November / December 2010

November / December 2010

Volume 31, Issue 6


Wing of Desire
By Christine Temin
Fifty-three galleries and $504 million—MFA’s Art of the Americas wing opens as New England’s largest and most ambitious museum expansion.

Photographers Drawn to Historic Processes
By Carl Little
Contemporary photographers revisit the past to create provocative new images.

Frame to Fame
By Ethan Gilsdorf
Three New England filmmakers seek fame and recognition along the independent film festival circuit. Art New England’s first serialized narrative.

Profile: John Bisbee
By Lois Tarlow
Upright, bipedal, semi-legit—that’s Maine sculptor John Bisbee, as he describes himself in this exclusive interview.

Why Museum Gift Shops Are So Enticing
By Christine Temin
New England museums compete to offer the best and brightest retail work.

Five from Stowe
By Marc Awodey
From northern Vermont’s burgeoning art community, five artists emerge as today’s most intriguing talent.



Of Note
Compiled by Joanna Michalowski

Book Review:

Chuck Close: Life
Reviewed by Leah Triplett

Field of Vision
A Decade of Maine
by Carl Little


Ranalli’s Whims of Nature
by Deborah Forman


Two Faces to Every Photograph
by Christopher Volpe


M.C. Escher
by Steve Starger


Neal Rantoul at Panopticon
by David Raymond

In the Studio:

Robert Taplin
by Stephen Vincent Kobasa


Century of Firsts
by Debbie Hagan



Exchange at Essex Art Center and Villa Victoria Center for the Arts by Susan Mulski


Joseph Saccio and Gerald Saladyga at Kehler Liddell Gallery by Stephen Vincent Kobasa


Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani at Aucocisco Gallery
by Carl Little

Alex Katz at the Farnsworth Art Museum
by Ken Greenleaf


Tim de Christopher at Oxbow Gallery
by Carand Burnet

Harold Reddicliffe at Boston University Gallery
by Shawn Hill

Cullen Washington at HallSpace Gallery
by Shawn Hill

Carin Ingalsbe at Lanoue Fine Art
by Susan Boulanger

Ruth Mordecai at Soprafina Gallery
by Alicia Faxon

Mary Bucci McCoy at Kingston Gallery
by David Raymond

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons at Smith College Museum of Art
by Sarah Buttenwieser

Petah Coyne at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
by Alicia Faxon


Carol Aronson-Shore at the University of New Hampshire
by Dustan Knight

Catherine Tuttle at McGowan Gallery
by Elena Sarni


Mike Hansel at Bannister Gallery
by Martina Windels


Christo and Jeanne-Claude at Robert Hull Fleming Museum
by Amy Rahn

Jon Gregg at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
by Amy Rahn

Robert Gerhardt at Dibden Center at Johnson State College
by Amy Rahn

Wayne Nobushi Fugi’i at the Southern Vermont Arts Center
by Pam Bernard

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