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Maverick #579
Chelsea Notes: 2009
New York Gallery Shows Through the Holidays

Maverick #578
Irreverent Object
Museum Level Survey at Luhring Augustine

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Eric Fischl Is Full of Bull at Mary Boone
The Eyes Have It for Marc Quinn Uptown

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Inigo Manglano-Ovalle Stands Modernism on Its Head
Inverts Mies Glass House at Mass MoCA

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Lynda Benglis Retrospective at Dublin's Museum of Modern Art
New York Show at Cheim & Read

Maverick #579
Chelsea Notes: 2009
New York Gallery Shows Through the Holidays
By Charles Giuliano / December 17, 2009 / / There is no attempt here to create a unifying theme. It is a series of brief notes presented with images in alphabetical order. Our insights and enthusiasm will wax and wane as some exhibitions are more intriguing than others. ...

Maverick #578
Irreverent Object
Museum Level Survey at Luhring Augustine
By Charles Giuliano / December 17, 2009 / / There was an ironic smile as we encountered such familiar, outrageous objects as the infamous, Piero Manzoni, can of the Artist's Shit, or an example of the iconic multiple of Joseph Beuys, a small sled equipped with felt, fat, and a ...

Maverick #577
Eric Fischl Is Full of Bull at Mary Boone
The Eyes Have It for Marc Quinn Uptown
By Charles Giuliano / December 16, 2009 / / This may best the best show yet by / figurative painter, Eric Fischl, at Mary Boone's Chelsea Gallery at 541 West 24th Street. There is a tandem show of paintings with the British artist, Marc Quinn, uptown in Boone's gallery at ...

Maverick #576
Inigo Manglano-Ovalle Stands Modernism on Its Head
Inverts Mies Glass House at Mass MoCA
By Charles Giuliano / December 17, 2009 / / It was late Monday afternoon in Building Five, the largest special exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art in North America. Richard Criddle, the chief installer, and his crew were working efficiently but intensely to complete constructing a new work by Inigo ...

Maverick #575
Lynda Benglis Retrospective at Dublin's Museum of Modern Art
New York Show at Cheim & Read
By Charles Giuliano / December 15, 2009 / / This is prime time for the sculptor and video artist, Lynda Benglis (born 1941). Simultaneously, she is featured with new work at Cheim & Read, in Chelsea, through December 19, and is the subject of a retrospective slated to tour the ...

Maverick #574
Arlo Guthrie at Shakespeare & Company
A Benefit for Troubled Berkshire Organization
By Charles Giuliano / December 6, 2009 / / It was sloppy driving to Lenox last night, during the first winter storm. That didn't seem to stop a near capacity audience in the Founder's Theatre of Shakespeare & Company. Come hell or high water we were there to support the ...

Maverick #573
David Mamet Directs His New Play on Broadway
Playing the Race Card
By Charles Giuliano / December 8. 2009 / / Race / Written and directed by David Mamet / Sets by Santo Loquasto; costumes by Tom Broecker; Lighting by Brian MacDevitt; Production stage manager, Matthew Silver; Technical supervisor, Hudson Theatrical Associates; Company manager, Bruce Klinger; Associate producer, Jeremy Scott Blaustein; General ...

Maverick #572
Kapoor's Eye Pod at the Guggenheim
Memory on View Through March
By Charles Giuliano / November 14, 2009 / / The illustration of the site specific work by Anish Kapoor for "Memory" an enormous pod constructed of joined sections of contoured Cor-Ten steel is deceptive. This is not how we experience the piece which is on view at the Solomon ...

Maverick #571
BSO Will Preview Tanglewood Season on November 20
Speculation on Health and Programming of James Levine
On Friday, November 20, the Boston Symphony Orchestra plans to announce the 2010 season at Tanglewood. It is interesting that the campaign to sell tickets is occurring prior to the Holidays. Perhaps the marketing strategy is that tickets will dance like Sugar Plum Fairies. / / In this tough economy ...

Maverick #570
Raves for John Douglas Thompson in The Emperor Jones
Run Extended to December 6 at Irish Repertory Theater in NY
By Charles Giuliano / November 6, 2009 / / The Emperor Jones / By Eugene O'Neill / Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly; Choreography by Barry McNabb; Sets by Charlie Corcoran; Costumes by Antonia Ford-Roberts; Lighting by Brian Nason; Music and Sound by Ryan Rumery and Christian Frederickson; Puppet and Mask ...

Maverick #569
James Ivory Discusses His Films with Ismail Merchant
Highlight of Williamstown Film Festival
By Charles Giuliano / November 2, 2009 / / Since its formation in 1961 the team of director, James Ivory and producer, Ismail Merchant (he died in 2005) served as a signifier for high end, art films with superb performances, wordy scripts, and sumptuous productions. They are closer to the ...

Maverick #568
Shakespeare & Company Discusses $10 Million in Debt
Artistic Director Tony Simotes Outlines New Business Plan
By Charles Giuliano / October 16, 2009 / / Four and a half months ago Tony Simotes hit the ground running taking over from founder, Tina Packer, as artistic director of Shakespeare & Company. Based on the grim findings of a report by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, commissioned and paid ...

Maverick #567
The Laramie Project Ten Years Later
Barrington Stage One of 120 Theatres Presenting the Play on October 12
By Charles Giuliano / October 16, 2009 / / The Laramie Project Ten Years Later: An Epilogue / By Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber of the Tectonic Theater Project / Directed by Richard M. Pairson, Jr. / Lights, Jeff Davis; Original music, Brad Berridge; ...

Maverick #566
Fantasticks is Fantastick
Hit Show in Too Brief Run at Barrington Stage Company
By Charles Giuliano / October 16, 2009 / / The Fantasticks / Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones / Directed by Andrew Volkoff; Musical Direction, Christopher D. Littlefield; Choreography by Janet Watson; Scenic design, Sam Craig; Costumes, Kristina Lucka; Lighting, Jeff Davis; Sound, Brad Berridge; Stage ...

Maverick #565
Tina Packer Discusses Shakespeare & Company
Taking a Break from Virginia Wolf to Attend Crisis Conference
By Charles Giuliano / October 16, 2009 / / As the media settled in for a press conference convened to discuss the fiscal crisis of Shakespeare & Company we were surprised to encounter the founding artistic director, Tina Packer. She is currently in mid production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid ...

Maverick #564
Richie Havens Brings Woodstock to Pittsfield
Meg Hutchinson Opens Hippie Revial at Colonial Theatre
By Charles Giuliano / October 12, 2009 / / It was déjà vu all over again last night when, just like Woodstock some 30 years ago, that perennial flower child, Rich Havens, festooned in love beads with rings on all his fingers, warmed the hearts of the audience at the ...

Maverick #563
Creator Tom Jones Talks About The Fantasticks
Longest Running Musical in New Production at Barrington Stage Company
By Charles Giuliano / Octobver 12, 2009 / / The Fantasticks / Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones / Directed by Andrew Volkoff; Musical Direction, Christopher D. Littlefield; Choreography by Janet Watson; Scenic design, Sam Craig; Costumes, Kristina Lucka; Lighting, Jeff Davis; Sound, Brad Berridge; Stage ...

Maverick #562
Joe Finnegan Appointed General Manager of Williamstown Theatre Festival
To Work with Artisic Director Nicholas Martin
By Charles Giuliano / October 10, 2009 / / Last season was a challenge on many levels for second year artistic director, Nicholas Martin. In the fall of 2008 while working on directing a play in New York he suffered a stroke. After some months of recovery he opened the ...

Maverick #561
Political Theatre in North Adams Mayor's Race
Lively debate between Mayor Barrett and Candidate Alcombright
A wildly partisan, whoopingly enthusiastic, clearly divided audience hung on every word and nuance of phrase last night during the first of two debates in the hotly contested mayoral race in North Adams, Mass. Long term incumbent, and old school political boss, John Barrett III, went toe to toe with candidate, ...

Maverick #560
Edward Allbee Threatened to Halt Virginia Woolf at Boston's Publick Theatre
Breakout Role for Shakespeare & Company Founder Tina Packer
By Charles Giuliano / October 1, 2009 / / The Boston Globe's blog reported on Tuesday that the Publick Theatre production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" scheduled to open on Thursday, October 1 had run into a conflict with the author Edward Albee. The now 81-year-old playwright rejected the ...

Maverick #559
Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2009 Finale
Piano Duets: Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Jon Faddis and Dave Holland
By Charles Giuliano / September 8, 2009 / / Following the first glorious and totally dry weekend in recent memory the Sun finally set on the 2009 Tanglewood season. The challenges of bad weather and a terrible economy had a negative impact on cultural tourism. Nobody has hard figures but ...

Maverick #558
Tanglewood Jazz Festival Day Two
John Pizzarelli Family and Friends, Regina Carter and Dreaming the Duke
By Charles Giuliano / September 8, 2009 / / The second day of the weekend long Tanglewood Jazz Festival was jam packed, with attractive but uneven impact. There was a full house for the afternoon taping of the Radio Deluxe program featuring John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey as ...

Maverick #557
Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2009 Opens with Paquito d'Rivera
New Arrangement for Conversations with Cachao
By Charles Giuliano / September 8, 2009 / / The Tanglewood Jazz Festival opened last night with a sensational program featuring nine time Grammy winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Paquito d'Rivera. In addition to his sizzling performances on clarinet and alto, with warmth and wit, he ...

Maverick #556
John Douglas Thompson at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre
Opens in The Emperor Jones on October 7
By Charles Giuliano / September 3, 2009 / / From October 7 through November 29 John Douglas Thompson will portray "The Emperor Jones," the 1920 play by Eugene O'Neill, at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The drama of the rise and fall of the dictator ...

Maverick #555
Boston Expressionist Hyman Bloom Was 96
Memorial Exhibition at Yeshiva University
By Charles Giuliano / September 3, 2009 / / On September 13 the exhibition "Hyman Bloom a Spiritual Embrace" opens at the Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, in New York City. The project, which was curated by Katherine French, originated at the Danforth Museum. It serves as a ...

Maverick #554
Star Wars; James Taylor with John Williams and the Pops
A Sunny Sunday at Tanglewood
BY Charles Giuliano / August 31, 2009 / / All good things come to those who wait. Finally, yesterday there was a glorious late summer afternoon. There were lots of umbrellas on the lawn at Tanglewood, but in contrast to the Friday and Saturday concerts in the five days of ...

Maverick #553
James Taylor with Yo Yo Ma and Sheryl Crow
A Stormy Night at Tanglewood
By Charles Giuliano / August 29, 2009 / / What a difference a day makes. Just 24 little hours. On Thursday in Ozawa Hall we heard a sliver of James Taylor and a lot of his band with four backup singers. On those occasions when Taylor offered a tune he ...

Maverick #552
James Taylor: B Sides and Backup Singers
First of Four Tanglewood Concerts
By Charles Giuliano / August 28, 2009 / / The Band: Conversations Among Friends / James Taylor and Band / Luis Conte, percussion; Walt Fowler, horns; Steve Gadd, drums: Larry Goldings, keyboards; Jimmy Johnson, bass; Michael Landau, electric guitars; Lou Marini, horns; Kate Markowitz, vocals; Arnold McCuller, vocals; Andrea Zonn, ...

Maverick #551
Tina Packer and the Mount
Move to the Current Lenox Campus
By Charles Giuliano / August 20, 2009 / / In 1977 when Tina Packer and the fledgling Shakespeare & Company moved into Edith Wharton's former estate The Mount there was an abundance of deteriorating real estate in the Berkshires. During the Industrial Revolution the region prospered. There were thriving mills ...

Maverick #550
Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer
Discussing the Lenox Based Company She Founded 32 Years Ago
By Charles Giuliano / August 24, 2009 / / Sitting over a sandwich at Shakespeare & Company with Tina Packer, the Founding Artistic Director, I said "Thirty Two Years." She looked at me with a long pause as if to say, well, what's the point. Then she added "Yes, 32 ...

Maverick #549
Gold Star for North Adams Open Studios
Award Ceremony at Eclipse Mill September 16
By Charles Giuliano / August 23, 2009 / / In 2005 the artist Diane Sullivan and a committe of neighbors at the Eclipse Mill organized the first Open Studios event. Initally it was a fairly modest undertaking. Many who made the rounds on that first October weekend were mostly curious ...

Maverick #548
Randy Harrison at Berkshire Theatre Festival
Osvald in Ibsen's Ghosts
By Charles Giuliano / August 17, 2009 / / Ghosts / By Henrick Ibsen / Original Adaptation by Anders Cato and James Leverett / Directed by Anders Cato; Scenic Design, Lee Savage; Costume Design, Olivera Gajic; Lighting Designer, Tyler Micoleau; Resident Composer/ Sound Designer, Scott Killian; Dramaturg, James Leverett; ...

Maverick #547
Doug Varone and Dancers at Jacob's Pillow
Set to Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Glass
By Charles Giuliano / August 12, 2009 / / Doug Varone and Dancers / Artistic Director, Doug Varone / Dancers: Julia Burrer, Daniel Charon, Ryan Corriston, Natalie Desch, Erin Owen, Alex Springer, Eddie Taketa, Netta Yerushalmy / Lighting Designers, Jane Cox, Joshua Epstein, Robert Wierzel; Costume Designer, Liz Prince; Technical ...

Maverick #546
Chris Botti at Tanglewood
Pops Tribute to Benny Goodman
By Charles Giuliano / August 11, 2009 / / For those filling the Shed and packed onto the lawn for a program of Pops with guest artist, trumpet star Chris Botti, and a tribute to Benny Goodman, it was the most fun of the summer. Greeting the audience conductor ...

Maverick #545
Will LeBow Reflects on 32 Years of Theatre
Some 17 of Them at American Repertory Theatre
By Charles Giuliano / August 10, 2009 / / For his first of hopefully many seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival Will LeBow is a piano playing ghost in the attic. He plays Will in a new play by Melinda Lopez "Caroline in Jersey" In general it was the best ...

Maverick #544
Justin Waldman Directs Noah Haidle Play
Second Season at Williamstown Theatre Festival
By Charles Giuliano / July 26, 2009 / / We met with the director, Justin Waldman, the morning after the world premiere of "What Is the Cause of Thunder?" by Noah Haidle at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. / / Last summer he directed "The Atheist" which premiered at the ...

Maverick #543
Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Merce Cunningham
Recipient of 2009 Award on 90th Birthday
By Charles Giuliano / July 25, 2009 / / CRWDSPCR (1993) / Dancers: Brandon Collwes, Dylan Crossman, Julie Cunningham (Krista Nilson performed her part), Emma Desjardins, Jennifer Goggans, Daniel Madoff, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott, Robert Swinston, Melissa Toogood, Andrea Weber / Music: John King "Blues '99" ...

Maverick #542
Tony Bennett Performs at Tanglewood
The Best Is Yet to Come
By Charles Giuliano / July 23, 2009 / / It was another miserable night during the summer long monsoon. With consummate grace, style and dignity, Tony Bennett, at 83, the last great male jazz vocalist of his generation, greeted the audience at Tanglewood "Thanks for coming out on a rainy ...

Maverick #541
Jacob's Pillow: Groupe Emile Dubois
US Premiere of Des Gens qui dansent
Des Gens qui dansent / Groupe Emile Dubois / Centre Choregraphique National de Grenoble- Jean-Claude Gallota / Choreographer, Jean-Claude Galotta; Choreographer's Assistant, Mathilde Altaraz; Dramatist, Claude-Henri Buffard; Music, Strigall; Lighting, Marie-Christine Soma; Costumes, Jacques Schiotto and Marion Mercier; Costumes Construction, Marion Mercier and Anne Jonathan; Trainers, Mathilde Altaraz and Darrell Davis; ...

