Justin Richel

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Crossing the sea to go below the surface

The world is, as Tom Friedman has noted, flat, which doesn't take much label-reading to ascertain.
Have ideas, will travel
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 22, 2013

Review: A cornucopia of local art at Aucocisco

Ignore the title: this is less of an "audition" than a cabaret.
Eight is enough
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 25, 2011

Wild animals

Showing the work of four bleakly conceptual visual artists in bold, animalistic explorations, Whitney Art Works's "Kingdom" is a weird dominion indeed.
Multi-artist menagerie at Whitney Art Works
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 16, 2010

Moving forward

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is back in full swing after an unexpected winter hiatus.
The CMCA Biennial balances past and present
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 04, 2010

Coming alive

Back in the day, winter and early spring used to be a dead zone in the Portland art year, but 2008 seems to be shaping up pretty well.
Portland's art weathers the dead season
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 26, 2007

Prodigious son

His work looks funnier than it is.
Justin Richel, American in Switzerland
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 22, 2007


Contemplating relationships

A decidedly Yankee sincerity surfaces in the absence of any flippant, art-world insider plays on culture.
The Portland Museum of Art's 2007 Biennial juxtaposes mediums, perspectives, and artful themes
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 11, 2007

Like Wow

The great Dave Hickey draws a fine distinction between two kinds of art viewing experiences.
“From Baja to Bar Harbor” at the ICA@MECA
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  July 19, 2006