Emerson College

Since 2008 I have worked at Emerson College, Boston, for Joseph D. Ketner II, The Henry and Lois Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice.

At Emerson I supervise a crew of installers and have been responsible for exhibition design, graphics and documentation of exhibitions in the Huret & Spector Gallery as well as various public art projects on the Emerson Campus.

Presented on this page are highlights of the projects I have worked on at Emerson.

 

Emerson College Little Building Scaffold Project, 2012

Project Curated by Joseph D. Ketner II

Confluence Mirrored  by Yoon Lee

Text Walk by John Powell
Light installed by John Powell, James Manning, Peter Harris and Andrew Neumann

The Little Building Scaffold Project is a public art project on the corner of Tremont and Boylston Street at Emerson College Boston, MA.

During the summer of 2012, a 300 foot long mural by Yoon Lee and  light projection installation by John Powell was installed on scaffolding at Emerson College, Boston, MA as part of the Little Building restoration project. The mural was installed by Installed by Boston Building Wraps.

 

Scaffold Banner Installation

Click image above for: Little Building Scaffold Banner installation video.
James Manning, Photography and Producer. June 2012.

This video was produced form 1500 still photos.

 

Text Walk

Click image above for video of  Text Walk: Installation by John Powell
James Manning, Producer and Editor. Andrew Neumann, Videographer.  September 2012

 

Next Generation Exhibitions

Ongoing exhibition series 2008 – present

Each fall students from the Contemporary Arts Seminary Class under the direction of Joseph D. Ketner II, the Henry and Lois Foster Chair in Contemporary Art, curate a survey exhibition of current Boston Area Graduate students.
The students visit Boston area art schools, select the artists and artwork and design the exhibition which I then install with my crew in the Huret & Spector Gallery at Emerson College.

 

Next Generation 1

December 2008. Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College

Featuring the work of: Krista Caballero (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Lenka Chludova (Massachusetts College of Art & Design), Andrea Evans (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Yin-Chen Huang (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Amanda Lohnes (Massachusetts College of Art & Design), Phillip Jung (Massachusetts College of Art & Design), Daniel Phillips, (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.)

Next Generation 3

December 2009. Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College

Featuring the work of: Tiiu Ashcraft (School of the Museum of Fine Arts), Holly Erickson (Boston University), John Gonzalez (School of the Museum of Fine Arts), Wilson Lawrence (Massachusetts College of Art and Design), John Guy Petruzzi (School of the Museum of Fine Arts), Jim O’Neill (School of the Museum of Fine Arts), Jordan Ricks (Massachusetts College of Art and Design), Kevin Thrasher (Massachusetts College of Art and Design), Chelsea Wood (School of the Museum of Fine Arts).

 

Aldo Tambellini: The Black Films

February 2011. Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College

Curated by Joseph D Ketner II

Installation supervised by James Manning

Exhibition featured video projections with selections from Aldo Tambellini’s Black Films along with original still images and related materials from the era.


 

Bruce Conner

October 2010. Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College.

Curated by Joseph D Ketner II.

Installation supervised by James Manning

This exhibition was Bruce Conner’s (1933-2008) first exhibit in Boston since 1965. The highlight of the exhibition was the presentation of a new high definition digital transfer of EVE-RAY-FOREVER (1965) which was the first three screen art film ever created. Also included was a group of prints titled DENNIS HOPPER ONE_MAN SHOW, collages and MANDALA prints.


 

Santiago Cuculli: Pleathers

March 2010. Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College

Curated by Joseph D Ketner II

Installation supervised by James Manning.

Installation of urban images of Argentinean installation artist Santiago Cucullu, who combines transfer drawings, video projections, and watercolors of various locations in the United States, Europe, and South America. The exhibition re-imagines the world of hardcore punk music, including the artist’s nostalgic memories of the Boston streets circa 1992 when the artist was employed here as a messenger.


 

Erwin Redl Fade: A Light Installation

Curated by Joseph Ketner
September 2008. Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College.

Installation by the artist with assistance by James Manning.

This exhibit featured more than 10,000 red LED lights covering all the wall surfaces of the gallery, computer controlled to fade in and out in a wave pattern. 

The exhibition was awarded Best Gallery show of 2008 by the Boston Globe.


 

Links:

Joseph D Ketner II

Erwin Redl

Yoon Lee

John Powell / Light Time in Space

 

 

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