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Greenville painter Greg Stones writes that he sketches a basic landscape or figure study, "then I try to think of what would make the painting especially awesome. Penguins, zombies, and nudes are invariably the answer."
“Penguins, Zombies, and Nudes” at Craftland
| April 06, 2012
For love of art, and humanity
If art, as Chris Thompson argues in Felt , is a moral issue, its fiber just got that much stronger.
Spirit and nature
| March 11, 2011
Catching up with time at Sylvia Kania Gallery
With its modest confines and compromised winter hours, you could be forgiven for sloshing briskly past the Sylvia Kania Gallery this time of year.
The past is upon us
| March 04, 2011
Cut it out
"Collage: Piecing it Together" at the Portland Museum of Art is a somewhat rambling look at a process that came into use in the beginning of the 20th century as a cubist process bringing images, colors, and shapes together that were previously used els
Collage-making is about the details
| January 08, 2010
"Nature/Artifice" at the RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street, Providence, through February 2010) feels summery, but it's not like lite beach reading. I think it has to do with the one-room show's crisp, fresh feel and the platform full of flip-flops.
'Nature/Artifice' at the RISD Museum
| July 10, 2009
Tokyo photographer Noaki Honjo turns Japanese metropolises into adorable li’l things.
In the galleries, artists keep their distance
| May 28, 2008
All sewn up
Patchwork quilts, crazy quilts, quilts that tell stories, quilts that point the way to freedom, and quilts that just keep us warm are all part of the rich history of this art form.
A quilted movie at the Revolving Museum, Ernesto Pujol at the ICA, and ‘Touch But Don’t Touch’ at Harvard
| July 24, 2007
In the not-too-distant past, telling someone you were interested in webcomics was met with awkward stares and changes of subject. (Trust me.)
The rise of webcomics and four artists leading the way
| July 10, 2007
“There will soon be more people living in the city of Bombay than on the continent of Australia,” writes Suketu Mehta.
‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex, 20th-century German sculpture at Harvard
| July 03, 2007
What? Institutional? Us?
George Maciunas was the sort of artist who composed musical scores that called for hammering nails into all the keys of a piano.
Fluxus gets the Harvard treatment
| March 20, 2007
Sticking it to the man
In 1969, Harvard University students rallied to support the creation of a black-studies program and protest the Vietnam War, the presence of ROTC on campus, and the university’s expansion into surrounding communities.
Five centuries of protest art at Harvard
BY GREG COOK
| January 02, 2007
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
| December 27, 2006
On the USM philosophy department's home page, I noticed Karl Marx’s famous lines from Theses on Feuerbach: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it.”
A talk with USM philosophy professor Jason Read
| October 04, 2006
A fresh look
No one would argue that Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) was not one of the most influential artist in the second half of the 20th century, if not the most.
"Another View of Joseph Beuys" at Brown
| February 15, 2006
At the close of each year we make resolutions and invent scenarios about ourselves that we hope will have come to pass 12 months from now.
What to do in 2006 on Portland's art scene?
| January 05, 2006
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