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"American Vanguards" at the Addison Gallery tells how a tiny group of New York friends — Stuart Davis, John Graham, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning "and their circle" — inspired by Picasso and Surrealism, exploded the last ties between Modernist painti
| December 14, 2012
Two fantastic new painters at Aucocisco
The hardest thing about starting an art career is finding your own voice.
Just getting started
| December 14, 2012
Science fiction at the List
One of the unsettling things about America today is how more and more people seem to think that evolution, global warming and math are matters of faith rather than evidence.
| December 07, 2012
Every once in a while the city needs a show like "Elsewhere," the round-up of 17 local artists organized by Flux.Boston blogger Liz Devlin, to get a snapshot of the art being produced here.
| October 12, 2012
Roger (Aksel Hennie) is an Oslo yuppie with a gorgeous, blonde wife, a top-drawer job as a corporate headhunter, and a lucrative side employment stealing fancy paintings.
| May 11, 2012
Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel
Zink's new show, "Assembled" at Howard Yezerski Gallery (460 Harrison Ave, Boston, through February 7), features handsome, hard-edged abstractions assembled from mod, jitterbugging patterns of flat Plexiglass tiles.
| January 13, 2012
Richard Brown Lethem finds new playing fields
"One thing that's different about this show," Richard Brown Lethem tells me as we stand in the gallery where his paintings currently hang, "is that I'd never done a series before now. I've always tried to fit all the subject matter into one painting."
Content with the unknown
| August 19, 2011
Emily Klass at Craftland; China Blue at Newport Art Museum
The main motif of Emily Klass's pen and black ink drawings is circles.
| August 12, 2011
Bill Manning's relationally intense paintings
Bill Manning has been a central figure in contemporary art hereabouts for something close to five decades.
No rules, just reasons
| June 17, 2011
Review: Le Central
Their slogan is "Where the East Bay meets the Left Bank," and Le Central, in the middle of Bristol, usually does a fine job fulfilling the claim with more than good french fries. Gone are the days when the town had to settle for a Café La France on the
Cherchez la lunch
| February 18, 2011
A Rackstraw Downes retrospective at the PMA
The first thing you notice about the Rackstraw Downes exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art is how abstract these paintings are.
| January 21, 2011
Daniel Meiklejohn contemplates the female form
There is unlikely any subject more explored in the art-history continuum than the female form.
Variations on a theme
| January 14, 2011
Review: Light and heavy connections 'Between' Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani
Gravity, of course, is relative. The weight of a thing is meaningless without its pull toward another. This is especially evident at Aucocisco's November exhibition, where multiple thoughtful takes on the theme of gravity bind the works by Gail Spaien
In grave detail
| November 19, 2010
The surreal world
Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
| May 21, 2010
An expanding world
Housed in two galleries at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, “Methods for Modernism: Form and Color in American Art, 1900 to 1925” presents a healthy survey of works by artists featured in the two most definitive venues for introducing European modernis
Americans look at European modernism
| May 07, 2010
Three large oil paintings overwhelm the lobby at the Portland Museum of Art, introducing the show "Division and Discovery: Recent Works by Frederick Lynch," a beautiful and meditative collection found on the fourth floor of the museum.
A Frederick Lynch introspective at the PMA
| March 19, 2010
Review: The Art Of The Steal
Henri Matisse once declared the Barnes Foundation "the only sane place to see art in America."
Art school meets a whole lot of crazy
| March 12, 2010
Anne Siems's paintings are time machines teleporting you back to the early days of our American republic. In her show at Walker Contemporary, the German-born, Seattle-based artist channels the endearing awkwardness of artists like John Brewster Jr., wh
Anne Siems and the folk revival
| July 17, 2009
Photos: Dutch Seascapes at Peabody Essex
Dutch Seascapes at Peabody Essex
"The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes" at the Peabody
| June 26, 2009
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