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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.

By GREG COOK  |  December 21, 2012

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

The year in Portland's art scene

For lovers of spectacle, 2010 offered a lot of feasts. A fine collection of installations and site-specific works graced the greater city in 2010, challenging our perceptions and changing our surroundings.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

Photos: RISD’s 2010 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Prominent installations in this year’s showcase at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Student's works of art at RISD's graduate thesis exhibit
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 28, 2010