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Photos: ''Gather Up the Pieces: The Andrews Shaker Collection'' at the Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art hosts “Gather Up the Pieces: The Andrews Shaker Collection’’ through February 5, 2012.
Through February 5, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 04, 2011
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Women and Welty

"I was just compulsively doing these things when my son went to sleep," Martha Rosler recalls of her 1960s collages of photos and magazine clippings. "Having a child meant that you were not a serious person. It meant that you were willing to give up stu
Giving women Pop artists their due, plus Rachel Perry Welty
By GREG COOK  |  February 11, 2011
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Slideshow: 'Triiibe' at Gallery Kayafas

Works from "Triiibe," the first gallery exhibition by performance artists (and identical triplets) Alicia, Kelly, and Sarah Casilio and photographer Cary Wolinsky.
 ''Triiibe'' exhibit, at Gallery Kayafas, April 17 until May 29, 2010
By TRIIIBE  |  April 30, 2010
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Quivering timbers

What’s a tree without roots? Usually it’s the kitchen cabinet or a sheaf of inkjet paper, but for Maine artist Jacob Galle, the answer is a lot less complicated.
A suspended forest in Brunswick
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 30, 2010
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Random stuff

If you were going to create a portrait of the Internet, what would it look like?
Versteeg’s ‘In advance of Another Thing,’ ‘Sitings 2010’ at RISD
By GREG COOK  |  April 30, 2010
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The other LA

“Absent the Center” is a collection from two of Danny Jauregui’s most recent series of works investigating social space, both are deeply rooted in a cultural and historical context specific to Los Angeles.
Danny Jauregui brings the Left Coast to Bowdoin
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 23, 2010


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Making the rounds

The Spot offers a pair of quirky halls that sprout smaller nooks and crannies.
New exhibits at the Spot and AS220
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010
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Cheap thrills

They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010
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The horror

In April 1915, Turks of the Ottoman Empire began killing the Armenians in their midst.
‘The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later’
By GREG COOK  |  April 16, 2010
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Printing matters

An aged poster hangs framed in Patricia Nick’s apartment bearing a handwritten mantra. In faded blue marker, the author scripted “An original print is NOT a reproduction. It is an original work of art conceived and drawn or cut on the plate, block or st
Vinalhaven Press artifacts at June Fitzpatrick
By ANNIE LARMON  |  April 16, 2010
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Open to interpretation

For decades, abstraction dominated avant-garde discourse, as painters worked to break art down to its basic elements, stripping away more and more of what seemed necessary to a painting, and then stripping away even more.
‘Abstraction in Providence’ at RIC’s Bannister Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2010


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Living history

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bert Gallery, which Catherine Little Bert and her father-in-law Hugo Bert (who'd run Cottage Gallery in North Providence) opened in the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence in 1985.
Bert Gallery turns 25
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2010
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Site-specificity

Wharf Street is quickly becoming a hotbed for the esoterically minded. Building on early pioneers such as clothier Rogues Gallery and smart seafood at Street and Company, the original waterfront is being bolstered with the recent opening of Brook There,
37-A Gallery opens with Hannah Barnes
By ANNIE LARMON  |  January 22, 2010
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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
By GREG COOK  |  January 01, 2010