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At BU, a Boston art scene transformed by subversion

October 02, 2018 | The Boston Globe

“Under a Dismal Boston Skyline” sounds bleak, but the exhibition, at Boston University’s Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, celebrates art that grew like a flower from under a rock.

The show takes its name from a photograph by Mark Morrisroe, who died in 1989, at 30, from AIDS-related complications. He was a leading light of a group in the 1970s and ’80s, now known as the Boston School, which rejected two things: institutional parameters about art, and the city’s cultural conservatism.