David Allen Sullivan has no combat experience here or abroad, but his verse offers a poignant vision of the sights, sounds, and passions of the Iraq War. Matt Kraunelis replicates the landscapes of his hometown, planting the reader’s feet firmly in the Merrimack Valley.
John Mayer’s “Born & Raised” departs from the melancholy-ridden songs of youth, providing a subdued, folksier vibe that reflects an artist going on 35.
Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism explores the relationship between two of the most celebrated surrealists of the 20th century, but the pattern of influence comes off as revealingly lopsided — the female artist of the pair more often than not inspired the male.
Chain Letter is an ambitious maelstrom of eclectic works, but a caution to visitors: Go with an insider, a participating artist, or someone who’s close to the show.
Death Cab for Cutie’s newest album isn’t a big departure from their usual sound, but it is a step in their evolution: the group has a new theme — adulthood.
Sue Yang’s eclectic solo exhibition explores the intersections of her multicultural identity through digital and organic art — each medium represents a different facet of the artist’s contemplative selfhood.
“Through the Looking Glass” is a glorious celebration of American fine art and a much-needed boost to the MFA’s Americas wing collection. Amid the drab puritanical portraits and the remarkably unremarkable display of colonial dressers, Chihuly’s glassworks are testaments to the beauty of vivacity. Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass. At the Museum of Fine Arts, […]
Boston has a chance to stand alongside New York as a prominent fashion capitol. In a town rife with creative brains and ideas, designers here are as eclectic and innovative as counterparts around the globe. So let’s hope next year’s Boston Fashion Week will open its doors to a wider audience of non-fashion-snob-istas. By Yumi […]
This MFA exhibition displays some of the most intricate manifestations of tattoos in woodblock prints, leaving the viewer curious about its footprints in contemporary art and popular culture. By Yumi Araki Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints is showing at the Museum of Fine Arts through January 2, 2011. As a cultural prelude to […]
Sometimes what is initially thought to be awkward will eventually be visually pleasing. —Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” 1967 Bars of Color within Squares, a permanent installation in MIT’s Green Center, Cambridge, MA. Finding Bars of Color within Squares. Photo: George Bouret Reviewed by Yumi Araki Hidden between three buildings surrounding Massachusetts Institute of […]