David Martinez takes a look at Walid Raad at the ICA/Boston and examines whether audio tours enhance or detract from a viewer’s experience.
Douglas W. Milliken and Jenna Crowder preview the agony and the ecstasy of Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s epic cinematic opera, River of Fundament.
Jacob Fall and Virginia Rose investigate revelations in Elise Ansel’s Distant Mirrors at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Skye Priestley investigates ambiguity in form and process throughout Duncan Hewitt’s retrospective at the Portland Museum of Art.
Julie Poitras Santos on a “multi-faceted, interdisciplinary, many-years-in-the-making, pedagogical exhibition about a radical pedagogical endeavor” — the legendary and massively influential Black Mountain College at the ICA/Boston.
Emily Jane Young discusses discomfort, feminism, and masculinity at Douglas W. Milliken’s multi-disciplinary launch event of Cream River, a book of short stories, and its musical twin, the record Whiskey Dick, by Blind Pelican.
Kathy Weinberg navigates Veronica Cross’ exploration of the female figure in the complex contexts of punk aesthetics, pop culture, and the baggage of hijacking the vintage.
The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial proves to be a tangle of work from talented artists. Helen Greenbriar examines Alison Ferris’ curatorial choices in this already-controversial show.
In her solo show BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME, Julie K. Gray maps her failures in attempting to “to explore the unknown through paranormal and spiritual means.” by Benjamin Spalding
Narciso Philostratus’ review of Elizabeth Fox’s latest paintings reveals unabashed religiosity, technical sophistication, and a fresh sense of humor. by Jeffrey Ackerman