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ARTmonday: Sale at the School of Museum of Fine Arts

True, it’s not Monday, but by then it will be over. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Art Sale, featuring works from students, alumni, and faculty to benefit the scholarship program is in progress through Sunday, December 11, 2011. It takes place at the school, which is right next to the museum. I went Tuesday night (purchased six pieces). Here are some of the works for sale:


Judy Kramer (Alum)
Left: The Lace Dress, 2006 (hand colored silk screen)
Right: Miss Meow, 2011 (hand colored silk screen)
Courtesy of Soprafina Gallery, Boston
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unidentified
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unidentified
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Left: Laurel Sparks (alum)
Lantern, 2010 (mixed media collage archival print on paper)
Courtesy of Howard Yezerski Gallery

Right: unidentified
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Left: David Lloyd Brown (Staff)
REF 2010_09, 2009 (oil on canvas)
Courtesy of NK Gallery

Right: unidentified
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Ellen Rich (alum)
Trio, 2011 (pastel, acrylic on paper)
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unidentified
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Judith Scott Larsen (alum)
Tulas, 2011
(archival pigment print on Hotpress bright paper)
Courtesy of Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
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Lee Essex Doyle
Courtesy of Child’s Gallery, Boston
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Left: unidentified

Right: Hiroko Lee (alum)
Kimono #10, 2005 (woodcut)
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unidentified
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Left: unidentified

Right: Julian Lethbridge (Affiliated artist)
Frieze, 2010 (Intaglio)
Courtesy of ULAE
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Magda Campos-Pons (Faculty)
A Prayer for Obama, 2008-11 (Polaroid diptych)
Courtesy of Bernice Steinbaum, Miami and Gasp Gallery, Boston
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Mike and Doug Starn
and you wanna repent, 2005-10
(unique color carbon print (watercolor pigments and gelatin) on Zerkall paper with 16K gold and palladium leaf water)
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unidentified
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unidentified
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Left: Nancy Simmonds

Right: Allison Matherly (student)
Blonde, 2011
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unidentified
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Branther Deatley (alum)
Silent Spring, 2011
(acrylic/collage/resin on panel)
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Mary Ellen Strom (video)
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unidentified (video)
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Jim Dine (Affiliated artist)
Snips, Pliers, and Hammers, 2011 (woodcut + etching)
Courtesy of Pace Prints
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Cyrille Conan (Staff)
Fish Heads. . . , 2010 (mixed media)
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Sue Yang (Faculty)
Tea/Coffee Series: Demarcating Line, 2011 (recycled tea leaves and coffee grounds)
Courtesy of Chi Lin Gallery
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Left: unidentified

Right: Richard Serra (affiliated artist)
Top: Junction #10, 2010
Bottom: Junction #12, 2010
(1-color etchings)
Courtesy of Gemini G.E.L.
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Caitlin Fitzgerald (alum)
Check Pigeon, 2011 (goauche)
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Left: Jessica Hutfless (alum)
Untitled, 2011 (photographic print on archival paper)

Right: unidentified
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ARTmonday: Mary Ellen Strom

Two years ago at the School of Museum of Fine Art’s annual holiday sale (now called Inside Out), my husband and I were mesmerized by a video installation by Mary Ellen Strom (the first one pictured below). It was a little pricey (after all, you’re buying actual video equipment), but we seriously considered the purchase. Strom, who teaches at the SMFA, is represented by one of my favorite galleries in Boston, the Judi Rotenberg Gallery.Strom’s work has been shown at MOCA, MOMA, and the ICA, as well as the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

The three images below were part of Strom’s 2005 solo show “The Nudes”, at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, comprised of a series of video projections re-staging paintings of female nudes by well-known male artists, including Manet, Velasquez and Magritte. Strom’s installations feature contemporary women artists who are portrayed as subjects rather than objects.  The videos are staged with live models in meticulously produced settings, and videotaped with a high definition video camera. The nudes were installed as a series of individual video projections onto the gallery walls. The projections are the size of the original paintings.

Strom says of these works, “We can identify with the subjects and feel power and sexuality not passivity. We can be conscious of our act of viewing while allowing ourselves to experience pleasure, theirs and ours.”

StromNude2Nude No. 4, Andrea Hendrickson — 58″ x 48″, video projection, 2004

Strom Nude1Nude No. 3, Dillon Paul — 69″ x 48″, video projection, 2004

strom Hope Clark 4 Nude No. 2, Hope Clark — 48″ x 32″, video projection, 2004


A F T E R . . .

artwork_images_423788845_162510_maryellen-strom“The Surprised Nymph” by Edouard Manet, 1859-60

dillon ptg“Venus” by Diego Rodriguez de Silva Y Velazquez, 1649- 51

magritte“Bather Between Light and Darkness” by Rene Magritte, 1935

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