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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


Art beef

Carlson/Strom at the DeCordova, Jonathan Torgovnik at Brandeis, Kenji Fujita at Samson Projects
Bostonians are plenty familiar with the collaborative video works of choreographer Ann Carlson and video-installation artist Mary Ellen Strom, but the DeCordova is the site of their first major museum show.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 23, 2009


Super Sonik

Graffitist Caleb Neelon is a street survivor
When Cambridge native Caleb Neelon talks about how he got hooked on graffiti, he often recounts a trip he took to Germany with his mom in 1990.  
By: GREG COOK  |  February 18, 2009



Laurel Sparks at Yezerski, plus Julie Miller, Sheila Gallagher, Darren Foote, and Michael Ellis
Jamaica Plain's Laurel Sparks has become one of our best local abstract painters, as her new collection of bright, fun, juicy, abstracted chandeliers at Howard Yezerski Gallery attests.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2009


Slideshow: Shepard Fairey, ''Supply and Demand''

At the ICA, February 6 through August 16, 2009
Obey Giant Art
By: SHEPARD FAIREY  |  February 11, 2009


Shepard Fairey bombs Boston

Interviews, videos, slideshows, and more of America's favorite street artist
The Massachusetts-bred street artist Shepard Fairey returned to his home-turf this month to "bomb" the Phoenix offices, conduct interviews, and unveil his latest work at the ICA.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 11, 2009



Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009


Bang bang

Misaki Kawai at LaMontagne, "Collision14: POV" and "LE:60 1-Minute Film Festival" at Axiom
Misaki Kawai's new solo show marks the Boston debut of her two-dimensional works and the first opportunity for New England audiences to see her as a bona fide painter. Opening February 21 at LaMontagne Gallery, " Misaki Kawai : Kung Fu Forest."
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 11, 2009


Interview: Artist, construction worker Susan Eisenberg

On Equal Terms: Women in Construction 30 Years & Still Organizing at the Adams Gallery at Suffolk University.
In order to shine some light on the inequality – as well as call attention to the strong, talented tradeswomen who wire this country's buildings, lay out piping systems, and fabricate metals – the local artist and poet Susan Eisenberg, herself a pioneering tradeswoman who came into the business in 1978, has unveiled On Equal Terms: Women in Construction 30 Years & Still Organizing at the Adams Gallery at Suffolk University.
By: IAN SANDS  |  February 09, 2009


Filling in the blanks

New art galleries pop up in Boston, but how long will they last?
Boston may not be known for its thriving art scene, but it's suddenly home to two new gallery spaces in the Fenway alone.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 04, 2009


Truly Siggnificant

‘Mahjong: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection’ at the Peabody Essex Museum
Ten to 15 years ago, no one in the Western art world would have predicted that contemporary Asian art, specifically Chinese work, would not only dominate the market but also increase in value as rapidly as it has.
By: EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 04, 2009


Slideshow: R. Crumb's Underground

R. Crumb at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, opening February 4.
Featuring work from R. Crumb over the last 40 years.
By: R. CRUMB  |  February 03, 2009


Robert Crumb at MassArt

In Crumb's world, everything appears tantalizingly available, all options are on the table, all bets are off.
R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
By: GREG COOK  |  February 06, 2009


Slideshow: Backstage Pass at PMA

A photographic story of music
Loving obsessive groupie
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 06, 2009


The thinker at mid century

Size matters
A long time ago (say 70 years), in a galaxy far, far away (New York), a tired band of rebels ached to be the Next Big Thing.
By: GREG COOK  |  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


Interview: Greil Marcus

Rock's critic-in-chief talks rock and roll photography
Greil Marcus on rock-and-roll photography
By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2009


Review: Andrew Witkin, Doug Weathersby

Wonk appeal
Over the summer, José Luis Blondet, curator at the Boston Center for the Arts, invited Boston artist Andrew Witkin to do an unspecified project in a hidden corridor at the BCA's Mills Gallery.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 20, 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

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