The Museum of Fine Arts recently open two new shows; Mario Testino: In Your Face and Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits. Mario Testino is an incredible photographer who has been shooting high fashion and celebrities since the 90s. He has shot for magazines such as: Vogue, V, and Vanity Fair. He has also shot for several big fashion companies such as, Burberry, Gucci, and Versace. In Your Face includes 122 prints.
In a different part of the museum, Mario Testino’s other show, British Royal Portraits is also a great collection of photographs. He has been shooting the Royal Family for a long time and has established a great relationship with them. In these photographs, he able to capture the royal family in way that the public doesn’t get to see often. In Your Face is on display until Febuary 3, 2013 and British Royal Portraits is on display until June 16, 2013. Musuem hours are Mon-Tues 10am-4:45pm, Wed- Fri 10am- 9:45pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4:45pm.
There is a new show that has recently opened at the Massachusetts State Transportation Building. It’s 100 Prints Celebrating 100 years for the Art Institute of Boston. What is great about this show is that the prints date back 20 years with all different type of techniques. The show runs until November 30th, 2012. You can visit it Monday- Friday between 9am-5pm.
Over the weekend a new show went up at BeanTowne Coffee House featuring the work of artist Dereck Mangus. The show will run until August 13th. To see more of Derecks work, check out his artist profile page here.
Enjoy street art? Come check out the local talent and celebrate visual artists this weekend at “Arts in the Park.” Join the party this Saturday, July 14th at Washington Park in Roxbury to watch local artists transform the basketball court in to a vibrant art space while enjoying the sounds of local musicians. Come check it out and bring your friends, it’s sure to be a blast.
ArtVenue is happy to announce a new show that went up over the weekend. Gateway Real Estate Group has their first show under way featuring the work of artist Phil Musen. The show will run at Gateway until July 19th. Check out the rest of Phil’s work on display here.
Artist Phil Musen @ Gateway Real Estate Group
The Gateway Real Estate Group Inc.
139 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
ArtVenue has moved offices to Brickbottom Lofts in Somerville, and we couldn’t be happier! While it was hard leaving the exciting entrepreneurial bubble of MassChallenge, we are feeling right at home in this warm and welcoming community of artists, small business owners, and residents. Officially known as the Brickbottom Artist Building, the lofts were established in 1988 after local artists purchased the building from the A&P Supermarket company. Today it is home to one of the countries largest arts complexes, and we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. Be on the lookout for upcoming events at Brickbottom!
If you’ve spent any time in Boston proper recently, you may have noticed a giant, light-up sign on Huntington Ave. that screams “Capitalism Works for Me. True/False.”
The artist Steve Lambert doesn’t really care what your answer is, so long as you think about it…and then talk about your response (and your reasoning) with others.
He’s known for his conceptual art…sometimes on paper, sometimes a performance…sometimes a hybrid of the two. Take this Capitalism piece. It combines a physical work of art with complicated thoughts…like “just because I have health insurance, does that mean capitalism is working?”
I can’t help but wondering…will Capitalism win? If there was a smaller structure of lights, giving other options, would people change their vote (choosing the lesser of two evils instead of just agreeing or disagreeing with an idea?)
Despite my intrigue, and my deep hope that Lambert will make the final tally available, he says he’s more interested in creating a dialogue.
It seems to be working. On April 12, the sign moves to Newton North High School.
Fifteen fantastically unique and artistically rendered plastic resin skulls were all in a row and on full display at ‘The Ars Moriendi Project’ Art Reception, which was curated by ArtVenue. Some skulls were transformed into fossils of deep sea creatures and some shimmered with gleamed with beautiful metallic paint. There were skulls with menacing glowing eyes, ones that grew sky-high, and others with tediously hand-painted designs. It was rewarding seeing people leaning in close, getting level with the artwork and taking time to look at each piece. Artists happily shared their inspirations and indulged in compliments and admiration for their work – it was certain each skull was someone’s favorite. The night was an immense success!
Here are the artists who participated in the event and designed extraordinary skulls: