Shawn Hill


Recent Articles:

  • ICA's 2013 James and Audrey Foster Prize Fine Arts

    Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, Mark Cooper and Luther Price

    By: Shawn Hill - May 26th, 2013

    This group show honors local artists Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, Mark Cooper and Luther Price On the messy, shambolic, expressive side we have the males. These comprise Cooper's organic and crudely handmade sculptural forms and Price's soiled, gritty, gestural abstract slide shows. The women are the cerebral members of this foursome, with Bapst's conceptual take on monochromatic, minimalist sculpture and Burin's dry and deceptively meta-textual installation concerning a forgotten architect.

  • Os Gemeos at Boston's ICA Fine Arts

    Twin Graffiti Allstars Shake up the Waterfront

    By: Shawn Hill - Aug 10th, 2012

    Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo bring their hip-hop style from Brazil in their first U.S. Museum Exhibition, occupying Dewey Square in a whole new way with a controversial mural, while charming with their showcase at the ICA Boston With Os Gemeos, the real controversy is how anyone could see the playing child in the mural and not smile.

  • Manet in Black at the Museum of Fine Arts Fine Arts

    Realist Impressions in Printmaking

    By: Shawn Hill - Jul 25th, 2012

    Edouard Manet is highlighted in works on paper alongside his own idols of Goya, Rembrandt, Delacroix and Velazquez; connections to his paintings abound in expressive etchings and lithographs. The special exhibition continues at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston through October 28.

  • Josiah McElheny at the Institute of Contemporary Art Fine Arts

    Some Pictures of the Infinite

    By: Shawn Hill - Jun 23rd, 2012

    Through delicate glass vessels and metal chandeliers weighing several hundred pounds, Josiah McElheny ponders infinity across a variety of reflective surfaces at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art through October 14th.

  • Untitled by Gregory Crewdson at Montserrat Fine Arts

    MCA Commencement Exhibition

    By: Shawn Hill - May 12th, 2012

    Gregory Crewdson will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art on May 22nd. Three large format photos from two ongoing series are on display in the Carol Schlossberg Alumni Gallery through May 25th.

  • Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 at the MFA Fine Arts

    All Models, No Portraits, 5 Decades!

    By: Shawn Hill - Aug 12th, 2010

    Black and white has never looked so self-sufficient, so complete, so influential or so lovely, in print after luscious large-scale print in a show sponsored by the nascent Richard Avedon Foundation, just beginning to carry out its mandate to present the artist's work, maintain an archive and support and inspire young photographers since his passing in 2005.

  • New Works: Prints Drawings Collages Fine Arts

    MFA Embraces International Living Artists Working on Paper

    By: Shawn Hill - Jul 29th, 2010

    This show of recent acquisitions from the last 6 years of collecting by the Museum of Fine Arts is full of small gems, and one big one. Does it hint of more substantial works to come in the East Wing this fall?

  • Man Up at Judi Rotenberg Gallery Fine Arts

    Jesse Burke, El C. Leonardo, Steve Locke and Rune Olsen

    By: Shawn Hill - May 02nd, 2010

    Gallery Director Kristen Dodge has pulled together four artists who each examine male identity from a different perspective, and in diverse media including video, photography, painting and masking tape. The work is provocative, brutal, and sexy, to varying degrees. In a setback to the Boston art community the gallery will close at the end of the season. The exhibit is on view until May 29.