Maverick #540
Tony Simotes of Shakespeare & Company
First Season as Artistic Director in Lenonx
By Charles Giuliano / July 20, 2009 / / When the actor/ director, Tony Simotes, took over as the Artistic Director for Shakespeare & Company in June he inherited a daunting task. The founder, Tina Packer, has stepped down after some 32 years. The charming and charismatic Packer ...

Maverick #539
John Douglas Thompson Defines Othello
Obie Winner May Soon Appear in Emperor Jones Off Broadway
BY Charles Giuliano / July 11, 2009 / / Last summer John Douglas Thompson (born 1964 in England, grew up in Montreal) electrified Berkshire audiences with a riveting performance as Othello at Shakespeare & Company. It was remembered in year end critic lists as the singular dramatic role of the ...

Maverick #538
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at Tanglewood
James Levine Conducts 20th Century Masterpiece
The opening weekend of the eight week Tanglewood season proved to be stunning. There was a capacity audience on Friday night when music director, James Levine, conducted an all Tchaikovsky program. On Saturday night, jazz/ pop pianist and singer, Diana Krall thrilled her legion of fans. On an artistic level, the ...

Maverick #537
Diana Krall at Tanglewood
A Fourth of July Celebration
BY Charles Giuliano / July 9, 2009 / / On the Fourth of July, Diana Krall, with her quartet, augmented occasionally by a full orchestra, transformed Tanglewood into an intimate cabaret. She created an up close and personal ambiance chatting warmly with the audience that packed the Koussevitzky Shed ...

Maverick #536
Brooks Ashmanaskas in Jonathan Marc Sherman's Knickebocker
Nicholas Martin Directs Premiere for Wiliamstown Theatre Festival
BY Charles Giuliano / July 9, 2009 / / Taking a break from rehearsing Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Knickerbocker" which has its world premiere on the Nikos Stage of the Williamstown Theatre Festival this week, we found Brooks Ashmanskas to be amusing and feisty. He is a funny guy with a ...

Maverick #535
Children by A.R. Gurney
Williams Grad Returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival
Children / By A. R. Gurney Suggested by the John Cheever story "Goodbye, My Brother" / Directed by John Tillinger; Scenic Design, James Noone; Light Design, Rui Rita; Costume Design, James Greenwood; Original Music/ Sound Design, Scott Killian; Production Stage Manager, Gregory T. Livoti; Production Manager, Joel M. Krause, ...

Maverick #534
DownStreet Returns to North Adams
Rivitalizing the Business District Through the Arts
By Charles Giuliano / July 1, 2009 / / There was so much to see, with 27 destinations on the map, that the second annual, DownStreet 09, took several days to unfold. Fortunately there was a break in the weather on opening night, Thursday, June 24. / ...

Maverick #533
Nicholas Martin Will Direct Victor Garber in Present Laughter on Broadway in January
Discussing Second Season at Williamstown Theatre Festival
By Charles Giuliano / June 27, 2009 / / The last time I spoke with Nicholas Martin was mid August when he was winding down his first season as Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. After a long tenure at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston he had ...

Maverick #532
Artist Richard Criddle Makes Magic at Mass MoCA
A Behind the Scenes Look at Ten Years of Installations
By Charles Giuliano / June 24, 2009 / / Life size sculptures of elephants and tigers riddled with arrows, flipping Ford Taurus cars, a two story house, an abandoned movie theatre, trucks, an entire amusement park, a Chinese Dragon Boat, a sprawling sculpture assembled from stacked, ersatz cement "Jersey ...

Maverick #531
Pinter's Mirror at Shakespeare & Company
Three Pintersque One Act Plays
By Charles Giuliano / June 22, 2009 / / Pinter's Mirror / A Slight Ache (1961), Family Voices (1980), Victoria Station (1981) / By Harold Pinter / Directed by Eric Tucker; Set Director, Kiki Smith; Lighting Designer; Greg Solomon; Costume Designer, Megan Moriarty; Musical Designer, Michael Pfeiffer; Stage Manager, Molly ...

Maverick #530
Golda in Shakespeare & Company's Diva Series
Anette Miller Stars as Israeli Leader
By Charles Giuliano / June 21, 2009 / / Diva: A prima donna, the principal female singer of an opera company. A principal female in some other field such as a prima ballerina. Any female celebrity, usually a well known pop singer. A person who considers herself (or by extension ...

Maverick #529
Carousel at Barrington Stage Company
His Musical Spins Into Pittsfield
By Charles Giuliano / June 20, 2009 / / Carousel / Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Based on Ferenc Molnar's Play Liliom, As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer, Original Dances by Agnes de Mille, Musical Direction by Darren Cohen Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse; ...

Maverick #528
2009 Biennial of the Portland Museum of Art
Encountering the Maine Event
By Charles Giuliano / June 14, 2009 / / 2009 Biennial / Portland Museum of Art / Portland, Maine / Curated by: Elizabeth Burke, Dan Graham and Denise Markonish / Artists: Eric Aho, Mary Aro, Dozier Bell, Melissa Calderon, Tillman Crane, Sean Foley, A. Jacob Galle, Ilana Halperin, Ethan Hayes-Chute, ...

Maverick #527
Penelope Kreitzer Deconstructs a Play by Holocaust Victim Charlotte Salomon
The Diva Series of Shakespeare & Company
By Charles Giuliano / June 12, 2009 / / The Actors Rehearse the Story of Charlotte Salomon / By David Bridel, Penny Kreitzer and Jonathan Rest / Starring, Penny Kreitzer; Directed by Jonathan Rest; Set Design by Kiki Smith; Lighting Design by Greg Solomon; Sound design by Michael Peiffer ...

Maverick #526
Shirley Is a Valentine for Tina Packer
Shakespeare & Company Floats the Man in the Boat
By Charles Giuliano / May 28, 2009 / / Shirley Valentine / By Willy Russell / Directed by Jenna Ware; Set Designer, Kiki Smith; Lighting Designer, Greg Solomon; Costume Designer, Govane Lohbauer; Sound Designer, Michael Pfeiffer; Stage Manager, Meredyth Pederson. Production sponsored by Dr. Donald and Phoebe Giddon. / Starring ...

Maverick #525
Nancy Jane Fitzpatrick Hear Her Roar
Facebook Party at the Historic Red Lion Inn
By Charles Giuliano / May 27, 2009 / / The Red Lion Inn has been in continual operation in Stockbridge, Mass., the village made famous by Norman Rockwell, since the 18th century. It is a Berkshire icon and destination for upscale lodging and dining. / / Recently we ...

Maverick #524
Shakespeare & Company Launches Season of 18 Productions
Touring Romeo and Juliet Returns to Lenox
By Charles Giuliano / May 26, 2009 / / Romeo and Juliet / By William Shakespeare / Directed by Jonathan Croy / Set Design by Ian P. Guzzone with Kiki Smith and Janet Kalas; Costumes, Govane Lohbauer; Lighting, Greg Solomon; Sound, Marc Scipione; Fight choreography, Jonathan Croy, Sound engineer, Michael ...

Maverick #523
Arts and Culture Drive Recovery in Pittsfield
Megan Whilden Discusses Development Strategies
By Charles Giuliano / May 21, 2009 / / There was a flurry of activity in the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Avenue in downtown Pittsfield. Several local teachers were taking a break with coffee and donuts during the installation of an annual exhibition of works by ...

Maverick #522
Safe Betts in Pittsfield
Great Southern at the Colonial Theatre
By Charles Giuliano / May 20, 2009 / / It was home cookin and country pickin last night as Dickey Betts and his seven piece band, Great Southern, featuring his son, Duane, on lead guitar, rocked the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. Quality rock shows are all too rare in the ...

Maverick #521
American Repertory Theatre Presents a Festival of David Mamet Plays
Romance Is a Legal Farce at Loeb Drama Center
By Charles Giuliano / May 17, 2009 / / Romance / By David Mamet / Directed by Scott Zigler; Set Design, J. Michael Griggs; Costume Design, Miranda Hoffman; Lighting Design, D.M.Wood; Sound Design, David Remeidos; Production Stage Manager, Katherine Shea; Dramaturg, Sean Bartley; Vocal Coach, Jane Guyer / ...

Maverick #520
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Return to Montreal After 40 Years
Free Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
By Charles Giuliano / May 13, 2009 / / Imagine: The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko / April 2 to June 21 / / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / 1380 Sherbrooke Ouest / Montreal, QC H3G / Canada / 514 285 2000 / / / ...

Maverick #519
Biennale de Montreal 2009
The State of Biennials During a Period of Economic Meltdown
By Charles Giuliano / May 12, 2009 / / The implosion of the global economy has taken the inflated art world down with it. During the seemingly endless expansion before the crash there was a complex network of international art fairs, clusters of gallery districts as virtual city states- Chelsea ...

Maverick #518
Beer and Burgers with Potter Phil Sellers
Chair of 2009 North Adams Open Studios
By Charles Giuliano / May 11, 2009 / / Hoisting a few pints with the artist/ potter, Phil Sellers, at the Freight Yard in North Adams, we learned that the glass is half full. Sure these are tough times, and he has taken on the enormous task of chairing ...

Maverick #517
Biennale de Montreal 2009
Interactive Exhibition on View May 1 to 31
By Charles Giuliano / April 27, 2009 / / During the recent Boston conference International Opportunities in the Arts, Claude Gosselin, the general and artistic director of the 25-year-old, organization, Centre international d' art contemporain de Montreal, (CIAC) participated in a panel discussion focused on the phenomenon of ...

Maverick #516
Patti Smith Film at Mass MoCA
Drifting Off Conjuring the Shade of Alain Didot
By Charles Giuliano / April 21, 2009 / / "Merde" Alain Didot exclaimed as we exited the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. We often viewed foreign films together in the 1960s. His bike was gone. In a matter of minutes he stole one and peddled home. It was typical of ...

Maverick #515
When All the News No Longer Fits
Appropriation During an Age of Mechanical and On Line Reproduction
By Charles Giuliano / April 17, 2009 / / The motto "All the news that's fit to print" appeared on the front page of the New York Times in 1896, the first year of ownership by the Ochs-Sulzberger families. That was then. Perhaps now the motto should be revised to ...

Maverick #514
Geoffrey Rush Revives Ionesco on Broadway
Susan Sarandon Co Stars in Exit the King
By Charles Giuliano / April 16, 2009 / / Exit the King / By Eugène Ionesco / Adapted by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush; directed by Mr. Armfield, based on a production commissioned and produced by Company B and Malthouse Melbourne; sets and costumes by Dale Ferguson; lighting by Damien ...

Maverick #513
Kate Maguire Discusses Berkshire Theatre Festival
Drastic Cuts for Nation's Third Oldest Professional Theatre Company
By Charles Giuliano / April 14, 2009 / / The Berkshire Theatre Festival, the nation's third oldest professional theatre company, was founded in 1928 when the Casino, designed by Stanford White of the firm McKim, Mead and White, was moved by horse and buggy from the main drag of historic ...

Maverick #512
TransCultural Exchange Boston Conference 2009
Claude Goseelin, Ute Meta Bauer, David Medalla and William Stover Discussed Biennials
By Charles Giuliano / April 14, 2009 / / The Venice Biennale was founded in 1895 as a kind of trade fair, with a number of permanent pavilions evoking nationalistic agendas through displays of visual culture. This was followed in longevity and prestige by the Sao Paulo Bienal in 1951, ...

Maverick #511
TransCultural Exchange Presents Boston Conference
International Opportunities for Artists
By Charles Giuliano / April 15, 2009 / / The consensus, by an informal word of mouth survey, was that the 2009 Conference International Opportunities for Artists, presented by the international organization, TransCultural Exchange, was a great success. For those who attended the first conference, in 2007, as well as ...

Maverick #510
The Artist Marilyn Manson
Shown by Brigitte Schenk in NY's Volta Art Fair
By Charles Giuliano / March 15, 2009 / / The Volta Art Fair during the recent mix of New York Art fairs focused on gallery booths presenting the work, in some depth, of a single artist. Located on the upper floor of a high rise opposite the mid town Empire ...

Maverick #509
Jane Fonda on Broadway
Returns to the Stage in 33 Variations
By Charles Giuliano / March 15, 2009 / / 33 Variations / Written and Directed by Moises Kaufman / Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Cast: Jane Fonda (Dr. Katherine Brandt), Samantha Mathis (Clara Brandt), Colin Hanks (Mike Clark), Don Amendolia (Anton Diabelli), Erik Steele (Anton Schindler), Zach Grenier (Ludwig ...

Maverick #508
After 32 Seasons Artistic Director Tina Packer is Stepping Down
Shakespeare & Company Announces Blockbuster 2009/ 2010 Season
While announcing the jam packed schedule for the 2009/ 2010, 32nd season of Shakespeare & Company, Tina Packer, who is stepping down as Artistic Director, was in an endearingly warm and ebullient mood. She promised the assembled media during a press conference that she would keep a low profile in her ...

Maverick #507
African Development through Drum and Dance (A3D)
Donating Desks to A.E.D.E.C School in Dakar, Senegal
By Charles Giuliano / March 1, 2009 / / Recently Astrid and I joined my sister, Pip Tuvim, and her drum group, led by the musician Mamadou Diop, for a two week visit to Senegal in West Africa. Several years ago, a similar group decided to form the Salem based, ...

Maverick #506
Henry Schwartz 1927-2009
A Gentle Giant Cast a Long Shadow Over Boston Art
By Charles Giuliano / February 21, 2009 / / / Following a retrospective at Brockton's Fuller Museum of Art, in 1990, Henry Schwartz fell into a severe depression. From 1991 through 2007, when he passed away, Henry was cared for by his brother David. This responsibility was then assumed ...

Maverick #505
Tabitha Vevers Retrospective at DeCordova Museum
Exhibition Traveles to Provincetown Art Association and Museum
By Charles Giuliano / February 20, 2009 / / Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies / Curated by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo / DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park / Lincoln, Mass. / January 24- May 17, 2009 / Catalogue: Introduction by Director, Dennis Kois, Essay by Rachael Rosenfield Lafo, designed by Irene ...

Maverick #504
Stimulus Includes $50 Million for the Arts
Small Change Compred to $2 Billion in Germany and $4 Billion in France
By Charles Giuliano / February 18,2009 / / Last week the arts were lumped together with casinos, zoos, aquariums, swimming pools, stadiums, and highway beautification projects in a motion by Senator Tom Coburn (Republican-Oklahoma) to be excluded from the $800 billion stimulus bill now signed by President Barack Obama ...

Maverick #503
Clark Art Institute's Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris
Exhibits All of the Artist's Works in its Collection
By Charles Giuliano / February 15, 2009 / / The special exhibition "Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris," through April 26 during the off season when entrance to the museum is free of charge, is the kind of in house, small scale, dense and insightful exhibition that reflects the great depth ...

Maverick #502
Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz Apologizes
To Quote President Obama, I Screwed Up
By Charles Giuliano / February 10, 2009 / / "In a meeting with alumni leaders in the fall, Jehuda Reinharz, president of Brandeis, stated that he would not allow a student to drop out because his or her parents could no longer afford tuition. I thought that was a wonderful ...

Maverick #501
Brandeis Univeristy Closes the Rose Art Museum
Trashes Its Cultural Heritage by Looting Renowed Collection
By Charles Giuliano / February 4, 2009 / / A conflagration of shock, anger and protest erupted when in a front page story in the Boston Globe it was announced that Brandeis University President, Jehuda Reinharz, through an unanimous decision of the Board of Trustees, ...

Maverick #500
Maverick Turns 500
Then and Now
By Charles Giuliano / February 4, 2009 / / Maverick Arts was launched as an e mail newsletter on September 17, 2000. At virtually no cost it was a means of circulating critical thinking on the arts. There had ...

