28 ARTICLES FOUND MATCHING THE PHRASE PYPER IN THE AUTHOR'S NAME
A Tug at the Archive: John's attempt at objectivity
December 31, 2013
To ask an editor to go back through the blur that was the last year? To ask them to renavigate the rough seas of putting together this labor of love? It's immoral. How does one separate the writing, the show, and the experiences we had as editors with the writers? It's...
The artists of the deCordova Biennial
October 30, 2013
The deCordova Biennial includes twenty-one artists from all six New England states. In terms of media, it is richly diverse. Generally speaking, the work has a noticeable trend towards very strong colors and reflexively abstract compositions. From Rachel Gross’s prints to Jilaine Jones’s sculptures, much of the work feels architectural....
The Meta-Biennial: the 2013 deCordova Biennial
October 25, 2013
Over the last few years I’ve developed sympathy for those who organize large, all-encompassing exhibits like biennials. If you hold on too tightly to a curatorial vision, you can create an autobiographical list of your favorite artists or styles. If you are too loose with a curatorial vision, you may accidentally...
Changes
September 12, 2013
It’s impossible to stop the flow of time. A year ago, BR&S innocently jumped into the various local art ecosystems hoping that our experiment would last longer than a few months and we’d have some level of support. Well, we lasted longer than a few months and are ready to makes...
The Foster Prize: Sarah Bapst
June 03, 2013
Sarah Bapst’s work is compact, unhurried, and subtle. It is the opposite of the work in the joke that named Big Red & Shiny.1 Being the quiet person in the room can be a hard road though. From the seventeenth-century salon to modern biennials, being able to stand out in a...
Odd Spaces at the MFA Boston
May 17, 2013
Wednesday night the MFA and Big Red & Shiny were proud to present the Odd Spaces panel discussion at the MFA Boston, following the group exhibition of performance art curated by Liz Munsell, assistant curator of contemporary art and MFA programs. We all feel the days events were a success and...
Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1942-1962
April 29, 2013
The huge influx of artists and intellectuals from Europe to the United States during the world wars, which created what seemed to be a transfer of power from Paris to New York, is a well-known story. There are endless books about the NY School, the European artists that gave Americans confidence,...
The Beauty of Running
April 25, 2013
As a lifelong runner, last week marked not just the terrorization of my town but the terrorization of one of my favorite things to do, other than seeing art. For me, there is nothing as simple as putting on a pair of shoes and propelling my body through space. When I...
Inside Out: A.J. Liberto
April 03, 2013
Our Daily Red is pleased to continue our artist-in-residence series titled Inside Out. Every month, a new guest artist will have access to the platform to publish images and jot down thoughts about inspiration, obsession, creative failures and insights. Unlike an 'Open Studio' format which is predicated on potential sales, BR&S...
This Will Have Been and NYC 1993
February 27, 2013
Two of today’s more compelling shows consider work that was made or displayed for the first time at around the same point. Boston’s ICA of course has This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, which attempts to "re-examine this tumultuous decade," and the New Museum has NYC...
Singing music from other countries: Song and Dunia Tak Akan Mendengar
February 22, 2013
I've been listening to The Smiths' The World Won't Listen on and off for over a month solely because of Phil Collins and Wellesley College. It's a bit too emo for my tastes today, but I don't remember thinking that when I was younger and more morose. Of course, I have...
Paint Things at the deCordova
January 31, 2013
The deCordova has just opened their exhibition Paint Things: beyond the stretcher. Curated by Dina Deitsch and Evan Garza, it sets up a thesis about painting, exploring those painters who have tried to break out of the frame and off of the stretched canvas, enlarging the idea of what painting is....
Substrait (Underground Dailies) and The Empirical Effect
December 27, 2012
It's funny how seeing art changes you and your interpretations of other work. I'm not sure I would have seen Gordon Matta-Clark's Substrait (Underground Dailies) or Rosa Barba's The Empirical Effect in the same light without having seen the other. Both owe much to Left Bank style French New Wave film;...
Who Wore it Best?
December 21, 2012
Nothing worse than showing up to a holiday party wearing the same festive tie. But currently, both the ICA, Boston and the Davis Museum at Wellesley College are exhibiting Adrian Piper's My Calling Card at the same time, so who wore it best? Adrian Piper, My Calling Card...
