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Saturday, Mar 9, 2024

2:00 — 3:30 pm




Reserve Tickets


Join Mira Cantor, Northeastern University Professor and artist, for a talk with Martina Tanga, Curatorial Research and Interpretation Associate for the MFA Boston, at 2 pm on March 9th at the Kingston Gallery on her current exhibition, “DIG.” The exhibition will be on view from March 1st – March 31st.

To look below the surface and explore the mysteries of life is an artist’s mandate. In the Main and Center Galleries, Mira Cantors exhibition DIG will explore her ruminations on the world below our feet by symbolically depicting the strata of The Burren in Western Ireland. Seeking to understand our place in the evolution of nature, Cantor brings a sense of history to each painting. Large abstract paintings reflect traces of decaying objects caught below the surface and preserved in the layers of soil.

Mira Cantor, born in New York City and graduated with an MFA from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Her career was established in painting, drawing and mixed media sculpture while teaching at the University of Hawaii in 1970. She became a fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 1978-80, where she taught drawing in the Dept. of Architecture.  In 1994-95, she was awarded a Fulbright to Alexandria, Egypt where she taught and exhibited her work at the American Center. Currently, Mira Cantor is a professor at Northeastern University where she has been teaching art for 30 years. Until 2004, Cantor was represented by the Genovese Sullivan Gallery in Boston She has been a member of the Kingston Gallery in Boston since 2013. Her drawings have been curated in group exhibitions by William Stover “Passion” in 2003, “The Boston Drawing Show” curated by Carl Belz in 1998 and in 1993 curated by Cliff Ackley. She has spent several residencies in Banff, Canada, and Ballyvaughn, Ireland where her interest in nature, history and contemporary culture continue to seep into her work.