Maverick #499
Group Zero in New York, 1957-1966
Survey at Sperone Westwater
By Charles Giuliano / January 7, 2009 / / Zero NY 1957-1966, 2008 / November 6 through December 20, 2008 / Sperone Westwater / 415 West 13th street / NY, NY 10014 / 212 999 7337 / http://www.speronewestwater.com / / Catalogue: Zero 2008 / Introduction by Otto ...

Maverick #498
Fritz Scholder: Indian/ not Indian
Identiy Theft
By Charles Giuliano / January 2, 2009 / / Fritz Scholder: Indian/ not Indian / Curated by Truman T. Lowe and Paul Chaat Smith / Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian / NMAI on the National Mall / Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, S.W. / Washington D.C. 20560 / ...

Maverick #497
Elizabeth Aspenlieder's Bad Dates
Theresa Rebeck Play at Shakespeare & Company
By Charles Giuliano / December 20, 2008 / / Recently we poked around in the enormous new Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus, in Lenox, Mass. Link to S&C Exploring several large rehearsal rooms we found the actress, Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and ...

Maverick #496
Michelangelo Pistoletto at Luhring Augustine
First NY Show in a Decade for Arte Povera Artist
By Charles Giuliano / December 14, 2008 / / Michelangelo Pistoletto / Luhring Augustine / 531 West 24th Street / NY, NY 10011 / 212 206 9100 / November 15 through December 20, 2008 / Http://www.luhringaugustine.com / / ...

Maverick #495
Renee Fleming Stars in Thais by Massenet
To Be Broadcast World Wide in The Met: Live in HD on December 2p0
By Charles Giuliano / December 13, 2008 / / Thais by Jules Massenet / Conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos / Production: John Cox originated at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2002; Ms. Fleming's Costumes by Christian Lacroix; Lighting Designer, Duane Schuler; Choreographer, Sara Jo Slate / Starring: Renee Fleming (Thais), ...

Maverick #494
Steve Cuiffo Channels Lenny Bruce
Hipster Reincarnated at Mass MoCA
By Charles Giuliano / December 8, 2008 / / The mid 30s actor and comic, Steve Cuiffo, aspires to be a living museum/ library of the hipster comic Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925- August 3, 1966). He has memorized some five hours of Bruce material and through his heir, a ...

Maverick #493
Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community
Exhibition at Williams College Museum ol Art
By Charles Giuliano / December 6, 2008 / / Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community / Curated by John Stomberg / Williams College Museum of Art / Beyond the Familiar through March 8, 2009 / / ...

Maverick #492
Liu Zheng: The Chinese
120 Photographs Acquired by Williams College Museum of Art
By Charles Giuliano / December 4, 2008 / / Liu Zheng: The Chinese / Curated by John Stomberg / The Williams College Museum of Art / Williamstown, Mass. / November 15 through April 26, 2009 / http://www.wcma.org/ / / Liu Zheng: The Chinese / Introduction and Acknowledgements, ...

Maverick #491
Cornelius Vermeule, 1929-2008
For 40 Years Curator of Classical Art at the MFA
By Charles Giuliano / December 3, 2008 / / During what was truly another era, from 1957 to 1996, Cornelius Vermule (August 10, 1925- November 27, 2008) was the Curator of Classical Art for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It was the most important such post in an ...

Maverick #490
Tara Donovan at the ICA
Exhibition to Travel to Cincinnati and Des MoinesThrough 2010
By Charles Giuliano / November 24, 2009 / / Tara Donovan / Co Curated by Nicholas Baume and Jen Mergel / October 10 through Jan 4, 2009 / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / February 7 through May 11, 2009 / Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati. ...

Maverick #489
BSO Announces Tanglewood 2009 Season
James Levine to Be on Site for a Month
By Charles Giuliano / November 24, 2008 / / Baby it was cold outside as a full audience of Berkshire business and arts leaders filled the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the campus of Shakespeare & Company, in Lenox. With warmth and humor, Mark Volpe, the BSO Managing Director, ...

Maverick #487
Sol LeWitt at Mass MoCA
Special Exhibition to Remain on View for 25 Years
By Charles Giuliano / November 15, 2008 / / On every level it was a brilliant triumph as Mass MoCA launched a new, 30,000 square foot building which, on three floors, houses "Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective." In a strategy that is possible only ...

Maverick #486
A Portrait of the Northern Berkshires: North Adams, Adams and Williamstown
Written by Eric Rudd with photography by Kelly Lee
By Charles Giuliano / November 13, 2008 / / A Portrait of the Northern Berkshires: North Adams, Adams and Williamstown / Written by Eric Rudd with photography by Kelly Lee / Graphic Design by Keith Bona / Published by Cire Corporation, North Adams, Mass. / Printed by Bona Marketing ...

Maverick #485
David LaChapelle Auguries of Innocence
At Tony Shafrazi Gallery
By Charles Giuliano / November 12, 2008 / / David LaChapelle / Auguries of Innocence / Tony Shafrazi Gallery / 544 West 26th Street / New York, NY 10001 / 212 274 9300 / http://www.tonyshafrazigallery.com / / With its over the top, kitsch notions of ...

Maverick #484
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Under Construction Until 2010
Special Exhibitions Indicate Business as Usual
By Charles Giuliano / November 11, 2008 / / Approaching the Museum of Fine Arts Boston the new wings appear to be taking shape. Despite being under construction through 2010, for the most part, it was business as usual. Already aspects of the Lord Norman Foster design and master ...

Maverick #483
Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum
Major Exhibiton at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
By Charles Giuliano / Movember 10, 2008 / / Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum / The Museum of Fine Arts Boston / September 21, 2008 through January 4, 2009 / Catalogue: Edited by J.E. Curtis and J.E. Reade with contributions by D. Collon, J.E. Curtis, ...

Maverick #482
Miroslav Antic What the Soul Desires
New Paintings at Kidder Smith Gallery
By Charles Giuliano / November 10, 2008 / / Miroslav Antic / Kidder Smith Gallery / What the Soul Desires: New Paintings / November 5 through 29 / 131 Newbury Street / Boston, Mass. 02116 / 617 424 6900 / http://www.kiddersmithgallery.com / / ...

Maverick #481
Oliver Stone's W.
A Film as Mediocre as its Subject
By Charles Giuliano / November 3, 2008 / / W / Directed by Oliver Stone; Written by Stanley Weiser; Starring: Josh Brolin (George W. Bush), Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush), James Cromwell (George H.W. Bush), Ellen Burstyn (Barbara Bush), Richard Dreyfuss (Richard Cheney), Jeffrey Wright (Colin Powell), Scott Glenn (Donald Rumsfeld), ...

Maverick #480
November by David Mamet at Lyric Stage Company
New England Premiere of Political Satire
By Charles Giuliano / November 2, 2008 / / November / By David Mamet / Directed by Daniel Gidron; Scenic Design, by Jenna McFarland Lord; Costumes by Seth Brodie; Lighting by Jeff Adelberg; Sound, Alex Brandt; Production Stage Manager, Kayla G. Sullivan; Assistant Stage Manager, Amanda Ostrow. Starring: Richard Snee ...

Maverick #479
Sting Commissions Painter Stephen Hannock
Creating a View of Newcastle on Tyne
By Charles Giuliano / October 22, 2008 / / After four years of research, development, design and execution, Friday, October 17 was finally "varnishing day." It was also the last chance to view the 8 x 12' painting "Northern City Renaissance: Newcastle, England (Mass MoCA #79-E)" by Stephen ...

Maverick #478
Jazz Pianist Dave McKenna 1930-2008
Recalling a PBS Broadcast with Tony Bennett
By Charles Giuliano / October 20, 2008 / / A bear of a man, we fondly recall Dave McKenna hovering over a grand piano evoking straight ahead versions of standards with that strong and driving left hand. His bass line was so solid that he is best remembered ...

Maverick #477
Yvon Lambert Shows Andres Serrano in New York and Paris
Human Waste as Art
By Charles Giuliano / October 16, 2008 / / Andres Serrano "Shit" / New York; September 4 to October 4 / Paris: September 12 to October 16, 2008 / Yvon Lambert Gallery / 550 West 21st Street / New York, New York / / ...

Maverick #476
Cecily Brown at Gagosian
Big Gestural Expressionist Paintings
By Charles Giuliano / October 13, 2008 / / Cecily Brown / September 20 through October 25 / Gagosian Gallery / 555 West 24th Street / New York, NY 10011 / http://www.gagosian.com / / / As the current exhibition at New ...

Maverick #475
Damian Loeb at Acquavella
First New York Show Since Mary Boone Five years Ago
By Charles Giuliano / October 13, 2008 / / There were full page ads in the major art magazines promoting "Synethesia, Parataxic Distortion and the Shadow" the September exhibition of paintings by Damian Loeb at the Acquavella Gallery at 18 East 79th Street just steps from the ...

Maverick #474
Will the Global Economic Meltdown Crash the Art Market
Is the Chelsea Bubble About to Pop
During a tour of Boston galleries at the end of the Spring season we found significant change. Several dealers on Newbury Street and in the South End were packing up rather than signing a new round of five year leases. Some, expressing concerns but seeing no real alternative, were making ...

Maverick #473
Eclipse Mill Gallery Annual Exhibition
A Preview for North Adams Open Studios
By Charles Giuliano / October 10, 2008 / / The Eclipse Mill Annual Exhibition / The Eclipse Mill Gallery / 243 Union Street, North Adams, Mass. 01247 / October 10 through November 16 / Opening: Friday, October 10, 6 to 8 PM / http://www.eclipsemill.com / Gallery Hours: Saturday and ...

Maverick #472
New Orleans Music Rocks MCLA
Papa Grows Funk and Walter Wolfman Washington Visit the Berkshires
In the seminal Library of Congress interviews with musicologist, Alan Lomax, with a straight face the New Orleans born, Creole musician, Ferdinand "Jellyroll" Morton flatly stated that "I invented jazz." Well, not exactly, but years ago I wore the grooves out of a set of Riverside LPs in which ...

Maverick #471
A Comic Genius Jumps from TV to the Big Screen
Ricky Gervais Stars in Ghost Town
Ghost Town / Directed by David Koepp; Starring Ricky Gervais (Bertram Pincus), Greg Kinnear (Frank Herlihy), Tea Leoni (Gwen Herlihy), Aasif Mandvi (Associate of Dr. Pincus), Billy Campbell (Gwen's love interest). / / Let's state at once ...

Maverick #470
Spiking WWII
Miracle at St, Anna Conflates Fact and Fantasy
Miracle at St. Anna / Written by James McBride based on his novel of the same name. Directed by Spike Lee; Cinematography Matthew Libatique; Music by Terrence Blanchard; Editing by Barry Alexander Brown. Cast: Derek Luke (Staff Sergeant Aubrey Stamps), Michael Ealy (Sergeant Bishop Cummings), Laz Alonzo (Corporal Hector Negron), Omar ...

Maverick #469
Chekhov's The Seagull on Broadway
Kristin Scott Thomas Stars in British Production
By Charles Giuliano / October 1, 2008 / / The Seagull / By Anton Chekhov / A new version by Christopher Hampton; Directed by Ian Rickson; Scenic and Costume Design, Hildegard Berchtler; Lighting, Peter Mumford: Sound, Ian Dickinson; Composer, Stephen Warbeck; Production Stage Manager, Arthur Gaffin; U.K. Casting, Lisa Makin, ...

Maverick #468
In Conflict at Culture Project in New York
Yvonne Latty Interviewed 25 Iraq Veterans
By Charles Giuliano / October 1, 2008 / / In Conflict / Based on a book by Yvonne Latty; Directed and Adapted by Douglas C. Wager; Set Design, Andrew Laine; Lighting, J. Dominic Chavon; Sound, Christopher Cappello; Costumes, Marian Cooper, Video, Warren Bass. Starring: Tim Chambers (John Ball, Jr., Darrell ...

Maverick #467
Humor in Contemporary Art
What's So Funny at Eclipse Mill Gallery
By Charles Giuliano / September 12, 2008 / / What's So Funny / Eclipse Mill Gallery / 243 Union Street / North Adams, Mass. 01247 / Through October 5 / Curated by Charles Giuliano / Artists: Larry Alice, Richard Criddle, Howard Cruse, Alan P. Hayes, Joan Kiley, Bruce Koscielniak, Robert ...

Maverick #465
Elizabeth Norment Stars as Eleanor Roosevelt
Rhoda Lerman Play at Berkshire Theatre Company
By Charles Giuliano / September 10, 2008 / / Eleanor:Her Secret Journey / By Rhoda Lerman / Starring Elizabeth Norment; Directed by Stephen Temperley; Stage Manager, Jessica Kovell; Scenic Designer, R. Michael Miller; Costume, Tracy Christensen; Lighting, Thom Weaver; Wig Master, David Lawrence; Casting director, Alan Filderman. The Berkshire ...

Maverick #464
Dianne Reeves at Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Cameo Moments With Marian McCartland, Eddie Daniels, Nnenna Freelon and Spencer Day
The opportunity and challenge of an event like the Tanglewood Jazz Festival over three days during the season ending Labor Day Weekend is to hear, absorb, and sort out a lot of music in a short period of time. Some of this is memorable and the performance ...

Maverick #463
Donal Fox at Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2008
Scarlatti Jazz Suite
By Charles Giuliano / September 8, 2008 / / The four time Grammy winner, the singer, Dianne Reeves, one of the sparse, A list headliners in the cautiously underbooked Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2008, was featured on Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend. Her star power was sufficient to sell out ...

Maverick #462
Terrence Blanchard at Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2008
Katrina Memorial A Tale of God's Will
By Charles Giuliano / September 7, 2008 / / Trading the final notes of the summer season of the Tanglewood Music Festival 2008 the trumpet player, Terence Blanchard, and tenor sax player, Brice Winston, stomped and hollered the anthem "A Tale of God's Will" as they backed off the stage ...

Maverick #461
Eliane Elias at Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2008
Edmar Castaneda Returns As Headliner with Joe Locke
Opening night of the Labor Day weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2008 was a mixed blessing. Inside the filled to capacity Ozawa Hall the audience was warm and cozy enjoying the Edmar Castaneda Trio with special guest Joe Locke on vibraphone and The Eliane Elias Trio in a "Tribute to Bill Evans." ...

Maverick #460
Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2008
A Labor Day Weekend Tradition
By Charles Giuliano / August 27, 2008 / / In its relatively brief history the season ending, Labor Day Weekend, Tanglewood Jazz Festival has become as much a Berkshire tradition as James Taylor and Fireworks on the Fourth of July. These are the musical bookends for the venerable ...

Maverick #459
Staycations of 2008
Did Rain, Gas Prices and Lousy Economy, Impact Berkshire Culture and Tourism?
By Charles Giuliano / August 24, 2008 / / Is it all about Global Warming? Or, some kind of Liberal conspiracy? / / Weatherwise, there is no question that the Berkshire Summer of 2008 was a washout. The rains came, and came, and came. Putting a damper and ...

Maverick #458
Batman is 69 Years Young
Heath Ledger's Joker the Role of a Too Brief Lifetime
By Charles Giuliano / August 19, 2008 / / Batman is a year older than I am. The character created by Bob Kane (1915-1998) first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May, 1939. That would make the caped crusader and action ...

Maverick #457
Berkshire Theatre Festival Presents Noel Coward in Two Keys
BTF Director Vivian Matalon Worked with Coward on the Original 1966 Production
By Charles Giuliano / August 16, 2008 / / Noel Coward in Two Keys (1966) / Two One Act Plays: Come into the Garden, Maud and A Song at Twilight / Directed by Vivian Matalon; Sets, R. Michael Miller; Costumes, David Murin; Lighting, Ken Billington; Wig Master, David Lawrence; Dialect ...

