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Keepin' it real . . . sort of

Virtual reality at the Boston Cyberarts Festival
The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival (April 24–May 10) includes a handful of shows that focus on computer-simulated environments, both real and imaginary.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  April 15, 2009


Pushing up daisies

Beth Galston & Lorey Bonante at Boston Sculptors Gallery, ‘Remembering Albert Alcalay’ at Harvard's Carpenter Center
If the phrase "April showers bring May flowers" has any cred, it might ring true with a new installation at Boston Sculptors Gallery.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  April 08, 2009


Fabulous fakes

Author confronts his Facebook impersonator and reviews her exhibit
The e-mail from "Craig Cook" arrived on March 2. It directed me to a Facebook page pretending to be Greg Cook's, and a YouTube video. I was busy, so I watched only the beginning of the latter.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 13, 2009


Slideshow: Miracle 5 at Space 242

"The Miracle 5 Present 'Holy GJYDhad!' By Yassy Goldie" at Space 242 through April 17.
"The Miracle 5 Present 'Holy GJYDhad!' By Yassy Goldie" at Space 242  
By: GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2009


Video vérité

'Acting Out' at the ICA, plus Eileen Quinlan
Javier Téllez's 2007 black-and-white film "Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See" starts with a catchy premise: he gathered six blind New Yorkers at an empty public pool in Brooklyn to act out the fable of the blind men and the elephant.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2009


To have and to hold

Stephen Prina at Barbara Krakow, 'Architecture of Fragments' at The New Art Center
Stephen Prina is many things: artist, musician, Harvard professor, socialite, bon vivant. His artwork extends across a number of media, with multifarious influences.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  April 01, 2009


Slideshow: Martin Ramirez at Nielsen Gallery

A rare show of “One of the greatest artists of the 20th century”
Drawings from Martin Ramirez at Nielsen Gallery
By: GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2009


East meets West

'Shôwa' at the MFA, and Mrs. Gardner's Asian tour
The paintings in "Shôwa Sophistication" at the Museum of Fine Arts are like the dreamiest travel posters you've ever seen.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009


Sarong, it's right

"Revisions: Indian Artists Engaging Tradition" at the Peabody Essex, Meg Brown Payson at Walker Contemporary
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem has another show of historically relevant new art up its sleeve, this time focusing on Asia's other giant: India.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 24, 2009


Slideshow: X-ray reveals secrets of Tintoretto's painting

“Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice” at the MFA.
Jacopo Tintoretto’s painting Nativity , in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, has long puzzled scholars because of its odd composition.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2009


Lost in translation

Digital language and Mexican modernism mark the season
Spring can't come soon enough, since it'll be bringing with it some engaging museum shows in and around Boston.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 19, 2009


Digital language at the PRC

"Syntax," at Boston University's Photographic Resource Center
How important would you say Ansel Adams is to the modern trends of digital art? If your first inclination is to answer, "Not at all," you're probably right.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 11, 2009


Three's company

Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 11, 2009


Slideshow: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese at MFA

"Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 12, 2009


Slideshow: Heide Hatry at Pierre Menard Gallery

Heide Hatry's pig skin portraits "Heads and Tales" at Pierre Menard Gallery.
Pig skin portraits
By: HEIDE HATRY  |  March 05, 2009


Sculpt by numbers

Counting on the Weather
Nathalie Miebach's Brookline apartment looks like the home of a very talented madman.
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 04, 2009


Smoke and mirrors (and elephants) at the ICA

'Momentum 13: Eileen Quinlan' and 'Acting Out: Social Experiments in video' coming to the ICA
Not into wheatpasting and framed posters? The ICA is about to serve up two shows by artists who promise not to pop up on street walls all over the city.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 03, 2009


The whiff of art

Heide Hatry, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Mowbray, and William Pope.L
The stench came from the rotting corpse — well, it appeared to be a corpse — of a woman who'd been laid out on a metal table like an exhumed murder victim awaiting a coroner's examination.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 03, 2009


Slideshow: Sigg Collection at Peabody Essex Museum

Images from "Mahjong," now showing at the Peabody Essex Museum.
The Sigg collection of contemporary Chinese artwork on display at the Peabody Essex Museum
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2009


March of the pigs

'The Artist-as-Curator: Kiki Smith' at the Davis Museum, Heide Hatry at Pierre Menard, Agnès Varda at Harvard's Sert Gallery
Kiki Smith curates at the Davis, Pigskin portraiture in Cambridge
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 27, 2009


Great walls

Epic visions of contemporary China at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum.
"Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection" at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum opens with a pair of interesting choices.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 27, 2009

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