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Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries

In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.

By GREG COOK  |  March 01, 2013
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2009: The year in Art

The year started off with a kick in the teeth when, in January, Brandeis University announced plans to shutter its Rose Art Museum and sell off its masterpieces.
Saints, sinners, paint
By GREG COOK  |  December 25, 2009
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Weather reports

One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2009
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Discotechnique

Break out your hottest moves — a forthcoming exhibition in South Boston asserts that the path to abstraction could go through dancing.
Paul Heyer and Anna Schachte at Proof, Langdon Graves and Alex de Corte at LaMontagne
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  June 12, 2009
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The whiff of art

The stench came from the rotting corpse — well, it appeared to be a corpse — of a woman who'd been laid out on a metal table like an exhumed murder victim awaiting a coroner's examination.
Heide Hatry, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Mowbray, and William Pope.L
By GREG COOK  |  March 03, 2009
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Every era brings us countless examples of the most unlikely pairings becoming incredibly memorable, even iconic: Ike and Tina; Demi and Ashton; indie-rock idols and car or beer commercials; and, of course, peanut butter and chocolate. At LaMontagne Gallery (555 East 2nd Street, Boston, 617.464.4640), Russell LaMontagne gets conversation flowing by mounting works by two artists at a time so they can play off one another in subtle but natural ways. “It’s a commercial gallery, but it’s intended to have a collaborative and collective feel,” he says. “The artists all speak to one another and make sense together in the same critical dialogue. That’s really important to me. I want artists to feel comfortable with other artists in the gallery.” Currently, in his raw space overlooking industrial lots of South Bost

By Liza Weisstuch  |  February 23, 2009


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Bang bang

Misaki Kawai's new solo show marks the Boston debut of her two-dimensional works and the first opportunity for New England audiences to see her as a bona fide painter. Opening February 21 at LaMontagne Gallery, " Misaki Kawai : Kung Fu Forest."
Misaki Kawai at LaMontagne, "Collision14: POV" and "LE:60 1-Minute Film Festival" at Axiom
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 10, 2009
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Review: Andrew Witkin, Doug Weathersby

Over the summer, José Luis Blondet, curator at the Boston Center for the Arts, invited Boston artist Andrew Witkin to do an unspecified project in a hidden corridor at the BCA's Mills Gallery.
Wonk appeal
By GREG COOK  |  January 20, 2009
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Year in Art: Beyond the gloom

The Boston art scene felt muted for much of 2008, with 10 galleries closing and the death of two local icons: Harriet Casdin-Silver and Jules Aarons.
Continuing cheer in dark times
By GREG COOK  |  December 22, 2008
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I wanna rock

In 1982, a group of local hardcore punk bands released what would turn out to be a landmark compilation album, This Is Boston, Not L.A.
LaMontagne’s vision for Boston art
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2008
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On the move

Boston’s fall art season is in full swing, and contemporary spaces all over the city are eager to follow up on their fall kickoff shows.  
Andrew Neumann at the Axiom Center, Cristina Toro at LaMontagne Gallery, Taylor Davis at Samson Projects
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  October 23, 2008


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Fringe festival

Off the beaten path, the fringes of Boston's gallery scene are seeing new development, and even expansion.
Galleries off the beaten path
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2008