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Studio Sessions: Nikki Romanello

Welcome back to Studio Sessions and the interview with my next guest, Nikki Romanello. Nikki earned a BFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008, and an MFA in sculpture from the Pratt Institute in 2011.…

Articles Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the Nick Cave and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Carnival at the PEM: Nick Cave’s ‘Drive-By’

The Peabody Essex Museum has continued its dynamic contemporary art series, FreePort, now in its sixth iteration, with an installation of Nick Cave’s famed soundsuits. This exhibition goes beyond merely placing the suits themselves in the galleries as sculpture, and…

Feature Wilson Lawrence, Sift, 2010, Museum wall, 52 x 24 x —½ inches
Courtesy of the artist
Paint Things

When we talk about ‘occupying’ these days, we might be talking about a number of things—taking up a few seats on a bus, or how long we’ve lived in an apartment—but since Fall 2011, we’ve come to know the verb…

Magazine A selected arrangement from Hitodama 1-14, cast iron, cast concrete, poplar, 2012" Photo courtesy of Yellow Peril Gallery.
Gage Prentiss at Yellow Peril Gallery

Art openings in December are difficult to attend and hold for a simple reason, “other obligations.” In the face of the additional responsibilities put on many around this time of year, there are still a few who trudge on, decide…

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Studio Sessions: Matt Hinçman

In this installment of Studio Sessions I interview Matt Hinçman about his work. Matt Hinçman is an associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Primarily creating work that exists in the public sphere, he typically…

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The Walls Are Alive With the Sound of Os Musicos

In creating their vibrant and fantastical artworks, Brazil’s Os Gemeos (“The Twins” Octavio and Gustavo Pandalfo) draw heavily from dreams and fantasy, rural traditions, and urban life and street culture. Strongly inspired by both the hip hop and graffiti style…

Magazine Julianne Swartz, Loop, 2010
wire, speakers, electronics, and 8-channel composition.  130 x 140 x 10 inches
Collection of Jean and Colette Cherqui, Paris
Julianne Swartz at the deCordova

Julianne Swartz’s work is full of contradictions. Within the first few minutes of walking through her new exhibition at the deCordova I had decided, perhaps fittingly, that this was the most and least family-friendly show I have ever seen. Posted…

Articles Janet Echelman
Echelman Update

In a controversial decision, the Phoenix City Council has decided to proceed with a large public sculpture by Boston-based artist Janet Echelman. You can read the full story here. The short version, though, is that art and culture won out…

Articles Matthew Hincman, Jamaica Pond Bench, 2006.

Part I: Futility A few weeks ago I received an email from an artist named Matthew Hincman. It was only a few short lines about a sculpture he had installed at the Jamaica Pond, and a picture. “The sculpture…