On the Town: March 6, 2014

March 6, 2014

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Now that the Oscars are over (And Adela Dazeem is safely back in New York), it's time to focus on the weekend ahead! This week, we are joined by the incomparable Liz Devlin, mastermind behind the Flux Boston. Reading her Weekly Wrap-ups, you might think she was an army, to cover as many art happenings as she does...and yet she is just one woman. One busy, busy woman. Thankfully she could spare a moment to share some of her picks with us for this week's #OpusOTT. I wish there were an animated gif to properly express how excited we are to have her join us (she probably has one). And the #OpusOTT picks are...


Liz: Treacle Well: Elizabeth Alexander @ Boston Sculptors Gallery

Treacle Well features recent sculpture, collage and installation work by local artist Elizabeth Alexander. Her incredibly intricate work is the result of years worth of acquiring and manipulating source material which she then re-imagines into fantastic cascading forms and landscapes (think: Grey Gardens with a dash of enchantment). And every time the artist puts x-acto knife to paper, it's magic. Elizabeth's creations activate a space in a way that turns passive gallery gazing into a truly dynamic experience. This is the last weekend to see Treacle Well so be sure to stop by the First Friday reception tomorrow! Run, don’t walk.

Don't miss the First Friday reception tomorrow evening, Friday March 7, 5–8pm. Perhaps as a part of Formal First Friday?

Elizabeth Alexander: Treacle Well: At Boston Sculptors Gallery; 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston. Through March 9.

Graham: Next @ Urbanity Dance

I tend to be all over Urbanity Dance. While this week is no exception to that rule, it is an exceptional performance, in that it will focus entirely on emerging choreographers—11 of them, in fact—from within the group. You'll be able to say you saw them all before they were famous...

Urbanity: Next: At Green Street Studios; 185 Green Street, Cambridge. Through March 8. @urbanitydance

Liz: New Waters: Matt Brackett @ Danforth Art

Someday I will live in a mansion; and when I’m not laughing in a Duck Tales bin of gold coins, I will spend my days admiring my future collection of Matt Brackett paintings. His technical ability is unmatched, rendering landscapes and figures with a natural finesse. But it is this mastery of the medium married with a flair for the surreal that makes his work truly striking. The alternate realities he shares are seemingly placid yet plagued by a sense of foreboding. Are the storm clouds rolling in? Or is it the dawn of a new day?

Matt Brackett: New Waters: At Danforth Art; 123 Union Ave, Framingham. Through May 18. @danforthart
Opening reception: Saturday March 8, 68pm

Graham: The Mind's Eye @ A Far Cry

AFC is back at Jordan Hall, this time joined by soloist Kim Kashkashian—the fabulous violist whose Grammy win confused a few Kardashian fans last year. The program covers a serious range (Biber, Prokofiev, Schnittke, and Bach), so there's bound to be something for you to enjoy in there (probably all the things). Pro-tip: print your ticket at home. These concerts have been getting crazy popular lately, so the lobby can be...well...intense for those who don't plan ahead.

The Mind's Eye @ A Far Cry: At NEC's Jordan Hall; 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. March 7 only. @afarcrymusic