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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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