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Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel

By design
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.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 10, 2012

Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Shapeshifting
Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011

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Boston arts institutions flexed their muscles in 2011

Boom town!
The following rundown of the best art exhibits of 2011 shows how greater Boston is now consistently offering some of the richest institutional art exhibition programs in the country.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 28, 2011

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Mark Cooper and Joe Zane

Crafty messes
"More Is More" is the oh-so-accurate title of Somerville artist Mark Cooper's overflowing cornucopia of an installation at Samson.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 06, 2011

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Photos: ''More is More'' at Samson; ''Everything Is Coming Up Roses'' at Carroll and Sons

Artwork by Mark Cooper and Joe Zane
Artwork by Joe Zane and Mark Cooper.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 06, 2011




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Laurel Nakadate at Harvard; 'Destroy All Monsters' at BU

Stranger danger
Laurel Nakadate has danced to Britney Spears with lonely strangers and traveled the country photographing herself in fake pin-ups.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 29, 2011

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Haacke and Piene at MIT

Natural phenomena
"Hans Haacke 1967" at MIT's List Visual Arts Center is a science museum presentation with the educational explanation stripped away, leaving just wonder.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 15, 2011

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Aphrodite at the MFA; Pompeii at the Museum of Science

Love and death
The ancient Greeks said the Titan Kronos cut off the penis of his father, Ouranos, the sky, and chucked it into the sea.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 02, 2011

Slideshow: ''A Day in Pompeii'' exhibit at the Museum of Science

Through February 12, 2012
The Museum of Science hosts the "A Day in Pompeii" exhibit through February 12, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 02, 2011

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Sage and Tanguy at Wellesley, O'Reilly and Hartley at Yezerski

Kindred spirits
Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy liked each other's paintings of surreal rocky blobs rising on vast, empty landscapes before they met in Paris in 1938, and they liked each other when they were introduced.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 25, 2011



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Slideshow: ''Double Solitaire'' at the Davis Museum; ''Two Kindred Spirits'' at Howard Yezerski Gallery

Works by Kay Sage, Yves Tanguy, John O'Reilly & Marsden Hartley
The Davis Museum hosts ''Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy'' through January 15, 2012. The Howard Yezerski Gallery hosts "John O'Reilly & Marsden Hartley: Two Kindred Spirits" through November 15, 2011.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2011

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'Dance/Draw' at the ICA

Line dancing
When the Institute of Contemporary Art hired Helen Molesworth away from Harvard in 2010, it seemed like the ICA's new chief curator might fill a big gap at the institution: the ability to put together strong theme exhibits.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 18, 2011

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Slideshow: ''Dance/Draw'' exhibit at the ICA

The Institute of Contemporary Art | Through January 16, 2012
The Institute of Contemporary Art hosts the the "Dance/Draw" exhibit from October 7, 2011 through January 16, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 18, 2011

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'Degas and the Nude' at MFA

Baby got back
A splendid survey of a modern master as well as girls, girls, girls.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2011

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Videos: Selections from the Afghanistan War YouTube Video Fest

Scenes from a decade of war
To mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, Phoenix art critic Greg Cook presents the “Afghanistan War YouTube Video Fest,” a screening of videos documenting the conflict.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 07, 2011



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Slideshow: Selections from ''We Shall Not Be Moved''

From the exhibit at Roxbury Community College's Resnikoff Gallery
We Shall Not Be Moved is an on-going multimedia documentary project by Kelly Creedon, in partnership with City Life/Vida Urbana and the Bank Tenant Association. The project tells the story of a growing grassroots movement that is using the power of bringing people together to help keep families in their homes after foreclosure.
By: KELLY CREEDON  |  September 30, 2011

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Photos: Kostas Seremetis's ''Ready…Steady…Go!'' at the Fourth Wall Project

Fourth Wall Project | September 10–October 23, 2011
Kostas Seremetis's ''Ready…Steady…Go!'' exhibition is on display at the Fourth Wall Project from September 10 to October 23, 2011.
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  September 21, 2011

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The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing

Playing catch-up
A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
By: GREG COOK  |  September 21, 2011

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Underground no more, Kostas Seremetis comes home

He's now worthy
West Roxbury native Kostas Seremetis cut his teeth as an underground artist in Boston in the 1990s — his commissions included painting the walls of the Lansdowne Street punk club Axis, and creating movies for an unknown Boston band that went on to become the Elevator Drops.
By: SCOTT FAYNER  |  September 21, 2011

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Photos: Scenes from the opening of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

From the grand opening of the Museum of Fine Arts's new wing
The Museum of Fine Arts expanded its already-impressive repertoire this weekend when it unveiled the much-anticipated Linde Family Wing For Contemporary Art with a 24-hour-long celebration.
By: JOEL VEAK  |  September 20, 2011


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