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Boston Center for the Arts presents Things about Rainbows, a process-based, evolving exhibition and performance art series that revolves around the work of artist Jeff Huckleberry. Huckleberry, who has been making performance art for over twenty years, employs a wide variety of materials, including paint, lumber, power tools, rubbing alcohol, ground coffee, dirt and ambient soundscapes. His performances explore a variety of dichotomies—playful/painful, serious/humorous, awkward/elegant—and consciously embody the politics of labor and art production. The exhibition title is inspired by both the artist’s complex exploration of how we perceive the goal of aesthetic experience, which Huckleberry colloquially refers to as “the thing,” and a body of work he developed based on the nature of rainbows.

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Associated Public Programs: Free and open to the public

 

Opening Reception
With Solo Performance
Thursday, July 10 | 6pm Opening; 7pm Performance
Mills Gallery

Sandy Huckleberry and James Luna
Thursday, July 17 | 7pm
Mills Gallery
Performances in connection with Mills Gallery exhibition Jeff Huckleberry: Things about Rainbows

Families Connect Interactive Performance Workshop
Saturday, July 26 | 1-4pm
Mills Gallery
For ages five and up; some mess guaranteed

Jeff Huckleberry and Marilyn Arsem
Thursday, July 31 | 7pm
Mills Gallery
Performances in connection with Mills Gallery exhibition Jeff Huckleberry: Things about Rainbows

Alastair MacLennan and Sandra Johnston
Monday, August 4 | 7pm
Mills Gallery
Northern Ireland-based artists Alastair MacLennan and Sandra Johnston perform their world-renowned art in a rare Boston showing
Collaborative performance in connection with Mills Gallery exhibition Jeff Huckleberry: Things about Rainbows

Jamie McMurry, Julie Andree T. and Vela Phelan
Thursday, August 7 | 7pm
Mills Gallery
Three performances mark the Grand Finale of BCA Mills Gallery Summer Performance Art series
Performances in connection with Mills Gallery exhibition Jeff Huckleberry: Things about Rainbows

IMAGE: Jeff Huckleberry, Seventh Rainbow, 2013, photo by Monika Sobczak