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Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries
In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.
| March 01, 2013
Science fiction at the List
One of the unsettling things about America today is how more and more people seem to think that evolution, global warming and math are matters of faith rather than evidence.
| December 07, 2012
Portraiture dominates Boston gallery exhibits this spring
"I figured," Alex Katz said of his paintings of his wife Ada in 1969, "well, if I get Ada right, if you only get one person right— if you get a woman or a man right — it's universal."
| March 02, 2012
The Week in Geek! 3.28 - 4.4: Geeks get slammed and artsy, but not fooled
This week we wonder: will Duncan Jones' Source Code be as good as Moon?If last week's festivities took a toll on your fragile human body,...
| March 28, 2011
This week in the Phoenix: Techno-monks, wonder drugs, and trippy pixels
Image from our "Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom" slideshow.Turns out, you don't have to look very hard to find the geeky bits of any given...
| March 27, 2011
Tedium and enchantment
Can it be a good sign when a curator writes that the artist he's featuring in her first US museum survey "has laid bare the creative act in all its tedium and enchantment for over two decades"?
Frances Stark, Bruce Myren, Rebecca Lieberman, and Megan & Murray McMillan
| November 05, 2010
Slideshow: Tavares Strachan's ''Orthostatic Tolerance'' at the MIT List Visual Arts Center
Tavares Strachan's "Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home" at the MIT List Visual Arts Center through July 11, 2010.
Tavares Strachan at the MIT List Visual Arts Center | Through July 11
| June 18, 2010
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
| February 19, 2010
Dressing on the Side | February 4 - April 4
Maybe you’ve attended a bachelorette party with the feisty female impersonators at Jacque’s Cabaret. Maybe once in college you donned women’s panties for a Rocky...
| January 25, 2010
Fresh fruit and vegetables
The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
| January 01, 2010
Distance makes the heart grow fonder
Those Bostonians who've been experiencing Bill Arning withdrawals can stop fretting: the former MIT List Visual Arts Center curator, now director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, is coming home for his final opening.
Matthew Day Jackson, Bernadette Devlin, and Zhou Tao at MIT's List Visual Arts Center
EVAN J. GARZA
| April 24, 2009
Beauty and the East
Gallery-goers with an affinity for art from Asia will have plenty of reason for excitement with a handful of enticing shows this winter.
Boston-area art spaces look to Asia this winter
EVAN J. GARZA
| December 29, 2008
The Apocalypse versus stupid human tricks
Among the most poetic and moving artwork to come out of 9/11 is Paul Chan’s series of videos The 7 Lights .
Paul Chan, Adel Abdessemed, and Andrew Neumann
| December 02, 2008
Loud and clear
Although it's no stretch to say that contemporary artists are eager to say something, the art world has seen its fair share of awkwardly shitty gallery talks.
The 2008 Foster Prize at the ICA, Adel Abdessemed at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center
EVAN J. GARZA
| November 26, 2008
Flora, fauna, and the female figure
The Art Nouveau movement of the late-19th/early-20th century distanced itself from the mass production of the Industrial Revolution with elaborate, one-of-a-kind works made from unusual materials.
Art Nouveau Jewelry at the MFA, ‘Players’ on MIT’s Media Test Wall, and ‘Nascent’ at NESAD
| July 15, 2008
Let’s undo the movies
If those collective behaviors inspired and demanded by the cinema of its witnesses are, in essence, its very boundaries, Belgian-born filmmaker and video artist Chantal Akerman could be considered a smuggler.
Chantal Akerman plays with your mind at MIT’s List Center
| April 30, 2008
Our species seems to have a serious love/hate relationship with nature, as in “can’t live with it, can’t live without it.”
‘Alexis Rockman,’ ‘The New Authentics,’ and ‘Paper Trail II’ at the Rose, and Chantal Akerman at MIT
| April 22, 2008
“People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.”
‘Street Level’ at the ICA, plus Ranjani Shettar and David Claerbout
| March 24, 2008
The old neighborhood
Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
| December 12, 2007
Not a girl who misses much
Sound is all around: pop music acts as a hair trigger for memory.
Sound and video at MIT, “Eyewitness” at Axiom, Carolee Schneemann at Pierre Menard, and Kaspar König at the Sackler
| October 01, 2007
Desperately seeking shoulder pads
In the glorious fall of 1980, young photographer Amy Arbus approached the Village Voice looking for freelance work.
Amy Arbus and ’80s style at the Schoolhouse, Hung-Chih Peng’s video at MIT, and ‘Drama and Desire’ at the MFA
| August 14, 2007
Cameron Jamie grew up in the ’burbs.
Cameron Jamie at MIT, Edward Hopper at the MFA, and the 2007 Annual at the DeCordova
| April 24, 2007
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