Filed under: Boston | Tags: Andrew Katz, Barbara Grad, Carroll & Sons, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Nona Hershey, Sandy Litchfield, Soprafina
It’s not that I don’t get out much. It’s not that I don’t visit our friends and neighbors around our office in Boston. But, it’s rare that I’m able to do so AND I happen to have my camera at work. So here we are again, regretfully months after my last post highlighting some excellent exhibitions that are within a stone’s throw. There are too many to document, so I stuck with painting exhibits this time around. Up right now at Carroll and Sons is Sandy Litchfield’s (NAP #56, #68) “What Blooms in the Rubble.” Across the courtyard, Barbara Grad (NAP #26, #62) is showing “Lost Horizons” at Howard Yezerski Gallery. Then, back across the brick walkway to Soprafina, where there is an fun works on paper show featuring past NAP artist, Nona Hershey (NAP #50). As usual, that will be all I have to say about the shows, I’ll let the work and installations speak for themselves. ENJOY! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher
Filed under: Art World, Boston, Q&A | Tags: A.D. Jacobson, Carroll & Sons, El Paso, Juarez, Mexico, MFA Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Raul Gonzalez, Texas
Raul Gonzalez, Alarums!!, 2010 | Ink and acrylic, 41.75 x 41.75 inches. Courtesy the artist and Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston.
Somerville, Massachusetts-based artist Raul Gonzalez has just installed And Their Families, part of the 2011 Community Arts Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a 2009 Artadia award winner, has recently had solo exhibitions at the New England Gallery for Latin American Art (NEGLAA) and Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, and is a founding member of The Miracle Five artist collective. Gonzalez is currently preparing for exhibitions at the Boston Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute.
I spoke with Gonzalez on a rainy day in the South End about living in Boston, family, fatherhood, comics, and the violent situation in the border town of Juarez, near the artist’s native home of El Paso, Texas. Our conversation, and images of Raul’s work, after the jump. —A.D. Jacobson, Boston contributor