Fuse features work from Cassandra C. Jones and Alfred Steiner. Jones collects photographs from thousands of people and organizes them in a collage, installation, or video to tell a story about modern lifestyles and the façade of snap-happy images. The collages are often arranged into geometric shapes or intricate woven patterns. Steiner’s work includes paintings, sculptures, and installations that truly come to life with their visual impact. Stare more, see more.
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA +1 617 820 5173
The James and Audrey Foster Prize is the Institute of Contemporary Art‘s biennial showcase of incredibly promising Boston-area artists. This year’s show will feature the works of Sonia Almeida, Jennifer Bornstein, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, and Lucy Kim – all artists whose work has been seen at a national or global level but has had limited exposure in Boston. The show will feature the artists’ sculptures, paintings, films, videos, and prints as well as “Foster Talks,” a new program in which audiences can speak with the artists to learn about their work and practice.
Spazuk has perfected the technique of fumage over the last 15 years. He uses a candle or torch flame as a pencil to create paintings with soot, which he sculpts into beautiful expression. Much of his art focuses on shadows and light of the human body and birds. Check out Hubris, Beauty & Greed to see his work on canvas.
Adelson Galleries Boston, 520 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 832 0633
Nari Ward, born in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica, emerged with an exceptional group of black artists in New York City in the 1990s. Nari Ward works with local sites to create major artworks out of unlikely materials. He incorporates found objects into sculpture, photography, video, performance, and collage. Nari Ward: Sun Splashed will include art made from shoelaces, a fire escape, soda pop, and even shopping carts. This exhibit will also focus on Ward’s native Jamaica, migration, and citizenship.