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James Starkman’s ‘Let Go’ at Yellow Peril

Wild things
Parkour is a French term for running around the city like awesome, crazy yahoos who let no obstacle stand in their way.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 28, 2012


William Trost Richards at the Newport Art Museum

‘Paradise’ found
Call it poor timing. The 19th-century seascape painter William Trost Richards is one of the granddaddies of Rhode Island art, but in the wide world of art he remains obscure.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2012


Science meets fantasy in Mollie Goldstrom’s prints

When worlds collide
If you hang around the art world much, you often hear that there are currently no major movements.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2012


Jack Keats and Howard Pyle

Well drawn
Ezra Jack Keats published The Snowy Day in 1962 — around the time Freedom Riders were being beaten for trying to integrate bus travel in the South and James Meredith was being barred from the University of Mississippi.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 17, 2012


Os Gêmeos delight and provoke

Brazilian surprises
Fox 25 viewers are in a tizzy about Brazilian graffiti stars Os Gêmeos's seven-story mural depicting a giant masked guy in Boston's Dewey Square after Fox Boston asked on Facebook Saturday: "What does it look like to you?"
By: GREG COOK  |  August 10, 2012


Maxfield Parrish, reconsidered

A window to dream worlds
An otherworldly light glows from Maxfield Parrish's paintings — part golden sunset, part moonlight, part fairy dust. It gives his paintings of dreamy women, wandering knights, Greek gods, fabled Bagdad merchants, and uncannily still landscapes an air of romance and mystery.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 07, 2012


Mass MoCa finds another country of art

Defining Canada
These days you often hear how the Web has made everything more accessible, how the art world is flat, how the art capitals no longer have a monopoly on ideas and whatnot.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 25, 2012


Two different approaches at the RISD Museum

Stripped down and plugged in
When Minimalist art began in the 1960s and ’70s, it was difficult stuff. Painters reduced their vocabularies to lines and grids as they pared painting down toward its essential ingredients.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2012


Bedford to the Rose

Turning over a new leaf?
Turning over a new leaf?
By: GREG COOK  |  July 18, 2012


A wide range of representation at AS220

Making it real
One of the notable developments of recent years is the return of realism, particularly hardcore realist painting from studio models.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2012


JUST ANNOUNCED: Christopher Bedford named new director for Rose Art Museum

Introducing the Rose's first director since 2009
Christopher Bedford, the 35-year-old chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, has been named the next director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 13, 2012


Hartley’s Gloucester; plus, Cristi Rinklin

Dogtown genius
Marsden Hartley returned to Gloucester in 1931 like so many traditional painters making the summer pilgrimage to the city's shores and fishing wharves, except he was part of Alfred Stieglitz's Modernist circle in New York, had imbibed French Cubism in Paris and German Expressionism in Berlin, and was a friend of Gertrude Stein and Wassily Kandinsky.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 11, 2012

Walter Addison’s artistic menagerie at Cade Tompkins Projects

Call of the ‘wild’
Walter Addison's paintings transport you back in time, to the jazzy hopping New York of the years bookending World War II.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 02, 2012


''Let’s Talk about Bikes'' at the BSA Space

Pedal power
A hit of the 1939 New York World's Fair was General Motors' "Futurama," a vast model landscape lined with superhighways that arrived at a metropolis of gleaming skyscrapers.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 02, 2012


Josiah McElheny’s cosmos at the ICA

In 2000, when Josiah McElheny attended his first performance at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, he was wowed by the auditorium's 1966 midcentury modern "starburst" chandeliers.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 29, 2012


Natalie Gruppuso’s ‘Love and Equality’ at Yellow Peril

Happily ever after (finally)
When the Massachusetts Supreme Court approved gay marriage, I covered one of the first gay weddings there as a reporter in 2004.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 09, 2012


‘Rolemodelplaytime’ at Brown’s Bell Gallery

Serious fun
Randy Regier's Dime Star is a story about disappointment. A traveling salesman's sample cases are stacked up, displaying vintage '60s (looking) toys — a "Dime Star" space cowboy policeman and his human-headed space horse, wristwatches ("Shows exact time twice a day — anywhere in the world"), a clock.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 19, 2012


‘Homecoming’ at Brown’s List Art Center

Body works
A sign of a thriving art community is its influence, the way other artists adopt and adapt its looks and methods and thinking.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 13, 2012


P.E.M. misses Ansel Adams's big picture

In the last gallery of "Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge" (at the Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, through October 8 on their site) hang three impressively giant photographs.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 12, 2012


Markham Starr’s ‘In History’s Wake’; and Linda Nagaoka

The seafaring life
Living here near the coast, commercial fishing is never far away, but it can seem otherworldly, like an old romantic myth that surprisingly turns out to still be true.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2012


Jasper Johns cools it

Secret sharer
The title of Jasper Johns's 1975 painting The Dutch Wives refers to a slang term for, alternately, a prostitute or sex doll or a glory hole.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 01, 2012

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