A ceramic deer-hoof chandelier, a devolved dining room set, a curio of mutated porcelain figurines; with Pedigree, now on exhibit at the New Art Center in Newton (through October 14, 2013), curator Elizabeth Devlin of FLUX.Boston has assembled an art experience somewhere between a Victorian salon and a mad scientist’s laboratory.
The curator was kind enough to take ArtSake on a video tour of the show. Watch the embedded video, above, as Liz deftly guides us through the unique world of Pedigree, which features past MCC awardees Elizabeth Alexander, Caleb Cole, Cynthia Consentino, Joo Lee Kang, Joyce McDaniel, and Shelley Reed along with Liz Shepherd, Chris Fitch, Christina Pitsch, Thomas Buildmore, Josh Luke, David Lowrey, Berio Gizzi, and Brian Kane. Through a wide array of media, it explores the notion of pedigree in art history, society, biology, and the arts community. Scenic elements in the show were provided by Mad Props.
Pedigree is part of the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program.
On October 10, 2013, 7-9 PM, Josh Luke and Meredith Kasabian of Best Dressed Signs will do a presentation and gilding demonstration at the New Art Center. Free and open to the public. (Their hand-painted, gilded, mirrored signs in Pedigree must be seen to be believed.)