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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Prodigious son

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


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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
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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