Mass Gallery presents Brooke Burnside, Diego Mireles Duran, and Carlos Rosales-Silva: "These Lessons" opening reception
In the text on pedagogy and psychology Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner outlines a theory of multiple intelligences that gestures at a broader and more multifaceted approach to learning and teaching. Gardner outlines eight pedagogical categories, in which we are all skilled at varying levels: linguistic, logical mathematical, visual/spatial, musical, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal.
The artists in "These Lessons" use visual and spatial learning methods to understand the residues of colonial histories and expand the western cultural vocabulary to include the traditions of their homelands and ancestors. The visual and the spatial offer an alternative to the codified and inequitable linguistic and logical mathematical approaches that most educational structures are built on. Through abstraction, architecture, and color theory, these artists are learning and unlearning lessons from their families, home countries, adopted countries, and formal education.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 14.