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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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Slideshow: ''The Beast In Me - Johnny Cash''

Artworks from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
Artwork from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
By: NAVE GALLERY  |  April 20, 2010

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Slideshow: Dr. Lakra at the ICA

Dr. Lakra at the ICA, showing through September 6, 2010
Dr. Lakra at the ICA, showing through September 6, 2010
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 23, 2010

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Cheap thrills

The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
By: GREG COOK  |  April 21, 2010

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High concept

‘Artadia Boston’ at the BCA, plus terracotta at the Gardner
The stars of the “Artadia Boston” exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery are Raúl González’s manic-Injun drawings.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 06, 2010

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Interview and photos: Gerard Malanga

A gathering of souls
In Walt Whitman’s notebook for the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass , he writes, “Every soul has its own individual voice.” That notion rang true for photographer/poet/filmmaker Gerard Malanga as he put together “Souls,” an exhibit of 100 portraits spanning five decades.
By: KRISTEN GOODFRIEND  |  March 31, 2010



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Joyride

The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2010

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The news from No Place

Saya Woolfalk and the feminist 'heretics'
Saya Woolfalk first grabbed people's attention around 2005, with playful-serious installations and videos in which performers masked in bright, patchwork fabric costumes of cartoon leaves and long swinging dreadlocks jumped around small rooms decorated like cartoon paradises.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 10, 2010

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Tall stories

Puppets, painted poetry, and the Kennedys
The Institute of Contemporary Art gets down and dirty this spring with Mexican artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, who's better known as DR. LAKRA — or, as they might say in his home of Oaxaca, "Dr. Delinquent."
By: GREG COOK  |  March 11, 2010

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Slideshow: Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter

At the Panopticon Gallery until March 9  
“Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter” - Dr. Martin Luther King
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 03, 2010

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Cube root

Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 01, 2010



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Photos: Boston's Combat Zone, Burlesque (NSFW)

Images from “Boston Combat Zone: 1969–1978” at Howard Yezerski Gallery and “Henry Horenstein: Show” at Walker Contemporary
Images from Boston's Combat Zone at Howard Yezerski Gallery and the "Henry Horenstein: Show" at Walker.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 19, 2010

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A walk on the wild side

The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one of the best shows of 2010.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 16, 2010

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Slideshow: The MFA's Luis Melendez exhibit

"Master of the Spanish Still Life," now showing through May 9, 2010
Images of Luis Melendez's show at the MFA
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 09, 2010

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Bon appétit!

The delicious art of Luis Meléndez
Luis Meléndez himself greets you at the outset of "Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life" at the Museum of Fine Arts. He seems a haughty 31-year-old in this 1746 self-portrait, standing in a fine silk coat and ruffled shirt and holding up a chalk drawing (note the chalk in his hand) of a hunky nude dude.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 09, 2010

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Lighting history

The Gardner Museum takes a chance on the new
On January 1, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner invited 300 guests to a private concert by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of her new museum on the Fenway. After performances of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann, the mirrored doors of the first-floor concert room rolled open to reveal an extraordinary vision.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 03, 2010



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Photos: Amalgam and Different Kind of Monster at the BCA

Plus images from the 2010 DeCordova Biennial
Images of the art exhibit Amalgam and Different Kind of Monster at the BCA as well as the 2010 DeCordova Biennial.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 26, 2010

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Reboot

The new DeCordova 'Annual,' plus the BCA's studio artists
Portland artist Randy Regier's work is just beginning to be known, but he may be one of the best sculptors in the country.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 26, 2010

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Photos: AMALGAM and Different Kind of Monster at BCA

Two exhibitions featuring artists from the BCA Studio Building, on display till March 7, 2010
Photos from opening night in the Mills Gallery at BCA
By: MARCUS GUTTENPLAN  |  January 27, 2010

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Works in progress

Photography after Facebook at the PRC, 'Boston Does Boston III' at Proof, and Taro Shinoda at Gardner
Back in October, Minnesota photographer Alec Soth spoke at MassArt. "Facebook: 15 billion uploaded photos," he said. "At its busiest, 550,000 images each second being uploaded. So I've been struggling with that. How do I function as a photographer in that environment?"
By: GREG COOK  |  January 12, 2010

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Modern times

Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
By: GREG COOK  |  January 06, 2010


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