Kurt Kauper: Working from (someone else’s) life

“Kurt Kauper: Everybody Knew That Canadians Were The Best Hockey Players,” Deitch Projects, New York, NY. Through December 15, 2007. Kurt Kauper presents nude portraits of old Boston Bruins hockey stars in a show at Deitch Projects. Last week in the NYTimes Art in Review column, Karen Rosenberg reported that reading Kurt Kauper’s nude portraits … read more… “Kurt Kauper: Working from (someone else’s) life”

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Inside Dave Muller’s head

“Dave Muller: As Below, So Above,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Through October 12, 2008. The exhibition incorporates a wall-sized, diagrammatic timeline of chart-topping rock hits—found in Reebee Garofalo and Steve Chapple’s 1977 book Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here to Pay—with an iPod shuffle-like radio station created by Muller that broadcasts a non-repeating soundtrack … read more… “Inside Dave Muller’s head”

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So are they really Jackson Pollocks?

“Pollock Matters,” curated by Ellen Landau. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. September 1-December 9. Geoff Edgers reports in the Boston Globe: “That’s a question, perhaps the question, surrounding the exhibition ‘Pollock Matters,’ which opens Saturday at Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art. Though the show features about 170 pieces, including paintings, … read more… “So are they really Jackson Pollocks?”

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Edward Hopper’s negative feng-shui

Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Edward Hopper retrospective at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.“The scale of the paintings is indifferent, in the way of graphic art. Their drawing is graceless, their colors acrid, and their brushstrokes numb. Anti-Baroque, they are the same thing when looked at up close and when seen from afar. I believe … read more… “Edward Hopper’s negative feng-shui”

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