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Slideshow: Recent works by Alex Lukas at Steven Zevitas Gallery

From April 19–June 2, 2012
Recent work by Alex Lukas are on display at Steven Zevitas Gallery from April 19 to June 2, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 18, 2012

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Alex Katz’s MFA retrospective is no abstraction

Keeping it real
When Alex Katz launched his career as a realist painter in the 1950s, it was a daring move.
By: GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2012

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SLIDESHOW: ''Alex Katz Prints'' at the MFA

April 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012
"Alex Katz Prints" is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts through  July 29, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2012

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Photography ‘In Character’ at the Addison

Dress-up
Photography is always seducing us with its whispered promise that what you see is what you get.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 25, 2012

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Matt Rich and Zoe Perry-Wood

Fascinating rhythms
If street art made a baby with Frank Stella's 1960s geometric abstractions, the offspring would look something like Matt Rich's show "Ghost Muscle" at Samson (450 Harrison Ave Boston, through April 28).
By: GREG COOK  |  April 13, 2012

Shapeshifting totems

The Peabody Essex explores Native America

Totems
The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2012



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SLIDESHOW: ''Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art'' at the Peabody Essex Museum

On view January 14, 2012 to April 29, 2012
Selections from "Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art", which is on display at the Peabody Essex Museum from January 14, 2012 to April 29, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 28, 2012

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SLIDESHOW: ''Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo'' at the School of the MFA + ''Memory as Medicine'' at Davis Museum

Through March 17, 2012 + Through May 6, 2012
''Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo'' is at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through March 17, 2012. "Memory as Medicine'' is on display through May 6, 2012 at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 13, 2012

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Radcliffe Bailey and ‘Six Artists from Cairo’

Global unrest
From a distance Radcliffe Bailey's 2009 installation Windward Coast looks like a rolling ocean of big, burned matches, or maybe straw.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 13, 2012

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Photos: ''The Mind's Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann'' at the Peabody Essex Museum

On display through May 13, 2012
The Peabody Essex Museum hosts "The Mind's Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann" through May 13, 2012.
By: JERRY UELSMANN  |  February 29, 2012

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Jerry Uelsmann hallucinates for you

Darkroom magic
Jerry Uelsmann's photos are like hallucinations.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 29, 2012



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Portraiture dominates Boston gallery exhibits this spring

Photo shops
"I figured," Alex Katz said of his paintings of his wife Ada in 1969, "well, if I get Ada right, if you only get one person right— if you get a woman or a man right — it's universal."
By: GREG COOK  |  February 27, 2012

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Photos: Figuring Color at the ICA

Through May 20, 2012
"Figuring Color” | 2004 | Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston | Through May 20, 2012
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2012

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Stuff your art hole

No Kidding?
The Somerville-based Union Square Round Table is about to prove how funny high art can be.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 22, 2012

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The ICA's ''Figuring Color''

Body talk
"Flesh was the reason oil paint was invented," Willem de Kooning argued in the 1950s.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 23, 2012

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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

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Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 14, 2012



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The deCordova Biennial roots for the home team

Regional pride
"Contemporary and Boston, Opposites No Longer," a New York Times headline announced in October. It was another alert that $1 billion invested in expanding and endowing local museums over the past decade is paying off in a newly vigorous Boston contemporary art scene.  
By: GREG COOK  |  January 31, 2012

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Photos: Renzo Piano's new wing at the Gardner Museum

Intimate grandeur
Intimate grandeur
By: JOSHI RADIN  |  January 18, 2012

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Renzo Piano's new wing pays tribute to the Gardner Museum's magic

Intimate grandeur
The challenge from the start of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion project was: how do you follow up a masterpiece? The 99-year-old Fenway institution is world-renowned for its old-master collection installed in dramatic period rooms inside a dream of a Renaissance Venetian palazzo.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 18, 2012

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SLIDESHOW: Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel

On display at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Hallway Gallery and Laconia Gallery
On display at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Hallway Gallery and Laconia Gallery
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 10, 2012

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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


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