Kyle Abraham is looking for something. The multi-award-winning choreographer and MacArthur Fellow brings his company, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, and his signature search for identity and struggle with personal and societal emotional trauma to Jacob’s Pillow this week; photo by Grace Kathryn Landefeld.
Not much gives away what a slap across the psyche a drama is going to be like a funny first act.
Diane Prusha, as Hazel, in Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, on stage at Shakespeare & Company until August 18; photo by Nile Scott Studios.
At Jabob's Pillow this weekend, The Happiness Project explores the energy humans dedicate to social and material gain, asking questions about motivations and suggesting outcomes.
Photo by Grace Kathryn Landefeld.
Recently on a quest to find a new and unusual activity that he would get excited about (and get him off his keister), I came across 5 Wits in Albany — an immersive, thinking adventure experience with cinema-level special effects. His birthday was the perfect excuse for giving it a try.
In TLC, Number 73, I had the very good fortune of speaking with Michael Plante, Senior Programmer for Short Films at the Sundance Film Festival, who discussed the 2019 Short Film Tour, a little bit of cinematography, and, as usual, Life, the Universe, and Everything.
We’ve had a running joke in our house about much how we enjoy a production that’s “ultimately life-affirming” after seeing one billed that way years ago. The show was superb, and I wanted to scrub the depressing, kinda icky residue out of my memory with a pumice stone and some strong lye soap for a few days afterwards. The life-affirming part, I think, was that none of the lives portrayed was my own. So I’m going to be cautious in describing The Waverly Gallery, on stage now at Shakespeare & Company.…
A folksy, daydream quality suffuses about half the frames of The Biggest Little Farm, out now from NEON, and showing in artsier cinemas and festivals around the country.
Enter Ferrin Contemporary, a gallery dedicated to ceramic artists, from MASS MoCA’s parking lot and find your self gazing at an array of beautiful, vibrantly colored vessels, relief paintings, and sculptures. What resemble the most vivid, glistening rubber band-like loops hang from a myriad of pegs on voluminous vessels and relief paintings that are round, rectangular, and square. The inside of each vessel is glazed in unexpected hues that play with the sense of depth and width. This is the work of Lauren Mabry, an artist re-imagining the definition, technique, and outcome of ceramics.…
We have a look and listen to While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers, Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey, and the Suitcase Junket's new release, Mean Dog, Trampoline. We also hear from Shakespeare & Company about their season opener, The Waverly Gallery.
Barbara Ernst Prey, School Room, 2019, watercolor on paper; [source Hancock Shaker Village].
Like most of the civilized world, I’ve zealously planted
myself in front of the TV on Sunday nights for the past eight years to watch Game of Thrones unfold. I’ve largely
enjoyed it, at least up until the rush-to-the-finish seasons 7 and 8, which
have packed far too much character development and time hopping into a handful
of episodes (how did Jaime Lannister and
Arya Stark get to King’s Landing so quickly?), in an effort to tie up loose
ends dangled but not yet resolved by author George R.…
Last Friday night I went to the 2019 opening of Installation Space in downtown North Adams to take in a new installation called ELEMENTAL. The art exhibit is billed by Installation Space as “An immersive installation inspired by the basic structure of things. Its visual form explores the inner world of painting and cardboard, their visceral and abstract qualities—intersection, edge, line, negative space, texture, color, and movement. The installation is composed of sculptural visual elements, real time video re-projection, and sound. …
A new exhibition aims to create a space of understanding and empathy in a deceptive and violent world about which many of use have ceased to be shocked.