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Platforms of Power

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Milad Tower, Tehran, 2012 Acrylic on Dibond © Courtesy of the artist & Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Platforms of Power

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
September 29th, 2012 - March 31st, 2013
Opening: September 29th, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mfa.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
webmaster@mfa.org
PHONE:  
617-267-9300
OPEN HOURS:  
10am to 4:45pm, daily, and till 9:45pm Wed. to Fri.

DESCRIPTION

Remembered by SMFA faculty and staff as a particularly disciplined student, New York painter Daniel Rich has spent a decade investigating the link between architecture, nationalism, and political power. Rich works from Google images, newspapers, and his own photographs. His labor-intensive and complicated system of hand-cutting stencils, color mixing, masking, and using a squeegee create incredibly smooth surfaces on his painstakingly precise acrylic paintings. Small areas of brushwork revealing the artist's hand and hard-edged areas of rich, flat color in a stylized palette combine to depict real-life structures and servers that symbolize the international race for global domination.