With or Without You by Bebe Beard

Currently on view at our Clarendon Street location “With or Without You”, small drawings by local Boston artist BeBe Beard. Beard is a “one person think tank”. Her artwork blends media and combines equal parts creativity and ingenuity. While all artists experiment creatively, not all invent new approaches to the creative process. The small drawings from the series entitled,”With or Without You”, are examples of artifacts and actions performed and video recorded by Beard.

Frame Lecture MFA, Boston

Continuing my historical research into the development of frame design and the framing industry, with my inspiration from the Frame Collection at the MFA, I find that Napoleon changed the path of the frame artisan. The modern concept of the “frame shop” comes to us in the 17th and 18th Century. Also the admiration for the “black Frame” is due to the Dutch influence and Trade Market.

Ori Gersht: History Repeating

Ori Gersht
Ori Gersht, Far Off Mountains and Rivers, 2009. Lightjet Print. Courtesy of CRG Gallery and Angles Gallery. © Ori Gersht.

Opening next Tuesday at the Museum of Fine Arts is Ori Gersht: History Repeating on view from August 28th through January 6th. This exhibit is unique in that the MFA granted Gersht access to their archives to compliment his own work. His respect for art history comes through in the content of his imagery and he has worked with curators to chose a number of historical pieces to be shown alongside his own work which spans his entire career. This will include several new photographs and a film titled Liquid Assets. This film was created for the Museum of Fine Arts and was inspired by a Greek Coin from the MFA collection.

MFA Showcases Alex Katz Prints

The Museum of Fine Arts’ current exhibit “Alex Katz Prints” includes 125 pieces by celebrated artist Alex Katz. The works cover almost fifty years of the career of, as Boston Globe’s Mark Feeney describes him, “The Prince of Prints”. Katz is well known for his bold, hard-edged figurative paintings and prints. Included in the exhibition…