Monthly Archives: February, 2009

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

“THE WHITE CUBE” By Thomas Marquet #43: When even fancy pushpins are too expensive, the Swedes save the day. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal place to be pursuing…

Articles Robin Rhode, Car on bricks, Wall drawing and bricks, 2008.
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MISSING @ BARBARA KRAKOW GALLERY

MISSING @ BARBARA KRAKOW GALLERY By Angela Speece “Less is more” is the aesthetic motto that ties this group of diverse artists together…. In a world bombarded by visual imagery, this exhibition powerfully articulates a great deal of information in an…

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A CONVERSATION WITH LEON JOHNSON

A CONVERSATION WITH LEON JOHNSON By Christian Holland Leon Johnson is the Berwick Research Institute’s new Director in Residence (DiR). Having just taken over late in 2008, he will lead the Berwick for the next two years.  The organization has been…

Articles Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 614, India ink
Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of the artist; photograph by John McAlister; courtesy of MASS MoCA
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SOL LEWITT @ MASSMOCA

SOL LEWITT @ MASSMOCA By Stephen V. Kobasa Into the maze – the shifting from walled in to walled up to walled out, moving through the bands of color as if they were tinted sound. This is the compendium of one…

Articles Guy de Cointet, You brought the wrong box!, ink and pencil on Arches paper, 1982.
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GUY DE COINTET @ GREENE NAFTALI GALLERY, NYC

GUY DE COINTET @ GREENE NAFTALI GALLERY, NYC By Alan Reid To confess, Guy de Cointet is an artist whose work I’ve unabashedly loved since first viewing. His is an easy-breezy theatrical stance, an art so seemingly light one is unlikely…

Articles Laurel Sparks, Archangel, Acrylic, silver enamel, marble dust, glitter, paper mache, small objects, feathers, marker, pigment, unpainted canvas, 2008.
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LAUREL SPARKS: PLEASURE DOME @ HOWARD YEZERSKI

LAUREL SPARKS: PLEASURE DOME @ HOWARD YEZERSKI By David O. Avruch The studied madness suffusing the paintings in “Pleasure Dome,” Laurel Sparks’s new show at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, was clearly a labor of love. Dystopian and engag-ing, the works…

Articles Meg Aubrey, New Tree, oil on canvas, 2008
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MEG AUBREY @ GALLERY STOKES, ATLANTA

MEG AUBREY @ GALLERY STOKES, ATLANTA By Laura Ann Meyers In her current exhibition I Just Live Here, Savannah College of Art and Design alum Meg Aubrey explores the environment and psychology of contemporary suburbia. The show reeks of the political…

Articles Shepard Fairey at the ICA, Boston
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman So I’ve almost stopped reading articles. In print, on-line… whatever. All I look for is how many comments have been made. The comment section of an article says far more about an…

Articles Andrew Witkin, untitled, 1997-2007, approximately 54 groupings in assorted media on table, approximately 31 x 96 x 56 inches
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ANDREW WITKIN WINS ICA FOSTER PRIZE

ANDREW WITKIN WINS ICA FOSTER PRIZE By Big Red On January 21st, 2009, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston announced that Andrew Witkin was the winner of the James and Audrey Foster Prize. Witkin will receive $25,000 and an opportunity for…

Articles Students, faculty and Rose staff stage a sit-in protest
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BRANDEIS STUDENTS: SAVE THE ROSE

BRANDEIS STUDENTS: SAVE THE ROSE By Brian Friedberg & Penelope Taylor The alarming rumors that Brandeis would be deeply affected by the looming economic recession, and the recent Madoff ponzi scheme scandal, set a decidedly anxious tone for the Winter/Spring…

Interviews Liz Prince
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LIZ PRINCE WON’T DRAW YOUR @#$&!

LIZ PRINCE WON’T DRAW YOUR @#$&! By Matthew Nash Liz Prince creates comics that are personal, snarky and endearing. Her recent book, Delayed Replays is now out on Top Shelf, and we recently sat down to talk about comics, wetting the…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

“THE WHITE CUBE” By Thomas Marquet #42: The problem with tacking art to the wall is that it doesn’t generate any new jobs. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal…

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