Robert Perkins: Every Day

October 5, 2018 - January 7, 2019

Robert Perkins’ tri-partite installation in the museum’s South Gallery explores the human desire for transcendence.

Born in Boston and classically educated at Milton Academy and Harvard University, Perkins received an MFA from the Graduate Program at Bennington College in 2004. His true education began while spending his 19th year on Bowditch Hall, the men’s locked ward at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Although it did not initially appear so, the trauma of this experience was the key to his life.

Perkins follows the tenets of Social Practice, a movement where the edges of what is considered ‘art’ remain constantly in flux. His combination of images, whether in film or on canvas, his storytelling, and his commitment to community building find expression through his ability to create unexpected beauty in, with, and from unlikely places and people.



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