Maverick #456
David Storey's Not So Sweet Home at Williamstown Theatre Festival
A Superb Production Directed by Josephy Hardy
Home (1970) / By David Storey / Directed by Joseph Hardy; Sets, Tobin Ost; Costumes, Alejo Vietti; Lights, Rui Rita; Original Music and Sound, John Gromada; Production Stage Manager, Stephen M. Kaus; Production Manager, Jim D'Asaro; Casting, MelCap Casting. Starring: Phillip Goodman (Harry), Richard Easton (Jack), Dana Ivey (Marjorie), Roberta ...

Maverick #455
Tanglewood Sold Out for Wilco
Historic Appearance by Grammy Winning Rock Band
By Charles Giuliano / October 13, 2008 / / The largest Tanglewood crowd of the summer, since two sold out performances by James Taylor over the Fourth of July, packed the Koussevitzky Shed and swarmed on the lawn, last night, to hear Wilco one of America's ...

Maverick #454
Williamstown Theatre Festival Premieres Not Waving by Ellen Melaver
Tension On the Beach Directed by Carolyn Cantor
By Charles Giuliano / August 9, 2008 / / Not Waving / By Ellen Melaver; Directed by Carolyn Cantor; Sets, David Korins; Costumes, Jenny Mannis; Lights, David Weiner; Sound, Bart Fasbender; Production Stage Manager, Matthew Silver; Production Manager, Jim D' Asaro; Casting, Mel Cap casting; Cast: Patsy (Harriet Davis), ...

Maverick #453
Nicholas Martin Makes Long Term Commitment to Williamstown Theatre Festival
Winds Down WTF Season and Opens With Kate Burton a Week Later in Los Angeles
By Charles Giuliano / August 9, 2008 / / A rolling stone gathers no moss. Next week, the Williamstown Theatre Festival starts to wind down with the final main stage production "Home" by David Storey. The play opens on Thursday and will run through August 24. By every measure, Nicholas ...

Maverick #452
Randy Harrison Stars in Waiting for Godot at the Berkshire Theatre Festival
A Radical Production of Beckett's Masterpiece Directed by Anders Cato
By Charles Giuliano / August 8, 2008 / / Waiting for Godot / By Samuel Beckett / Written in French between October 9, 1948 and January 29, 1949. Premiere, Paris, 1953 and with Beckett's staging, 1975, in Berlin. Beckett , born in Dublin, 1906, died 1989. Beckett translated his text ...

Maverick #451
Five Guest Conductors March on Stage for Tanglewood on Parade
Hans Graf, John Williams, Sir Andrew Davis, Andre Previn and Keith Lockhart Delight Berkshire Audience
Charles Giuliano / August 6, 2008 / / During the summer long monsoon we were treated to a glorious day for the traditional Tanglewood On Parade one of the most beloved cultural events in the Berkshires. Once again, blankets and chairs were set up on ...

Maverick #450
Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, Mass. Features Pennie Brantley and Robert Morgan
Passing Through This World
By Charles Giuliano / August 5, 2008 / / Pennie Brantley and Robert Morgan / Passing Through This World / August 1 through September 1 / Eclipse Mill Gallery / 243 Union Street (Route 2) / North Adams, Mass. 01247 / Gallery Hours: Noon to 5 PM Friday through Sunday ...

Maverick #449
Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Eugene Onegin at Tanglewood
Renee Fleming and Peter Mattei Star in Tchaikovsky's Opera
By Charles Giuliano / August 3, 2008 / / Eugene Onegin / By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) / Based on a novel by Alexander Pushkin / First Performance: March 29, 1879 / Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis / Tatiana, Renee Fleming; Olga, her sister, Ekaterina Semenchuk; Larina, their mother, ...

Maverick #448
John Rando Directs Georges Feydeau's Flea in Her Ear
Williamstown Theatre Festival Presents New David Ives Translation of French Farce
By Charles Giuliano / August 2, 2008 / / A Flea in Her Ear / By Georges Feydeau translated by David Ives / Directed by John Rando; Sets by Alexander Dodge; Costumes, Gregory Gale; Lights Rui Rita; Original Music and Sound, John Gromada; Production Stage Manager, Donald Fried; Production Manager, ...

Maverick #446
Indiana Jones at 10th Annual Tanglewood Film Night
Surprise Guest Steven Spielberg Joins John Williams
For his Tenth Annual Film Night, one of the most anticipated Tanglewood events, John Williams wanted a special celebration. He told the audience how much he anticipated this opportunity, one night a year, to conduct the magnificent Boston Pops Orchestra. He excused himself for stating that it was a case ...

Maverick #445
John Douglas Thompson Triumphs as Othello at Shakespeare & Company
Moor or Less
Othello / By William Shakespeare / Directed by Tony Simotes; Sets, Yoshi Tanokura; Costumes, Gail Brassard; Lighting, Les Dickert; Movement Director, Susan Dibble; Composer/ Sound Director, Scott Killian; Voice and Text Coach, Malcolm Ingram; Production Stage Manager, Hope Rose Kelly. Cast: John Douglas Thompson (Othello), Michael Hammond (Iago), Merritt Janson (Desdemona), ...

Maverick #444
Williamstown Theatre Festival Premieres Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy
An Improbably Kafkaesque Comedy
By Charles Giuliano / July 23, 2008 / / The Understudy / By Theresa Rebeck; Directed by Scott Ellis; Sets. Alexander Dodge; Costumes, Tom Broecker; Lights, Kenneth Posner; Original Music and Sound, Obadiah Eaves; Production Stage Manager, David H. Lurie; Production Manager, Jim D'Asaro; Casting MelCap Casting; Starring: Reg Rogers ...

Maverick #443
Composer Elliott Carter Celebrates a Century
Honored by Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music
By Charles Giuliano / July 24, 2008 / / Thunder and lightning dramatically prevailed at Tanglewood last night both inside and surrounding Ozawa Hall during performances of works by Elliott Carter. This was particularly evident, as nature resonated with and mimicked art, during the performance of the ...

Maverick #442
Barrington Stage Company Presents The Violet Hour
A Lesser Known Play by Tony Award Winner Richard Greenberg
The Violet Hour / By Richard Greenberg / Directed by Barry Edelstein; Sets by Wilson Chin; Costume Design by Jessica Ford; Lighting Design by Chris Lee; Sound and Music, Matthew M. Nielson; Press, Charlie Siedenburg; Casting, Pat McCorkle, CSA; Production Stage Manager, C. Renee Alexander. Starring: Jessie (Opal Alladin), Rosamund (Heidi ...

Maverick #441
Williamstown Theatre Festival's Three Sisters
Director Michael Greif Updates Chekhov Drama
Three Sisters (written in 1900 first produced, 1901) / By Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt / Directed by Michael Greif; Sets, Allen Moyer; Costumes, Clint Ramos; Lights, Kenneth Posner; Sound, Walter Trarbach; Composer, Michael Friedman; Production Stage Manager, Stephen M. Kaus; Production Manager, Jim D'Asaro; Casting, MelCap Casting. / Starring: ...

Maverick #440
Gerard Malanga on Andy Warhol's Birthday
Andy Is 80!
By Gerard Malanga / July 16, 2008 / / Andy Is 80! / / I can't imagine Andy at 80! If he were, he would be a very old man. Hate to say it, he didn't look too well at 58 the last ...

Maverick #439
Barbara Cook at Tanglewood
Enchanting Evening of Broadway and Cabaret
What a difference a day makes during the summer long run of the Tanglewood Music Festival in the bucolic Berkshires. Weather permitting there is no greater delight than joining friends for a picnic on the lawn. You are too far away to see the stage but the music is conveyed ...

Maverick #438
Remembering the Artist Bruce Conner, 1933-2008
A Merry Prankster of the 60's
The basement of 55 Kenwood Avenue in Newton, Mass., the title of one of his intricate, mandala drawings from the 1960s, was the studio of the artist Bruce Conner. It was the summer of 1963 and having graduated from Brandeis I was hanging out in Waltham with the ...

Maverick #437
Broke-Ology Debuts at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Play by Nathan Louis Jackson Stars Wendell Pierce
By Charles Giuliano / July 10, 2008 / / Broke-Ology / By Nathan Louis Jackson; Directed by Thomas Kail, Sets, Donyale Werle; Costumes, Emily Rebholz; Lights, Mark Simpson, Sound, Jill BC DuBoff, Production Stage Manager, Brandon Kahn; Production Manager, Jim D'Asaro, Casting, MelCap Casting. Starring: William King (Wendell Pierce), ...

Maverick #436
A Little Night Music at Tanglewood
Keith Lockhart Conducts the Pops in Stephen Sondhem's 1973 Musical
/ By Charles Giuliano / July 9, 2008 / / A Little Night Music (1973) / Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler, Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman, Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Conducted by Keith Lockhart. / Starring: Bonnie Steinbach (Madame Armfeldt), ...

Maverick #435
BSO Artistic Director James Levine to Undergo Surgery
Cancels Remaining Tanglewood Appearances
/ By Charles Giuliano / July 8, 2008 / / In a breaking news development, today, at noon, Geoff Edgers posted to Boston.com, the website of the Boston Globe, that James Levine, the artistic director of the Boston ...

Maverick #434
James Levine Opens Tanglewood Season
Concert Perforrmance of Berlioz Opera Les Troyens Debuts in the Berkshires
Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram; multa quoque et bello passus, dum conderet urbem, inferretque deos Latio, genus unde Latinum, Albanique patres, atque altae moenia Romae. / ...

Maverick #433
She Loves Me Sizzles at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Nicholas Martin Revives Cult Classic
By Charles Giuliano / July 4, 2008 / / She Loves Me / Book by Joe Masteroff; Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Based on a Play by Miklos Laszlo; Directed by Nicholas Martin; Sets by James Noone; Costumes by Robert Morgan; Lighting by Kenneth Posner and Philip ...

Maverick #432
Forty Years Later Lost Issue of Avatar #25 Resurfaces
Posted on Steve Trussel's Website
In 1968 the Fort Hill Community and their spiritual leader, Mel Lyman, for a variety of reasons, decided to suspend publication of Boston's notorious underground paper the Avatar ending with Issue #24. / / Until then the paper had been ...

Maverick #431
John Fass Morton's Backstory in Blue Ellington at Newport '56
Recalling the Occasion When Paul Gonsalves Ignited Newport With 26 Choruses on Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
By Charles Giuliano / July 3, 2008 / / Backstory in Blue: Ellington at Newport '56 / By John Fass Morton / Rutgers University Press. 336 Pages, Illustrated. Release: August, 2008 / / On July 7, 1956, some ...

Maverick #430
Fireworks at Tanglewood for James Taylor on the Fourth
James Levine Launches BSO Berkshire Season
Moments after appearing on stage, at 5:45 PM, in the sold out Koussevitzky Shed of Tanglewood, on Saturday night, Garrison Keillor, tall and lanky in a blue suit, with white shirt, and flowing red tie, grabbed a mike and bounded off stage. While the band of his Prairie Home Companion vamped ...

Maverick #429
Eclipse Mill Gallery Features 3-D Exhibition
Off the Wall: Art of the Eclipse in the Third Dimension
Artists: George Aiken, Sharon Carson, Beth Davis, Brian D. Handspicker, Jane Herman, Brian Jewett, David Lane, Sophia Lane, Cindy Lewis, Gail Sellers, Phil Sellers. Curated by Brian D. Handspicker and Brian Jewett / The Eclipse Mill Gallery / http://www.eclipsemill.com/ / 243 Union Street / North Adams, Mass. 01247 / June 27 ...

Maverick #428
Campbell Scott Stars as the Atheist at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Ronan Noone's Huntington Theatre Company Production Moved to the Berkshires
By Charles Giuliano / June 27, 2008 / / The Atheist / Williamstown Theatre Festival: Nikos Stage / June 25 through July 6 / By Ronan Noone; Starring, Campbell Scott; Sets, Cristina Todesco; Costumes, Jessica Curtright; Lights, Ben Stanton; Sound, Alex Neumann; Production Stage Manager, ...

Maverick #427
Artists Impact the Recovery of North Adams
Some Twenty Venues for Art Thrive in Northern Berkshire County
Talking with artists who grew up in the area they recall when as teenagers the Berkshire mill towns were booming. When the whistle blew at the end of a shift at Sprague Electric in North Adams the foot traffic was as thick as Times Square on New Year's ...

Maverick #426
Museum of Fine Arts Shows Spanish Masters
El Greco to Velasquez and Contemporary Realist Antonia Lopez Garcia
By Charles Giuliano / June 20, 2008 / / From now through July 27, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is featuring a remarkable selection of Spanish Old Masters “El Greco to Velasquez Art during the Reign pf Philip III”. ...

Maverick #425
Williamstown Theatre Festival Stars Kate Burton and Darrell Hammond in Beyond Therapy
First Production by Sandwich Maven Nicholas Martin
In a time honored tradition on Friday, June 20 a new sandwich will be launched at Papa Charlie's Deli, 28 Spring Street, in the heart of Williamstown. Folks can drop by starting at 1:30 PM and sink their teeth into a tasty "Nicholas Martin." The new artistic director, no stranger ...

Maverick #424
Shakeup of Boston Galleries
Leases Expires on Newbury Street and South End
By Charles Giuliano / June 16, 2008 / / The cover of the May issue of Art News Magazine proclaimed "The Private Art Market $25 Billion and Counting." With some 300 international biennials and as many art fairs there is an explosion of the art world. / ...

Maverick #423
Remembering Holographer Harriet Casdin-Silver
Gallery NAGA Presents a Memorial Exhibition
By Charles Giuliano / June 15, 2008 / / Harriet Casdin-Silver / Self Portraits / June 6 through July 11 / Gallery NAGA / 67 Newbury Street / Boston, Mass. 02116 / http://www.gallerynaga.com/ / / When the holographic artist, ...

Maverick #422
Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
An American Masterpiece by Thomas Jefferson
/ / By Charles Giuliano / June 8, 2008 / / / During a recent road trip we were able to visit two great American homes, Falling Water, by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, and Monticello, ...

Maverick #421
The Shade of Andy Warhol Turns 80 in August
Visiting the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh
By Charles Giuliano / June 3, 2008 / / Andy Warhol should have died on June 3, 1968. He was shot point blank by the outraged feminist, would be film writer and star, Valerie Solanas. Like other assassins and wannabes her name and pathetic persona ...

Maverick #420
Legendary Dream Away Lodge Near Jacob's Pillow
During Rolling Thunder Tour Bob Dylan and Joan Baez Filmed on Location at the Lodge
By Charles Giuliano / May 31, 2008 / / Dream-Away Lodge / 1324 County Road / Becket, Mass. 01223 / 413 623 8725 / http://dreamawaylodge.com / / Becket, Mass. is best known as the summer home of Jacob's Pillow the internationally renowned dance program. ...

Maverick #419
Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece Falling Water
Kaufmann House in Mill Run, Pennsylvania
By Charles Giuliano / May 30, 2008 / / It was late afternoon when we arrived in time for the last daily tour of the 1935 home and weekend retreat, Falling Water, which Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Pittsburgh businessman, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. / ...

Maverick #418
Barrington Stage Company Opens Season with I Am My Own Wife
2004 Pulitzer and Tony Awards Winner Launches Stage Two in Pittsfield
By Charles Giuliano / May 26, 2008 / / I Am My Own Wife / By Dough Wright / Starring Vince Gatton / Directed by Andrew Volkoff; Set Design, Brian Prather; Costumes, Jacob A. Climer; Lighting, Scott Pinkney; Sound, Matt Kraus; Press, Charlie Siedenburg; Production ...

Maverick #417
Berkshire Salon at Eclipse Mill Gallery
Regional Survey Opens in North Adams
/ By Charles Giuliano / May 19,2008 / / The Berkshire Salon / The Eclipse Mill Gallery / 243 Union Street / North Adams, Mass. 01247 / May 23 through June 21 / Opening: Friday, May 23, 6 to 8 PM / Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 5 ...

