Shinique Smith’s Bright Matter
When I moved back to Boston after many years away, I lived in the Leather District, close to South Station. It was such an interesting neighborhood – at the cross-section of downtown, the waterfront, Fort Point, and the financial district, it was an amazing spot from which to get to know Boston again. Dewey Square was just a few blocks away, and at times it felt like my backyard. Such a perfect place to meet friends for lunch, pop by the twice-weekly farmers’ market, and just hang out with a book. The rotating murals in Dewey Square add so much to the area, and so I was excited to see the latest edition, “Seven Moon Junction.”
The mural is designed by Boston-educated artist Shinique Smith. I absolutely love the vibrant colors! The MFA has brought together 30 key works for their exhibition “Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER,” on view through March 1. (A video from the artist here.) I can’t wait to see it. Here are a few of the images from the exhibition.
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