Shay Culligan

The Boston artist bases serigraphs on his own photographs of street scenes, architectural details, and political protest in Exile. Whatever the grain or color was originally there, the resulting prints are bright Pop reproductions of the underlying documentary image. The surface is Andy Warhol, the substructure Robert Frank. Born in Ireland, Culligen writes of his art, "In my quest for a sense of belonging I attempt to create beauty from the mundane, seeking a form of redemption via the debris and indifference of neglect and ruin." The reduced yet heightened color tones of his serigraphs do approach beauty, but he never pushes them that far. Beneath each bright surface lies the inescapable fact of the city and its discontents. BRIAN MILLER

Fridays, Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Nov. 26, 2010

 
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