Maverick #416
Launching New Season for Pittsfield's Third Thursdays
Lively Turnout Floods Downtown Streets
By Charles Giuliano / May 16, 2008 / / A few years back visiting downtown Pittsfield in the heart of the Berkshires was rather depressing. The main drag was largely deserted with empty storefronts. Small shops and restaurants were struggling to survive. / / The hard scrabble home of ...

Maverick #415
To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum
Traveling Exhibition Focuses on Funerary Arts and Rituals
To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum / Curated by Edward Bleiberg with essays by Bleiberg, Kathlyn M. Cooney a forward by Arnold L. Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum. 512 pages, illustrated with index and bibliography. Published by the Brooklyn Museum with D Giles Limited, London, 2008. / ...

Maverick #414
Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008
Considering the Pop Pantheon
By Charles Giuliano / May 13, 2008 / / During the time when the authority of Abstract Expressionism was waning as the most advanced movement of post war American art there was much discussion among artists about a "return to the ...

Maverick #413
Whitney Biennial 2008
Visualizing the Uncertainty Principle
By Charles Giuliano / April 13, 2008 / / The Whitney Biennial 2008 / Curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin. Advisers: Thelma Golden, Bill Horrigan and Linda Norden. Catalogue: 270 pages, with a forward by Adam Weinberg, essays by Huldisch, Momin, and Rebecca Solnit. At the Whitney Museum ...

Maverick #412
Devorah Sperber at Mass MoCA
The Last Supper Recreated in 20,736 Spools of Thread
By Charles Giuliano / April 12, 2008 / / Devorah Sperber: Interpretations / Organized by Laura Thompson / Kidspace at Mass Moca / On view to the public Saturday and Sunday / http://www.massmoca.org / http://www.devorahsperber.com / / While ...

Maverick #411
New Museum on the Bowery
Cutting Edge Art Lands on Skid Row
Marcia Tucker (1940 to 2006), the founder of the New Museum and its director from 1977 to 1999, was one of the most remarkable curators and visionaries of her generation. While in the tight world of mega museums, most curators appear to operate by consensus with a cautious tendency to work ...

Maverick #410
Johns Adams on HBO
Based on the Book by David McCullough
By Charles Giuliano / April 9, 2008 / / John Adams / HBO / Producers: David Coatsworth, Steve Shareshian; Co-Executive Producers: Kirk Ellis, Frank Doegler; Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman; Screenplay: Kirk Ellis; Based on the Book by: David McCullough; Director: Tom Hooper / Cast: Paul Giamatti- John Adams, ...

Maverick #409
Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim
Snap, Crackle, and Pop
By Charles Giuliano / April 4, 2008 / / “Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe” / The Guggenheim Museum / 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street / NY, NY / 212 423 3500 / Through May 28 / http://www.guggenheim.org / / ...

Maverick #408
Patti LuPone Sizzles in Broadway Revival of Gypsy
A Standing O for Mama Rose
By Charles Giuliano / April 4, 2008 / / Gypsy / Book by Arthur Laurents, Music, Jules Styne, Lyrics, Stephen Sondheim, Director, Arthur Laurents, Choreography, Jerome Robbins reproduced by Bonnie Walker, Music Director and arranger, Patrick Vaccariello, Scenic Design, James Youmans, Costumes, Martin Pakledinaz, Lighting, Howell Binkley, Sound, Dan Moses ...

Maverick #407
Barrington Stage Company's Julianne Boyd
Spelling Bee Scheduled to Open Summer Season in the Berkshires
By Charles Giuliano / March 13, 2008 / / Now in its second season in a renovated theatre in Pittsfield the Barrington Stage Company is settling in and paying down a debt of some $7.5 million. Since 2006, when the drive began, BSC has raised $4.8 million. Its original location ...

Maverick #405
Provincetown Painter Tony Vevers Was 81
Showed with the Legendary Sun Gallery as well as Longpoint Gallery
In the mid 1970s, while a graduate student at Boston University, I conducted research on the Provincetown artist, Karl Knaths. That widened into a deeper overview of the history of the Lower Cape art colony which Knaths had joined just prior to World War One. / / ...

Maverick #404
Conference on the Black Atlantic at the Clark
Participants Include Artists in Williams College Museum of Art Exhibition
By Charles Giuliano / March 2, 2008 / / Artistic Crossings of the Black Atlantic: The Migratory Aesthetic in Contemporary Art / An Artist Symposium / Saturday, March 1, 2008 / Organized by the Clark Art Institute and the Williams College Museum of Art / Related to the Williams exhibition ...

Maverick #403
Tom Krens Steps Down As Director of Guggenheim Museum
Tracking a Career That Started With Mass MoCA
Today it was learned that there is another major vacancy to fill along Museum Mile in New York City. / / Recently it was announced that Philippe de Montebello will leave the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which he joined in ...

Maverick #402
Theophilus Brown: Paintings, Collages and Drawings
Exploring the Work of a Bay Area Figurative Artist
By Charles Giuliano / February 26, 2008 / / Theophilus Brown: Paintings, Collages and Drawings / By John Arthur / 144 pages, hardcover, illustrated, list of solo and group exhibitions but with no index or bibliography. An Epilogue reprints a 1967 essay by William Inge. $45, Chameleon Books, 31 Smith ...

Maverick #401
Revisiting the Red Scare at Barrington Stage Company
Trumbo Opens Berkshire Theatre Season
By Charles Giuliano / February 18, 2008 / / Trumbo / By Christopher Trumbo, based on letters of Dalton Trumbo. Starring Thom Christopher and Brian Hutchison. Directed by Julianne Boyd. Lighting Design by Jeff Davis. Sound Design by Tristan Wilson. Production Stage Manager, Kate J. Cudworth. Casting by McCorkle Casting ...

Maverick #400
Nicholas Martin Announces Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival
After Eight Years with Huntington Theatre Company Joins WTF as Artistic Director
By Charles Giuliano / February 16, 2008 / / Nicholas Martin joined the Huntington Theatre Company in 2000 where his final production "She Loves Me," a musical by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, with a five day turn around will move to Williamstown Theatre Festival for a run ...

Maverick #399
Great Collectors of Our Time by James Stourton
Timely Book for Unanticipated Reasons
By Charles Giuliano / February 13, 2008 / / Great Collector of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945 / By James Stourton / Scala Publishers Ltd, London, 2007 / 497 pages, illustrated with index and bibliography / ISBN 978-1-85795-514-7 / / Who would possibly be in ...

Maverick #398
Richard Criddle's It's Rude To Stare
Mass MoCA Sculpture Installation
By Charles Giuliano / February 9, 2008 / / During a rare lull between exhibitions, Richard Criddle, who, since 1998, has been Director of Fabrication & Art Installation, for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, took several hours to discuss a broad ...

Maverick #397
Eastern Standards: Western Artists in China
A Content Heavy Exhibition for Mass MoCA
By Charles Giuliano / February 5, 2008 / / With the exhibition "Eastern Standards: Western Artists in China," which opened this past weekend, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art has installed an intense, information packed exhibition, top heavy with time demanding video works, in a warren of spaces separated by ...

Maverick #396
On the Couch with HBO
In Treatment Runs for a Half Hour Five Days a Week
By Charles Giuliano / February 2, 2008 / / / We have just finished our first intensive week of therapy. For a half hour, starting at 9:30 PM, we have nightly appointments, Monday through Friday, with the therapist ...

Maverick #395
Italy: Ravenna
A Mosaic of Sights and Flavors
/ / By Charles Giuliano / February 1, 2008 / / The theme of our three week tour of Northern Italy was to spend a week in Venice for the Biennale and visit a series of small ...

Maverick #394
North Adams Gallerist Ralph Brill
Plans to Bring World War Two Museum to the Berkshires
By Charles Giuliano / January 28, 2008 / / Seated in the first floor loft of the Ralph Brill Gallery, at 243 Union Street, in North Adams he stated that "I have given myself three years" to explore the viability of a business ...

Maverick #393
Gallery NAGA Presents Henry Schwartz
The Awakening and His Last Paintings
By Charles Giuliano / January 26, 2008 / / In 1990 Henry Schwartz was given a retrospective of 81 works spanning a forty year period by the Fuller Museum of Art in Brockton, Massachusetts. It occurred during a time when museum retrospectives by living Boston artists were ...

Maverick #392
Philippe de Montebello Discusses Museums at the Clark
Returning Antiquities Caused Stress for Retiring Met Director
By Charles Giuliano / January 24, 2008 / / / During a lecture last night at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts “Museums Why Should We Care” Philippe de Montebello, who is retiring as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, showed ...

Maverick #391
Greylock Arts Present Interactive Art by Todd Holoubek
The Cutting Edge Presented in Adams Mass
A friend of the artist Todd Holoubek whose show "Everybody Wins (Hoora! Hoora! Hoora!)" opened on Friday night, and remains on view at Greylock Arts, in Adams, Mass. through February 28, flew in from California and helped him with the installation. They pulled an all nighter and the show didn't ...

Maverick #390
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Returns to Berkshires
Barrington Stage Company Season Opens in February
/ By Charles Giuliano / January 20, 2008 / / The Barrington Stage Company season begins on February 14, Valentine’s Day, here’s looking at you sweetheart, with a timely drama given the current national climate “Trumbo: Red, White ...

Maverick #389
Gordon Ramsay the Chef from Hell
Kitchen Nightmares Broadacast on BBC
Charles Giuliano / January 15, 2008 / / So, you enjoy cooking, entertaining and fantasize about opening your own restaurant. Simple advice. Don't. / / While adolescents of past generations aspired to be athletes, rock ...

Maverick #388
Met Director Philippe de Montebello to Lecture at the Clark
After 30 Years as Director of the Met This Week Announced Plans to Retire
By Charles Giuliano / January 10, 2008 / / / The major event of the winter season for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts will be a lecture "Museums Why Should We Care" presented on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm, by ...

Maverick #387
Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Palazzo Cini, Santa Maria della Salute
An Absinthe Minded Professor
By Charles Giuliano / January 6, 2008 / / On another rainy day in Venice, last fall, we visited museums and Santa Maria della Salute, all within a short walk from our lodging, at the Don Orione complex in the Dorsodsuro section, near the Accademia vaparetto stop. From the Grand ...

Maverick #386
Art in Venice
Accademia, Scuola di San Rocco, Frari
By Charles Giuliano / January 5, 2008 / / In addition to the pure visual feast of just being in Venice our primary mission was to fully experience the Biennale with its enormous range of contemporary work. It ...

Maverick #385
Williams College Museum of Art: 2008
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Frank Jackson, Okwui Enwezor in Schedule of Exhibitions and Events
By Charles Giuliano / January 2, 2008 / / The Williams College Museum of Art, in Williamstown, Massachusetts is planning a richly diverse schedule of exhibitions and special events for the Spring semester. The programming has an emphasis on ...

Maverick #384
An Overview of 2007
Highlights of a Year of Change and Transition
By Charles Giuliano / December 28, 2007 / / The notion of annual lists of the best and worst have always struck me as rather absurd. As the former curator/ director of exhibitions at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University it ...

Maverick #383
Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson: 1925- 2007
Duke Ellington Dubbed Him the Maharajah of the Keyboard
By Charles Giuliano / December 25, 2007 / / / A very large man, I will remember Oscar Peterson in profile seated at a grand piano. There was an enormous physical presence but a ...

Maverick #382
Venice: Piazza San Marco
Dungeons and Pigeons
By Charles Giuliano / December 20, 2007 / / Crossing the Grand Canal over the Accademia Bridge we found our way through a maze of piazzas and alleys to the entrance to the Piazza San Marco. Just before we came ...

Maverick #381
Contemporary Artists Center Nixes North Adams Development
CAC to Relocate to Troy New York After 17 Years in the Berkshires
By Charles Giuliano / December 11, 2007 / / / There was a profound sense of disappointment and loss when it was recently announced that negotiations between the Contemporary Artists Center and the City of North Adams to ...

Maverick #380
Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company Residence
Two Weeks of Performances Begin on June 23
By Charles Giuliano / December 6, 2007 / / / While Jacob's Pillow Dance normally announces its summer schedule in February, for the first time, Executive Director, Ella Baff, has released information on a very special two week residence and performances by the Bill T. Jones/ ...

Maverick #379
Italy, Padova/ Padua
Like a Weekend in Framingham
During the summer of 1975 while a graduate student of Italian Renaissance Art at Boston University, I later switched to American Art and Architecture, I won a Kress Foundation Traveling Fellowship. Back then the dollar was worth something and it was possible to stretch a modest grant into a summer in ...

Maverick #378
Italy, Padova/ Padua: Scrovengi Chapel by Giotto
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
By Charles Giuliano / December 4, 2007 / / For tickets call 049 2010020 (the number in Italy) or e mail below. / / info@cappelladegliscrovegni.it / / During a summer in Italy, in ...

Maverick #377
Venice Biennale 2007: Palazzo Fortuny
Final Reflections
BY Charles Giuliano / December 3, 2007 / / Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art / Palazzo Fortuny / http://www.artempo.eu / / From my window in Adams there is snow on the ground and a storm expected tonight. We have ...

Maverick #376
Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces 2008 Tanglewood Schedule
Plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose
By Charles Giuliano / Nobember 30, 2007 / / http://www.bso.org/bso/index / / / Today, with few surprises in view of the considerable media debate last summer about extending the shoulder seasons and adding more accessible programming, the Boston Symphony Orchestra released ...

Maverick #375
Venice Biennale 2007: The Arsenale
Death in Venice
By Charles Giuliano / November 29, 2007 / / While the installation in the Italia Pavilion in the Giardino of the Venice Biennale, curated by Robert Storr, proved to be bland, mainstream and predictable, the opposite was true while viewing the great range of work at the Arsenale. This vast ...

Maverick #374
Robert Storr's Venice Biennale 2007
Think With the Senses, Feel With the Mind
Think With the Senses, Feel With the Mind: Art in the Present Tense / La Biennale di Venezia, 52. Esposizione Internationale d'Arte / Curated and edited by Robert Storr with short texts by Lindsay Harris, Joe Hill, Sarah Lewis, Ann Mecugni, Francesca Pietropaolo, and Robert Storr. Editor of texts of volume ...

Maverick #373
Andrew Stevovich: Solitary Dreams at the Danforth Museum
Essenial Elements a New Release from Hard Press Editions
Andrew Stevovich; Solitary Dreams / The Danforth Museum / Framingham, Mass. / October 24- December 2, 2007 / http://www.danforthmuseum.org/ / / Andrew Stevovich: Essential Elements / Texts by Carol Diehl, Anita Shreve, introduction by John Sacret Young and an interview with Valerie Ann Leeds. Hard Press Editions/ ACC ...

Maverick #372
Jenny Holzer at Mass MoCA
Projections and Redaction Paintings
By Charles Giuliano / November 18, 2007 / / Approaching Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, last night, the parking lot was filled. Inside we encountered a dense throng of visitors, groping about in the largest of the museum's galleries, in a darkened space ...

Maverick #371
Venice Biennale 2007: Tracey Emin and Sophie Calle
A Tale of Two Cities
By Charles Giuliano / November 18, 2007 / / Touring the national pavilions in the Giardino of the Venice Biennale creates the unique sense of some kind of competition. There is the feeling evoked of an Olympic Games for the visual arts. Since the notion of permanent national pavilions was ...

Maverick #370
Part One: Venice Biennale 2007, Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Representing America
By Charles Giuliano / November 16, 2007 / / Felix Gonzalez-Torres: America / 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale / Curated by Nancy Spector and the Guggenheim Museum / Catalogue with introductory essay by Nancy Spector and a conversation among Amanda Cruz, Suzanne Ghez, and Ann Goldstein who collaboratively proposed ...