December's Journal Preview
December 16, 2012
Here's a preview of December's Journal done in YouTube videos Full Circle with Heidi Kayser by James Manning Time Body Space Objects 2 by Matthew Kuhlman The Growing Trend by Nicole J. Caruth "The Ugly Americans:" Visual Art as...
Miami- Thursday at PULSE and UNTITLED
December 07, 2012
It's hard to separate the experience of looking at individual artists from the fair sometimes. After going to more than one fair though, there are trends that come forward that are built-in to the individual fairs. ABMB is the big fish and demands a certain level of respect, but everyone I...
Miami- Wednesday in Basel
December 06, 2012
So here it is 3:45 in the afternoon on wed, and I've already had the ABMB experience in a record four hours. It's completed; the rest is about finding something interesting away from the "main" attraction. I've flown, seen a ton of art (good, bad, interesting, common, and rare), defended and...
Tony Smith's Amaryllis reinstalled in Hartford
November 26, 2012
Tony Smith was born Sept 23, 1912; this year he would have been 100 years old. Before he became known for making large, abstract geometric sculptures, he had owned a bookstore, had a career in architecture, studied with the art student's league, helped create the intellectual underpinnings for land art,...
Preview: Mark Morrisroe
November 11, 2012
1980's Boston was very different from today's Boston. There was an area called the combat zone, which effectively ran from the common to south station, overlaping Chinatown and the leather district. It was the home of 11th hour gallery, run by Mike Carroll and Penelope Place; 38 Thayer, run by Steve...
Elliot Carter, dead at 103
November 07, 2012
Monday, legendary composer Elliot Carter passed away after 103 years on this planet. I think that it's safe to say that Carter lived through most of the recent musical movements and added something to almost all of them. The quick high points in his career run from Neoclassical compositions during and...
New Los Angeles hip hop videos tapping into cinematic poetry
October 31, 2012
I've been very impressed by the visuals contained in hip hop videos coming out of Los Angeles. It's not just one person, or one label-- it seems to be all the artists from LA have overpoweringly clearheaded visual adaptations for their psychedelic sounds. I just heard...
In the Holocene, MIT
October 25, 2012
This week you have two excuses to go see MIT's "In the Holocene." I'm not sure you need an excuse with such a tight show, but you have two nonetheless. Thursday, at 6:30 pm, 16mm prints of Daria Martin's Soft Materials (2004) and Sensorium Tests (2012) will be projected in the...
Preview: Ahmed Alsoudani
October 10, 2012
I remember the day that George Herbert Walker Bush ordered the invasion of Kuwait/Iraq and began what is now called the Gulf War. I was in high school, and the entire population of my school came into the building with a quietness that was both palpably spiritual and practical-- we had...
Hartford Art School
October 05, 2012
We had some interesting responses to our report that Hartford Art School and Hartford University were facing cuts to their humanities and arts programing in favor of more lucrative programs. I personally had a few messages both from concerned readers and from educators at Hartford and we decided to look a...
Circa 1963, a History Lesson
September 20, 2012
Opening a year of exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is Circa 1963. The work on display is supposed to represent the artistic context that birthed both the Carpenter Center and these works. The first students who worked here were working with the artists...
The Nave Gallery- INVESTED LANDSCAPE II, Landscapes Through A Diffracting Lens
September 14, 2012
One of my favorite galleries in the Boston area is more accurately in the Davis Sq area. The Nave, besides being a place where young curators (including me) have regularly cut their teeth producing unexpected shows in a lovely, non-commercial space, has constantly exhibited artists regardless of the level of their...
Real Art Ways, Sept 2012
September 10, 2012
Before BR&S got back into full swing, I got a bit of a break and took off to see friends and art up and down the eastern seaboard. Along the way I stopped at Real Art Ways in Hartford, who currently have a number of shows that you should consider seeing,...
Hello World
September 04, 2012
Greetings everyone! So this is the new BR&S and we couldn't be more excited to be back! Our relaunch has been a long journey of invisible labor that started around Feb of 2012, but it was completely worth it. With a new look, new editors, and new options, it's as new...

Refine Your Search

 
BR&S on Facebook