Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wind and Waves

Hopewell-based artist Jan Purcell likes visiting Cape Cod during the off season, when she can be alone with the elements.  Some of her magical, luminous paintings can be seen at the new Gallery at Verde in Kingston through Jan. 19. … Continue reading

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Gifts of Giving

On the day after Christmas, it is relevant to be talking about the joys of giving and receiving gifts. My best friend from high school, Linda Komaroff, has written Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic … Continue reading

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Narcissus in the Studio

Art is all around us. The refrigerator magnets are mini Matisses, there’s Van Gogh on the coffee mug. Art fills magazines and billboards, blogs and videos, and in the city of Philadelphia, wherever you turn there’s a mural stretching across … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll

What’s that high-pitched sound you hear as you enter the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Dorrance Galleries? Must be ringing in your ears, you think, as you look, first, at the self-portrait by Michelangelo Pistoletto: a life-size serious man-in-the-gray-flannel-suit type fellow … Continue reading

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Black Moon

As Amie Siegel’s video “Black Moon” opens, a group of beautiful California yoga moms dressed in glamorous army fatigues walks stealthily through an abandoned suburbia, rifles at the ready. On view at Boston’s ICA, this is a quasi-science-fiction movie featuring  … Continue reading

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