Mills Gallery Past Exhibitions
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The World According to Derrick:
Performative Objects in Formation

Curated by Nuit Banai

July 13, 2012 - September 23, 2012

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In his first exhibition in Boston, the New York based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams will display sculptural objects, photographs and video documentation from performances, along with performative-related sculptural works. This collection of diverse works, representing over a decade of artistic production, possesses the traces of human embodiment and its transformative nature. Visitors will not only experience the world from Adams’ viewpoint, but also with a performative aspect that will bring the objects and artworks to life. Surpassing the limits of medium specificity, the artist’s practice generates a network of subtle references, allusions and hints that tap into numerous registers of experience. Shedding light on persuasive, performative and often duplicitous identities, as well as on architectural objects and iconography, the work he creates also reflects the relationship between man and monument as they coexist in the landscape as representations of one another.

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William Cordova: This One's 4u PDF Print E-mail
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For his first solo exhibition in Boston, William Cordova (b. 1971, Lima, Peru) brings together new and recent works in sculpture, installation, video and works on paper by the Miami/New York-based artist, unmasking and remixing seemingly disparate and repressed histories through thoughtful and subtle juxtapositions of familiar detritus.

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Notes on the Species PDF Print E-mail

The BCA celebrates the visual artists working on campus with an annual exhibition. Notes on the Species explodes the notion of portraiture across varied media. The exhibit showcases the diverse practice and dynamic output of the BCA's studio artists, including... Silvia López Chávez's large-scale emotional portraits of her niece (above), Jim Cambronne's tightly coded paintings, a cut of Alice Stone's upcoming documentary on the trials of interracial adoption, works by performance and multi-media artist Caitlin Berrigan and new work created specifically for the exhibition by David Reichert.

Curated by Kara Braciale

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Close Distance PDF Print E-mail

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Close Distance features six emerging Boston area Latino artists practicing across diverse media and national borders. Their painting, assemblage, video, film, performance and installations borrow from art history, pop culture and imagery spanning the Americas.

Curated by Liz Munsell

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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE | Main Gallery

A show about process, practice and proposals. A snapshot of artists’ ongoing thoughts, ideas and references. This exhibit explores their fears, influences, failures, experimentations, sketches and curiosity.

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