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February 3 - May 16, 2014
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block-talkArtist Talk
February 27 | 7 pm
Mills Gallery




block-wkshpA Community Conversation
March 22 | 1 pm
Mills Gallery

Come tell us about yourself! Artist Cathy McLaurin and the Boston Center for the Arts host an afternoon of story sharing. Bring a personal object that you feel communicates your history and experience. Both your object and story can become a part of a special exhibit in the Mills. Enjoy refreshments and tell us about your object and story.

cathy mclaurin how many artistsEXHIBITION

How many artists does it take to change (a lightbulb)?
May 3 - June 26
Gertrude's Salon/Mills Gallery

Cathy McLaurin brings together a fascinating collection of objects and stories from BCA artists and staff, as well as from our South End neighbors in an exhibition that represents the culmination of her recent 15-week residency at the BCA. Based on research and interviews, McLaurin reveals lesser known histories of a familiar place by way of a community display of personal art and other items, accompanied by labels co-written by the items’ owners.

While in residency at the Boston Center for the Arts from February 3 through May 16, artist Cathy McLaurin will create a tour of Boston’s historic South End neighborhood, drawing on methodology including “on the ground” interactions with community members and historical research.  Her practice involves media ranging from performance, video and drawing to dialogue and writing, used to develop an in-depth narrative of place, reflecting issues and experiences such as repressed history, tradition, trauma and larger political and economic forces.

Image: Cathy McLaurin, Untitled still from video, No place like home, HD video 30:00, 2012-13.
Photo: Civry Melvin, 2014