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Ready for war?

Claire Beckett looks for the 'human level'
Private Dan Floyd lays face and belly in mud during basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007


Sounding off

Nick Cave’s wearable mash-ups
Chicago artist Nick Cave (no, not the musician) remembers the Rodney King beating as a turning point in his artwork.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 03, 2007


Take it to the streets

Mexican street graphics at MassArt
“¡Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics" is a funhouse of brilliantly clunky handmade Mexican street art.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007


Mortification of the flesh

'Global Feminisms' turns sexism inward
“Global Feminisms” at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum could be one of the most important exhibits of the year.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2007


Sound and silence

Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007


Locomotion commotion

Trains at the DeCordova, the Kabakovs’ Utopia at Tufts
The DeCordova Museum’s “Trainscape: Installation Art for Model Railroads” is a great, wild, flawed 14-artist circus.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007



Yumi Kori’s “Jukai” transforms Brown’s Bell Gallery
Yumi Kori’s installation “Jukai" is a magical bubbly midnight wonderland.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 12, 2007


A case of identity

'Pollock Matters' at Boston College
In 2002, the year after his mother died, as Alex Matter tells it, he found a brown paper package in his father’s storage locker on Long Island.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 04, 2007


What’s in a name?

Why it’s Fitz Henry, not Fitz Hugh, Lane — and why it matters
The discovery that we’ve had Lane’s name wrong since at least 1913 has prompted questions about what else scholars have gotten wrong about him.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2007


Natural selections

Gorilla-made paintings at Franklin Park Zoo
The gorilla is a black blur, out of nowhere, barreling into the cage door — clang! — and then zooming off through the fake rocks and trees.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2007


Flow chart

The ICA's 'Art on the Harbor Islands'
The sea air was cold and damp and foggy as we rode to Georges Island.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 01, 2007



Nave exhibit rounds up Somerville collectives
Somerville has become a bastion for the wild and woolly.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2007


The soft shock of the new

‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2007


Remembrance of things past

Greta Pratt at Bernard Toale, Bonnie Donohue at the Center for Latino Arts
Pratt is a connoisseur of historical faux pas.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2007


Ain’t that America

Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 03, 2007


Under the sea

Andrew Mowbray at Space Other, ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom
Andrew Mowbray climbs through the hatch at the back of a white diving bell.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 27, 2007


Ice and fire

Ice Cream’s cold contemporary art, Burning Man’s hot stuff
Burning Man began as a San Francisco pyromaniacs’ beach party in 1986.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 28, 2007


Burning issues

Global warming is the new hot subject in the art world
“Human beings just can’t affect climate that much,” David Arnold remembers Bradford Washburn telling him in 2005.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 20, 2007


Act natural

Artists get earthy at Brown
Bruce Chao is traversing a 100-foot-long path of ludicrously narrow wooden girders that he’s lashed into tree branches 50 above a forest floor.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 12, 2007


Seal of approval

The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007


Dreaming a better world

Cozzens and Oesch’s Magic City Repairs
In the back of Stairwell Gallery, a mini-metropolis of paper and cardboard has taken shape over the past week and a half.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2007

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