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Mark Cooper and Joe Zane

"More Is More" is the oh-so-accurate title of Somerville artist Mark Cooper's overflowing cornucopia of an installation at Samson.
Crafty messes
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2011
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The MCC Awards at Tufts, 'Flourish' at MassArt, and 'The Cave Project'

On the whole, I wish many of these 13 grant winners were more exciting. The art often feels conservative or academic. Even when the craft is impressive, the artists often seem to have little they care about and little to say.
Thinking locally
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2011
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Pulp art at the Brooks School

A tank with a giant drill on the front erupts from under the street of a burning city.  
Thrilling, fascinating, different!
By GREG COOK  |  May 20, 2011
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The Boston Cyberarts Fest needs a reboot

It's a quiet morning along the Rose Kennedy Greenway when I meet Mark Skwarek — a shaggy-haired New Yorker in a Spider-Man T-shirt and Puma sneakers — to check out his latest project, Occupation Forces.  
By GREG COOK  |  May 06, 2011
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Catherine Opie and 'The Record' at the ICA

Catherine Opie first became known in the early '90s for blunt lesbian self-portraits and posed photos of the queer community.  
Bearing witness and baring vinyl
By GREG COOK  |  April 29, 2011

Letters to the Portland editor: October 31, 2008

We have several great colleges and universities in this area graduating hundreds of highly educated professionals each year. However, we continuously fail to retain these talented young people because we don’t have jobs to keep them here.
Get creative
By  |  October 29, 2008