MASS MoCA Visit

Blog Post by Michael Hotchkiss It was my first time to MASS MoCA this past weekend and prior to it I wasn’t even aware that the place existed. An hour on the road seems a small price to pay when walking through the innermost galleries. For those of you that don’t know, the buildings in…

Shaker Blog

Blog post by Thaddeus Sipe When told to think of a chair, there are endless images that can come to mind.  Perhaps we do not even think of a specific chair, but a culmination of aspects of chairs we know to be true.  Perhaps we think of a comfy arm chair with cushions so plump…

Towanna Miller, Residential School

Blog post by Kate Wolford Represent: Contemporary Native American Art is an exhibition at the New York State Museum featuring artwork by Native American artists in a wide variety of media and styles, all of which represent Native American heritage and culture. Exhibitor, Towanna Miller, of the Mohawk Bear Clan, is quoted, “Sometimes I feel…

The Pure and Simple Design of the Shakers

Blog post by Katherine Petit The Pure and Simple Design of the Shakers Upon entering the Shaker exhibit at the New York State Museum, one quickly notices the multitude of hand-crafted furniture throughout the space.  One chair in particular exemplifies the simplicity and purity present in so much of the Shakers’ design. Crafted from a…

Dada Speaks

Blog post by Kelly Ann Raver I spread the word of a truth you are not ready for. I write this manifesto to say that art should no longer be replicated, like paper dolls, cut from the same monotonous piece of worn out paper. This practice has grown so tiresome.  Art should be frivolous, nonsensical…

Spectrum: Bio Interloper IV by Crystal Wagner

Blog post by Stacey Hawkins At the East Coast National Screenprint Biennial at The Arts Center Of The Capital Region in Troy, NY, was Spectrum: Bio Interloper IV by Crysta. Completed in 2014, made by screenprint, relief print, cut paper, wood, paint, and UV plexi. This piece was in a shadow box hung up on…

Brunvand Tube Screamer

Blog post by Shequile Perry The East Coast National Screen Print Biennial at The Arts Center of The Capital Region was very interesting. There were so many artworks to view, but one artwork that caught my attention is Brunvand Erik, Tube Screamer, 2014, screen print with conductive ink, electronics. His artwork is an interaction piece.…

Lunar (Theatre), 2014 by Teresita Fernandez

Blog post by Katherine Petit Lunar (Theatre), 2014 by Teresita Fernández, installation, gold-finished platform and glass beads While walking through Teresita Fernández’s exhibition at MASS MoCA titled “As Above So Below,” I was particularly drawn to Lunar (Theatre), 2014—at first curious, and then captivated by the way the expansive installation made me feel.  Taking up…