St. Botolph Club
Boghosian: Collages and Constructions: Black and White, and Some Color
March 26, 2014 - May 5, 2014
Opening Reception Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:30 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Mr. Boghosion’s collages are like mementos from a mysterious, evocative past. He has assembled yellowing, stained scraps of old maps, envelopes, architectural renderings, landscape etchings, and musical staff paper, combining them to suggest scenes and stories
that have a nostalgic, fragile charm. He deploys a quiet wit and an elegant, unerring sense of craftsmanship in making these pieces, which describe a strange, often amusing tension between geometric flatness and illusionistic depth. Most striking is the sentimental breeze that blows gently through his curious, precious objects.
-Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 26 February 1988
After serving in the Navy during World War II, Varujan Boghosian
returned to Boston in 1946 and entered the Vesper George
School of Art. In 1953 he received a Fullbright Grant to study in
Italy. When he returned to the United States, he become a student
of Joseph Albers at the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Boghosian has held teaching positions at the University of Florida,
Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, Yale, Brown, and since 1968, at Dartmouth,
where he has recently retired from teaching.
He has received awards from the American Academy in Rome, the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Guggenheim Foundation, and is a full member of the National Academy of Design. His work is in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum; University Art Museum of the University of California Berkeley; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; New York Public Library; Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
--Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2008