Past Exhibitions 2015

Stephen D. Paine Gallery

Looking In/Looking Out features 19 celebrated photographers drawn from one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary Indian art in the United States. The artists explore myriad themes, from gender, class, and social issues to globalism, cultural hybridity, and diaspora. Whether navigating personal revelations and pasts, embracing cultural contradictions, or investigating the political complexities of a nation in the midst of rapid change, these artists reflect on life in the subcontinent and offer their unique perspectives through narrative, portrait, performance, and street photography.

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Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

The Indian story of the blind men and the elephant tells of earnest, observant individuals trying to describe something. Each of them probes one part of an elephant and gives his description. The result is a wildly diverse range of properties from the ear to the legs to the tail and tusk. All are true yet they hardly coalesce and often conflict.This is an apt parable for those documenting and drawing inspiration from India, a country that has long been a subject for artists, writers, and scholars fascinated by the nation's colors, complexities, and contrasts. It is ancient and modern, agrarian and industrial, connected and self-contained. Seeing the Elephant features international contemporary artists whose work explores a wide range of topics facing India today. The structure of the exhibition is to approach the region from within and without, from positions of intimacy and expertise as well as from a more aesthetic distance. Curated by Lisa Tung, Director of Curatorial Programs.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 12:00-6:00PM
Wednesday: 12:00-8:00PM

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Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Arnheim Gallery, Tower Building Lobby

 

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Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

Art historians have conventionally posited line above color. Drawing is often seen as rational and structured whereas color is about emotion and expression. Indeed, if something "colors your judgment," you have lost your objectivity and cannot be relied upon. Yet without color our surroundings would not only be devoid of the transcendent and the ecstatic, but would also lose much of their symbolic and cultural meanings. They would be colorless. Inspired by the eponymous movement, Color Fields is a multidisciplinary exploration and vibrant celebration of color.

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Bakalar and Paine Galleries

The Massachusetts Collecge of Art and Design Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2015 showcases the unique work of selected graduate students who are in their final years of their respective programs as well as candidates for an MFA degree.

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Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

Showcasing the breadth of talent and excellence embodied by MassArt's alumni, Above the Fold: Alumni Works in Design features the work of thirty-nine designers and encompasses a range of disciplines, including advertising, animation, architecture, dynamic media, fashion design, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, and industrial design.

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Stephen D. Paine Gallery

10 Years of Prints: The Posters of Dan McCarthy was produced by The National Poster Retrospecticus (founded by MassArt alum JP Boilard '11, Graphic Design). The NPR is a traveling poster show that features the work of Dan McCarthy and over 100 of his contemporaries. Select prints from The NPR touring show was on display during the reception.

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