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Sign painter: Los Angeles painter Ed Ruscha
There's no denying that Los Angeles painter Ed Ruscha is one of the preeminent artists of the past half-century. But do I have to like him?
| March 22, 2013
Painting beyond the stretcher at the deCordova
"Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher" at the deCordova is a smart, sinewy examination of 18 artists who make "painting-as-sculpture and vice versa."
| February 15, 2013
Natasha Mayers’s wide-ranging vision
For outspoken artist and activist Natasha Mayers, art, politics, and life are seamlessly interconnected for mutual benefit.
Postcards from the conscience
| February 15, 2013
Black female power: Mickalene Thomas's paintings
Mickalene Thomas's paintings teleport us to a black-is-beautiful American 1960s and '70s.
| January 11, 2013
SLIDESHOW: Works by Os Gêmeos at the ICA
The ICA Boston hosts works by Os Gêmeos, on display through November 25, 2012.
Through November 25, 2012
| August 10, 2012
Review: Portrait of Wally
Somewhere in the slog of Andrew Shea's Portrait of Wally is a devastating story of institutionalized extortion and its victims.
| June 22, 2012
Local artist contemplates the Arab Spring
Alina Gallo, a MECA MFA alumna with an academic background in writing and literature, is the artist behind "Rising," a modestly sized but stimulating collection of interpretive works — call them studies — that re-envision intersections of Western and Isl
Breaking the yolk of tradition
| June 22, 2012
Review: Double Trouble
David Chang's inept martial arts comedy confirms the genius of Jackie Chan.
Inept martial arts comedy
| June 08, 2012
A contemporary artist shows one way forward
There are many different ways to talk about Lesley Vance's paintings, yet we don't really have the right words yet.
Painting past and future
| April 20, 2012
God listens to Santorum's speech
The Almighty follows the progress of the GOP candidates.
| March 16, 2012
Portrait of Hitler as a young man
What if Hitler had continued his art career?
| January 20, 2012
Review: The Mill and the Cross
Clever CGI allows the effective recreation of a 16th century Flanders.
| October 21, 2011
'Degas and the Nude' at MFA
A splendid survey of a modern master as well as girls, girls, girls.
Baby got back
| October 14, 2011
They're probably all cartoonists, now.
| September 09, 2011
Photos: Swoon Art Wall at the ICA
The Institute of Contemporary Art hosts a long-term art wall installation by Swoon, a.ka. Caledonia Curry.
Art Wall Installation | Institute of Contemporary Art
| September 02, 2011
Painting – and video – of the American landscape
"Painting the American Vision" — 45 rapturous paintings from the New York Historical Society — surveys the Hudson River School painters, dubbed for the upstate New York river where they spent their summers prospecting for sights to transform into ravish
| August 05, 2011
Slideshow: ''Painting the American Vision'' at the Peabody Essex; ''Shifting Terrain: Landscape Video'' at the Currier Museum of Art
This slideshow of images from "Painting the American Vision" at the Peabody Essex Museum and "Shifting Terrain: Landscape Video" at the Currier Museum of Art accompanies Greg Cook's review of both exhibits, "Painting — and video — of the American lan
"Painting the American Vision": Though Nov 6, 2011 | "Shifting Terrain": Through Sep 18, 2011
| August 05, 2011
Review: Kovac's ''Comfortable Distance'; Kurt's ''Sex Objects''
In Delia Kovac's painting Semi Self-Portrait As a Ski Mask , the eyes stare out of the cartooned mask doleful and maybe a bit bonkers, while the mouth hole is empty.
Covered up, stripped down
| June 24, 2011
Painter and sculptor converse at CMCA
Paintings by Elizabeth Cashin McMillen and sculptures by Duane Paluska currently share the main gallery at the Center for Maine Contemporary in Rockport.
An unlikely pairing
| June 10, 2011
Louise Marianetti at Bert Gallery; plus, Brian Knep at RISD
The starched woman in Louise Marianetti's 1942 painting holds a copy of the libretto to Verdi's Aida . Her blonde ringlets are decorated with flowers, a pair of blue birds, and a veil. But what sticks with you how she stares with her eerie blue eyes.
Into the mystic
| February 04, 2011
Review: ''American Gothic'' painter Grant Wood gets to leave the closet
Who was Grant Wood? Millions of Americans know him as the artist who painted American Gothic — and that's about it. But since his death, from pancreatic cancer, in 1942, he's become the poster boy for the right and the whipping boy of the left.
| January 07, 2011
Review: It's no joke: Grant Wood is truly a great artist
Even if the name isn't instantly familiar, the painting will be. You've seen it on billboards, on magazine covers from Mad to Time , in Charles Addams cartoons, on Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live.
America's best-kept secret?
| January 01, 2011
Review: Roustan at AS220; and 'Seeing Through Lines'
Paul Roustan is a virtuoso painter of odd subjects. Namely, the Pawtucket artist airbrushes makeup directly onto the naked bodies of fit models, which he presents in photographs.
Objects and abstracts
| December 10, 2010
Review: Bangor artist Kenny Cole lights the 'Hellfire' at SPACE Gallery
"The Hellfire Story" is a tough pill to swallow.
When there's smoke
| November 26, 2010
Slideshow: Yamile Pardo and Edel Bordon at Galeria Cubana
Husband and wife Edel Bordon and Yamile Pardo showcase their artwork at Galeria Cubana through December 12, 2010.
Yamile Pardo and Edel Bordon | Galeria Cubana | Through December 12, 2010
YAMILE PARDO AND EDEL BORDON
| November 19, 2010
Review: Patrick Corrigan's dueling creations at Gallery 37-A
It's probably safe to say Patrick Corrigan went through a surrealist phase.
| October 08, 2010
Peter Max's pop life
Peter Max rocketed to fame as one of the iconic psychedelic artists of the late '60s.
The artist on fame, Andy Warhol, and the 'complete freedom' of his expression
| August 20, 2010
In Tavares Strachan's video The Rocket Launch (2009), two black men in white chemical suits load sugar cane into the back of a three-wheeled mini-truck, then drive down a palm-tree-lined road to a run-down building labeled Bahamas Aerospace and Sea Exp
Tavares Strachan's rockets, plus 'The Boat Show' at Drive By, and 'Sensed, Unseen' at GASP
| June 25, 2010
Review: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Picasso seems to have done so, though preferring Chaplin slapstick and cowboy silents to artsy fare, and biographers place him at several screenings of Lumière shorts.
Linking movies and Cubist painting
| June 25, 2010
Art in the air conditioning
From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
| June 18, 2010
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