May 29, 2008

Kapoor's 1st East Coast Show!

Anish Kapoor - Past, Present, Future
ICA Boston - May 30 - September 7, 2008

Anish Kapoor is coming to Boston, and will be his first US east coast exhibition ever! His name exploded after his piece in Chicago's Millennium Park weighing 110 tons, titled 'Cloud Gate'. He also did a piece for Rockefeller Center in NYC. Starting tomorrow Kapoor will have a show for a little over three months at the ICA Boston. He will be showing many pieces never seen in the states as well as a brand spankin' new piece. Also, why Kapoor is a Turner Award winning and all for his sculptures, we would like to give The Struggling Blogger's Artist of the Month for May 2008 to Anish Kapoor in honor of his show he kicks off tomorrow! Checkout More!

All About the Balls

Stefan Sagmeister - Interview
The Boston Phoenix

The Struggle is back, and it is nice to be back. Before the Sagmeister lecture, I noticed him talking to three people in front of the ICA, now I know why, as The Boston Phoenix printed up a short interview with him in the latest weekly paper. If you don't want to get your fingers all black, be sure to read it online. Checkout More!

May 11, 2008

See You In June

The Struggling Blogger: In Europe
May 12 - 29, 2008

The Struggling Blogger will be in Europe from May 12th to 29th. It will be hard to blog about the Boston art scene and events, so we are going to leave it up to you to find the exciting events for the rest of the month of May. Come June we are back on schedule and will pick up right where we left off. Yes, I''ll take pictures, and miss you, and will be eager to return as we start a filled summer of events this summer in Boston! Cheers!

Here are some things you might want to attend. First, one of the first stories I wrote about was the great SOWA Open Market. May 17th is the start of the summer weekends that this open market will be held, and it is a must go! Today bring your mother to the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum and have your mother great free admission in honor of Mothers Day. Finally, the SMFA is having their "Senior Project 2008" of 21 graduating seniors work up from May 12th to the 18th.

May 10, 2008

Only 20 Days

June Stratton & Melody Postma
May 10 - 30, 2008 - Lanoue Fine Art

Lanoue Fine Art gallery has a exhibit opening up today by June Stratton and Melody Postma which I am just loving, especially Postma's. Postma's work is consisting of mix media or panels, with old fashion imagary which I am just in love with, especially the third of the pieces above. Jue Stratton work such as the middle one above is oil on linen. To tell you the truth, I thought it was a magazine spread. Viewing for this show is only twenty days, so be sure to get your ass down to this. I saw a sneak preview last week, and they look better in person then on the web. Checkout More!

May 7, 2008

Tag, We're It!

AIB Design Expo - Tag, We're It
May 10, 2008 - Midway Theater

I wish my school could get this much press for our senior's design past show, maybe next year.! The design seniors at the Art Institute of Boston are having a major show at the Midway Theater titled, Tag, We're It as they are ready to show their work to the world. This event has been issued in the Weekly Dig, has sponsors such as Pepsi and to top it off has the AIGA posting about it on their website. How about them apples. Makes me jealous, but makes me want to see what these guys have the offer. They will have all types of media to packaging and print design. Aswell they have a guest lecture by Randy J. Hunt. It all begins at 6pm pronto! Checkout More!

Cross Country Vintage

Frank Gohlke - On The Line
May 2 - June 7, 2008 - Gallery Kayafas

The Gallery Kayafas has a new exhibit down in the South End displaying black and white (along with other prints not as impressive) by Frank Gohlke. The pieces range from the 1970s to photos just taken a few years ago. They caught my eye as the images are similar to the ones I took when I drove across the country exactly a year ago to the date. The photos above (left: Texas, right: Albuquerque, New Mexico) were taken in the 1970s, yet it seemed to be almost the same as when I drove through those states in the Spring of 2007. Its amazing to think about and see how different the country is and how part of it never change, or change very slowly. If you have ever been cross country or visited part of the western life, you'll have the same feeling through this shows photography, I am sure. Checkout More!

May 6, 2008

Predicting the Weather, with baskets?

Natalie Miebach - Changing Weather
Ending May 10, 2008 -
Neilsen Gallery

I struggle to get you to see and experience all of the great shows and events of Boston sometimes, but before I regret not telling you, you need to checkout the sculptures by Nathalie Miebach who is one hell of a sculptor, who is also a meteorology dork. Created using baskets of all things, Miebach creates sculptures using patterns of the tides, daylight hours, the moons upon other things. I saw the pieces yesterday and they were insane. Unfortunately I was way too late on reporting you this show, but you still got a few days. Even if you view them from the sidewalk on Newbury you can really see the incredible detail put into these pieces. Checkout More!

May 3, 2008

Something for Mom!

MassArt Annual Spring Sale
May 5 - 10, 2008

Starting May the 5th, MassArt will be begin their annual spring sale which grows in popularity every year. The sale will run to Saturday the 10th, and is held from 10am to 7pm every one of those days, located in the Tower Building's lobby. A wide range of pieces include paintings, prints and photos to ceramics and glass, all made by current MassArt students and alumni of the school. Profits go right to the artist and help support student scholarships. It is a great thing to support and they take VISA, Mastercard, cash and even checks. Also to get there it is as easy as jumping on the Greenline E (stop Longwood) or the 39 bus. Checkout More!

May 2, 2008

Attention Fashionistas

UN/CUT - MassArt Senior Collections 2008
May 2, 2008 - BCA: Cyclorama

Boston kind of sucks when it comes to fashion, and we all know it, or atleast some do, but for one night, MassArt trys to change things. UN/CUT will feature pieces from MassArt's design seniors at the great location of the Cyclorama at the BCA. You can't just buy tickets at the door, so if you really want/need to go, head to MassArt or call 617-879-7676. Doors at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. Checkout More!