statements. Instead, they leave the audience to continue the collaboration in their thoughts and discussions.” This article was originally published on February 19,[.....]

2013 Carnegie International: Critical Perspectives in Context

Sarah Lucas, installation view at the 2013 Carnegie International, with works by Henry Taylor in the background. Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Greenhouse Media

From our friends at the Boston-based Big Red & Shiny, today we bring you Angelina Zhou‘s assessment of the most recent iteration of the Carnegie International, which is on view in Pittsburgh through March 16. Zhou notes that, “beyond the accessibility of certain works and themes… viewers find moments of dissonance that are truly quite dark, critical, and political—without being overly self-important.” This article was originally[.....]

The Meta-Biennial: the 2013 deCordova Biennial

Installation view of The 2013 deCordova Biennial. 
Photo: Clements Photography and Design.

Today we bring you a review of the deCordova Biennial from our friends at Big Red & Shiny in Boston. Twenty-one artists and collaborative teams from the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont are featured in this six-month survey exhibition. Author John Pyper notes, “…the intention is to create a snapshot of the artists in New England and to feature emerging talent. This[.....]

The Foster Prize: Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper. yu yu tangerine, 2013; wood, aluminum brackets, screws, ceramics, fiberglass, silkscreen on muslin, acrylic, watercolor, marker, rice paper monoprints, digital photographs; dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: John Kennard.

As part of our ongoing relationship with the Boston-based Big Red & Shiny, today we bring you a review of Mark Cooper’s work at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Cooper was one of four artists of “exceptional promise” shortlisted for the Foster Prize (along with Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, and Luther Price), and all four of the nominees had their ICA exhibitions reviewed on Big Red & Shiny’s blog[.....]