Mills Gallery Past Exhibitions
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The Artist Studios Building (ASB) at the Boston Center for the Arts houses over forty artists working in a broad range of media and subject matter. Commonly shared is the value of workspace and a creative community within which to stimulate and exchange ideas. The Infinite Space of the Possible, curated by Lynne Cooney, features seven artists with studios in the ASB. In this exhibition, through collaborative dialogue, the participating artists push the boundaries of their artmaking – either by materializing a previously unrealized project, forging current work into new territory or considering their work in an expanded context.

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About, With & For PDF Print E-mail

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The artists in this exhibition – many of whom work collaboratively – articulate various aspects of Folklife as a cultural precedent. Folklife encompasses all facets of self-organized creativity, including boatbuilding, collective mending, parading, storytelling, foodways and interactions with the built and natural environment. The millenium-old rituals of street spectacle are re-imagined, an abandoned library-turned-art incubator fosters a multi-part installation, historic watercraft built from salvaged materials are rendered seaworthy, and folks who fix things do just that in About, With & For. Exceeding the specific concepts of the art world discourse, this exhibition revels in the expanded possibilities of cultural influence in contemporary life.

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23rd Drawing Show: Drawing Connections PDF Print E-mail

23rd drawing showCurated by James Hull

July 12 – September 22, 2013

Drawing Connections investigates the relationships between traditional and contemporary approaches to the act of drawing as both a singular and interdisciplinary medium, from the simple yet elegant shorthand of painters and sculptors to the elaborate brainstorming of collaborative event-based artists.

In embracing the traditional “work on paper” side of drawing, Drawing Connections explores the edgy, contemporary application of this approach and seeks the conceptual content and experimentation that this primary, flexible medium provides for today’s working artists.

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Anna Von Mertens: GOLD! AND OTHER FALLEN EMPIRES PDF Print E-mail

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Now showing through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Curated by Kirsten Swenson

The Boston Center for the Arts is pleased to present a survey of Anna Von Mertens’ recent work, GOLD! AND OTHER FALLEN EMPIRES, curated by Kirsten Swenson. Typical of Von Mertens’ process, each of the three distinct series represented in the exhibition explores an avenue of history, taking a set of data that the artist then interprets into the subjective through the format of hand-stitching.

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Me Love You Long Time (MLYLT) PDF Print E-mail

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Curated by Edwin Ramoran
Organized by Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
Friday, February 15th – Sunday, April 7th

An intimate survey of contemporary art since the 1990s by artists primarily of Southeast Asian descent, Me Love You Long Time incorporates various media and new visual strategies to explore or upend themes such as gender, sexuality, sex work, cultural tropes and subjectivity.

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