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Sign painter: Los Angeles painter Ed Ruscha

There's no denying that Los Angeles painter Ed Ruscha is one of the preeminent artists of the past half-century. But do I have to like him?
By: GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2013


Strip show: Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series

A few years back, Lisa Nilsson was rummaging though a junk shop when she found a quilled crucifix.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2013


Free hand: Frank Casazza's murals and graphics

Everything is happy in Frank Casazza's murals and graphics.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 13, 2013


Great art from the other Nick Cave

The Soundsuits by Chicagoan Nick Cave (not the rock star) are the dazzling mutant offspring of disco, Bigfoot, Teletubbies, African and Caribbean carnival costumes, troll dolls, flea markets, Wookiees, and cheerleader pompons.
By: GREG COOK  |  March 13, 2013


Collective Thinking @ Blanc Gallery

In 2010, a group of 20-something art and music enthusiasts transformed an unassuming basement space on Vancouver Street into YES.OUI.SI., a multi-media gallery and gathering spot for young talents that hosted dozens of visual-art shows, film screenings, literary readings, and experimental music performances.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  March 06, 2013


Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries

In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 28, 2013


Gay night at the museum

Last week, with help from local LGBT activists the Welcoming Committee, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum bridged the gap between "historical landmark" and "sexy party."
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  February 26, 2013


Amalia Pica’s emo sculpture

"There are so many interesting things in the world, and you think, 'How am I ever going to compete with that?' " Amalia Pica said at an opening-night talk for her exhibition at MIT's List Visual Art Center.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2013


Elegant scrapbook: ''Among From With Andrew Witkin''

Boston artist Andrew Witkin won the Institute of Contemporary Art's 2008 Foster Prize for local artists with a cryptic, minimalist apartment-like installation.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 13, 2013


Painting beyond the stretcher at the deCordova

"Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher" at the deCordova is a smart, sinewy examination of 18 artists who make "painting-as-sculpture and vice versa."
By: GREG COOK  |  February 13, 2013


Bee-havior: ''Festooning the Inflatable Beehive'' at BU's 808 Gallery

An art gallery may seem like an unconventional space for discussions on insect behavior, but Maria Molteni maintains beekeeping is as much an art as a science.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 06, 2013

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Paper tigers: ''Graphic Advocacy'' at MassArt

There's a curious lack of urgency in "Graphic Advocacy: International Posters of the Digital Age 2001-2012" at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
By: GREG COOK  |  February 04, 2013


Talking about a revolution: ''Histories of Now'' at the School of the MFA

Last January, less than a year after crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts presented "Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo."
By: GREG COOK  |  February 04, 2013


Movin' on up: Greer Muldowney's photography

It's night in Greer Muldowney's photo.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 30, 2013


Family Ties: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons's art

Family has long been one of the central subjects of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons's art.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 30, 2013


Endless summer: A winter picnic in the Nave Gallery

A sneak peek at the inaugural exhibit at the Nave Gallery's brand-new annex space in Davis Square.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 23, 2013


Sinclair Hitchings's 'Art in Boston'

How much difference can one person make? Sinclair Hitchings hopes it's a substantial one when it comes to his "Art in Boston" project, which he began in 2006.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 23, 2013


Lawless Youth: Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless

Adolescence is tough on everyone. But imagine the growing pains that come along with a drunken mother who uses an ax to chop down your sister's bedroom door.
By: MEGAN JOHNSON  |  January 16, 2013


The eyes have it: The Capitoline Brutus at the MFA

Do not attempt a staring contest with this dude.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  January 16, 2013


Frank Gohlke's New Topographics

"When that show was created, as odd as it seems now, it was extremely controversial," Frank Gohlke says of being featured in the landmark 1975 exhibit of deadpan photography, "New Topographics: Photographs of the Man-Altered Landscape" at New York's George Eastman House.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 15, 2013
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