Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SUMMER WHEAT - Sculpture

Summer Wheat, Prada and Payless Pretzel, Acrylic, Plaster, Etc


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Etching Workshop @ FINE ARTS WORK CENTER, Provincetown

There it is (Fine Arts Work Center), all bathed in sunlight on this sandy patch of earth

Getting started

My work space, in construction of 'films' to be used for the photo etching process

Finished 'films' with some monoprint/collages I brought along

James Straud, the master printer inking my plate, thanks!

James Straud printing my plate


Me (Brent Ridge) doing my best act of a being a real printmaker

Me (Brent Ridge) doing my best to crank this press

Here's one plate run through with black intaglio and orange ink roll-over

Here's the second plate run over the same print with black intaglio ink

Robert Mother's former studio etching press at the Fine Arts Work Center

Open Studio for the Fine Arts Work Center, and prints from all the etching students is up to show off

Brent Ridge, Leah Wong, and Sarah Laurie (left to right) prints displayed for open studio

My three prints

Brent Ridge

Brent Ridge

Brent Ridge

Back at the press with a 3-color plate

Brent Ridge

Rolling out a gradient for a roll-over technique

Gradient roll-over with black intaglio ink

Gradient roll over technique with 2 plates, one in green intaglio ink and the other in black intaglio ink

James Straud with Brent Ridge at an art opening at the Fine Arts Work Center, at the end of the workshop week


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

THE COLOR OF LIGHT @ Edgewater Gallery, VT

The piece included in the show, Untitled (BR13-117), by Brent Ridge

Edgewater Gallery

The falls at the center of Middlebury

The Color of Light, curated by Andrea Rosen and Claudia Fiks
2017 Juried Group Show @ Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT

Thursday, July 27, 2017

INSPIRED VIEWS @ Montserrat College of Art

The gallery's in there

Installation with Brent Ridge painting in the center of the collected works

Inspired Views @ Montserrat Gallery
Art show of more than 70 art educators in the New England area


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Goodbye Diane :)

DianeTorr and Brent Ridge (last time I saw the Scottish lass)

Goodbye my good friend.  You were an amazing presence for years in my life, personally, and as a colleague.  Offering good humor, critique, insight, and a pinch of stubbornness to our conversations.  Your passion for risk-taking and compassion for the human condition will live on as best as I can embody those traits. I am soooooo glad we crossed paths and did so frequently and with such deep feeling.

Diane Torr
Artist and Gender Activist
(Ever the force of personality)
born 10 November 1948; died 31 May 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017




Friday, July 21, 2017

NARI WARD - Sun Splashed @ ICA Boston

Nari Ward, Rock Booked, Scissor, Vice, 2010

Nari Ward

Nari Ward

Nari Ward

Nari Ward

Nari Ward, Beat Box, 2000

Nari Ward


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art @ MIT List Center

Andrea Büttner, Tent (psychedelic), 2012

Alejandro Cesarco, Fragile Images That Keep Producing Death While Attempting to Preserve Life: Flowers found in crime scenes_001-004, 2011

Anicka Yi, Our Brand is Crisis, 2016

Anicka Yi, Our Brand is Crisis (detail), 2016

Alejandro Cesarco
Andrea Büttner
Anicka Yi

MIT List Center

Monday, July 17, 2017


Henri Matisse, Safrano Roses at the Window, 1925
Unidentified artist

Henri Matisse, Still Life with Plaster Figure, 1906
Henri Matisse, Standing Nude, 1906

Henri Matisse, Reclining Odalisque, 1926

Unidentified artist, Haiti (window screen)

Henri Matisse, Odalisque, Blue Harmony, 1957
Unidentified artist, Jug

Henri Matisse,  
Red Interior: Still Life on a Blue Table, 1947
Unidentified artist, Jug

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About Me

Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com