Maverick #369
Part Two, Venice Biennale 2007: Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Questions of Value, Art on the Go
By Charles Giuliano / November 16, 2007 / / A curator once described to me what happened when he provided catalogues for free to visitors of his exhibitions. He was dismayed to find them as litter strewn all over the campus. After that he established the rule that there would ...

Maverick #368
Honk If You Like de Kooning
Pulitzer Prize Winning Biography by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
De Kooning An American Master / By Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan / Published 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Paperback edition, 2006. / 734 Pages, illustrated, with notes, index and documentation / / By Charles Giuliano / November 8, 2007 / / ...

Maverick #367
North Adams Open Studios
A Thriving Berkshire Community of Artists
By Charles Giuliano / October 13, 2007 / The third annual North Adams Open Studios continues today with work by some 87 artists on view in 23 locations from storefronts on Main, Holden and Eagle Streets, some installed just for this occasion, through the Eclipse, Beaver and Windsor ...

Maverick #366
Karole Armitage at Mass MoCA
Dance Company Co Presented with Jacobs Pillow
Ligeti Essays (2007) / Music by Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006). Choreography: Karole Armitage. Set Design: David Salle. Costume Design: Peter Speliopoulas. / Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor / Time Is the Echo of an Axe Within a Wood (2004-2006) / Music: Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. Choreography: Karole Armitage. ...

Maverick #365
Barrington Stage Company Launches Fall Season
The World Goes Round by Kander and Ebb Opens in Pittsfield
By Charles Giuliano / October 6, 2007 / / The World Goes Round / By John Kander and Fred Ebb / Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson / Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse. Set by Ken Goldstein. Costumes by Elizabeth Flauto. Lighting by Stephen Arnold. Sound by Matthew ...

Maverick #364
Raeford Liles Retrospective in Birmingham, Alabama
A Native Son Returns to His Roots
By Charles Giuliano / October 5, 2007 / / Raeford Liles Retrospective / Jennifer Harwell Art Studio/ Gallery / 1830 29th Avenue South, Suite 130 / SOHO Square / Homewood, Alabama 35209 / Opening November 6 / http://www.jenniferharwellart.com/RaefordLiles.html / / / ...

Maverick #363
Painted Visions at MCLA’s Gallery 51
Mass Cultural Council Finalists On View in North Adams
By Charles Giuliano / October 2, 2007 / / Painted Visions: Paintings by Award-Winning Massachusetts Artists / MCLA Gallery 51 / 51 Main Street / North Adams, Mass. / http://www.mcla.mass.edu/Gallery51/ / The Artists: Thaddeus Beal (Somerville), Ken Beck (Boston), William Ciccariello (Concord), Frank Egloff (Jamaica Plain), Vico Fabbris ...

Maverick #362
My Omega Watch
Losing Time
By Charles Giuliano / October 2, 2007 / / Yesterday I was distraught. While swimming in the pool I leave my wallet and watch hidden in the car to avoid potential theft in the locker room. Later I found the wallet where I had left it but not the watch. ...

Maverick #361
The Palimpsests of Stephen Hannock
Oxbow Paintings Featured in Reopening of Bowdoin College Museum of Art
By Charles Giuliano / / September 30, 2007 / / http://www.stephenhannock.com / / http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum / / In 1836, the British born Thomas Cole (1801-1848) created a painting "View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow" which ...

Maverick #360
Larry Alice One Man Show at Eclipse Gallery
North Adams Artist Discusses His Paintings
/ By Charles Giuliano / September 28, 2007 / / Larry Alice Paintings / Eclipse Gallery / 243 Union Street / North Adams, Mass 01247 / September 15 through October 7 / Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm / http://www.ecllipsemill.com / http://www.larryalice.com / http://www.northadamsopenstudios.com/ ...

Maverick #359
Mass MoCA Starts to Clean Up the Buchel Mess
Clearing a Gallery to Install Work by Jenny Holzer
By Charles Giuliano / September 25, 2007 / / After almost a year of being hogtied by the Swiss installation artist, Christoph Buchel, hard on the heels of a court decision by Federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor, last Friday, the museum has decided not to open a display of the ...

Maverick #358
Greylock Arts Opens in Adams, Mass.
Sustainable Energy Art Features New Media
By Charles Giuliano / September 24, 2007 / / Sustainable Energy Art / Greylock Arts / September 14 through October 28 / The Artists: Leif Krinkle, Megan MacMurray and Angela Pablo, Rory Nugent, Alice Planas, Hatti Lim, Meredith Silverman, Andrew Schneider / 93 Summer Street, Adams, Mass. 01220. Phone 413 ...

Maverick #357
Bonnie Gable Channels Gertrude Stein in Pittsfield
Pancho’s Restaurant Offers Dinner and Theatre
/ By Charles Giuliano / September 24, 2007 / / Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein / By Marty Martin. Starring, Bonnie Gable. Events Coordinator, Lisa Taylor. Co-Produced by Susan Jameson and Fidel Morino. Sets by Dion Robbins-Zust. Costume by Barbara Simms. Presented by Pancho’s Restaurant’s Blue Iguana Room ...

Maverick #356
Judge Allows Mass MoCA’s Unfinished Buchel Show
Costly Victory for North Adams Museum
By Charles Giuliano / September 22, 2007 / / The exhibition “Training Ground for Democracy” by a controversial and contentious Swiss installation artist, Christoph Buchel, whom some view as brilliant, defiant and original but others consider as a petulant, ...

Maverick #355
An Unsymposium for Gerald and Sara Murphy at Williams College
Lost Generation Remains So
By Charles Giuliano / September 17, 2007 / / All summer long the reviews poured in for “Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy” curated by Deborah Rothschild who is retiring at the end ...

Maverick #354
Remembering Joseph Michael Avery Conway
The Berkshire Arts Community Gathers at Mass MoCA
BY Charles Giuliano / September 16, 2007 / / The Northern Berkshires arts community, relatives and friends filled a performance space at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art yesterday to celebrate the life of one of their own, Joseph Michael Avery Conway, who was killed in a head on collision with ...

Maverick #353
Tabitha Vevers’s Eden at artStrand
Trouble in Paradise
By Charles Giuliano / September 6, 2007 / / Eden / Tabitha Vevers / August 24 through September 12 / artSTRAND / 494 Commercial Street / PO Box 680 / Privincetown, Mass. / http://www.artstrand.com / http://tabithavevers.com / / The series ...

Maverick #352
Tanglewood Features: Ahmad Jamal and Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones and Roberta Gambarini, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Bossa Brazil, and Kevin Mahogany’s Kansas City Revue
Day Three of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival
By Charles Giuliano / September 3, 2007 / / Three's a charm as Summer came back for an encore with a glorious final day of Labor Day Weekend's Tanglewood Jazz Festival. After a deep freeze on Saturday it was back to the shorts and tank tops ...

Maverick #351
Kurt Elling, Randy Crawford and Joe Sample Headline at Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Day Two of the Three Day Event
By Charles Giuliano / September 2, 2007 / / What a different a day makes. While Friday night was cool out on the lawn for picnickers attending the Labor Day Weekend long Tanglewood Jazz Festival, last night it was downright frigid. It seems, as is ...

Maverick #350
Hugh Masakela and Pancho Sanchez at Tanglewood
Weekend Long Tanglewood Jazz Festival Sizzles on a Cool Night
By Charles Giuliano / September 1, 2007 / / The double header of South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela, and his Capetown combo, in tandem with the sizzling salsa of conga player, Pancho Sanchez, and his eight piece Latin band proved to have more ...

Maverick #349
Edwin Dickinson’s Provincetown Years
Major Exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum
By Charles Giuliano / August 30, 2007 / / Edwin Dickinson: The Provincetown Years, 1912-1937 / Curated by Mary Ellen Abell / July 20 through September 23 / The Provincetown Art Association and Museum / 460 Commercial Street / Provincetown, Mass. 02657 / Catalogue: Acknowledgements by Christine McCarthy, Essays by ...

Maverick #348
Murphymania at Williams College Museum of Art
An Un-Symposium Scheduled for September 15
By Charles Giuliano / August 22, 2007 / / While this is the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love” the fast ending season will also be noted for a media romance with the current exhibition “Making It New the Art ...

Maverick #347
Roger Rees Reads Monet Letters at the Clark
Revealing the Human Aspect of The Unknown Monet
By Charles Giuliano / August 21, 2007 / / In his words the French painter, Claude Monet (1840-1926), was dramatically brought to life last night on stage in the auditorium of The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as Roger ...

Maverick #346
Uncle Vanya at Barrington Stage Company
The Play's the Thing
Uncle Vayna: Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts / By Anton Chekhov (1899) Translated by Paul Schmidt / Directed by Julianne Boyd; Sets, Karl Eigsti; Costumes, Elisabeth Flauto; Lighting, Scott Pinkey; Sound, Matthew M. Nelson; Production stage manager, Renne Lutz; Press, Charlie Siedenburg; Casting, Pat McCorkle, CSA/ Joe Lopick. Cast: ...

Maverick #345
Lillian Hellman’s Autumn Garden at Williamstown Theatre Festival
All's Well That Ends Well
By Charles Giuliano / August 17, 2007 / / Autumn Garden by Lillian Hellman / Directed by David Jones; Sets, Thomas Lynch; Costumes, Illona Somogyi; Lights, David Weiner; Sound, John Gromada; Production Stage Manager, Matthew Silver; Production Manager, Michael Wade; Casting, Tara Rubin Casting: Cast in order of speaking: Maryann ...

Maverick #343
Provincetown's Venerable Dune Shacks
Will They Survive?
Provincetown's Historic Dune Shacks. Going, Going…. / / By Daniel Ranalli / / For the past several years the community of people using the primitive shacks in the dunes in Provincetown have felt under fire from the Cape Cod National Seashore. Nestled in the sand dunes in ...

Maverick #342
Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Directorial Debut for Actress Kathleen Turner
Crimes of the Heart / By Beth Henley (1979) / Director, Kathleen Turner; Sets, Kris Stone; Costumes, Christal Weatherly; Lights, Charles Foster; Sound, Drew Levy; Production stage manager, Adam Grosswirth; Production manager, Michael Wade; Casting, Laura Schutzel, Tara Rubin Casting. / Cast: (In order of appearance) Jennifer Dundas (Lenny Magrath), ...

Maverick #341
The Physicists at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Nuclear Fission Sizzles
By Charles Giuliano / August 9, 2007 / / The Physicists / By Friedrich Durrenmatt, Translated by James Kirkup / Directed by Kevin O’Rourke; sets, Alexander Dodge; costumes, Deborah A. Brothers; lights, Colin K. Bills: sound, David Sanderson; production stage manager, Jenny Dewar; production manager, Michael Wade; Casting Laura Schutzel, ...

Maverick #340
Un Chien Andalou
Bunuel/ Dali Surrealist Masterpiece on DVD
/ / Un Chien Andalou (1929) / By Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel / Starring Pierre Batcheff, Salvador Dali, Robert Hommet, Simone Mareuil / Running time: 16 Minutes, with additional features, including an interview with Juan Luis Bunuel, 55 minutes. / Black and White, sound track added in 1960. ...

Maverick #339
Postidentity at Nicole Fiacco Gallery
Native American Art Shown in Hudson New York
/ Postidentity / Nicole Fiacco Gallery / 506 Warren Street / Hudson, New York 12534 / Hours: Thursday-Monday, 12-6 pm / Phone 518 828 5090 866 492 6636 / August 4 through September 2 / / A link for the Indian Arts and Craft Act. / http://www.artnatam.com/law.html / ...

Maverick #338
The Corn is Green at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Kate Burton Stars with Her Son Morgan Ritchie
/ By Charles Giuliano / August 3, 2007 / / The Corn is Green / By Emlyn Williams (1938) Directed by Nicholas Martin. Sets, James Noone. Costumes, Jeff Mahshie. Lights, Frances Aronson. Sound, Drew Levy. Production Stage Manager, Stephen M. Kraus. Production Manager, Michael Wade. Casting, Tara Rubin Casting. ...

Maverick #337
Christoph Buchel’s Tarp Art at Mass MoCA
Crap Under Wrap
By Charles Giuliano / July 31, 2007 / / “Merde” was the famous opening word of the absurd play by Alfred Jarry. The early 20th century audience rioted when it was performed in Paris. Some years back American Repertory Theatre revived ...

Maverick #336
Party Come Here at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Ersatz Jewish Musical Comedy Bounces between Manhattan and Rio
By Charles Giuliano / / Party Come Here / Book by Daniel Goldfarb. Music and Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum. Directed by Christopher Ashley. Sets, G.W. Mercier, Costumes. David C. Woolard. Lights, Howell Binkley. Sound Jim van Bergen. Orchestrator, Lynne Shankel. Vocal Arranger, Carmel Dean. Production Stage Manager, Gail Eve Malatesta. ...

Maverick #335
Hometown Hits at MCLA Gallery 51
Celebrating Second Anniversary Showing North Adams Artists
By Charles Giuliano / July 27, 2007 / / Hometown Hits / MCLA Gallery 51 / 51 Main Street, North Adams, Mass. / http://www.mcla.edu/Gallery51 / Through September 23 / Artists include: Larry Alice, Richard Criddle, Dan / Field, Lexi Gilbert, Barry Goldstein, Stephen Hannock, Monica Henry, / Henry ...

Maverick #334
Chiarascuro: Black Comedy at Barrington Stage Company
A Perfectly Ridiculous Farce Visits Pittsfield
By Charles Giuliano / July 23, 2007 / / Black Comedy / By Peter Shaffer. Directed by Lou Jacob. Set Design, Adrian W. Jones. Costume Design, Ilona Somogyi. Lighting Design, Scott Pinkney. Sound Design, Daniel A. Little. Production Stage Manager, C. Renee Alesander. Fight Director, Kichael Burnet. Press, Charlie ...

Maverick #333
A Dose of Reality at Kolok Gallery
Limor Gasko, Jill Grimes, and Libby Wadsworth Show in North Adams
/ By Charles Giuliano / July 22, 2007 / / A Dose of Reality: Limor Gasko, Jill Grimes and Libby Wadsworth / July 18 through August 13 / Kolok Gallery / 121 Union Street / Windsor Mill / North Adams, Mass. 01247 / Gallery Hours: Wed. through Fri. 12-6 ...

Maverick #332
Blithe Spirit at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Another Noel Coward Hit
By Charles Giuliano / July 21, 2007 / / Blithe Spirit / By Noel Coward, first produced at the Savoy Theatre in London, 1941. Director, Maria Mileaf. Sets, Neil Patel. Costumes, Katherine Roth. Lights, Nicole Pearce. Sound, Fritz Patton. Production Stage Manager, David H. Lurie. Production Manager, Michael Wade. Casting, ...

Maverick #331
Andre Previn Jazz Trio at Tanglewood
With Jim Hall and David Finck in Seiji Ozawa Hall
By Charles Giuliano / July 16, 2007 / / The Andre Previn Jazz Trio? Surely this was an opportunity not to be missed. On July 8 and again on July 13 Previn was in a familiar role as guest ...

Maverick #330
Villa America Debut at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Lost Generation's Flophouse
By Charles Giuliano / July 14, 2007 / / Villa America / Written and directed by Crispin Whittell. Sets Mimi Lien. Costumes, Emily Pepper. Lights Thom Weaver. Sound, Nick Borisjuk. Production Stage Manager, Gregory T. Livoti. Production Manager, Michael Wade. Casting, Laura Schutzel, Tara Rubin Casting. Cast: Mrs. Murphy/ Henriette/ ...

Maverick #329
Governor Deval Patrick Visits Pittsfield
Meets with arts leaders at Barrington Stage Company
/ By Charles Giuliano / July 13, 2007 / / On Friday morning the first term, Democrat, Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, spread his recent campaign mantra of “Together We Can” to the arts and cultural community of the Berkshires. ...

