Monthly Archives: August, 2010

Magazine Specialist Misha Pemble-Belkin (l.) and fellow soldiers from Battle Company, 173rd US Airborne during a firefight at Outpost Restrepo during combat in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, Kunar Province. 2008. A film still from the documentary RESTREPO by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger. Photograph © Tim Hetherington
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FILM REVIEW: RESTREPO

By STEPHEN V. KOBASA This is the scene that tells everything. The soldier is visible only from the chest down, wearing shorts, sneakers, and no socks. He is firing an automatic weapon. The spent bullet casings are falling around his…

Magazine Artwork by finalist (and winner) Abdi
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BRAVO’S WORK OF ART SEASON ONE

By JAMES NADEAU So, Bravo’s Work of Art is now over. In a short (and mindblowingly quick) 9 weeks we paid witness to wacky artists, crazy contests and even minor nudity. 14 artists of varying media and talent levels all…

Magazine Anna Hepler, The Great Haul [installation in the Great Hall] (side view) plastic and thread, 2010
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ANNA HEPLER @ PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

By ELENA SARNI “I want to say one word to you. Just one word…Plastics.” Yes, the quote is from the film The Graduate. I love that quote, and never pass up a chance to use it. And it’s the perfect…

Magazine Arthur Dove (United States, 1880–1946), Sunrise, 1937, opaque and transparent watercolor, pen and ink on ivory wove watercolor paper, 5 x 7 inches. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1955.265.
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AMERICAN MODERNS @ PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

By FRANKLIN EINSPRUCH Over the last twenty-one months, Bostonians have been putting an unusual amount of thought into the state of their art world, wondering aloud how we might make this a better place for visual art: more exhibitions, more…

Articles Last trip to "the office" at the local café.
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OUR WAY (FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE)

By MATTHEW GAMBER It was an interesting experiment: A rotating volunteer staff of one publisher, a few editors, and dozens of contributors (many whom never met in person) collaborate on a site devoted to topics related to local visual art.…

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VIDEO: IN THE STUDIO WITH MONICA NYDAM

By JIM MANNING A visit with artist Monica Nydam at her studio at the Distillery in South Boston.   The artist talks about her current series of Horse paintings as well as her recent exhibitions at The Fourth Wall Project and…

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IMAGES FROM THE HOMESTEAD AK

Summer 2010 From July 7 to July 23, 2010, Jennifer Schmidt spent a two and a half weeks in Alaska at the Homestead Artist Residency. Hosted by Chuck Chaney, she lived and worked amongst fellow Homesteaders: Faith Johnson, Lauren Payne,Amy…

Articles typical works like this can be seen in Provincetown. Arthur Egeli, A Day at the Beach.
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PROVINCETOWN REFLECTIONS

By JUDY KERMIS BLOTNICK Sitting on a beach in Provincetown, on a Saturday morning following the traditional Friday evening “gallery stroll” that the locals call “gallery creep,” I try to verbalize impressions, visions that I found engaging. I pull together…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN The Aishman’s review a movie in Hong Kong. Steve Aishman is a former resident of the Phantom Zone. Since his escape he has been a regular contributor Big RED & Shiny.

Articles "The White Cube."  August 16, 2010. Volume 1: Issue 135
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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #61: What ever happened to “The White Cube”? Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn. Find more of his work online at his website,thomasmarquet.com.

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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ART WALK

By JULIE NOVAKOFF Since my recent relocation from Boston to Los Angeles, I have taken advantage of the blossoming cultural life of this city. I’ve visited numerous galleries and exceptional museums such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art…

Articles On the Town: Thayer St (Now known as SoWa) during an opening at Gallery fx in 2000
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ON THE TOWN

By JIM MANNING If you owned a gallery, showed or performed your art, or if you just happened to go to an exhibit opening in the Boston / Cambridge area during the past six years then odds are pretty good…

Magazine Rivane Neuenschwander, Rain Rains, 2002. Aluminum buckets, water, steel cable, ladder, dimensions variable. Installation view, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima.
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RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER @ NEW MUSEUM

By JOHN PYPER Till September 19th, the New Museum in Manhattan has a mid-career retrospective for Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander. The works gathered in A Day Like Any Other Day are transitory moments collected and framed. She transforms seemingly random…