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  1. Around Town: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

    January 20, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a 3-part exhibition series showcasing the work of 261 international artists working in the form of artist’s books and broadsides. Each piece is an artistic response to the bombing that took place on March 5, 2007 on al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located in the cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq.

    This six-month exhibition is located at the CAC Gallery in Cambridge Arts Council City Annex Hall and will also present related material such as film screenings, poetry readings, curated conversations at the opening receptions, book-making workshops and in-depth panel discussion. Part One is currently on display until February 28th, please see the official website for more information about dates. 

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  2. Around Town: Illuminated Geographies at Tufts’ Tisch Gallery

    January 20, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

    An opening reception will take place on January 24th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm for the exhibition Illuminated Geographies at the Tisch Gallery inside Tufts University. Illuminated Geographies explores the evolution of Pakistani miniaturist painting through four contemporary artists. The practice of Mughal miniature painting dates back to the 16th century and reemerged in the 1980s at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, where one can study the practice of wasli paper- and brush-making techniques, paint mixing, narrative style, and iconography.

    The show will exhibit four artists who trained at NCA and whose work is pushing the boundaries of this antiquated art form by addressing the cultural realities between Pakistan and their present locations. The work of Murad Khan Mumtaz will be on display, whom I’ve mentioned before on the blog. As well as the work of Saira Wasim, Faiza Butt and Boston-based artist Ambreen Butt.

  3. Around Town: Os Gêmeos Mural

    August 11, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    As you emerge from the South Station tunnel, your eyes are instantly directed towards Dewey Square Plaza where a 70’x70′ mural has been painted on the Air Intake Structure. Brazilian twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (better known as Os Gêmeos) created this mural as an extension to their exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

    Greatly inspired by the color and chaos of Brazil, Os Gêmeos also draw from their own dreams when developing their yellow-skinned characters covered in brightly mismatched clothes donning whimsical hats, colorful hoods or scarves.  In this mural, the character is squeezed into the unusual shape of the structure between the bustling city and towering buildings. Os Gêmeos hope their mural will bring color and energy to the streets of Boston, while inspiring curiosity and imagination.  I think they have succeeded wonderfully, it’s such a treat to see this brightly colored being as I travel to and from the bindery.

    Check out their website for a video and photographs of the various stages during the painting of the mural. 

  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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