Maverick #328
Writer/ Director Crispin Whittell Discusses Villa America
Play Based on Sara and Gerald Murphy Premieres at Williamstown Theatre Festival
By Charles Giuliano / July 11, 2007 / / Taking a break from the final dress rehearsal for a new play, author/ director, Crispin Whittell, called to discuss “Villa America” based on the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy ...

Maverick #327
Leslie Ferrin Opens Second Gallery Joining Storefront Artists in Pittsfield
Galleries Open Evenings of Third Thursdays
By Charles Giuliano / / “We Are Here” Ferrin Gallery, June 14 through July 29. / Artists: Morgan Bulkeley, Gordon Chandler, Cynthia Constentino, Gregory Crewdson, Randall Deihl, Peter Dudek, Bart Elsbach, Gene and Susan Flores, Walton Ford, Warner Friedman, David Gloman, Stephen Hannock, Giselle Hicks, Sergei Isupov, Ellsworth Kelly, Lisa ...

Maverick #326
Dissonance at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Quartet Comes Unstrung in New Play
Dissonance / By Damian Lanigan. Directed by Amanda Charlton. Sets, Andrew Layton. Costumes, Jennifer Caprio. Lights, Marcus Doshi. Sound, Bart Fasbender. Production Stage Manager, Robyn Henry. Production Manager, Michael Wade. Casting, Laurel Schutzel, Tara Rubin Casting. Cast: Rufus Collins, Patch Darragh, Daniel Gerroll, Thomas Sadoski, and Alicia Witt. The Williamstown ...

Maverick #325
Gerald Murphy Inspired Gala at Williams College Art Museum
Living Well Is the Best Revenge
By Charles Giuliano / July 8, 2007 / / “This is one of the best nights of my life” said retiring Williams College Art Museum senior curator, Deborah Rothschild, as she took a moment to discuss some highlights of ...

Maverick #324
The Front Page is Good News
Williamstown Theatre Festival Revives Ben Hecht and Charles Macarthur Classic
By Charles Giuliano / July 6, 2007 / / The Front Page / By Ben Hecht and Charles Macarthur. Directed by Ron Daniels. Sets by Riccardo Hernandez. Costumes by Linda Cho. Lights by Charles Foster. Sound by Nick Borisjuk. Production Stage Manager, Adam Grosswirth. Production manager, Michael Wade. Casting, Tara ...

Maverick #323
West Side Story at Barrington Stage Company
Sharks and Jets Rumble in Pittsfield
By Charles Giuliano / July 4, 2007 / / West Side Story / Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, Mass. Through July 14. Book by Arthur Laurents. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Original 1957 production directed with choreography by Jerome Robbins. / Directed by Julianne Boyd. Choreography by ...

Maverick #322
Harry Bartnick: Beer and Burgers
A Painter Explains Why He Went Digital
By Charles Giuliano / June 19. 2007 / / / For many years yard sales and flea markets have been a way of life for my artist friend Harry Bartnick. Over a beer and burger recently, actually he ...

Maverick #321
B.D. Wong “Breaks a Leg”
Injured on Opening Night of Williamstown Theatre Festival Season
/ By Charles Giuliano / June 19, 2007 / / Herringbone / Starring B.D. Wong; Book, Tom Cone; Music, Skip Kennon; Lyrics, Ellen Fitzhugh; based on the play by Tom Cone: Sets, Neil Patel: Costumes William Ivey Long; Lights, Frances Aronson; Sound, Nick Borisjuk; Stage Manager; David H. Lurie; ...

Maverick #320
Damien Hirst Diamonds in the Rough
When Shit Turns to Gold
By Charles Giuliano / June 14, 2007 / / As a kid I loved to read the illustrated factoids of Ripley's "Believe It Or Not." There was also the early TV show "You Asked for It" that regularly featured the implausible. Perhaps you are old enough to remember the ...

Maverick #319
Sopranos Blackout
HBO Series Sleeps with the Fishes
By Charles Giuliano / June 12, 2007 / / Millions of outraged and concerned Sopranos fans thought there was something wrong with their TV sets as suddenly the closing scene was a blackout. The credits rolled without the usual musical score. Then ...

Maverick #318
The Sopranos: Banga Banga Bing
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
/ By Charles Giuliano / / June 6, 2007 / / The suspense is killing. Just one to go. Sunday night, that’s it after six great seasons for HBO’s keystone, The Sopranos. ...

Maverick #317
Imago Theatre’s Frogz
Silent Treatment at Emerson Majestic
/ By Charles Giuliano / May 31, 2007 / / Frogz: Creation, design and direction, Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Original Music, Katie Griesar, Light Design, Jeff Forbes, Performers, Jonathan Godsey, Danielle Vermette, Leah James Abel, Rebecca Houlihan, Jonathan Howard, Cowboy Illustrations, George Smith. / / ...

Maverick #316
Boston Photo Gallerist Arlette Kayafas
Surveying 39 Years of Collecting 13,000 Objects
By Charles Giuliano / / May 31, 2007 / / It is tough for Arlette Kayafas to get around. She has been trying to find the time in a busy schedule to have an operation on her knees that ...

Maverick #315
Summer Arts Season Launched in the Berkshires
Memorial Day Openings at Mass MoCA, Kolok Gallery, Brill Gallery, and Eclipse Gallery
/ By Charles Giuliano / May 30, 2007 / / During the Memorial Day weekend there was a tight schedule of overlapping events and openings. We started the run with a nibble of cheese at the first anniversary group ...

Maverick #314
Victor Garber Stars in Noel Coward's Present Laughter
Nicholas Martin Directs Final Production of Huntington Theatre's 25th Season
Present Laughter by Noel Coward. Directed by Nicholas Martin. Cast: (in order of appearance) Daphne Stillington, Holley Fain; Miss Erickson, Nancy E. Carroll; Fred, James Joseph O'Neil; Monica Reed, Sarah Hudnut; Garry Essendine, Victor Garber; Liz Essendine, Lisa Banes; Roland Maule, Brooks Ashmanskas; Henry Lyppiatt, Richard Snee; Morris Dixon, Marc ...

Maverick #313
The 2007 DeCordova Annual
Getting There Is Half the Fun
By Charles Giuliano / May 19, 2007 / / The 2007 DeCordova Annual. Organized by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Nick Capasso and Lisa Sutcliffe. Artists: Sandra Allen, Sarah Amos, Ria Brodell, Samantha Fields, Jungil Hong, Anne Lilly, Nathalie Miebach, Elke Morris, Robert Taplin, Jeff "Jeffu" Warmouth. 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, ...

Maverick #312
Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land at ART
Against Interpretation: It is what it is more or less
By Charles Giuliano / May 17, 2007 / / No Man's Land, by Harold Pinter (1975). Directed by Davis Wheeler. Cast: Hirst, Paul Benedict, Spooner, Max Wright, Foster, Henry David Clarke, Briggs, Lewis D. Wheeler. Scenic design: J. Michael Griggs. Costume Design: David Reynoso. Lighting Design: Kenneth Helvig. Sound Design: ...

Maverick #311
Mark Morris Dance Group Performs at the ICA
Poss Family sponsors world premiere of
By Charles Giuliano / May 16, 2007 / / "Looky" Music: Kyle Gann- "Studies for Disklavier" (Tango da Chiesa, Despotic Waltz, Bud Ran Back Out, Folk Dance for Henry Cowell, Texarkana). Costumes: Elizabeth Kurtzman, Katherine McDowell, Isaac Mizrahi, Martin Pakledinaz, Susan Ruddie, Christine Van Loon). Lighting: Michael Chybowski. Dancers: Craig ...

Maverick #310
War and Discontent at the Museum of Fine Arts
Carnage as Metaphor
By Charles Giuliano / May 15, 2007 / / It is more than four years since President George W. Bush landed in a two man fighter plane on the deck of a carrier, strode to the microphone wearing an Air Force flight suit, (he had been a weekend warrior pilot, ...

Maverick #309
Touring Edward Hopper Exhibition Opens at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts
How did his deadpan realism capture an American spirit?
By Charles Giuliano / May 10, 2007 / / “Edward Hopper” / Co curated by Carol Troyen, Franklin Kelly and Judith A. Barter. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 6 through August 19. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 16 through January 21, 2008. The Art Institute of ...

Maverick #308
Victor Garber, Brooks Ashmanskas and Pamela Gray Meet the Press
Cast of Huntington Theatre's Noel Coward Play "Present Laughter" charm the media.
By Charles Giuliano / May 10, 2007 / / On the morning of the first run through of the 1939 Noel Coward play "Present Laughter," directed for Boston's Huntington Theatre Company by Nicholas Martin, its star, Victor Garber, joined by cast members Brooks Ashmanskas and Pamela ...

Maverick #307
Charles Giuliano Retrospective at New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
Surveying Thirty Years of Portrait Photography
"Charles Giuliano: Last Call; A Retrospective" / May 18 through June 28 / Opening reception, Friday, May 18, 5 to 7 PM / 75 Arlington Street / Boston, Mass. 02116 / Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 to 6 pm / Weekends enter through St. James Avenue / / ...

Maverick #306
Charles Giuliano: Beer and Burgers
Recalling Sharing Decades in the Arts
By Mark Favermann / / May 3, 2007 / / For more than 25 years Charles Giuliano has taught art history for the New England School of Art & Design, and since its merger with Suffolk University, he has run the exhibition program. He was actually the only faculty ...

Maverick #305
Mary Sherman's Transcultural Exchange Hosts Boston Event
2007 Confernce International Opportunities for Artists
It may take several years to measure the impact on the Boston arts community of the ambitious three day event, April 27 through 29 "2007 Conference International Opportunities for the Artists" organized by Mary Sherman, the artist director of TransCultural Exchange, in class rooms and ...

Maverick #304
Ted Stebbins Discusses the Last Ruskinians
Lunch with Fogg Museum curators Stebbins and Virginia Anderson
By Charles Giuliano / / April 26, 2007 / / The Last Ruskinians: Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore and Their Circle / The Harvard University Art Museums, April 7 through July 8. Catalogue with essays by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Melissa Renn, with biographies by ...

Maverick #303
Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum
Book celebrates 100 plus years
/ By Charles Giuliano / April 24, 2007 / / The Busch-Reisinger Museum: Harvard University Art Museums / Edited by Peter Peter Nisbet with an essay by Joseph Leo Koerner. 280 pages, illustrated. Published by the Harvard University Art Museums in association with Scala Publishers Ltd. London, 2007. http://.www.scalapublishers.com ...

Maverick #302
Mass MoCA Announces $37 Million Fundraising Campaign
25 year long installation by Sol Lewitt in newly renovated space
/ By Charles Giuliano / April 18, 2007 / / With its summer season in suspense because of deadlocked negotiations with the artist Christoph Buchel in a dispute over expenses and details for an installation in the largest space ...

Maverick #301
Thelma Schoonmaker Given Coolidge Award
Scorsese collaborator honored for work in film editing
By Charles Giuliano / / April 12, 2007 / / Last night, the feisty Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts, which is about to enter its 75th year of screening movies, presented its fourth annual Coolidge Award, for ...

Maverick #300
Believers at Mass MoCA
Troubled Berkshire Museum Keeps the Faith
By Charles Giuliano / / April 9, 2007 / / The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art continues to grapple with installation artist, Christoph Buchel, and a seemingly endless list of demands and punch lists which has the opening of ...

Maverick #299
Frank Jackson and Linda Schwalen Launch Eclipse Gallery Season
Chatting with Clark Art Institute Director, Michael Conforti
By Charles Giuliano / April 2, 2007 / / After a dead of winter hiatus the Eclipse Mill Gallery has opened the season with a two person exhibition of works on paper by Frank Jackson and black and white mounted photographs by Linda Schwalen. ...

Maverick #298
Videos Featuring Nam June Paik and Robert Rauschenberg
Covering Paik’s Funeral by Skip Blumberg and Nine Evenings from 1966
By Charles Giuliano / / March 28, 2007 / / “Nam June Paik: Lessons from the Video Master” by Skip Blumberg. An art video featurette 47:15, plus Bonus Art Video 36:50 including a video-within-a-video of Yoko Ono’s special performance at the Guggenheim Museum and a nine minute version of ...

Maverick #297
Vico Fabbris: Beer and Burgers
Botanical Unknown
By Charles Giuliano / / March 27, 2006 / / In 2006 the Italian born, Boston based artist, Vico Fabbris, had a one person show "Botanical Unknown" with the Los Angeles branch of the prestigious Forum Gallery. He has recently won a fellowship from the ...

Maverick #296
Lisa Kron’s Well at Huntington Theatre Company
All’s Not Quite Well but Ends Well, Kindah
By Charles Giuliano / March 15, 2007 / / / Well written by and starring Lisa Kron. Directed by Leigh Silverman, Scenic Design, Tony Walton, Costume Design, Miranda Hoffman, Lighting Design, Christopher Akerlind, Original Music and Sound, John Gromada, ...

Maverick #295
Rachel Perry Welty: Beer and Burgers
Twist and Shout with ICA Prize Finalist
/ By Charles Giuliano / / March 12, 2007 / / “The show ends this Sunday at 5 pm,” Rachel Perry Welty said as we sat recently for a beer and burger. She was referring to her installation as ...

Maverick #294
Sensorium at MIT List Visual Arts Center
Experiencing the Five Senses
By Charles Giuliano / / March 6, 2007 / / Sensorium: Embodied experience, technology and contemporary art / The MIT List Visual Arts Center / Curated by Bill Arning, Jane Farver, Yuko Hasegawa, Marjory Jacobson and Caroline A. Jones. The artists include: Mathieu Briand, Janet Cardiff and George Burns ...

Maverick #293
Carl Siembab January 5, 1926 – February 27, 2007
Remembering a Pioneering Photography Gallerist
/ By Carl Chiarenza / / Half a century ago Carl Siembab began exhibiting photographs in his gallery on Newbury Street in Boston. It was the beginning of a pioneering effort that developed into a force -- a force in the flowering of photography in the world of art. ...

Maverick #292
Is Hyman Bloom Still America’s Greatest Living Artist?
Katherine French Discusses Danforth Museum Exhibition
By Charles Giuliano / February 27, 2007 / / “For at least six months in the 1940s Hyman Bloom was the most important artist in the world,” Katherine French, the director of the Danforth Museum of Art, in Framingham, Mass., a suburb of ...

Maverick #291
Critical Mess2
Why We Write
By Charles Giuliano / February 24, 2007 / / During my youth in the 1950s one emerged from Sunday mass to find a fortress of newspapers piled up on the curb. Parishioners would grab their thick copy of the Post, Record, American, Herald-Traveler, Globe, and head home. There were ...

Maverick #290
Oliver Twisted by American Repertory Theatre
Neil Bartlett’s Boffo Dickens Revival
By Charles Giuliano / February 22, 2007 / / Oliver Twist after Charles Dickens / Adopted and directed by Neil Bartlett, designed by Rae Smith, music by Gerard McBurney. Cast in order of appearance: Carson Elrod, John Dawkins/ The Artful Dodger, Michael Wartella, Oliver Twist, Remo Airalidi, Mr. Bumble, Karen ...

Maverick #289
Critical Mess
The Eroding Impact of Art Writing
/ Critical Mess: Art Critics and the State of Their Practice / Edited by Raphael Rubenstein / Essays in order of publication by: James Elkins, Thomas McEvilley, Jerry Saltz, Raphael Rubenstein, Katy Siegel, Lane Relyea, Arthur C. Danto, JJ Charlesworth, Nancy Princenthal, Carter Ratcliff, Eleanor Heartney, Michael Duncan and Peter ...

