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Art & Artists I’ve Been Looking At

MFA Boston exhibits

“Poros” by Nathan Craven, from MFA Boston exhibit Crafted Objects in Flux.

The image above is a close-up of a ceramic work on display at the Crafted Objects in Flux exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFABoston). I visited in late October, on a clear and crisp day, small fragments of which you can see peeking through the holes in this piece that has been fitted over one of the museum’s exterior windows.

As one backs up a bit, the details of the little caverns give way to a larger design:

Poros by Nathan Craven

And backing up even further — across the room — the piece takes on a completely different appearance, almost like that of a large sheet of crumpled tin foil:

Poros by Nathan Craven

The artist who created this is Nathan Craven, a ceramicist based in Roswell, New Mexico. He creates screens and floorings from connected ceramic pieces, and appears to have a sense of humor.

I had gone to the museum that day with my sister who was visiting from the Midwest. We both enjoyed seeing and discussing the curious nature of the displays in the Crafted Objects in Flux exhibit. I don’t want to give away any surprises, but there are some wonderful works to look twice at (or more) before coming to any conclusions about them. The show is there through January 10, 2016.

Here is more food for thought about artists and their work:

A story from the BBC News features artist Derek Eland’s 2016 plan to document climbers from a base camp on Mount Everest.

Artists and how they live out their lives, reflect on their careers, and respond to their callings is the overall theme of this recent piece in The Guardian. (I suggest ignoring the article’s nonsensical title; I am doubtful the headline writer even read the article!)

Have a good day!

Paula
Paula Ogier Artworks

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Hi there. I’m artist Paula Ogier. In this blog I write about about new works, projects in process, life as a working artist, life in Boston, and inspirations and challenges in growing an art business. I live and work in Boston's South End neighborhood. I'm fond of big cities, architecture, great imaginative spaces, talking to cats, food & drink, gardening, wandering around on foot, binge-watching well written shows, and of course, making art. Artist website: PaulaOgierArt.com. Twitter: Paula Ogier Artworks My studio is in Boston's SoWa Arts District at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203.

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