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BRIAN BURKHARDT @ JUDI ROTENBERG

By BEN SLOAT The famed Russian born novelist (and noted lepidopterist) Vladimir Nabokov once wrote to his mother of the creative process: “We are translators of God’s creation, his little plagiarists and imitators, we dress up what he wrote, as…

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LAURA EVANS @ BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND I don’t know how many times I’ve seen someone describe the volume of his or her headache. Though I can attribute this to Excedrin’s popular, “I’ve got a headache this big” commercial, it is an example of…

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PAM LARSON @ SECOND GALLERY

By MATTHEW GAMBER A contemporary riddle: How many Ansel Adams calendars does the Sierra Club have to sell to support awareness of the John Muir trail? Based on sales, many admire a tree more in a photograph, which is perhaps…

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TIPPING POINT @ MILLS GALLERY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Do all stories have a climax, breaking point, or fulcrum of sorts? Well, they all can, but how the story is spoken, written, played, drawn, or however the author, (whether they know they are an author not),…

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SUARA WELITOFF @ ALLSTON SKIRT

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Cinema is principally a visual medium; movement and light (i.e. color and shade) are its essential properties. Some of its ancillary aspects are visual composition, in the same way as painting, and synchronized sound, which only came…

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QUANTUM GRIDS @ HUAM

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND The ubiquity of the grid in our culture may explain the fascination with it. Unconsciously, consciously and self-consciously, artists, designers, mathematicians and just about everybody who’s ever sat in front of a computer employs the grid to…

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ROBIN MANDEL @ GREEN ST. GALLERY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND When an artist represents something, whether they be a writer, painter, sculptor, etc., they must determine, among other things, how much they would like to show and tell us in order achieve that representation. The artist Robin…

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ALVIN LUCIER @ THE ROSE

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND The Mildred S. Lee Gallery of the Rose Art Museum sounds like the courtyard garden of a large apartment complex. It is currently the site of 12 white gallery pedestals of varying heights, each one topped with…

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MOTHERSBAUGH @ THE PARADISE LOUNGE

By MATTHEW GAMBER Snapshots and studio photographs both represent a cultural norm of either actual or imagined American history. One represents the everyday and the the latter dignifies the celebratory events that punctuate the everyday. A family album is its…

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ED RUSCHA AT HARVARD

By CHARLES GIULIANO November 11, 2005 Last night, the California-based artist Ed Ruscha spoke to an overflow audience at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University about the exhibition “Course of Empire” which represented the United States…

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MOMENTUM 5: PAUL CHAN @ ICA

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article Will we ever tire of 9/11 artwork? Probably not, just as long as the framers of popular debate continue to espouse viewpoints that only take into account the two most disparate philosophies they are…

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MASS APPEAL @ AXIOM, INC.

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article Perhaps an appropriate show as Axiom’s finale at its Allston space, MASS MEDIA included the work of 21 new media artists in its comparatively small space. Axiom’s director and curator of MASS MEDIA, Heidi…

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2ND ANNUAL SUMMER MOVIE EXTRAVAGANZA

By BIG RED Print this article Ms. July’s film has proven to be such a conversation-piece, we have two reviews. Big RED regular Christian Holland, and Big RED newbie Craig Medvecky have both offered their thoughts. ME AND YOU AND…

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IMPERSONATURE @ ARTSPACE@16

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article Nature is everything (energy, matter, etc.) (as far as I know). impersonature is the 27th show at Sand T’s artSPACE@16. Nature, in our anthropocentric concept of reality, is most often defined by everything not…

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