Flashbulb: An Exhibition of Performance + Video + Sound

Panoply Performance Laboratory
October 8th, 2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
PPL’s Fall 2016 exhibitions

An exhibition of seven performances involving sound, projection and duration that relate to memory, particularly the contracting accuracy/inaccuracy of histories and how those affect our reality. 

The event, titled FLASHBULB, will feature Jose Garza, Valerie Kuehne, Judith G. Levy, Luke Mannarino/Crystal Bateman, Cris Schayer, Kledia Spiro, and Nathaniel Wyrick. CURATED BY Cris Schayer.

A flashbulb memory is a highly detailed, exceptionally vivid 'snapshot' of the moment and circumstances in which a piece of surprising and consequential (or emotionally arousing) news was heard. The term "flashbulb memory" suggests the surprise, indiscriminate illumination, detail, and brevity of a photograph; however flashbulb memories are only somewhat indiscriminate and are far from complete. Evidence has shown that although people are highly confident in their memories, the details of the memories can be forgotten.

Flashbulb memories have six characteristic features: place, ongoing activity, informant, own effect, other effect, and aftermath. Arguably, the principal determinants of a flashbulb memory are a high level of surprise, a high level of consequentiality, and perhaps emotional arousal.

These memories, often vivid yet inaccurate, often form lasting impressions on our selves and change who we are. In this we question the reality of our own histories.

José Garza: www.sentiwere.com,www.transversalproject.com
Valerie Kuehne: www.valeriekuehne.com 
Judith G. Levy: www.judithglevy.com
Luke Mannarino and Crystal Bateman: www.cargocollective.com/lmannarino
Cris Schayer: www.crisschayer.com
Kledia Spiro: www.klediaspiro.com
Nathaniel Wyrick: www.nathanielwyrick.com

Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition

Danforth Art Museum\School presents the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition (formerly Off the Wall and Community of Artists), a highly anticipated exhibition featuring some of the top artistic talent in New England. One hundred forty three works by artists at all stages of their careers were selected for the exhibition by Danforth Art Curator and 2016 Juror Jessica Roscio. The exhibition includes both artists who may be familiar to our audiences and those who are new to Danforth Art.

“The range of media and themes represented made the selection process incredibly difficult." says Jessica Roscio. "I was excited to see new takes on traditional media, such as sculpture, painting, and printmaking."

A color reduction silkscreen print was chosen as part of this exhibition. The show runs June 19–August 21, 2016.

Source: http://www.danforthart.org/juriedexhibitio...

Halfway Through the Dark: New Center NOW & the West End Museum


8 Night, 8 Windows: Halfway Through the Dark

Funded through an Artist grant from the New Center for Arts and Culture and CJP in partnership with the Boston Jewish Music Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival. 

A sculptural installation, in collaboration with artist Christian Meade, made of found and collected objects, the installation depicts a darkened domestic interior. As the days of Hanukkah progress, the scene will be illuminated by unexpected and miraculous light sources. The work celebrates the light of home and dispels the long dark of winter.

On view December 6-14th, 2015 at
The West End Museum
150 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114

Artist Talk 
Friday, December 11th: 7-8 pm

Juried By: 

Eran Egozy, CTO/VP/co-founder Harmonix Music Systems
Dina Deitsch, Director of curatorial projects at GoodmanTaft & former deCordova Museum curator of Contemporary Art
Carol Daynard, artist, collector, and board member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Randi Hopkins, Associate Director of Visual Arts Boston Center for the Arts

Source: http://www.8nights8windows.com/

New England Photography Biennial

"Every two years, the Danforth Art Museum celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England. Juried by Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, the New England Photography Biennial 2013 showcases exciting and innovative photography by both established and emerging artists."

Two of my emulsion lift pieces, Contemporary and Travel, can be seen at the museum from September 8th – November 3rd, 2013. A gallery talk by Francine Weiss, juror and the Curator and Loupe Editor for the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, will be held Wednesday, October 9th at 12:30pm.