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Julianne Swartz: how deep?

A wildcard around art these days is the rise of Maker culture, the tribe of hip geeks devoted to DIY tinkering, engineering, electronics, and invention.

By GREG COOK  |  November 23, 2012
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Jin Shan’s space station at Brown

Jin Shan's "My dad is Li Gang!" presents a common bike and a spectacular spacecraft that seem to float in Brown University's David Winton Bell Gallery (64 College St, Providence, through November 4).
Space oddity
By GREG COOK  |  September 07, 2012
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Lines of steel and graphite

It's daunting to engage the cavernous space that is Brunswick's Coleman Burke Gallery.
Spare and strong
By BRITTA KONAU  |  July 06, 2012
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The McMillans’ video installatons are open to interpretation

Megan and Murray McMillan's videos unfold with dream logic.
Some assembly required
By GREG COOK  |  May 11, 2012
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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.
Kindred spirits
By GREG COOK  |  October 28, 2011
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Photos: Swoon Art Wall at the ICA

The Institute of Contemporary Art hosts a long-term art wall installation by Swoon, a.ka. Caledonia Curry.
Art Wall Installation | Institute of Contemporary Art
By JOEL VEAK  |  September 02, 2011


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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011
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Slideshow: ''Eva Hesse Studiowork'' at the ICA; Tory Fair's ''Testing a World View (Again)'' at the deCordova

This slideshow accompanies Greg Cook's  review  of "Eva Hesse Studiowork" at the ICA through October 10, 2011, and Tory Fair's “Testing a World View (Again)" at the deCordova Sculpture Park through April 29, 2012.
"Eva Hesse Studiowork" through October 10, 2011 | ''Testing a World View (Again)'' through April 29, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2011
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Slideshow: Andy Goldsworthy and Ursula von Rydingsvard at the DeCordova

The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum hosts two new artists' installations starting May 29, 2011: Andy Goldsworthy's "Snow" and sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum | Installations from May 29, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 03, 2011
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Slideshow: 'El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa' at the Davis Museum

El Anatsui's exhibit, "When I Last Wrote to You about Africa," is at the Davis Museum from March 30 to June 12, 2011.
Davis Museum | March 30–June 12, 2011
By EL ANATSUI  |  April 08, 2011
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Slideshow: William Kentridge at MassArt

"Ambivalent Affinities" and "Projects," now through December 11.
"Ambivalent Affinities" and "Projects," now through December 11.
By WILLIAM KENTRIDGE  |  October 22, 2010


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He put a spell on you

Brandon Nastanski had e-mailed me a map to his Unofficial Franklin Park Research Outpost, but it's a good thing he met me at the park's Glen Road entrance to lead me in, because I would have never found it on my own. Even when I went back by myself later
An 'unofficial' installation raises questions about what's right and wrong with public art
By GREG COOK  |  July 09, 2010