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Photography ‘In Character’ at the Addison

Photography is always seducing us with its whispered promise that what you see is what you get.
Dress-up
By GREG COOK  |  April 27, 2012
Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011

Portland music news: January 23, 2009

We know everyone's geeked up about that big rock photography exhibit at the PMA, but be sure also to check out an exhibit of local-rock photos by John Fahnley
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 2009
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Don’t leave me this way

Leaves lead a wild life, and each leaf’s physical structure reflects both its individual biography — revealing the pathways, for example, of insects that have eaten their way across a leaf’s surface.
Botanical Forms at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, Carroll Dunham and more at the Addison, and Renzo Piano at the Fogg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 06, 2008
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Hearts of glass

In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2008
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Naughty by nature

Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008


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Across the Universe

Intuition tells us that certain places are powerful, that certain spaces are sacred, and that we are sometimes in the presence of cosmic energy.
“Cosmic Energy” at Tufts, Aerial Photography at BU, Dawoud Bey at the Addison, and 2007 Photo Biennial at the Danforth
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 28, 2007
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Grey's red-headed stepchild

ABC’s Thursday-night medical drama Grey’s Anatomy is due to have a baby in the form of a spin-off — tentatively, its name is Private Practice .
How could a show so good spawn something so bad?
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 04, 2007
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Walk on the mild side

In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007
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Diagnostic politics

It’s an unfortunate fact of American political life that one’s entire personal life becomes public the minute one runs for office.
Will Elizabeth Edwards’s cancer give her husband special grace?
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 28, 2007
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Beautiful disaster

What we think of as “progress” — urban development, industrialization — has been proceeding at a rapid rate in China over the past decade, with significant environmental and human consequences.
Edward Burtynsky at Tufts, Kara Walker at the Addison, and ‘Works from the Permanent Collection’ at the Rose
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 17, 2007


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Return to the edge of the world

Photography and new media loom large on the horizon in 2007, with cameras pointed in every direction.
The year ahead in art
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 27, 2006
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Grading Grey's

It’s midterm time, beautiful intern babies! So here it is — the interns, the grades, and how each of them could stand to up their scores by the end of the semester/season.
  TV midterm for Grey's Anatomy
By ELLEE DEAN  |  December 18, 2006
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Origin of species

When in 1976 Jennifer Bartlett premiered her epic painting Rhapsody, John Russell, the chief art critic of the New York Times, proclaimed it “the most ambitious single work of art that has come my way since I started to live in New York." “Jennifer Bar
Jennifer Bartlett’s breakthrough masterpiece and photographers of the future  
By GREG COOK  |  October 18, 2006
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Massive attack

A fat house, a fat car . . . no, this isn’t necessarily a disparaging comment on the current state of the American dream.
Wurm and Walker at the Rose, American photography at the Addison, Malpede and Fletcher at MIT
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 18, 2006
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Time and space

Humor and craftsmanship are both evident on the art horizon.
Artists taking on all there is
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 07, 2006


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The right profile

Contemporary African-American artists have taken on issues of race and American identity in a wealth of ways, from Kara Walker’s provocative silhouette narratives to Fred Wilson’s discomforting black "collectibles" to William Pope
  African-Americans in Andover, nudes in Winchester, sunglasses and cellphones in Essex
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 17, 2006