MassArt Library Blog


What’s New at the Library
August 26, 2010, 1:36 pm
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Welcome Back to the Library

While you were out and about the library was getting ready for your return.

We have:

  • some new furniture

  • new copy machines

  • new Imacs in the classroom and in the computer lab

  • New Public Services Librarian Greg Wallace



New Work from Arlee MacKnight-Woodworth
June 22, 2010, 2:29 pm
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Some new paintings from our library student worker Arlee:

http://arleewoodworth.blogspot.com/

This day turned into night (one of my last there, or was it one of the first?), 2010
oil on canvas 60x48in



Summertime
June 2, 2010, 3:22 pm
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MASSART LIBRARY

SUMMER HOURS

M-Th, 8:30am – 6:30pm
F, 8:30am – 2pm
Sa + Su, Closed



Paintings by Kristin Texeira and Kit Lagreze
May 4, 2010, 4:29 pm
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All Things Remembered

Paintings by Kristin Texeira and Kit Lagreze 
Massart North Crackatorium
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Mass 02115
May 2 – May 8
Opening reception Thursday, May 6 from 7 – 9 pm
kristintexeira.com


MassArt can go to Havard!, art muesums that is…
March 31, 2010, 6:25 pm
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MassArt has just purchased 2 membership passes for the Harvard Art Museums. The passes can be found at the MassArt library circulation desk.  One day loans with no renews.

Harvard Art Museum
Membership Email newsletter
April 2010
For a complete listing of programs, please visit www.harvardartmuseum.org.
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Jonathan Verney
March 16, 2010, 6:58 pm
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Jonathan Verney

former Morton R. Godine Library

student worker

MassArt Senior, Painting Major

President’s Gallery

11th floor of tower building

9 – 5 pm

March 15th – 19th, 2010

Artist contact information: Jonathan.Verney@massart.edu



Lugh : Some Head
February 19, 2010, 2:44 pm
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Some Head

Artist Statement

Some Head:

The head is the seat of our soul and humanity. From this seat I create my image as guises to what a person may be.

My abstracted heads, I feel, reveal aspects of the psyche common to the human experience, certainly to myself. I work with my image because I am not copyrighted (yet), I am accessible and I have never denied myself permission to use my image. Also, I prefer to use my image because I am solely responsible for the statements I wish to make. I do not want to infuse another individual’s identity with statements clearly based on my life and experiences.

I like to work in malleable materials, and clay is my material of choice. Each head is sculpted from clay slabs pressed into plaster plates molded off of my head or cast from a slip mold. The slab techniques allow me the ability to distort scale, alter shapes, and add “accessories.” The heads are then fired to bisque and painted with acrylics. I prefer acrylics to conventional glazing because I can control the colors better and not be subject to the whims of the Kiln Gods.

The most recent heads I have created are for my Legacy Series. This series is about fathers. A father in a family is supposed to be a source of love and caring, a teacher and protector, but this was not the case for me. There are men in my life, friends, and co-workers, some of whom are fathers that treat me in a better manner than I received at home. I asked these men: “If you were to beat my head in, what object would you use?” After they chose an object of destruction they were given the opportunity to abuse one or more of my clay heads. The series plays with the juxtaposition of relationship and feelings: the respect and camaraderie I receive from these male friends compared to what was never there in my family life. The heads are made of stoneware, white and brown, and terra cotta. They are not glazed or painted. I want the image of me, the mark of the instrument, and the reaction of the material to speak of the beatings endured.

Here I have bared parts of my soul in hopes that we may share a cushion on the couch of humanity.

Who is Lugh?

Lugh has been incarnating for 5,000 years as Human. In this most recent version of the Soul expression Lugh has been studying and making art since 1989. He is a self-trained potter and found his way to Mass Art in 2000 as an undergraduate. He has been teaching a variety of classes since 1996 beginning at Mud Flat Pottery School and Studios in Somerville, MA where he taught adult classes in wheel throwing, hand building and sculpture. Most recently Lugh teaches Mold Making and Casting here at Mass Art.

So far in this life Lugh has defined his existence as: line cook, baker, sous chef, settlements clerk in a bank, librarian’s assistant, brewer of mead, a practitioner of the Majickal Arts, student, teacher and artist.

After this life is over Lugh plans on resting between physical realities offering aid and inspiration to those kind Souls that have influenced him over the centuries.



New Books
February 17, 2010, 6:10 pm
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New Books

Fashion, Fashion, Fashion



Black History Month at the MassArt Library
February 3, 2010, 4:57 pm
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Come view a variety of some of the best artwork in the world, featured in our vast art book collection.

Some Favorites:

Kara Walker

Lorna Simpson

Roy Decarava

Basquiat

Carrie Mae Weems

Van der Zee

David Driskell

Aaron Douglas



Little Book Exhibit
January 25, 2010, 5:31 pm
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Little Books Exhibit


Red Ages
1991 Bologna, Italy
Edition of 150 copies
Book closed: 3.5″ x 3.5″ (9c x 9c)
Book open: 54.25″ x 3.5″ (138c x 9c)

MassArt Library

January 2010

Please come visit the library 12th floor of Tower Building

List of Books on Display in Library Cases

Small Case

Pill Bottle Book

By Anon. Student

Mary Jane By Anon. Student

$ Novelty$

$Sale$

By Lissi Erwin, 1997

Long Case

Holding it all Together

By Tamara Oppenheimer

Different Notions of Cleanliness

By Athena Tacha

Fort Point Flora & Fauna

By Laura Davidson

Canyon-Born

By Amanda Barrow 

Metamorphosis By

Nathalie MacDonald

Chart Sensation

By Michael Lewy

Relative to Hanging

By Lawrence Weiner

Red Ages

By Angela Lorenz, 1991 

All of Me

By Kate Parker

Training Manual for Girls

By Tamara Oppenheimer

And So On

By Emily Martin, 1995

The Long Ride Home

By Jeremy Majewski

Bread and Water: Stories

By Eileen Myles, 1987

Primitive Man

By Amy Gerstler, 1987

November By David Trinidad, 1986

Guilty of Everything

By Herbert Huncke, 1987 

Son of Andy Warhol

By Taylor Mead, 1986

Snap Shots By Marv Bondarowicz, 1976

Medium Case

Unfolding Poems

By Michele Wong Albanese, 1996

On South Cape Beach

By Janine Wong

Beyond the Museum of Fine Arts

By Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Meditations on Leaving

By Deborah Klotz-Paris

In My Hands By Tamara Oppenheimer

Personal Effects

By Marcia Ciro  I Wonder

By Ruth Ellen Baxter

Vacuum Sealed

By Teresa Shields