Monthly Archives: October, 2009

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Another arts advocate on Boston City Council?

Last night I had the opportunity to meet Tomás Gonzalez, who is running for Boston City Councillor At-Large. Gonzalez is running on a platform that promotes a stronger creative economy, including the expansion of support for spaces in underdeveloped neighborhoods…

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A LETTER

By MATTHEW NASH Boston’s art community is a small one, often like a close-knit family, and for the past 15 years Ellen Wetmore and Jeff Warmouth have been an active and visible part of our family. Often they are more…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN This is a news report and criticism: On Sept. 29, BoingBoing blogger Xeni wrote a criticism of an advertisement by Ralph Lauren, stating,”Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis.” Ralph Lauren’s law firm has now threatened to…

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GALLERY HOPPING IN BEIJING

By JAMES A. NADEAU In my first three days here in Beijing I have visited the two main gallery districts. The largest and best known area, the 798 District, I managed to cover on Saturday thanks to Megan and KC…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM CHELSEA

By ALAN REID Rebecca Warren at Matthew Marks There’s something afoot in Rebecca Warren’s current show, a dozen sculptures collected under the potentially snarky title, Feelings. With élan, Warren negotiates an avalanche of references, disrupting the history of art and…

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DONALD MORGAN @ DITCH PROJECTS

By J.B. RAETZKE The three dimensional paintings Donald Morgan produces are isolated vignettes appropriated from the larger sphere of the local landscape. Showing this work in Ditch Projects, an artist run project space in the midst of a defunct lumber…

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CONVERSATION WITH JODIE BAEHRE

By JULIE NOVAKOFF Glovebox is a grassroots nonprofit artist-run organization committed to creating a community for emerging artists and supporting a platform that enables them to exhibit art in nontraditional spaces in the greater Boston area. This fall, Glovebox continues…

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LOOKING BACK AT THE BERWICK’S AIR PROGRAM

The Berwick Research Institute is no stranger to change, and this past week they announced another major transition: the end of their Artist In Research (AIR) program. This announcement comes on the heels of a number of changes at the…

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JOANNE RICE’S THE HUMAN COST OF WAR

By SANDRINE SCHAEFER As Americans, we live with the luxury of ignorance. Some take pride in educating themselves on war, others ignore it, but unlike the citizens of Iraq or Afghanistan who are immersed in the daily consequences of war,…

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DANCE @ WILLIAMS COLLEGE

By THEODORE BALE It was a tripartite collaboration that happened only once: in 1979 choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer Philip Glass, and artist Sol LeWitt came together to create the signature performance work of the minimal period, DANCE. Of course, with…

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CARA PHILLIPS @ SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

By MATTHEW GAMBER Developed as a series of medical procedures to correct for abnormalities, cosmetic surgery has transformed into an industry to manage what nature has denied. Advanced techniques for plastic surgery were developed after World War I to restore…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: SOWA

By BIG RED Friday October 2nd 2009 A Big Red Night On The Town at the First Friday Openings in Boston’s South End (SOWA) All images by James Manning. James Manning is a Boston based independent curator, artist and film…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN 07There once was an artist from Boston Who searched all the way to Austin “Where is the art?” He said with a fart “If this country had balls, we have lost them!” -A limerick by Steve Aishman…

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MARKETWATCH

By MICAH J. MALONE What does it mean to sell something that does not have a definitive form? In my exploration of this question, I will focus on the generation that has led to many misconceptions about the commodity status…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #54: Inside every artist, there is an opportunist waiting to emerge. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn.

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RAOUL DE KEYSER @ DAVID ZWIRNER

By MATTHEW BOURBON Raoul De Keyser’s diminutive paintings of loosely brushed forms appear dashed-off or nonchalant. On first glance, the fifty paintings peppering the walls of this exhibition appear lackluster. Yet somehow they lure you to keep looking. Still, you…

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