Shaila Dewan

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  • 16 years ago

    Perry House's densely layered, organically suggestive abstract paintings are not as far from figurative as you can get, but they're pretty far. So it was surprising that he wanted to look at paintings of real things from the Museum of Fine Arts' B...

  • 16 years ago

    In the thirteenth century, showman Arnaud de Villeneuve used a camera obscura to delight an audience with a shadow play avec sound effects. The fact that the audience stayed inside to witness the players' intrigue projected on the wall, when they ...

  • 16 years ago

    It is said that good writers borrow and great writers steal. In the belief that the same is true for newspapers, this week the Press begins a new feature modeled after New York Times art critic Michael Kimmelman's conversations with artists, recen...

  • 16 years ago

    Let the bloodsport begin: The Millennial Biennial's roster of artists has been announced, and everyone's worst fears or best hopes have been confirmed. Now is the time to second-guess the curators. The Whitney Biennial, by the way, is the Whitney ...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Seated in a Montrose living room, Doug Michels is witnessing one of those bizarre moments when the past intrudes on the present, appearing suddenly, in Technicolor, like a pomaded lindy-hopper skidding down a '90s dance floor. Dropped into up-to-t...

  • 16 years ago

    Just a month or so ago, I was seated, much against my better judgment, on an inordinately large panel convened to discuss artists in the community, or the art community, or some such well-meaning topic. Doubtless there was among the 14 of us someo...

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