Monthly Archives: July, 2007

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AIR ARTIST JON TAYLOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Jon Taylor, an artist of New Bedford, Massachusetts, will, on occasion, put moss into his mouth. It’s true; there are pictures to prove it. He will also make expressions like those Andrew W.K. makes when photographed, but…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: LACONIA GALLERY

By BIG RED Friday, July 6th, 2007 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at Laconia Gallery for the opening reception of “Taking In,” photographs by students of the Art Institute of Boston. Laconia Gallery Photos by James Hull

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AN OPEN LETTER

By JAMES HULL I have tried for over a week not to respond to the simplistic, one-sided, Op-Ed rant by Ken Johnson about Christoph Büchel’s problematic Mass MoCA installation disguised as a “Critic’s Notebook”. The opinion piece was proudly run…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS & THE HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW In 2004, Massachusetts altered the law governing Independent Contractors, unbeknownst to many in this State. Essentially, it is now next to impossible for someone to be paid as an…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #20: Just as an experiment in seeking that elusive demographic interested in comics about art as well as other things for which the internet is far more popular, I’d like to write out here the three words…

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BEER AND BURGERS WITH HARRY BARTNICK

By CHARLES GIULIANO For many years yard sales and flea markets have been a way of life for my artist friend Harry Bartnick. Over a beer and burger recently, actually he doesn’t eat red meat but likes a single pint…

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CORINNE CARLSON @ MERCER UNION, TORONTO

By JENNIFER MCMACKON I have a vivid memory of the credenza that housed the record player in my parent’s living room. It was long and low – all dark wood with vaguely  Spanish wrought iron details. Its surface was sectioned…

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BOMB AFTER BOMB (A BOOK REVIEW)

By MATTHEW NASH A few years ago, the Wang Center [1] showed the film Apocalypse Now in its original version. Coppola had run way over budget, and in 1979 Paramount released this unpolished version to a limited audience, probably in…

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MATEJ VOGRINCIC @ FARMINGTON CANAL

By STEPHEN V. KOBASA Wearing a white linen suit, Theodore Roosevelt sits inside the metal cab of a steam shovel during his visit to the newly dug Panama Canal. The workers in the photograph hardly register – they are edges…

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BONNIE DONOHUE @ CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS

By HEIDI AISHMAN Vieques: A Long Way Home, Bonnie Donohue’s exhibit at Casa de la Cultura, consists of several multi-paneled photographs and panorama’s of the U.S. Navy bunkers embedded in the landscape of the island of Vieques. Vieques is a…

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BRENDAN HARMAN & TYLER DROSDECK @ SECOND GALLERY

By SCOTT ALBERG Second Gallery featured the work of artists Tyler Drosdeck and Brendan Harman in its final exhibition before closing its doors. Though each exhibited separate projects and pieces, the two artists collaborated on the show’s conceptualization and decided…

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FUSIFORM @ RHYS GALLERY

By JACQUELINE HOUTON Artists have long turned to travel as a wellspring for inspiration—Van Gogh had the amber light of Arles, Gauguin the women (and girls) of Tahiti. In Fusiform, the latest exhibition at the Rhys Gallery, Chicago-based artists Juan…