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Photos by Daby and Shechtman; plus, Bonetto and Morrill

Varied visions
William K. Daby, who has been photographing for some five decades, calls his new images at AS220's Main Gallery (115 Empire Street, Providence, through November 24) "photo paintings."
By: GREG COOK  |  November 19, 2012

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David Curcio: needle point


The 40-year-old Watertown artist's delicate, endearing pictures are like scratched-out diaries of a heart laid bare.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 21, 2012

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Julianne Swartz: how deep?


A wildcard around art these days is the rise of Maker culture, the tribe of hip geeks devoted to DIY tinkering, engineering, electronics, and invention.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 21, 2012

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Philip Jameson captures the cosmos

Monumental imagery
Philip Jameson, an 82-year-old retired radiologist in Providence, is one of the great living practitioners of one of the great traditions of American art — Ansel Adams's monumental, romantic style of landscape photography.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 14, 2012

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Review: ''Insider/Outsider''


"Something I learned from going out into public spaces is that sometimes public space isn't actually public," says Sandrine Schaefer.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 14, 2012

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Sarah Hill’s Flesh Prison


A glam queer horror film, hallucinatory and visceral and jarring, a blast of emotions.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 14, 2012



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Helen Molesworth's moment


The ICA curator prepares for a bold new show — and a new way of thinking about art history.
By: GREG COOK  |  December 03, 2012

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RISD’s ‘America In View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now’

The Big Country
In 1975, the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, opened a landmark exhibit, "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape."
By: GREG COOK  |  November 12, 2012

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Shots seen 'round the world


"Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation," the Worcester Art Museum's riveting survey of iconic news photos from the election of John F. Kennedy to the resignation of Richard Nixon, is one of the most depressing shows I've ever seen.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 07, 2012

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Stone-cold killers: Worcester Art Museum hosts the largest floor mosiac

The vault
In that rollicking era of Indiana Jones archeology in the 1930s, the Worcester Art Museum partnered with Princeton, Harvard, and the Louvre to dig up the ancient Roman trading city of Antioch in what is now Turkey.
By: GREG COOK  |  November 07, 2012

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Battle lines: ''The Invention of Glory'' at the Peabody Essex Museum


Afonso V's conquests were an opening salvo in Europe's age of exploration and exploitation, "one of the first outward movements of the Portuguese empire that 50 years later is all the way to China," says curator Karina Corrigan of the Peabody Essex Museum, where the four recently conserved tapestries arrive in the exhibit "The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries."
By: GREG COOK  |  October 31, 2012



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Dor Guez's family matters


Some find Dor Guez's subjects controversial, apparently unable accept the fact that folks on the losing side of wars get screwed.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 31, 2012

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Kristin Sollenberger at Craftland; and Flynn Grinnan

Arresting abstractions
"Assembled by hand, guided by eye, embracing error and accident, with hope for resolution" is the way Kristin Sollenberger of Wakefield describes the thinking behind "Precipitate," her smashing new show at Craftland (235 Westminster St, Providence, through November 10).
By: GREG COOK  |  October 31, 2012

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Game on

Studio visit
Anthony Montuori's retro-style video games might be called the art of losing. In one, you're the legendary Sisyphus failing to lift a boulder to the top of an 8-bit mountain.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 24, 2012

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Monster mash


In Patt Kelley's twisted but surprisingly sweet comics, a hairy-faced lady from a traveling circus romances a tree-man, a monster spawned by dirty dishes devours the world, a vampire finds her soul mate in a guy with a permanent nosebleed.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 24, 2012

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Alison Pebworth’s thought-provoking ‘Possibilities’

America the ‘Beautiful’
San Francisco's Alison Pebworth had been doing the usual artist thing — spending months working alone in her studio making elaborately symbolic magic realist paintings and occasionally emerging for a gallery show.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 24, 2012



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R.K. Project’s sprawling ‘Micro-Eutopia’

Ambitious abstractions
If you're looking for where art is headed, "Micro-Eutopia," the 19-artist show at Sam Keller and Tabitha Piseno's R.K. Projects (204 Westminster Street, Providence, through November 10), is a good place to start.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 17, 2012

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Graveyard of modernism


Iraq's King Faisal II launched plans to modernize Baghdad in 1950 by commissioning a dream team of American and European architects.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 17, 2012

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Ladies' Man

Photography
Mario Testino is best known for photographing Princess Diana for Vanity Fair in 1997, just months before her death.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 17, 2012

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New works by Monica Shinn and Allison Paschke

Capturing a feeling
Providence artist Monica Shinn's paintings at Buonaccorsi + Agniel (1 Sims Ave, #102, Providence, through November 3) feel something like diaries.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2012

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''Elsewhere''


Every once in a while the city needs a show like "Elsewhere," the round-up of 17 local artists organized by Flux.Boston blogger Liz Devlin, to get a snapshot of the art being produced here.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 10, 2012


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