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Ill wind

In the muddy rusty autumnal scrub, a fox, who could have been imagined by Richard Scarry, sits on a log and a smiling rabbit lies in brambles.
Apocalyptic dread in the galleries
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2008

Sketch artists

A man with an ax walks out onto ice crusting over part of a pond and proceeds to chop a wavy line.
The BCA’s ‘20th Drawing Show,’ plus Little Lulu
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007

Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments

The shapes and lines of Kelly’s big, bright, flat-color abstractions are, it turns out, taken from life.
Changing the way we see
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007

Desperately seeking shoulder pads

In the glorious fall of 1980, young photographer Amy Arbus approached the Village Voice looking for freelance work.
Amy Arbus and ’80s style at the Schoolhouse, Hung-Chih Peng’s video at MIT, and ‘Drama and Desire’ at the MFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 14, 2007

Seal of approval

Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007

Squares in Paris

Thomas Eakins was one of thousands of ambitious young American artists who flocked to Paris after the Civil War. Paintings from The Museum of Fine Arts's "Americans in Paris" exhibit
What American painters didn’t learn on their European vacations
By GREG COOK  |  June 21, 2006


Naked Lynch

This review originally appeared in the September 23, 1986 edition of the Boston Phoenix . Fear and loving in Lumberton: Lynch's Blue Velvet . By Owen Glieberman | Blue movie: David Lynch’s Velvet revolution. By Peter Keough
Lending an ear to the director of Blue Velvet
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  June 14, 2006

Fine China

In the fall of 1947, a small group of senior students and faculty from Boston’s Museum School and the Massachusetts College of Art held the first meeting of the Boston Printmakers.
Boston Printmakers’ ‘Echoes of China,’ Somerville and Medford artists at Tufts, ‘Egyptian Myths and Magic’ in Fitchburg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 24, 2006

Beyond dollars and square feet

When the Institute of Contemporary Art revealed specifics of the first 11 acquisitions for its permanent collection a month ago, I watched with particular interest.
How will museum expansion in Massachusetts affect the way we see — and talk about — art?
By GREG COOK  |  April 05, 2006