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Inspiration Nation: Hannah Yata’s Marvelous Monsters

Inspiration Nation: Hannah Yata’s Marvelous Monsters

junkyardarts January 20, 2015 Comments Off on Inspiration Nation: Hannah Yata’s Marvelous Monsters

Hannah Yata’s Artwork.  It’s equal parts terrifying and beautiful, fanciful and erotic, surreal and familiar.  I find that I am mildly nauseated and wildly enchanted by her work – I just can’t stop looking.

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Inspiration Nation: Victor Grasso’s Naughty Nightmares

Inspiration Nation: Victor Grasso’s Naughty Nightmares

junkyardarts January 19, 2015 Comments Off on Inspiration Nation: Victor Grasso’s Naughty Nightmares

Victor’s paintings are a perfectly unnerving mix of surreal fantasy and photorealism and the combination is as unsettling as it is dreamy.  While the concepts are a bit fluffy, the execution smooths all that

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LAST MINUTE PLANS: Harvard Bookstore’s Warehouse Weekends

LAST MINUTE PLANS: Harvard Bookstore’s Warehouse Weekends

brian October 5, 2013 Comments Off on LAST MINUTE PLANS: Harvard Bookstore’s Warehouse Weekends

What’s one of the best things to do on a fall weekend afternoon in New England? Obviously grabbing a cup of coffee and browsing the aisles of your favorite local bookstore on the hunt

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Playing in the DIRT @ PEM: 3rd Thursday Review & Preview

Playing in the DIRT @ PEM: 3rd Thursday Review & Preview

brian June 19, 2013 Comments Off on Playing in the DIRT @ PEM: 3rd Thursday Review & Preview

It was a mid-May early evening in Salem, one of the first warm nights of the season. The kind of night where the sun refused to set quickly, instead baking the city’s cobblestoned downtown

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According to What?: Ai Weiwei Retrospective at the Hirshorn

According to What?: Ai Weiwei Retrospective at the Hirshorn

brian February 18, 2013 Comments Off on According to What?: Ai Weiwei Retrospective at the Hirshorn

When you reach the second floor of Washington D.C.’s Hirshorn Gallery – the floor where According to What?; a retrospective exhibit of Ai Weiwei’s works, is located – you can go left or you

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REVIEW: EAST 100th STREET AT THE BOSTON MFA

REVIEW: EAST 100th STREET AT THE BOSTON MFA

brian February 15, 2013 Comments Off on REVIEW: EAST 100th STREET AT THE BOSTON MFA

In 1967, New York City’s East 100th Street was nearing the end of its reign as supposedly the most dangerous block in New York City. Photographer Bruce Davidson was there and captured it all

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Review: The Postcard Age at the Boston MFA

Review: The Postcard Age at the Boston MFA

brian January 31, 2013 Comments Off on Review: The Postcard Age at the Boston MFA

When you walk into the Torf Gallery at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, you’re almost immediately surrounded by postcards, little pieces of cardstock now considered a novelty. But as you move around the exhibit,

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The Gallery Wall: Harvest Wreath

The Gallery Wall: Harvest Wreath

junkyardarts October 5, 2011 Comments Off on The Gallery Wall: Harvest Wreath

This edition of The Gallery Wall is one of my favorites: fall wreaths! There is nothing like a beautiful wreath on a front door to say “I’m probably not a hoarder, come on in!”,

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Gallery Wall: Summah’ Time

Gallery Wall: Summah’ Time

junkyardarts July 13, 2011 Comments Off on Gallery Wall: Summah’ Time

It’s summertime on the East Coast and many of us are spending most of our time outside, in the sun, getting burned and crying ourselves to sleep covered in aloe vera. Meanwhile, starving artists

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The Gallery Wall: Valentine’s Day of the Dead

The Gallery Wall: Valentine’s Day of the Dead

junkyardarts February 13, 2011 Comments Off on The Gallery Wall: Valentine’s Day of the Dead

In this installment of our Gallery Wall, I decided to go with something a bit darker than the usual faire.  You see, Valentine’s Day is upon us and, well, I could give a shit. 

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