Category: Visual Arts

Visiting Artist: Gabriel Kuri

Visiting Artist: Gabriel Kuri Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 pm Room 303, 3rd Floor, 808 Commonwealth Ave. In Gabriel Kuri’s work, familiar things are caught in a semantic play. Kuri’s practice engages the language of found objects and materials (natural or industrial) to create a multilingual conversation. He accepts the socioeconomic conditions of his materials while […]

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Media Type: SculptureSchools: Visual Arts

Visiting Artist: Tom Sachs

Visiting Artist: Tom Sachs Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 pm Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Tom Sachs is an interdisciplinary artist known for his intricate, hand-built reconstructions of American cultural detritus. Utilitarian objects, luxury goods, artifacts from the NASA space program are combined and reimagined using makeshift materials, laboriously assembled by hand. Simultaneously playful and critical, Sachs’ […]

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Fall 2017 Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series

Hosted by the graduate programs in Painting and Sculpture at Boston University, the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture series brings practicing artists to campus to present their work. All lectures are free and open to the public. Fall 2017 Lectures Ryan Johnson Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 pm Room 303, 808 Commonwealth Ave. Ryan Johnson is a visual artist based in […]

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Visiting Artist: Martha Rosler

  Visiting Artist: Martha Rosler Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Martha Rosler is an artist, writer, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. A pioneer of American conceptual photography, video art, performance, installation and feminist art practice, she has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum […]

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School of Visual Arts Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

  The Boston University School of Visual Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of three new assistant professors to the faculty: Lucy Kim (Painting, Interdisciplinary), Breehan James (Painting, Foundations), and Felice Amato (Art Education). The three will begin their new roles at Boston University in the Fall 2017 semester. “We are thrilled to have […]

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The Science of Color

How color fools our eyes — and what that means for art-making By Julie Butters | Banner image by Alison Staffin Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. How many colors do you see in the above image? You may have guessed four: one for each of the four squares. But the answer is […]

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CFA Professor featured in all-women exhibition

  Josephine Halvorson, Professor and Chair of graduate studies in Painting, is currently featured in Gray Matters, a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary women artists who have explored the practice of grisaille—the French term for working in shades of gray. On view now at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, the exhibition is […]

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CFA Alum Finds Himself in the Tony Spotlight

Lighting designer Christopher Akerlind nominated for Indecent Members of the cast of Indecent, a new play by Paula Vogel, cocreated by Vogel and Rebecca Taichmann, now running at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. Play photos © Carol Rosegg Originally published by BU Today 05.25.2017 By John O’Rourke As one of the nation’s foremost lighting designers, Christopher […]

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BU MFA Students Debut their Work in Manhattan

Didier William and Josephine Halvorson, artists, professors, and Chairs of their respective MFA programs, have teamed up to present a selection of their students’ work from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Boston University School of Visual Arts. The exhibition, Playbook, comprises work across media by twenty-six, newly minted masters of fine art. […]

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Three Artists, Three Plans

Kahn career awards give three CFA grads a head start Flutist Alexandra Conway (CFA’09,’17) will use her Kahn Award to fund more concerts by her chamber music group, the New England Chamber Players. Photo by Cydney Scott Originally published by BU Today 05.25.2017 By Joel Brown One College of Fine Arts grad will use the award […]