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Sandcastles and sunspots: The year in art
It was a year of bracing histories — '60s assassinations, '80s pandemics, and four decades of hubris in Iraq. But 2012's best art wasn't all bad news.
| December 21, 2012
Mario Testino is best known for photographing Princess Diana for Vanity Fair in 1997, just months before her death.
| October 19, 2012
Ten art exhibits to check out this fall
"I think there was a kind of '80s embarrassment," says Institute of Contemporary Art curator Helen Molesworth.
| September 21, 2012
Since the 1980s, the art world has acted as if it wanted to forget that the Neo-Expressionist, greed-is-good, Christian, pastel-preppy conservatism of that decade ever happened.
This will have been' at the ICA Boston, November 15–March 3
| September 21, 2012
Radcliffe Bailey and ‘Six Artists from Cairo’
From a distance Radcliffe Bailey's 2009 installation Windward Coast looks like a rolling ocean of big, burned matches, or maybe straw.
| March 16, 2012
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
| November 04, 2011
Sage and Tanguy at Wellesley, O'Reilly and Hartley at Yezerski
Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy liked each other's paintings of surreal rocky blobs rising on vast, empty landscapes before they met in Paris in 1938, and they liked each other when they were introduced.
| October 28, 2011
Eva Hesse at the ICA and Tory Fair at the deCordova
Hesse's ability to imbue her art with body and blood and gravity anticipated the kinder, gentler minimalism of today's Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, and Roni Horn, as well as the fleshy fairy-tale figures of Kiki Smith. Boston sculptor Tory Fair has d
| July 29, 2011
Review: Iain Kerr examines truth, reality, and the human way
Confronting and denying conventional aesthetics and modes of exhibition, Iain Kerr: artist, writer, educator, and founding member of spurse, an international peripatetic collective and experimental consultation service, intimately reinvents the project
| May 07, 2011
Photos: Boston Flower Show at the World Trade Center
The Boston Flower & Garden Show takes over the World Trade Center from March 16-20, 2011.
Boston Flower & Garden Show | World Trade Center | March 20, 2011
| March 25, 2011
At RISD: 2x4s, tape, and 'Co-Habitation'
In photographs, it looks like a giant spider web. But up close, it's shiny and transparent under the golden light. It's big enough for a person to climb into and crawl through — or you can poke your head in from a hole underneath or on the sides.
| February 11, 2011
Mirrors and reflection at the ICA at MECA
It was long before Lacan that the mirror metaphor became the foundation of Western subjectivity.
The real + the imaginary
| February 04, 2011
10 exhibits that are worth another look
Here's our rundown of the best art of '10.
| December 24, 2010
Review: Be more Curious at SPACE Gallery
In a world of curiosities, it's tempting to shrug off the incomprehensible. This is where Kreh Mellick's and Kimberly Convery's approach becomes a problem.
| September 10, 2010
Review: Modern painter's style showcased at Farnsworth
Alex Katz is one of America's best-known modern artists. His work is so emblematic of art of our time that a graphic showing one of his paintings adorns the subscription card that drops out of my freshly-delivered art magazine every month.
Big, big Katz
| September 03, 2010
Jeffrey Clancy plays with craft theory through the lens of a metalsmith working with traditional techniques and decorative motifs.
Examining Jeffrey Clancy's craft theories
| August 27, 2010
Bill Daniel doesn't call the landlord when there's a hole in the roof. He just turns the damn house into a boat.
Bill Daniel's images and items lament a fallen society
| August 13, 2010
Jason Evans's bread and butter is commercial sports photography, shooting the likes of Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, and tennis stars Roger Federer, Venus Williams, and Lindsay Davenport.
'Surf Island' and 'The Japan Craze' at Newport Art Museum
| August 13, 2010
Photos: Bumpkin Island Art Encampment
Artists share their work at the Bumpkin Island Art Encampment on July 31, 2010.
2010 Bumpkin Island Art Encampment | July 31–August 1
| August 06, 2010
A hundred years after his death, Winslow Homer is still making waves.
The PMA shows the Maine coastal artist at work
| June 18, 2010
"The Smallest Eight I Can Skate," Duncan Hewitt's interactive imagining of the Coleman Burke Gallery in Brunswick's Fort Andross, is as elegant and introspective as its diminutive title.
Duncan Hewitt skates on thin ice
| May 08, 2009
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