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Sketch artists

A man with an ax walks out onto ice crusting over part of a pond and proceeds to chop a wavy line.
The BCA’s ‘20th Drawing Show,’ plus Little Lulu
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007

Land ho!

The Los Angeles site of the Center for Land Use Interpretation keeps a low physical profile.
Matthew Coolidge at the Carpenter Center, ‘Ana Maria Pacheco’ at the Danforth, and the December Sale at the SMFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 27, 2007

Unseen forces

The sheer size of the Coleman Burke Gallery proves to be a playground for the ambitious scope of Ben Butler’s warm, minimalist sculptures.
Ben Butler’s spiritual science at Coleman Burke Gallery
By IAN PAIGE  |  August 08, 2007

Light sensitive

Shake the hand-sized, high-tech version of a Magic Eight Ball and the image breaks apart, then begins anew.
‘Picture Show’ at PRC, ‘The Green Line’ at Brickbottom, Matthew Ritchie and Jerry Saltz at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 19, 2007

It’s the end of the world, and isn’t it lovely

Toronto photographer Edward Burtynsky spent the 1980s and ’90s roaming North America, photographing strip mines, quarries, oil fields, trash heaps, and junk bundled for recycling.
Edward Burtynsky and ‘Altered States’ at Tufts
By GREG COOK  |  February 06, 2007