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Interview: Shepard Fairey

Poster boy
"Denver wasn't great because I literally had a gun pointed at my head for putting posters up at the DNC."
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 27, 2009


David Hilliard at Carroll and Sons

Plus Japanese and European works at the MFA
It's not every day that a guy like me gets to enjoy a photographic investigation of daddy-boy relationships. . . . well, outside of a naughty format.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 26, 2009


As you like it

Melanie Smith, Taylor Davis and Nicole Cherubini at MIT List Visual Arts Center, R.Crumb at Mass Art
English-born artist Melanie Smith has made Mexico City her home for the past 20 years.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 21, 2009


Inside the box

Shepard Fairey at the ICA and a preview of February's First Friday
"Young people, and artists especially, respond to authenticity. And whether he's just very good at seeming authentic or whether he's really authentic, I think he has a lot of us convinced."
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 14, 2009


Dreaming of celluloid

Dinh Q. Lê and Christian Tomaszewski at Tufts
Of the handful of contemporary Asian shows on view in and around Boston this winter, that of Dinh Q. Lê should prove unique — if only because the Vietnamese condition is so far removed from the rest of East Asia’s cultural boom.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 12, 2009


Beauty and the East

Boston-area art spaces look to Asia this winter
Gallery-goers with an affinity for art from Asia will have plenty of reason for excitement with a handful of enticing shows this winter.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 29, 2008


ICA artists ring in the new year

Andrew Witkin at LaMontagne, Douglas Weathersby at Judi Rotenberg
If you feel you haven’t spent enough high-quality time with ANDREW WITKIN at the ICA’s Foster Prize exhibition (which closes March 1) or you just weren’t paying attention — fear not.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 30, 2008


Drawing to a close

Lalla Essaydi at Howard Yezerski, Julia Featheringill and Barbara Gallucci at Carroll And Sons
With the end of the 2008 art season quickly approaching, the following South End shows offer a last chance to squeeze in some high-class viewing.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 19, 2008


End-of-year exhibitions reveal mystery and beauty

Laura Baring-Gould and Laura Evans at Boston Sculptors Gallery, ‘Regarding Mystery and Beauty’ at GASP, Korean-born artists at Smith College Museum of Art
Think it’s impossible to find a newish gallery show at the end of December? Think again.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 16, 2008


Instant messages

Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 09, 2008


Loud and clear

The 2008 Foster Prize at the ICA, Adel Abdessemed at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center
Although it's no stretch to say that contemporary artists are eager to say something, the art world has seen its fair share of awkwardly shitty gallery talks.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 26, 2008


Help wanted

‘Anything But Paper Prayers (The Annual Aids Benefit)’ at Barbara Krakow Gallery, ‘Icons + Altars’ at the New Art Center, ‘Annual Holiday Sale’ at Massart
I can’t speak for everyone, but I’d take a painting over a snowflake sweater any day of the week.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 21, 2008


Id vicious

The Museum School Art Sale at SMFA, ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock + Roll’ at Steven Zevitas Gallery
Money is a dominant topic of conversation in the art world even when there isn’t a global financial crisis.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 13, 2008


Body and Sol

‘Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective’ at Mass MoCA
What’s the last time you really enjoyed 100 of something?
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 11, 2008


Chan we can believe in

Paul Chan at the Carpenter Center, ‘Keeping Time’ at the PRC, Julia Hechtman at Artists Foundation, Inaugural Exhibition at Walker Contemporary
If you’ve visited the Institute of Contemporary Art at any point in the last few years — in either of its physical incarnations — there’s a good chance you’ve seen Paul Chan’s work.  
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  October 29, 2008


On the move

Andrew Neumann at the Axiom Center, Cristina Toro at LaMontagne Gallery, Taylor Davis at Samson Projects
Boston’s fall art season is in full swing, and contemporary spaces all over the city are eager to follow up on their fall kickoff shows.  
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 11, 2008

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