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Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries


In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 28, 2013

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‘Story/Line: Narrative Form in Six Graphic Novelists’ at RIC

Serious comics
"You could do a comic about it," a friend tells Gabrielle Bell in one of her comics.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2013

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Amalia Pica’s emo sculpture


"There are so many interesting things in the world, and you think, 'How am I ever going to compete with that?' " Amalia Pica said at an opening-night talk for her exhibition at MIT's List Visual Art Center.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2013

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‘Love Nest’ at Craftland; Ian Cozzens at AS220

Objects of desire
The ink drawings and watercolors of Jen Corace, a Providence artist and illustrator as well as one of the folks behind Craftland, often depict worlds of fairy tale adventure.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2013

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Elegant scrapbook: ''Among From With Andrew Witkin''


Boston artist Andrew Witkin won the Institute of Contemporary Art's 2008 Foster Prize for local artists with a cryptic, minimalist apartment-like installation.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 13, 2013

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Painting beyond the stretcher at the deCordova


"Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher" at the deCordova is a smart, sinewy examination of 18 artists who make "painting-as-sculpture and vice versa."
By: GREG COOK  |  February 13, 2013



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Simen Johan at Brown and Maralie at Yellow Peril

Animal instincts
Weird stuff is happening in Simen Johan's photos in the exhibit "Until the Kingdom Comes" at Brown University's Bell Gallery (64 College St, Providence, through Feb. 17).
By: GREG COOK  |  February 06, 2013

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Paper tigers: ''Graphic Advocacy'' at MassArt


There's a curious lack of urgency in "Graphic Advocacy: International Posters of the Digital Age 2001-2012" at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 04, 2013

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Talking about a revolution: ''Histories of Now'' at the School of the MFA


Last January, less than a year after crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts presented "Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo."
By: GREG COOK  |  February 04, 2013

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''X-Tra Zeus!'' showcases Providence’s comics superheroes

Astonishing visions
Providence is so flush with creative talent that it's easy to take it for granted and assume that most towns have it this good.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2013

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Family Ties: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons's art


Family has long been one of the central subjects of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons's art.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 30, 2013



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Movin' on up: Greer Muldowney's photography


It's night in Greer Muldowney's photo.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 30, 2013

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Sinclair Hitchings's 'Art in Boston'


How much difference can one person make? Sinclair Hitchings hopes it's a substantial one when it comes to his "Art in Boston" project, which he began in 2006.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 23, 2013

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Frank Gohlke's New Topographics


"When that show was created, as odd as it seems now, it was extremely controversial," Frank Gohlke says of being featured in the landmark 1975 exhibit of deadpan photography, "New Topographics: Photographs of the Man-Altered Landscape" at New York's George Eastman House.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 15, 2013

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Lady parts: ''The Origin of the World...'' at Samson


"The Origin of the World /\ The Force of the Source \/ The Cause of the Vigor" is a three parts brilliant, two parts non sequitur (or maybe it's the other way around) group show at Samson gallery.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 15, 2013

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Alejandro Diaz’s funny money problems at RISD

‘Business’ as unusual
Outside the entrance to the RISD Museum, a sign — the sort of blinking arrow sign typical of used car dealerships — promises a "Naked artist inside."
By: GREG COOK  |  January 08, 2013



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Black female power: Mickalene Thomas's paintings


Mickalene Thomas's paintings teleport us to a black-is-beautiful American 1960s and '70s.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 11, 2013

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These 10 exhibits will open your eyes

Strange and wondrous
In March, the RISD Museum dusts off its two millennia-old mummy of a priest named Nesmin as part of "Made for Eternity" (March 15 to November 17), a small showcase of the institution's Egyptian treasures.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 26, 2012

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Looking good: Upcoming art exhibits


Vaginas, posters, Ronald McDonald, grayed rainbows, and porcelain feature in our 10 most anticipated exhibitions of the winter.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 26, 2012

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Fantasy, reality, and the in-between

Lasting impressions
The fall brought bad news — R.K. Projects closed as founding duo Sam Keller and Tabitha Piseno decamped for new adventures in New York (though they've since announced plans to do additional projects here).
By: GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2012

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Sandcastles and sunspots: The year in art


It was a year of bracing histories — '60s assassinations, '80s pandemics, and four decades of hubris in Iraq. But 2012's best art wasn't all bad news.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 17, 2012


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