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Curator Talk: Materials Witness

October 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm

The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf 290 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Join us for a curator’s talk by Leah Triplett Harrington, currently senior editor at Big Red and Shiny. Leah will discuss her concept and process for the exhibition Materials Witness, and focus on several works in the show as examples. Materials Witness presents thirteen Boston-based artists exploring the temporality of common materials. From concrete to rust, to cutting boards and phone cords, the work presented here investigates how history is recorded in objects of everyday use. Evidence of use is compressed in these works, as literal wear and tear translate into abstracted forms. Materials Witness asks us to consider how our own personal histories are documented within the tools, textiles, buildings, or things that we encounter day to day.

Artists in the exhibition:
Molly Blumberg, Denise Bosco, Jane Deutsch, Jason Fiering, Brian Christopher Glaser, Jaine Hayward, Rebecca Henriksen, Coe Lapossy, Anne McNevin, Steven Muller, Loretta Park, Mike Swartz, Tom Wojciechowski

About the guest curator:
Leah Triplett Harrington is a writer, editor, and independent curator focused on modern and contemporary art. She currently serves as senior editor of the non-profit contemporary art publication Big Red and Shiny, which was nominated for an International Association of Art Critics Award for best blog in 2014.

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