Month: May 2017

Photography: Narcissism and Realism

by Kevin Hudson – In March of 1839, Samuel F. B. Morse was in Paris attempting to secure a patent on his new electric telegraph. During his stay, he met with Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, an inventor who had worked under Nicéphore Niépce, the father of photography. Morse invited Daguerre to a demonstration of his telegraph, and Daguerre showed Morse images produced from his copper plates. Daguerre had discovered how, using mercury and […]

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Thank You for Your Service

Thank You for Your Service, an art exhibition by Melanie Bernier, consists of hand-crafted flags that commemorate greater Boston music venues. Each flag stands for an individual music venue that is now defunct. Bernier has performed in all of these spaces. She calls them DIY spaces, i.e., community-oriented, shared spaces. Bernier is one of many artists who rely on performance venues like these in order to grow in a supportive environment.  DIY […]

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