New year, new possibilities, and new notes/news from MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists.
Congratulations to Joy Ladin and Mehdi Okasi for receiving National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships.
Samantha Fields has work in BRINK v2: Space and Intimacy at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts (1/15-3-26, opening reception 1/22, 6-8 PM with other events in Feb), exploring artists who practice in a “media-rich and medium-agnostic art world.”
Along with winning an NEA Literature Fellowship, Joy Ladin is also featured in a newly published video featuring her November 2015 talk at TEDxBeaconStreet, discussing gender transition and “what makes a woman.”
Danielle Legros Georges presents the lecture “Fluid Beautiful Identity” as part of the Labouré Lecture Series at Labouré College (1/8, 1:30 PM). As Boston Poet Laureate, she’s also holding Poet Laureate “visiting hours” at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (1/9, 2 PM).
Hannah Verlin has a solo show, What Began, What Remains, at Boston Sculptors Gallery (1/20-2/21, opening reception 1/23, 4-7 PM). The work is based on the artist’s travels visiting ossuaries for the SMFA Traveling Scholars Fellowship.
Rachel Perry Welty‘s wall mural for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, What Do You Really Want?, premieres this month, and will be on view on the museum’s New Wing façade (thru 6/2016). Read about the creation of the work.
Image: from Rania Matar’s UNSPOKEN CONVERSATIONS series of portraits of mothers and daughters.