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Not a girl who misses much

Sound and video at MIT, “Eyewitness” at Axiom, Carolee Schneemann at Pierre Menard, and Kaspar König at the Sackler
Sound is all around: pop music acts as a hair trigger for memory.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 01, 2007


Show fetish

The MFA’s new ‘Walk This Way’ exhibit traces the history of footwear fashion, from sandals to stilettos
Ever since Salvatore Ferragamo designed the first stiletto heel in 1955, podiatrists have faced a steady stream of female patients seeking physical relief from their devotion to fashion over function.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  September 26, 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


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


New new things

“Design Life Now” at the ICA, Tom Sachs, Steve Miller, and “Women Artists of India” at Brandeis
Robolobster, an underwater crustacean with eight plastic legs and an industrial-strength plastic shell, is a groundbreaking example of the new science of biomimicry.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 18, 2007


Utopia station

Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Museum School, “Gods In Color” at Harvard, “Arts Of Japan” at the MFA, and the new Proof Gallery
The grimy surfaces of walls, sidewalks, and utility poles in neighborhoods of San Juan have replaced canvas as a medium for Puerto Rican artist Rafael Trelles.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 12, 2007


Turn on the bright lights

Art, women, politics, and food
Art this fall grapples with issues like gender and journalism, personal space and human survival, and what to have for lunch.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 12, 2007


Nothing's sacred

Biting art at AIB
“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
By: SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 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


Security blankets

Caruso and MClaurin in Lawrence, “Belief in Paint” at the New Art Center, Benefit Auction Exhibition at the PRC, and Visiting Faculty at Harvard
The show includes Gayle Caruso’s swaddled-doll series of drawings and paintings, inspired by terra cotta votive sculptures left at gravesites to invite heavenly protection.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  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


Across the Universe

“Cosmic Energy” at Tufts, Aerial Photography at BU, Dawoud Bey at the Addison, and 2007 Photo Biennial at the Danforth
Intuition tells us that certain places are powerful, that certain spaces are sacred, and that we are sometimes in the presence of cosmic energy.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 28, 2007


People get ready

‘Trainscape’ at the DeCordova, ‘Merging Influence’ at Montserrat, and more
Fourteen New England artists/artist teams hook up to produce a variety of interconnecting installations.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 22, 2007


Desperately seeking shoulder pads

Amy Arbus and ’80s style at the Schoolhouse, Hung-Chih Peng’s video at MIT, and ‘Drama and Desire’ at the MFA
In the glorious fall of 1980, young photographer Amy Arbus approached the Village Voice looking for freelance work.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 14, 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


When worlds collide

The Collision Collective at AXIOM, Stencils at NESAD, and Alice Neel on film
We humans are quick to anthropomorphize the non-human.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 07, 2007


Salons of summer

Group shows at the Berenberg and the Pepper, flowers and Fox at Howard Yezerski
I’m not sure when the word “salon” started to mean an all-inclusive sampling of a gallery’s artists.
By: CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  August 07, 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


What was, and what might have been

Sara and Gerald Murphy in Williamstown
Sara and Gerald Murphy are back, and in the words of their friend Cole Porter, “What a swell party it is.”
By: WILLIAM CORBETT  |  November 08, 2007



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


All sewn up

A quilted movie at the Revolving Museum, Ernesto Pujol at the ICA, and ‘Touch But Don’t Touch’ at Harvard
Patchwork quilts, crazy quilts, quilts that tell stories, quilts that point the way to freedom, and quilts that just keep us warm are all part of the rich history of this art form.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 24, 2007

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