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Corporate Big Birds

by Melody Davis May 23, 2013


  “Amazing” is likely the viewer’s first word upon encountering Xu Bing’s Phoenix (2007-2010)—which, properly, should be “Phoenixes” for its twin suspended sculptures. Even my 14-year-old son, who complains through every exhibition I drag him to, ...

Mass Moca

Cloggin’ in the Streets

by Ann Morrow June 27, 2012


“You know people want to sit on those horses but they can’t,” says Gutman Black, referring to the equine street sculptures of Saratoga Springs. “But they can sit on ours,” he adds proudly. “Ours” being one ...

Absolut Power

by Melody Davis July 14, 2011


Alcohol connects. It runs through generations; it runs through genes; it forms our relations and commerce; it’s in the blood. We may even acknowledge that our significant relationships began “under the influence.” We like to ...

Clark Art Institute

Objects of Wonder and Delight

by The Staff January 26, 2011


“So much depends/upon/a red wheel/barrow/glazed with rain/water/beside the white/chickens.” So wrote master imagist poet William Carlos Williams. The latest exhibition at the Hyde Collection celebrates still life with similar awe and gravity. Objects of Wonder and ...

The Hyde