William Wegman

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Wegman’s world of lateral and literal logic

Wegman's World has taken over the hallowed halls of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Thinking sideways
By BRITTA KONAU  |  July 20, 2012

Photography ‘In Character’ at the Addison

Photography is always seducing us with its whispered promise that what you see is what you get.
By GREG COOK  |  April 27, 2012

FirstWorks’ eighth annual “Pixilerations”

Rebecca Mushtare's StoryQuilt invites you to sit at a faux sewing machine and tell it a story, which the Mount Kisco, New York, artist's software converts into a virtual quilt that is projected on the wall above.
Balancing act: tech and art
By GREG COOK  |  September 30, 2011

Looking directly

OK, summer’s here and it’s time to please the visitors.
Seeing what summer has to offer
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  June 18, 2008

Touch the sky

The term “polyptych” usually refers to the multi-panel paintings designed as altarpieces for churches and cathedrals in Gothic and Renaissance Europe.
Cliff Evans at the Gardner, Jim Lambie at the Mfa, ‘Ad|Agency’ at the PRC, and more
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 30, 2007

Security blankets

The show includes Gayle Caruso’s swaddled-doll series of drawings and paintings, inspired by terra cotta votive sculptures left at gravesites to invite heavenly protection.
Caruso and MClaurin in Lawrence, “Belief in Paint” at the New Art Center, Benefit Auction Exhibition at the PRC, and Visiting Faculty at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 04, 2007


Walk on the mild side

In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007

Very funney

Early William Wegman videos on YouTube are grainy black-and-white mini-musings on watching and being watched.
William Wegman at the Addison, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon at WAM, and John Ruskin & friends at the Fogg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 27, 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

Long time passing

Early video art set itself apart from movie-theater cinema by its grainy insistence on real time and real actions, as opposed to the dramatic conventions and fictions of big-screen blockbusters.
Annual Wasserman Forum at MIT, Deb Todd Wheeler at Green Street, David Rees at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 08, 2006