Yearly Archives: 2015

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Art for Breakfast: Goodwill Hunting

Aside from Laurence Weiner’s Dewey Square mural, A TRANSLATION FROM ONE LANGUAGE TO ANOTHER, the best public art I’ve come across in Boston lately is something in the basement of Goodwill in Davis Square, Somerville. There against the back wall…

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Elsewhere: Bahar Yurukoglu

Boston is a transient city. Each fall, legions of artists enroll in graduate programs throughout the city to nurture their talents and connections, and approximately two years later, many move on. While they are here, some of these artists are…

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Rosa Barba: Color Out Of Space

Film is perhaps not the first medium that comes to mind when thinking about mimesis in visual art. Mimesis is something that painting and sculpture, for example, do well. Yet an entire gallery at the List Visual Art Center at…

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Elsewhere: Natalia Afentoulidou

Boston is a transient city. Each fall, legions of artists enroll in graduate programs throughout the city to nurture their talents and connections, and approximately two years later, many move on. While they are here, some of these artists are…

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Interview with Lisa Yuskavage

Lisa Yuskavage is one of the very best and most highly acclaimed painters working today. Mainly known for her lavish and sometimes lewd renderings of the female form, Yuskavage’s work has an unforgiving and forthright style that combines elements of…

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Review: Nicole Cherubini, golden specific

Golden Specific, Nicole Cherubini’s exhibition at Samson Projects, is meditative. The gallery’s white box is punctuated with caramel, turquoise, and terre verte glazes, peach spray paint, and a red plastic bucket. Cherubini’s sculptures color the room. The show includes six…

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Interview with Artist Matthew Noonan

My first introduction to Matt Noonan’s paintings was an eclectic arrangement of oils with dense imagery and rich colors on wood or canvas in the group exhibition Arcadia: Thoughts on the Contemporary Pastoral, curated by Steve Locke and recently on…

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Judith Klausner at the New Bedford Art Museum

Pills are talismans. They are tiny, portable and therapeutic, secular-but-sorcerous objects whose enchantments are swiftly and secretly invoked. Psychoanalyst Ernest Becker wrote, “Pills and pellets are forms of fetishes, ways of overcoming anxiety, the terror of the body, in a…

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A Regionalist in Hollywood: Thomas Hart Benton

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, recently on view at the Peabody Essex Museum (now travelling across the country through fall 2016), was a stunning, densely-mounted and sharply focused show that brought to light the cosmopolitan side of a…

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BIG RED SHINDIG: Art on the Walls

As we rapidly approach tomorrow’s Big Red Shindig, we want to share with you work from some of the great artists we’ll be showcasing. This year we’re excited to partner with Kathleen Smith Redman, Exhibitions Director at the New Art Center…

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