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ALFREDO CONDE @ AS220

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article Copying something creates a fake. Creating that fake object can be quite simple, you need only find an original and copy it, bearing in mind that he closer the semblance to the original, the…

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CALEB WEINTRAUB @ GALERIE SWANSTROM

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article I was suspicious when I walked into the opening, the gallery turned into a discotèque, bass pumping, dimmed lighting, a video projection—presumably of Caleb Weintraub’s—projected on a wall. Galerie Swanström is a newbie in…

Magazine Example of Lucy McKenzie' work, Study for Mates, 2004
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LUCY MCKENZIE @ ICA

By MICAH J. MALONE Print this article Perhaps ever since the inception of conceptual art many artists have insisted on using whatever medium necessary to achieve an idea. Not willing to assign themselves to a singular medium and become hostage…

Magazine Maria Raponi, diorama from 400 Blows, mixed media, 2004
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SITE SPECIFIC @ ARTSPACE@16

By MATTHEW GAMBER Print this article What does it mean to understand the concept of place and how do we define it? Cultural essayist J. B. Jackson described the origin of the idea in our modern lexicon — to define…

Magazine Dana Bell, installation shot from Draw A Blank, 2004
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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION @ MECA

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article No more than in any other occupation can the ‘worker’ define their role to themselves than in the fine arts, that is to say the “fine arts” one would practice to attain the degree…

Magazine Around Benjamin Britten; 4-27-03; Polaroid Montage; 3 3/4 x 19 in.
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JOHN O’REILLY @ HOWARD YEZERSKI

By MATTHEW GAMBER Print this article Characterized by its elongated horizontal size and finely articulated details, the panorama was originated as a painting format in the nineteenth century. In a time of fevered nationalism, many of these paintings were government…

Magazine Cannavacciuolo working on his installation at the Gardner.
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MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO @ THE GARDNER

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article I watched The Matrix: Reloaded for the first time a few days after seeing Maurizio Cannavacciuolo’s “TV Dinner” installation at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and well, I confess that the Matrix actually aided…

Magazine Henry Horenstein, Waiting Backstage, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, 1972, Gelatin Silver Print.
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HENRY HORNSTEIN @ THE PRC

By MATTHEW GAMBER Print this article As part of their Northeast Exposure Series, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University presents Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981. The exhibition features the work of Henry Hornstein, a New Bedford native,…

Magazine Honeymoon Suite (from Honeymoon Brochures), 2003-03, Digital C-print, Courtesy of Bernard Toale Gallery.
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PENELOPE UMBRICO @ BERNARD TOALE GALLERY

“The false color in the original source material reveals the constructed notion of romance through marketing. My horizons are a kind of global travel through the absurdity of the marketing of love.” –Penelope Umbrico, 2003 The first thing one encounters…

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