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All sewn up

A quilted movie at the Revolving Museum, Ernesto Pujol at the ICA, and ‘Touch But Don’t Touch’ at Harvard
Patchwork quilts, crazy quilts, quilts that tell stories, quilts that point the way to freedom, and quilts that just keep us warm are all part of the rich history of this art form.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 24, 2007


Digital or timeless?

‘Opening Night at Tanglewood,’ the Dutch and the Danes at Jacob’s Pillow, ‘The Unknown Monet’ at the Clark
Garrison Keillor went into one of his trademark reveries and began to tell us about Tanglewood’s “designer” fireworks.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 18, 2007


Premier coup

Edwin Dickinson in Provincetown, ‘The Exposure Project’ in Brookline, and architectural drawings at Montserrat
American modernist painter Edwin Dickinson has never fit easily into art history’s categories.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 17, 2007


The soft shock of the new

‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2007


Remembrance of things past

Greta Pratt at Bernard Toale, Bonnie Donohue at the Center for Latino Arts
Pratt is a connoisseur of historical faux pas.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2007



Dave McKenzie at the ICA, ‘Sculpture Walk’ at Forest Hills, ‘ArtBeast!’ in Somerville, and summer Fridays at the MFA
McKenzie’s humorous examination of self and society also led him to create a giant Bill Clinton mask.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 12, 2007


Tiny tomes

Miniature books at the Boston Public Library
One day, over 35 years ago, when searching at a rare book shop in Wilbraham, MA for new items for her rare book collection, Anne Bromer discovered a toolbox on top of some bookshelves.
By: MICHELLE MINKOFF  |  July 16, 2007


Maximum city

‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex, 20th-century German sculpture at Harvard
“There will soon be more people living in the city of Bombay than on the continent of Australia,” writes Suketu Mehta.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 03, 2007


Putting the ‘art’ in ‘fart’

‘Pull My Finger’ explores the dark vortex where comedy and poop jokes meet
Everybody poops.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 06, 2007


Sixteen candles

‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery, plus ‘What Is BIG’ at Brickbottom
Kingston Gallery has been operating as an artist-run cooperative since 1982, when it opened on Kingston Street in Chinatown.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 27, 2007


Under the sea

Andrew Mowbray at Space Other, ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom
Andrew Mowbray climbs through the hatch at the back of a white diving bell.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 27, 2007


Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain

LaMontagne Gallery opens with ‘Regional Highlights’ — plus ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom, and Joel Janowitz at Victoria Munroe
Melcher Street in South Boston still feels like a little piece of the late 19th century.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 20, 2007


Burning issues

Global warming is the new hot subject in the art world
“Human beings just can’t affect climate that much,” David Arnold remembers Bradford Washburn telling him in 2005.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 20, 2007



Pat Keck’s undead, plus Joe Johnson, Bert Antonio, and Gary Green
In their doll-like stiffness and manufactured hair, Pat Keck's shamelessly wooden, unmistakably hand-hewn figures suggest a descent into the underworld.
By: CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  June 12, 2007


Seal of approval

The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007


Know when to fold ’em

‘Origami Now!’ at the Peabody Essex
Origami has been practiced in Japan for at least the past 400 years, and we’ve all seen the usual paper cranes, boats, hats, boxes.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 05, 2007


The hollow man

John M. Armleder at Brandeis, plus Fernand Léger at Harvard
The Swiss artist John Armleder fancies himself a slippery shape shifter.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2010


David Hockney at the MFA, CAA in Boston, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Ric Haynes
David Hockney has been kind of a rock star in contemporary art history, a flamboyant figure originally fêted for his pioneering use of the cool, magazine-style imagery that was identified with early Pop Art, as well as for his exuberant lust for life.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 28, 2010


Break on through (to the other side)

Traveling Scholars and rock posters at the MFA, student annual at the SMFA, and Islamic drawings at the Sackler
Rachel Perry Welty sees art where many of us see annoying little things to be thrown away or deleted: the funny-shaped plastic tabs cleverly invented to close the bag around a loaf of bread; the identifying stickers found on most fruit; answering-machine messages left at wrong numbers.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 28, 2010

Telling it like it is

By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 27, 2008
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