Louise Bourgeois

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The power of 'Cool'

"New York Cool" is required viewing for anyone who has an interest in contemporary American art. Comprised of nearly 80 works, the show, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through July 19.
A contemporary-art show at Bowdoin is a must-see
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 24, 2009

Instant messages

The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 05, 2008

Louise Bourgeois: the Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine

What we learn, in intimate conversations at her Brooklyn studio, is that she remains furious, 80 years later, that her father in France took a mistress in front of her mother.  
A remarkable and ambitious documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 28, 2008

Untold tales

Some dances are made on specific story lines that they keep to themselves.
Bebe Miller at the ICA, Kelley Donovan at the Dance Complex
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 26, 2007

All dolled up

Misaki Kawai’s Space House is what Barbie’s Dream House would look like if Barbie weren’t such a stuck-up square plastic bimbo.
Misaki Kawai and Louise Bourgeois at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007

Going deep

A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007


Objects of desire

It’s hard to avoid thinking about Freud when contemplating the richly symbolic, highly sexual sculpture and drawing of Louise Bourgeois.
Louise Bourgeois and Misaki Kawai at the ICA, Robert Parker at BU, and Eric Gordon at Art Interactive
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007

Fresh forms

Providence artist Cristin Searles’s cloth sculptures sprout from the walls of Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery like an infestation — but in a good way.
 Cristin Searles’s playful “Installation”
By GREG COOK  |  December 12, 2006

Touchy feely

Art-world sophisticates are schooled not to hunt for hidden pictures in abstract paintings, but that’s just what Cecily Brown encourages.
Cecily Brown’s paintings at the MFA, Louise Bourgeois’s dolls in Worcester  
By GREG COOK  |  November 21, 2006

Fight the power

Art mixes it up with history and politics, peers closely at electronic surveillance, worries about its own usefulness, traipses down the fashion runway, and brings cool stuff back from China and Puerto Rico in exhibitions opening this fall.
Artists protest war, scrutinize surveillance, explore usefulness, and embrace couture  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 13, 2006