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Lois Dodd’s first career retrospective showcases a bright abstractionist

"Lois Dodd: Catching the Light" is the kind of show that reminds you why you got interested in art in the first place. The paintings are terrific and the big, first-floor gallery at the Portland Museum of Art has never looked better.
A brilliant example
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 25, 2013
Review: Step Up Revolution

Review: Step Up Revolution

The ne plus ultra of “guilty pleasures,” the Step Up movies are willfully naive, awkward, and irresistible.
Abstractly beautiful
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012

Intricate works on paper by one of Maine’s best abstract artists

Geometric shapes like rectangles and circles have been the formal ingredients of some of the most sophisticated abstract art.
Complete in themselves
By BRITTA KONAU  |  October 28, 2011
miranda julys new flick, the future

Review: The Future

First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011

A Rackstraw Downes retrospective at the PMA

The first thing you notice about the Rackstraw Downes exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art is how abstract these paintings are.
Conceptual reality
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 21, 2011