Welcome to Wet Paint in the Wild, an extension of Annie Armstrong’s gossip column in which she gives art world insiders a disposable camera so they can give us a glimpse of their mad industry corner.
I’ve long suspected that my old friend Jameson Johnson might be the most dynamic force in Boston’s art scene. When I moved there to go to university, I was convinced that there was absolutely no artistic community there, until she took me under her wing.
While we were still in school, she launched a fledgling publication, the Boston Art Review, who has now become the city’s seminal authority on art. The magazine recently became a non-profit organization and releases its eighth issuewhich features works by Sheida Soleimani, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Hamzat Raheem and other regional artists.
I handed Johnson a disposable camera to chronicle the week it was printed, and here’s what she did…
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