September 13November 19, 2011
MondaySaturday: 10 am5 pm
Thursday: 10 am8 pm
closed Sundays and holidays
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery | Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A group show featuring eight contemporary Mexican artists:
Arturo Hernández Alcázar
Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at any MFA ticket desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Jedediah Caesar's sculptures have an ancient, unearthed aspect, like strange artifacts dislodged from history. He alternately amasses and digs, accumulates and excavates. He makes contemporary fossils in resin, sedimentary deposits, casts of excavated ditches, burial mounds and impossible tunnels. In his process and product, the archaeological crosses over into the architectural and the anatomical through real and metaphorical acts of cross-section, quarrying, and mining. Caesar works to create a visceral sense of density and out-of-control accumulation that speaks of the passage of historical time. Density and thickness offer much desired resistance and blockagesomething to push on and knock your head againstbut they also provide the promise of depthsomething to dig really really deep into. The image of digging is also the pursuit of knowledge." Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer is a writer and independent curator based in Los Angeles.
The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library hosts a continuing series of exhibitions of works created by students at SMFA.
Rachael Bernardini was born in Rockport, MA and she now lives and works in Boston, MA. She is currently a student at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she received her BFA in 2011. Her work consists of photographs and artist books, which seek to discuss issues of guilt in an attempt to understand the "human condition". This show includes three photographic bodies of work and three artist books all dealing with different notions of guilt and redemption. The photographic bodies of work include two collaborative series with Museum School graduates Michael Madden and Nikkia Margaret Hall. Rachael has exhibited at the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library in 2009 and published two artist books now in the library collection.
"Confessions" will be on view at The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library from August 12, 2011 through October 12, 2011.
Please join us for the closing reception on October 13, 2011, from 5-7 PM.