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New directions

Docu vs. deadpan at the PRC, and new painting at BU’s 808
Listen carefully: is the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University throwing down the gauntlet? "I'm interested in bringing more documentary into the PRC," says Glenn Ruga, who became executive director in February.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 14, 2010

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Slideshow: Karl Stevens, ''The Lodger'' (NSFW)

Phoenix cartoonist gets a solo exhibition at Carroll and Sons, now through August 21, 2010
Artwork from Karl Stevens's gallery show at Carroll and Sons
By: KARL STEVENS  |  July 09, 2010

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He put a spell on you

An 'unofficial' installation raises questions about what's right and wrong with public art
Brandon Nastanski had e-mailed me a map to his Unofficial Franklin Park Research Outpost, but it's a good thing he met me at the park's Glen Road entrance to lead me in, because I would have never found it on my own. Even when I went back by myself later, I got lost going in, and lost again coming out.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2010

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Photos: Franklin Park Research Outpost

Brandon Nastanski's unofficial installation in Franklin Park
Part witch shack, part voodoo shrine, Brandon Nastanski’s installation at Franklin Park is one of the best artworks in town right now.
By: KATHERINE TAYLOR AND GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2010

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Photos: Allston Footbridge Art Show

"Take It Outside" at the Allston Footbridge on June 26, 2010
Artists bring their work to a showcase at the Allston Footbridge on June 26, 2010.
By: LINDSEY PAYSON  |  June 29, 2010

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Photos: Topping Ceremony at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Gardner’s new wing takes shape
Getting topped
By: SCOTT M. LACEY  |  June 25, 2010



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Unholy contraptions

Tavares Strachan's rockets, plus 'The Boat Show' at Drive By, and 'Sensed, Unseen' at GASP
In Tavares Strachan's video The Rocket Launch (2009), two black men in white chemical suits load sugar cane into the back of a three-wheeled mini-truck, then drive down a palm-tree-lined road to a run-down building labeled Bahamas Aerospace and Sea Exploration Center.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 23, 2010

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Slideshow: Tavares Strachan's ''Orthostatic Tolerance'' at the MIT List Visual Arts Center

Tavares Strachan at the MIT List Visual Arts Center | Through July 11
Tavares Strachan's "Orthostatic Tolerance:  It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home" at the MIT List Visual Arts Center through July 11, 2010.
By: TAVARES STRACHAN  |  June 18, 2010

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Art in the air conditioning

Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 16, 2010

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Head games

Deb Todd Wheeler and Ben Sloat give conceptual art a kick
One of the best artworks seen around here in recent years was Newton artist Deb Todd Wheeler's installation Live Experiments in Human Energy Exchange , at the (now defunct) Green Street Gallery in Jamaica Plain in 2006.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2010

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Finding a niche

The DeCordova's sculpture; Judi Rotenberg's farewell
The DeCordova's sculpture; Judi Rotenberg's farewell
By: GREG COOK  |  June 04, 2010



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Photos: Crystal Friends at the MEME Gallery

Crystal Friends at the MEME Gallery | May 28-30, 2010
The Crystal Friends, a.k.a. Dave Ortega and Ken B, showcased their art and wares at the MEME Gallery on May 28-30.
By: SCOTT LACEY  |  June 01, 2010

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After images

Karen Finley does Jackie
Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 28, 2010

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Power plays

The Maya and the Kennedys at the Peabody Essex
Some weeks back, I got to listen to Brown University archæology professor Stephen Houston pronounce the throaty, staccato sounds of Maya hieroglyphs carved across a six-foot-wide limestone panel.
By: GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010

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Slideshow: The Maya And The Mythic Sea at Peabody Essex Museum

“Fiery Pool: The Maya And The Mythic Sea,” Peabody Essex Museum through July 18  
Mayan works of art at the “Fiery Pool: The Maya And The Mythic Sea,” exhibit
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 19, 2010

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Photos: Corey Grayhorse's pop-surreal dream photography at AS220

Corey Grayhorse at AS220 through May 29, 2010
Beauties, beasts, and fashionable creeps
By: COREY GRAYHORSE  |  May 20, 2010



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Photos: 'The Kennedys' at Peabody Essex Museum

Photos of JFK, Jackie Onassis and family at the PEM through July 18
"The Kennedys” exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, through July 18
By: RICHARD AVEDON  |  May 19, 2010

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Slideshow: Orestes Gaulhiac at Galeria Cubana

Orestes Gaulhiac's work at Galeria Cubana from May 14 to June 27, 2010.
Works of art from Orestes Gaulhiac
By: ORESTES GAULHIA  |  May 14, 2010

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Puppet pageants

The influential art of Jim Henson and Peter Schumann
In the beginning, there was Kermit. Not Kermit the Frog — not just yet. That would come nearly 15 years later.
By: GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2010

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Photos: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

At the National Heritage Museum through June 27, 2010
Photos from Jim Henson's Fantastic World at the National Heritage Museum
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 04, 2010

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Slideshow: 'Triiibe' at Gallery Kayafas

 ''Triiibe'' exhibit, at Gallery Kayafas, April 17 until May 29, 2010
Works from "Triiibe," the first gallery exhibition by performance artists (and identical triplets) Alicia, Kelly, and Sarah Casilio and photographer Cary Wolinsky.
By: TRIIIBE  |  April 30, 2010


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