Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

MASS MoCA Stages Monumental Show

MASS MoCA Stages Monumental Show

 You'd think that Ledelle Moe's monumental memorial to the murdered and the slain would be a real downer. But it isn't.  As you descend the steps onto the exhibition floor in MASS MoCA's biggest gallery, you're confronted by three giant concrete heads lying on the...

The Art of Eroding Memories

The Art of Eroding Memories

Here's the portrait I didn't see in my first visit to Installation Space in North Adams. Photo by Grier Horner. For a week I've been trying to come up with the best one-word description of Robert Maloney's installation at the Installation Space in North Adams. ...

Bold, Beautiful – and Happy

Bold, Beautiful – and Happy

Jesse Tobin McCauley in her studio in the Lichtenstein Center in Pittsfield. Photo by Noel Henebury For Jesse Tobin McCauley her current show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield is a sentimental journey. Just six years ago she had showed with Group W...

Portraits of Flowers

Portraits of Flowers

This post came to me when I was carrying the garbage can in from the street this morning. Cutting through Babbie's biggest garden, I saw how the early  sun was catching a cluster of purple flower flowers. (I'm sorry but I'm as bad at remembering flowers' names as...

Look Mom. All these women are naked

Look Mom. All these women are naked

I took this picture to show you this humungous lady. She must have been 40 feet high. I couldn't believe it. There were these old people in front of her. They knew it was not good manners to look. They were all looking away. Then we went inside this big room and there...