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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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Berenice Abbott's miracle of science


Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2012

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Theresa Ganz at Brown; plus, Ed Osborn’s soundscapes

Another green world
Theresa Ganz, who teaches photography at Brown University, grew up in New York City.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2012

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Girl's life


It's hard being a girl.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2012

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World piece


The tall wood doors open to reveal the whole world — turned inside out (disconcertingly, at first), in glowing stained glass, 30 feet across — and you step onto the glass bridge spanning its center.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2012



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Jensen and Warchol’s ‘Precious Objects’

The fabric of life
Maren Jensen's subject is memory. How do we hold onto, how do we honor our memories?
By: GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2012

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Crazy lids


Except for winter knit hats and baseball caps, it can seem like hardly anybody wears hats any more.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 24, 2012

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Judith Klausner's cookie monsters

Studio visit
In a mini fridge off Judith Klausner's Somerville living room, the 26-year-old stores the best sculptures fashioned from Oreos in America.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 24, 2012

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Two sides of Daniel Heyman; plus, RIC’s faculty exhibit

War and peace
Beginning in 2005, Daniel Heyman traveled to Jordan and Turkey with American lawyers, collecting testimony from Iraqis of human rights abuses.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2012

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Bitner's bits

Photography
Since 2007, Rhona Bitner has traveled across the country photographing the hallowed halls of rock and roll — from drums and mics set up in the Electric Lady Studios that Jimi Hendrix built in New York to LA's Whisky A Go Go, where the Doors were once the house band.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 19, 2012



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Honky-tonk heroes

Photography
When Henry Horenstein began photographing Boston's seedy Hillbilly Ranch tavern, New Hampshire's Lone Star Ranch country-music park, and the legendary Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in the early 1970s, he came for the music.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 19, 2012

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Futures past

This will have been' at the ICA Boston, November 15–March 3
Since the 1980s, the art world has acted as if it wanted to forget that the Neo-Expressionist, greed-is-good, Christian, pastel-preppy conservatism of that decade ever happened.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2012

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Ten art exhibits to check out this fall


"I think there was a kind of '80s embarrassment," says Institute of Contemporary Art curator Helen Molesworth.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2012

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Jon Laustsen’s miniatures; and AS220’s ‘Print Lottery’

Works-in-progress
Jon Laustsen of Woonsocket makes miniature construction sites — tiny rebar, scaffolding, wood framing for concrete, and cinderblocks being assembled into buildings on dollhouse-sized or model railroad-sized plots of dirt.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 11, 2012

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Ain't that America

Sassy signs, obsessive patterns, and more
The bad news of this season is that the sharp-eyed folks behind R.K. Projects will be closing up shop in November after their fall exhibits, which include a group of Providence psychedelics and site-specific installations in Pawtucket (461 Main St from October 5-7).
By: GREG COOK  |  September 12, 2012



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Jin Shan’s space station at Brown

Space oddity
Jin Shan's "My dad is Li Gang!" presents a common bike and a spectacular spacecraft that seem to float in Brown University's David Winton Bell Gallery (64 College St, Providence, through November 4).
By: GREG COOK  |  September 04, 2012

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Ori Gersht’s post-traumatic stress

To hell and back
At the heart of Ori Gersht's art is a question: how to capture the ghosts of the Holocaust, Hiroshima, and Israel's wars?
By: GREG COOK  |  September 07, 2012

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Annie Leibovitz’s elegiac ''Pilgrimage''

Dead people’s things
Between 2009 and 2011, New York celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz wandered around the US and off to England, tracking down the homes and things of famous dead politicians and writers and naturalists and musicians.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2012

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James Starkman’s ‘Let Go’ at Yellow Peril

Wild things
Parkour is a French term for running around the city like awesome, crazy yahoos who let no obstacle stand in their way.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 28, 2012

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William Trost Richards at the Newport Art Museum

‘Paradise’ found
Call it poor timing. The 19th-century seascape painter William Trost Richards is one of the granddaddies of Rhode Island art, but in the wide world of art he remains obscure.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2012


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