Genetic Material @ SMFA – On View Oct 15 – Nov 20

“Genetic Material” is an exhibition put on by Claire Becket’s portrait class at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, featuring the work of Fatima Albudoor, Meg Bergstrand, Aaron John Bourque, Emil Cohen, Cassandra Klos, Rene Morisson, Birdie Piccininni, Dayna Rochell, Simone Schiess, and Matt Williams. The photographs shown seem to fall into four main categories.

Left: "Bookcase" by Aaron John Bourque, Right: "Much Love Love" by Cassandra Klos

Left: “Bookcase” by Aaron John Bourque, Right: “Much Love Love” by Cassandra Klos

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Star / Fruit @ Aviary Gallery – Oct 3 – 31

Left: Aviary Gallery Window Display, Right: "Craft Shrine" by Scott Alario

Left: Aviary Gallery Window Display, Right: “Craft Shrine” by Scott Alario

The Aviary Gallery’s October show, “Star/Fruit,” features a photographic collaboration between artists Scott Alario and Harry Gould Harvey IV.  Alario’s series focuses on his wife and child, while Harvey’s spins a semi-fictitious narrative about his recent honeymoon.  Alario’s images are C-Prints from 8×10 negatives and Harvey’s are C-Prints from 6×7 negatives. The two artists printed their work through the same lab, framed together, and hung the photos intermixed on the walls, weaving together the two bodies of work seamlessly. I enjoyed taking in the show as a whole first, without being able to determine which photos were created by which artist, before using the image list to separate out the images into their respective series.

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