reviews

  • Michael Mazur

    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Michael Mazur is well known as a printmaker, though largely through his earlier work, which is essentially “humanist” in orientation. During the past three years he has moved decisively away from that position and his imagery has undeniably become more personal. The shift, moreover, has been accompanied by a change of media, from prints to sculpture and painting. Apparently Mazur wanted more room in which to maneuver. He continued to work with figurative images—body-type contour drawings, anatomical segments seen from sharply elevated or otherwise offbeat positions, and objects from domestic

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  • “The Boston Band”

    Parker Street 470

    As its title suggests, “The Boston Band” is a group show. The band includes painters John Ashworth, Carol Beckwith, Dana Chandler, Elizabeth Dworkin, Carl Palazzolo, Katherine Porter, and Andrew Tavarelli; the sculptors are Elizabeth Clark, David Kibbey, Christopher Sprout, Anthony Thompson, and Dan Wills. Generally, the painters here are both more advanced and more successful than the sculptors, the latter suffering from the kind of “new materials new technology” malaise that has become increasingly pervasive since the late sixties. David Kibbey might be an exception, although it’s hard to draw

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