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Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011

DeCordova
Matthew Gamber, 3D Glasses, 2010 | From the series Any Color You Like | digital gelatin silver print | 16 x 20 inches | Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

THE 2012 DECORDOVA BIENNIAL | deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum | January 23–April 22 | The second edition of the museum's revitalized roundup of New England talent, organized by curator Dina Deitsch and former Rotenberg Gallery owner Abigail Ross Goodman, features 23 artists and collectives, from Steve Lambert's witty social activism and Megan and Murray McMillian's visionary performance videos to Joe Wardwell's rock-and-roll American-landscape paintings and the yarn bombing of the South End Knitters.

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln | $12 | 781.259.8344 or decordova.org  

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