Beautiful, fleeting moments in ‘BRINK v1’; in ‘Shooting Skies,’ peace is shattered

A curtain of bullets strung together is part of Daniela Rivera’s “Shooting Skies” at LaMon-tagne Gallery. Below: Cole Caswell’s “Transient Salesman,” part of “Brink v1” at Mills Gallery.
A curtain of bullets strung together is part of Daniela Rivera’s “Shooting Skies” at LaMon-tagne Gallery. Below: Cole Caswell’s “Transient Salesman,” part of “Brink v1” at Mills Gallery.Melissa Blackall Photography (below)

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Nothing heightens the senses like travel. Sunsets are more gorgeous. Memories are forged. Then it’s back home, and time away seems like a mirage.

“BRINK v1,” the inaugural exhibition in a planned series celebrating emerging artists at the Boston Center for the Arts’s Mills Gallery, spotlights photographers who work on the road, or make art based on travel, in the tradition of Robert Frank.

Guest curator Lexi Lee Sullivan finds a lyrical dissonance between photography’s ability to fix a place in time in a single image and the aching knowledge that time can never be fixed. She ties the transient lifestyle of some of the artists to the quickly dissolving present moment.

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