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Gregory Crewdson

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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
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The surreal world

Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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A walk on the wild side

Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010
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Wizards and masterpieces

At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009
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In focus

Photography has been New England’s greatest contribution to art of the past century.
‘Focus on Four’ is a sharp sampler
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2009
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Political Andy?

Was Andy Warhol more politically engaged than he's given credit for?
Warhol's court-painter years; plus doodling at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 04, 2008


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Flash without fire

The aim of the DeCordova Museum’s Annual Exhibition is to round up “some of the most interesting and visually eloquent” New England artists.
Is New England better than the DeCordova’s Annual Exhibition?
By GREG COOK  |  May 13, 2008
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The kids aren’t all right

Children inhabit strange synthetic worlds in the exhibition “KIDS” at Brown University’s Bell Gallery.
Unsettling photographs at the Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  November 13, 2007
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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
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Visions of isolation

In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  May 02, 2007
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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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A galaxy far, far away

Recently I found myself aboard the Air Chair, a padded seat atop what looks like a riding lawnmower, at the Museum of Science’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.
Is the Empire defining the current avant-garde?
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2006