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Summer round-ups at Tufts and Montserrat
Tufts University Art Gallery's "Sixth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition" is one of those summer sampler shows that's got about a million people in it.
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2009

Photos: 14th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition

On display at the Photographic Resource Center until June 28, 2009
Photos from the 14th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition, on display until June 28, 2009

Water world

Surfing photos in Salem, new talent at PRC
What's the difference between art photography and fashion photography? That's the question I kept wondering about at Joni Sternbach's "SurfLand" exhibition at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum.
By GREG COOK  |  June 09, 2009

Our digital landscape

The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
The installation Children of Arcadia convinced me that the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival isn’t going to suck.
By GREG COOK  |  April 28, 2009

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Lost in translation

Digital language and Mexican modernism mark the season
Spring can't come soon enough, since it'll be bringing with it some engaging museum shows in and around Boston.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 19, 2009

Digital language at the PRC

"Syntax," at Boston University's Photographic Resource Center
How important would you say Ansel Adams is to the modern trends of digital art? If your first inclination is to answer, "Not at all," you're probably right.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 11, 2009

Noir film

Jerry Berndt and Eugene Richards: The inescapable romance of decay
Fatalism and depression are consequences of life, not goals. Cheer up and don't let this dust-to-dust business slow you down.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  March 03, 2009

Year in Art: Beyond the gloom

Continuing cheer in dark times
The Boston art scene felt muted for much of 2008, with 10 galleries closing and the death of two local icons: Harriet Casdin-Silver and Jules Aarons.
By GREG COOK  |  December 22, 2008


Photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
In "Karsh 100: A Biography in Images," which is now up at the Museum of Fine Arts, his iconic shots of Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Ernest Hemingway are defining portraits of the men in all their crusty manliness.
By GREG COOK  |  November 14, 2008

Photos: Exposures

A slideshow of photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
A slideshow of photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  November 11, 2008

Chan we can believe in

Paul Chan at the Carpenter Center, ‘Keeping Time’ at the PRC, Julia Hechtman at Artists Foundation, Inaugural Exhibition at Walker Contemporary
If you’ve visited the Institute of Contemporary Art at any point in the last few years — in either of its physical incarnations — there’s a good chance you’ve seen Paul Chan’s work.  
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  October 29, 2008

Fringe festival

Galleries off the beaten path
Off the beaten path, the fringes of Boston's gallery scene are seeing new development, and even expansion.
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2008

Toy stories

In the galleries, artists keep their distance
Tokyo photographer Noaki Honjo turns Japanese metropolises into adorable li’l things.
By GREG COOK  |  May 28, 2008

Journey to the surface of the Earth

Landscape anew at Mass MoCA, ‘Exposure’ at the PRC, Dana Clancy at the Danforth, and grouped figures at GASP
Looking at the landscape brings out the artist in everyone.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 13, 2008

Trying to place it

“New England Survey” at the PRC, American Mobility at Gasp, 18th-Century Porcelain at the Busch-Reisinger, and Viktor Schreckengost in Attleboro
The stubbornly beautiful New England landscape has inspired poets as varied as Emily Dickinson and Donald Hall.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 18, 2008

Naughty by nature

Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008

Time is on my side

David Claerbout at MIT, Children at the DeCordova, Kabuki Theater at the Peabody Essex, and more
We tend to take the passage of time for granted, reconciling such disparate experiences as 10 minutes spent rushing through lunch and 10 minutes spent waiting for a bus.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 29, 2008

Jury’s got the verdict

‘Trans’ at Atlantic Works, ‘Red’ at Cambridge Art Association, Caroline Jones and David Joselit at MIT, Ralph Gibson at BU
Two well-judged shows light up the holiday horizon.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 09, 2007

Touch the sky

Cliff Evans at the Gardner, Jim Lambie at the Mfa, ‘Ad|Agency’ at the PRC, and more
The term “polyptych” usually refers to the multi-panel paintings designed as altarpieces for churches and cathedrals in Gothic and Renaissance Europe.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 30, 2007

Security blankets

Caruso and MClaurin in Lawrence, “Belief in Paint” at the New Art Center, Benefit Auction Exhibition at the PRC, and Visiting Faculty at Harvard
The show includes Gayle Caruso’s swaddled-doll series of drawings and paintings, inspired by terra cotta votive sculptures left at gravesites to invite heavenly protection.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 04, 2007

Conversations wanted

The Boston Cyberarts Festival looks for interactive
Just what is cyberarts?
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  April 17, 2007

Light sensitive

‘Picture Show’ at PRC, ‘The Green Line’ at Brickbottom, Matthew Ritchie and Jerry Saltz at BU
Shake the hand-sized, high-tech version of a Magic Eight Ball and the image breaks apart, then begins anew.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 19, 2007

Going deep

One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007

PRC anniversary show

30 years and counting
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, has announced a call for entries for the 12th installment of its annual — and acclaimed — juried exhibition.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  December 20, 2006

Holiday, it would be so nice!

Seasonal cheer at the MFA and the SMFA, Helen Molesworth at the Carpenter Center, Andrea Modica at BU
The Museum of Fine Arts offers a full-out festive immersion approach to the impending holidays this year — a line of attack that, in keeping with the contemporary spirit of art, embraces performing arts, multimedia, and site-specific.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 28, 2006

Photo op

‘Benefit Auction’ at the PRC, ‘History in a Shoebox’ at Wellesley, and glass pumpkins at MIT
The more than 200 works on view as part of the Photographic Resource Center's Benefit Auction represent a variety of photographic techniques, approaches, eras, sensibilities, and price tags.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 19, 2006

You’re history

“Ahistorical Occasion” at MASS MoCA, Members Exhibition at PRC, and “Asian Legacy” in Arlington
No longer the exclusive domain of modern-day enthusiasts for mediæval faires and Civil War battlefields, the idea of historical re-enactment has captured the art world’s imagination lately, and small wonder.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 16, 2006

See me, feel me

‘Please Touch’ at GASP, NESAD prize winners, and the PRC Mother’s Day benefit
Andy Warhol’s paint-by-numbers works from the early 1960s made ironic comment on the emotional overload of then-dominant Abstract Expressionist painting.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 09, 2006

Dam cute

“The Beaver Project”; documentary photos at BU, Stella at Harvard, and the opening of Second Gallery
There has been a great wave of Cute in Japanese contemporary art in recent years — colorful nodding mushrooms and balloons from Takashi Murakami, big-headed kiddies and doggies from Yoshitomo Nara, and Dark Cute in the form of movies like Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away .
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 24, 2006

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