Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Brater’

Meryl at the Rose

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Hundreds of people came to MERYL BRATER’s Memo­rial Exhi­bi­tion at the Rose Art Museum. We all believed that Meryl would live on at the Rose, and that many gener­a­tions to come would have the chance to know her through her art. To close the museum now would be a terrible blow to everyone who loved her – to everyone who trusted their trea­sure to the Rose.

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Working Proof: Experimental Etching Studio

Saturday, November 21st, 1992

Ten years ago, I spent a very happy summer working at Exper­i­mental Etching Studio, so I was delighted when the Boston Public Library invited me to help shape a conver­sa­tion among a group of artists from this extra­or­di­nary print­making coop­er­a­tive.

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12th Annual Boston Drawing Show

Saturday, April 13th, 1991

GERRY BERG­STEIN’s draw­ings show scrib­bles, scrawls, cross­ings-out, angry re-work­ings, mark­ings of struggle and doubt. From this chaos of marks on paper emerge lumi­nous little still lives, marked by the process of decay: visions of a world in flux, where every­thing is changing, growing, living, dying, and being reborn.

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Ruins at the Rose

Friday, December 8th, 1989

The 80’s began with big, shiny, self-confi­dent paint­ings, but they are ending with of shreds and tatters, and anxious premo­ni­tions of a ruined world. They reminded me of the ending of William Gibson’s science fiction novel Count Zero, when a bril­liant computer distills the few remaining frag­ments of a ruined civi­liza­tion into exquisite little construc­tions. Or these lines from a Shake­speare sonnet; “bare, ruined choirs, where late the sweet bird sang”.

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