Goode and Gay are perfect examples of the spectrum of style that Rifrákt displays; Goode’s work is based in photography and digital imaging while Gay specializes in mixed media illustrations and animation. “You can’t grow up in a vacuum; you have to constantly be learning new things,” says Gay. “The best education I’ve received is at Rifrákt.”
– Vijayta Narang, BU Quad Magazine, April 6, 2012
Last week saw the opening of Rifrakt: an artist collective at the Diesel Cafe. The show features work by 11 members of the Rifrakt artist collective, a staple of the Somerville arts scene since 2009. Although the funky and eclectic Diesel has hosted many local artists, none have seemed quite as at home in the space as the current Rifrakt show.
– Peta Jinnath Andersen, The Somerville News, February 25, 2011
The book’s glossy pages feature three images of work by each of the 25 artists, as well as an artist’s statement and contact information. Many of those featured in the book are relatively unknown, some just out of art school. But the presentation is handsome, and the art is, by and large, a pleasure to peruse.
– Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, August 28, 2010
“As far as I know, nobody has tried to publish a book like this before, at least in Boston,’’ says James Manning, an independent curator who penned the introduction. “It’s ambitious of them.’’
– James Manning via Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, August 28, 2010