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Slideshow: Contemporary animation in Providence

Waltz with Bashir art director speaks, plus Festival of Contemporary Animation
Next week in Providence, two unrelated but complimentary events combine to create one of the finest showcases of contemporary animation that you’ll probably find anywhere in North America this year. And it’s all free.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2009

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Slideshow: Miracle 5 at Space 242

"The Miracle 5 Present 'Holy GJYDhad!' By Yassy Goldie" at Space 242 through April 17.
"The Miracle 5 Present 'Holy GJYDhad!' By Yassy Goldie" at Space 242  
By: GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2009

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Video vérité

'Acting Out' at the ICA, plus Eileen Quinlan
Javier Téllez's 2007 black-and-white film "Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See" starts with a catchy premise: he gathered six blind New Yorkers at an empty public pool in Brooklyn to act out the fable of the blind men and the elephant.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2009

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Slideshow: Chunky Move at ICA

Chunky Move performs I Want to Dance Better at Parties at the Institute of Contemporary Art, March 27, 2009
The Australian troupe Chunky Move performed its 2004 work I Want to Dance Better at Parties at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art from March 27 to 29.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2009

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Slideshow: Martin Ramirez at Nielsen Gallery

A rare show of “One of the greatest artists of the 20th century”
Drawings from Martin Ramirez at Nielsen Gallery
By: GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2009

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Lows, highs, and middles

A mixed bag at the RISD Museum
Yousuf Karsh is one of the giants of portrait photography.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009



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East meets West

'Shôwa' at the MFA, and Mrs. Gardner's Asian tour
The paintings in "Shôwa Sophistication" at the Museum of Fine Arts are like the dreamiest travel posters you've ever seen.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009

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Seeing music

'The Sight of Sound' at Machines With Magnets
"The Sight of Sound" at Machines with Magnets focuses on the impetus behind much locally-made art: music.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2009

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Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, March 15, 2009.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in the South Boston
By: GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2009

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Slideshow: X-ray reveals secrets of Tintoretto's painting

“Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice” at the MFA.
Jacopo Tintoretto’s painting Nativity , in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, has long puzzled scholars because of its odd composition.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2009

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Under construction

Jon Laustsen's surreal minimalist mutations
Jon Laustsen's sculptures are like a contractor's dreams rendered in miniature.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 04, 2009



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The whiff of art

Heide Hatry, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Mowbray, and William Pope.L
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.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 03, 2009

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A Visual Buffet

A visual buffet sampling RISD's faculty; Laska and Kupferschmidt at Stairwell.
The RISD Museum offers work by more than 175 staffers in its "RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition 2009."
By: GREG COOK  |  February 25, 2009

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Super Sonik

Graffitist Caleb Neelon is a street survivor
When Cambridge native Caleb Neelon talks about how he got hooked on graffiti, he often recounts a trip he took to Germany with his mom in 1990.  
By: GREG COOK  |  February 18, 2009

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Neo-rococo

Laurel Sparks at Yezerski, plus Julie Miller, Sheila Gallagher, Darren Foote, and Michael Ellis
Jamaica Plain's Laurel Sparks has become one of our best local abstract painters, as her new collection of bright, fun, juicy, abstracted chandeliers at Howard Yezerski Gallery attests.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2009

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Old school

Dyer's thing was watercolors and gouaches of romantic fairy tale country cottages, snowy mountain lakes, and ruins of old stone arches and doorways.
Back in 1928, a Providence Journal headline dubbed painter Hezekiah Anthony Dyer a "militant anti-Modernist." Modern art was just about showing off, he said.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009



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Vandal-in-chief

Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009

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White room

Annabel Daou's disorienting 'Knot'
The first striking thing about Annabel Daou's exhibit, "Knot," at Brown University's Bell Gallery (64 College Street, Providence, through March 8) is the room itself.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 04, 2009

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Robert Crumb at MassArt

In Crumb's world, everything appears tantalizingly available, all options are on the table, all bets are off.
R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
By: GREG COOK  |  February 06, 2009

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Brandeis shutters art museum

Bloom off the Rose
Late Monday afternoon, Brandeis University informed leaders of its Rose Art Museum that it would close the institution this summer and auction off the more than 6000 pieces in its renowned collection, which includes major works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 02, 2009

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Beauty for beauty's sake

Feminist art
For several years, Cristin Searles of Providence has been stitching together soft sculptures that catchily evoke natural forms.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2009


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