Home Design Events, Summer 2013
Where to go and what to read for your summer design fix.
Young and Modern
Ridley Howard, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, plays with color and geometry to create stunning portraits, landscapes, and abstractions. In his MFA exhibit â€śFields and Stripes,â€ť the artist combines pop-culture images with the classical Italian styles he studied while abroad.
5/11â€“10/27, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300, mfa.org.
This summer, the ICA showcases the work of this yearâ€™s four Foster Prize finalists: Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, Mark Cooper, and Luther Price (whose work is pictured above). One winner will receive the $25,000 prize, awarded every two years to a local artist.
5/1â€“7/14, Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-478-3100, icaboston.org.
With â€śFurniture with Soul II,â€ť Gallery Naga continues its celebration of all things wood. The new exhibition will showcase the elegant work of contemporary furniture-makers and artists, including Daniel Lacey, Yuri Kobayashi (whose work is pictured above), and Tom Loeser.
5/31â€“7/13, Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9060, gallerynaga.com.
Portland, Oregonâ€“based artist Elise Wagner is considered one of the countryâ€™s top encaustic painters. Working with molten beeswax, dry pigments, natural resins, and paint, she creates beautiful, dreamlike imagery heavily influenced by natural phenomena.
6/5â€“6/30, Chase Young Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., Ste. 57, Boston, 617-859-7222, chaseyounggallery.com.
The Crown Jewels
The embodiment of opulence, Greek-Italian design house Bulgari has dazzled fans for more than 125 years. An ideal volume for lovers of glamour and celebrity, the Bulgari Portfolio offers an elegant jewelry retrospective modeled by such timeless stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman, and Sophia Loren.
Out 6/18, $55, Skira.
Adam Parker Smith: â€śThanksâ€ť
Stolen objects, taken from artistsâ€™ studios, are the subject of this fun exhibit.
4/27â€“6/15, LaMontagne Gallery, 555 E. 2nd St., Boston, 617-464-4640, lamontagnegallery.com.Â
Zenerâ€™s brightly colored, hyper-real oil paintings capture the life aquatic.
5/18â€“6/15, Lanoue Fine Art, 125 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-4400, lanouefineart.com.
Houses of MaineÂ
Like a love letter to coastal Maine, this book showcases projects designed by the Blue Hillâ€“based firm Elliott and Elliott Architecture.
Out 5/28, $40, Princeton Architectural Press.Â
Precisely drawn coastline scenes by the Spanish artist Xavier RodĂ©s will be on display.
6/1â€“7/1, Axelle Fine Arts, 91 Newbury St., Boston, 617-450-0700, axelle.com.
Masterpieces of Modern DesignÂ
This tome features work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Christian Dior, Rem Koolhaas, and Vivienne Westwood.
Out 6/4, $20, Carlton Books.
Lesley Cohen: â€śVisible Traceâ€ť
Boston-area artist Lesley Cohenâ€™s haunting charcoal-and-chalk pastel drawings transform ordinary objects into high art.
6/5â€“6/29, Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-451-3605, bromfieldgallery.com.
â€śRespect & Renewal: Three Generations of Hamada Ceramicsâ€ť
On view is meticulous pottery by the famed Hamada familyâ€”Shoji; his son, Shinsaku; and his grandson, Tomoo.
6/8â€“7/15, Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9473, puckergallery.com.
â€śVintage Travel Posters: Italyâ€ť
Explore bold Italian travel posters from the 1920s and 1940s, as well as a selection of original luggage labels from around the world.
6/15â€“9/2, International Poster Gallery, 205 Newbury St., Boston, 617-375-0076, internationalposter.com.
Chris Armstrong: â€śOcean and Skyâ€ťÂ
Gloucester native Chris Armstrong captures the power and beauty of the sea in his masterful paintings.
6/20â€“7/10, Beth Urdang Gallery, 129 Newbury St., Boston, 781-264-1121, bethurdanggallery.com.
Bruce Davidson: â€śEast 100th Streetâ€ť
This exhibition reintroduces prints by the American photographer Bruce Davidson that were originally shown at the Museum of Modern Art in 1970.
Runs through 9/8, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300, mfa.org.
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