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Steve Locke’s ‘Family Pictures’

Steve Locke’s new exhibition of installed photographic works, Family Pictures—up through Saturday, November 26 at Kayafas Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston—is perhaps the most important and vital body of artwork to be exhibited in Boston in my recent memory. Like … Continue reading

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Hilary Tolan: The Depth of Shadow

The depth in Hilary Tolan’s new work is easy to miss: not because the work is quiet, and reserved, and unassuming, but because its subtle power confronts us in a way we might want to overlook. Tolan’s new modestly scaled … Continue reading

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Francine Koslow Miller

Francine Koslow Miller I was shocked and saddened when Francine Koslow Miller, the great art and cultural critic, writer, and constant presence in the Boston artworld, passed last week. She was a good friend and confidante, and wrote a number … Continue reading

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Brian Zink: Figure/Ground

Brian Zink is unapologetic.  Without a trace of irony or the unnecessary bracketing of abstraction that has served as a refuge for many abstract painters since the figurative/narrative-centric oughts (’00s), Zink has, for over 20 years, maintained a steadfast commitment … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Art Fair

I had some trouble following up on my posts about art fairs. I hear complaints from artists (like me) all the time – and yet we still participate when we can. Often the canned excuse is some version of the … Continue reading

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(Art) Miami – Part 2

I’ve experienced a lot of great art in Miami – which makes the nightmarish parking and traffic seem vaguely worth the aggravation. I learned too late last night about the midtown protest against the horrific decision in New York – … Continue reading

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(Art) Miami 2014 – Part 1

It shouldn’t be news that the ‘art fair’ phenomenon works entirely on the level of capitalization and commodification of art – nor that vital political and social content gets particularly flattened and politely repackaged for sale in this context. The … Continue reading

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New Work at Pulse Miami 2014

I’ll be showing new work at the Pulse Miami Beach fair beginning tomorrow night, December 3, running through Sunday December 7 – with LaMontagne Gallery, booth A4. Info about the fair HERE. These new paintings explore the Random Walk (RW) … Continue reading

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Back to School

I’m taking a few classes through the New Centre for Research and Practice, which I would describe as an online collective of philosophers, social theorists, and programmers offering classes via Google classroom in an entirely democratic way. Here’s how the … Continue reading

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Thank You

When is the last time I said thank you as I approached an artwork? Typically, I’m looking for something in an artwork – looking for it to be or to do something. This can be subtle or gross – for … Continue reading

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