Maverick #288
Raymond Liddell: Beer and Burgers
From Classics to the ICA
By Charles Giuliano / / February 8, 2007 / / In the best of all possible worlds, perhaps in the not distant future, Raymond Liddell will purchase a house in Tuscany where he hopes to reread all of the ...

Maverick #287
Linda Leslie Brown: Beer and Burgers
By Charles Giuliano / February 1, 2007 / / Last year Linda Leslie Brown asked if I would visit a two person show, with video artist Bebe Beard, at Boston's Wentworth Institute. I agreed if she would take me there and spend an afternoon discussing the work. That ...

Maverick #286
Sun Sets on Britannicus
American Repertory Theatre Deconstructs Racine's Drama
/ By Charles Giuliano / January 26, 2007 / / Britannicus / By Jean Racine with translation by C. H. Sisson / Director, Robert Woodruff, Scenic design, Ricardo Hernandez, Lighting design, Christopher Akerlind, Costume design, Kaye Voyce, Sound design, Ravid Remedios, Cideo design, Leah Gelpe, Original music, Alfredo Narciso, ...

Maverick #285
The 2006 Stephen D. Paine Scholarship
New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University Again Hosts Awards Exhibition.
By Charles Giuliano / January 23, 2007 / / / Paine Scholarship Exhibition / New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University / 75 Arlington Street / Boston, Mass. 02126 / January 16 through February 9 ...

Maverick #284
All Roads Lead to HBO's Rome
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres
By Charles Giuliano / January 14, 2007 / / Rome / Cast: Lucius Vorenus, Kevin McKidd, Titus Pullo, Ray Stephenson, Atia of the Julii, Polly Walker, Servilla of the Junii, Lindsay Duncan, Gaius Octavian, Max Pirkis, Marc Antony, James Purefoy, Marcus Junius Brutus, Tobias Menzies. / HBO Sunday nights, 9 ...

Maverick #283
Huntington Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard
TV’s Dr. Ellis Grey, Kate Burton, Stars in Chekhov’s Masterpiece
By Charles Giuliano / / January 12, 2007 / / The Cherry Orchard / Huntington Theatre Company / By Anton Chekhov, Translation by Richard Nelson, Directed by Nicholas Martin, Scenic Design, Ralph Funicello, Costumes, Robert Morgan, Lighting, Donald Holder, Sound, Drew Levy, Music, Michael Friedman, Casting, Jay Binder/ Jack ...

Maverick #282
First Friday for Boston's SOWA Galleries
Balmy Night Lures Art Mob
By Charles Giuliano / January 6, 2007 / / “Nobody wanted to show in January,” related my colleague, the artist Linda Leslie Brown, during the opening of her show last night at the cooperative Kingston Gallery in the SOWA art district of Boston’s ...

Maverick #281
Feeling Listless: Those Year End Awards
A Critic’s Apathy
By Charles Giuliano / January 5, 2007 / / There was a time when I loved to come up with that annual best and worst list. It was a no brainer for January, the post holiday slump, when fresh copy ...

Maverick #280
James Brown: Said It Loud, Black and Proud
Remembering the Godfather of Soul
/ By Charles Giuliano / December 26, 2006 / / It was the small, crowded dressing room of the Sugar Shack next to the Colonial Theatre facing Boston Common. The spacious club featured soul music and catered to pimps, hookers and pushers. ...

Maverick #279
The New Boston: On the Waterfront
City Hall to Join ICA’s Harbor View
By Charles Giuliano / December 23, 2006 / / Hard on the heels of the euphoric media christening of the new Institute of Contemporary Art building on the Boston harbor waterfront came the shocking news that Mayor Thomas Menino ...

Maverick #278
Denise Marika: Beer and Burgers
A "Body" of Work Progresses to Theatre
By Charles Giuliano / December 17, 2006 / / / The body work, video installations of Denise Marika have been regularly exhibited at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, and in site specific installations at the Isabella Gardner Museum, the ...

Maverick #277
An American Master: Judy McKie
Studio Furniture at Gallery Naga
Judy Kensley McKie / Gallery Naga / 67 Newbury Street / Boston, Mass. 02116 / Catalogue: 24 Pages, illustrated, resume, bibliography and interview with Jonathan Binzen / September 10 through December 16, 2006 / / By Mark Favermann / / December 12, 2006 / / ...

Maverick #276
Big Brother Is Watching You at the Rose Art Museum
Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art
By Charles Giuliano / December 10, 2006 / / Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art / Curated by Michael Rush / Including: Andy Warhol, Vito Acconci, Bruce Naumann, Jill Magid, Tim Hyde, Sophie Calle, Jim Campbell, Peter Campus, Jordan Crandall, Harun Farocki, Subodh Gupta, Kevin Hamilton, Tiffany ...

Maverick #275
Boston's New Institute of Contemporary Art
Building as Artistic Statement
By Mark Favermann / / December 6, 2006 / / / Set like an exotic jewel against the downtown skyline, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the ICA, is now housed in a 21st Century architectural icon, an instantly recognizable Boston landmark. After three decades ...

Maverick #274
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Unveils New Building
Triple the Exhibition Space but More of the Same
By Charles Giuliano / December 3, 2006 / / / After numerous delays and in defiance of generations of skeptics, curmudgeons and naysayers, the seemingly impossible happened this week when Jill Medvedow, a can do ...

Maverick #273
Photographer Daniel Ranalli: Beer and Burger
Artist, Writer, and Director of BU’s Arts Administration Program
By Charles Giuliano / December 3, 2006 / / Over the past decades our paths have crossed on many levels. We were columnists for Art New England. Daniel Ranalli wrote Forum from the point of view of an ...

Maverick #272
Wings of Desire at A.R.T.
More Angels in America
By Charles Giuliano / November 30, 2006 / / Wings of Desire / Stage adaptation by Ola Mafaalan, Gideon Lester, and Ko van den Bosch after the film by Wim Wenders, 1987. Directed by Ola Mafaalan. Set and lighting by Andre Joosten, Costumes, Regine Standfuss. Music and Sound by Andy ...

Maverick #271
Anita Belle Colton O’Day: October 18, 1919 – November 23, 2006
Remembering a Jazz Legend
/ By Charles Giuliano / November 29, 2006 / / In the 1959 film based on the previous year’s Newport Jazz Festival “Jazz on a Summer’s Day” Anita O’Day was gloriously glamorous and superbly hip as she scatted through ...

Maverick #270
Borat and Comedy in America
The Joke’s On Us
By Charles Giuliano / / November 21, 2006 / / What’s funny about “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” is that, despite the rave reviews by critics who hold their noses and laugh their heads off, well, ...

Maverick #269
Mary Sherman’s TransCultural Exchange
Beer and Burger: There’s Something About Mary
/ By Charles Giuliano / November 18, 2006 / / / From April 27 through 29, 2007 there will be a “Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts” hosted in Boston by TransCultural Exchange. Representatives of artist residencies, museums, individual ...

Maverick #268
Rabbit Hole at Huntington Theatre
The Eat Me Drink Me of Grief
Rabbit Hole / Play by David Lindsay-Abaire / Directed by John Tillinger. Sets, James Noone. Costumes, Laurie Churba. Lights, Dennis Parichy, Music and Sound, John Gromada. / Cast: Becca, Dinna Bullock, Izzy, Geneva Carr, Howie, Jordan Lage, Nat, Maureen Anderman, Jason, Troy Deutsch / The Huntington Theatre Company / Through ...

Maverick #267
Cecily Brown at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
If painting is dead do we need another hero or heroine?
By Charles Giuliano / November 6, 2006 / / Cecily Brown / Organized by the Des Moines Art Center / Curated by Jeff Fleming / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / October 18 through January 17, 2007 / Catalogue: With essays by Fleming, Linda Nochlin and Linda Norden, 80 pages, ...

Maverick #265
Lucio Fontana at the Guggenheim
The Venice and New York Series
By Charles Giuliano / November 1, 2006 / / / The special exhibition “Lucio Fontana: Venice/ New York” October 10 through January 21, 2007 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, which opened in Guggenheim Venice, is relatively small and confined ...

Maverick #264
Gallerist Stefan Stux
A Survivor Reflects on Twenty Six Years in Art
October 29, 2006 / / By Charles Giuliano / / It was an early Saturday morning in Chelsea arriving at 530 West 25th Street only to find the Stux Gallery closed. I had rushed to make the appointment having found a $115 ...

Maverick #263
Chelsea Galleries Out and About
Covering: Barbara Morgan, Kapital, Nick Cave, Zhang Huan, Donald Baechler, Hermann Nitsch, Albert Oehlen, Rosemarie Trockel, Anton Henning, Matthew Ritchie, Dan Flavin, Kusama, and Sean Ward.
By Charles Giuliano / October 27, 2006 / / New York: / / During a recent tour of Chelsea Galleries there was a critical mass of outstanding exhibitions. But why the feeling that ...

Maverick #262
Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck Has World Premiere at the Huntington
Sisters Fight Over Inheritance of Rare Stamps
/ Mauritius / By Theresa Rebeck / Directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman / Set by Eugene Lee, costumes, Miranda Hoffman, lighting, Paul Whitaker, Martin Desjardins, sound / Cast: Michael Aronov, Dennis, Robert Dorfman, Philip, Marin Ireland, Jackie, Laura Latreille, Mary, James Gale, Sterling / Stanford Caldwerwood Pavillion of the Boston ...

Maverick #261
Ballet Hispanico Performs Palladium Suite
New Work Commisioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center
Palladium Nights / Featuring: / Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra / With Arturo O’Farrill and Ballet Hispanico / www.ballethispanico.org / / Arturo O’Farrill and Tina Ramirez, Artistic Directors / Choreography by Willie Rosario / Dramaturge by Edwin Sanchez / Set Design by ...

Maverick #260
Rauschenberg Based Play Opens ART Season
Pop Art On Stage in Cambridge
bobrauschenbergamerica / By Charles L. Mee / Directed by Anne Bogart, created and performed by SITI Company. Set and costume design by James Schuette, Lignting design by Brian H. Scott, Sound by Darron L. West, Choreography by Barney O’Hanlon, properties design by Jason Szella, dramaturg Tanya Palmer. Cast: Bob’s ...

Maverick #259
Warhol Profiled on PBS
Four Hour American Masters by Ric Burns
“Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film” Directed by Ric Burns; written by James Sanders and Burns; narrated by Laurie Anderson; directors of photography, Buddy Squires, Peter Nelson, Allen Moore, Michael Chin and Don Lenzer; edited by Li-Shin Yu and Juliana Parroni; music by Brian Keane; produced by Donald Rosenfeld, Daniel Wolf and ...

Maverick #258
Aldrich Curator Discusses “No Reservations”
Richard Klein Negotiates the Conundrum of Contemporary Native American Art
By Charles Giuliano / September 22, 2006 / / How to quantify the degree of difficulty for a non native curator, Richard Klein of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, to organize an exhibition “No Reservations” that uniquely conflates the work of five native ...

Maverick #257
It’s a Jungle at the DeCordova
Monkey See Monkey Do
Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art / Curated by: Rachel Rosenfeld Lafo, Nick Capasso and Dina Deitsch / The Artists: Deborah Brown, Catherine Chalmers, Walton Ford, James Grashow, John Harden, Henry Horenstein, Mary Kenny, Komar & Melamid, Neeta Madahar, Barbara Moody, Josie Morway, Gwynn Murrill, Frank Noelker, Barbara Norfleet, ...

Maverick #256
Huntington Theatre Opens 25th Season with August Wilson's Last Play
Radio Golf / By August Wilson Directed by Kenny Leon, Set , David Gallo, Costumes, Susan Hilferty, Sound, Dan Moses Schreier, Music, Kathryn Bostic / Huntington Theatre Company / Boston, Mass. / Through October 15 / 617 266 0800 / http://www.huntingtontheatre.org / / By Charles Giuliano / ...

Maverick #255
The Aldrich Museum Combines Native and Non Native Artists
Fast Forwarding When Hemispheres Collide
No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art / Curated by Richard Klein / The Artists: Matthew Buckingham, Lewis deSoto, Peter Edlund, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Rigo 23, Duane Slick, Marie Watt, Yoram Wolberger, and Edie Winogrand. / Catalogue with essays by Klein, as well as Paul Chaat Smith, ...

Maverick #254
Peter Jemison: Native Artist
Launching $9 million capital campaign for Ganondagan
August 24, 2006 / Recently we traveled to Victor, near Rochester in upstate New York to attend a weekend long festival of dance, music and culture at Ganondagan a 569 acre Historic Site and ancient home of the Seneca Nation. For the past year I had been in phone and e ...

Maverick #253
Duane Slick: Studio Visit with a Native American Artist
Professor of Painting at Rhode Island School of Design
July 27, 2006 / / By Charles Giuliano / / In 1992 performance artist, James Luna, chaired a panel at the College Art Association titled “Everyone Needs an Indian.” The distinguished panelists included Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Frank Lapena, and Rick Hill. The topic explored responses to the 500th anniversary ...

Maverick #252
The Brothers Clark: Stephen and Sterling
50th Anniversary Exhibition Reunites Collections of Feuding Siblings
The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings / The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute / Williamstown, Massachusetts / June 4 through September 4 / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Summer, 2007 / Catalogue: Essays by Michael Conforti, James A. Ganz, Gilbert T. Vincent, Neil Harris, Richard ...

Maverick #251
Whistler Was a Mother
MFA Rehashes American Impressionism
Americans in Paris 1860-1900 / Curated by Erica A. Hirshler, MFA, Boston, Kathleen Adler, National Gallery, London, and H. Barbara Weinberg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Through September 24, 2006 / Previously, National Gallery, London, February 22 to May 21, 2006 / ...

Maverick #250
Ahistory at Mass MoCA
Art and Revisionism
Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History / Curated by Nato Thompson / Works by: Paul Chan, Jeremy Deller, Peggy Diggs, Felix Gmelin, Kerry James Marshall, Trevor Paglen, Greta Pratt, Dario Robleto, Nebjosa Seric-Shoba, Yinka Shonibare and Allison Smith. / Catalogue: Foreword by Joe Thompson, essays by Nato Thompson, Martin Jay, and ...

Maverick #249
Chopin at American Repertory Theatre
Hershey Felder Channels the Romantic Pianist
Henry Felder as Monsieur Chopin / Music of Frederick Chopin, Book by Hershey Felder, Directed by Joel Zwick, Scenic Design, Yael Pardess, Lighting Design, Richard Norwood, Projection Design, John Biesche. / American Repertory Theatre / Cambridge, Mass. / Through July 30 / / June 22, 2006 / / ...

Maverick #248
Lloyd Oxendine: Native New Yorker
Way Back When
June 14, 2006 / / Today the field of contemporary Native American art is rich and diverse with a mix of established, mid career and emerging artists. There remains the challenge of wider recognition and acceptance in the mainstream art world. The elements are there especially in terms of training ...

Maverick #247
Jeffrey Gibson: Native New Yorker
Fancy Dancing
06/06/06 / / Right now there is a lot on the plate of the painter/sculptor Jeffrey Gibson. At the time of the recent studio visit in Brooklyn works were partly crated in preparation for a move just a couple of blocks away. By the end of August he is scheduled ...

Maverick #246
Mario Martinez: Native New Yorker
Me and Mario Down by the School Yard
June 3, 2006 / / Following a long and winding road, four years ago, the abstract painter, Mario Martinez, relocated from San Francisco to New York City. He earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, in 1985, and continued to work there as an emerging artist. It was ...

Maverick #245
Stephen D. Paine Scholarship Exhibition
Honoring Boston’s Student Artists
May 25, 2006 / / The 2006 Stephen D. Paine Scholarship Exhibition / The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University / 75 Arlington Street, Boston, Ma. 02116 / May 18 through June 2 / Opening, Thursday, May 25, 5-8pm / / The Artists: Lily Brooks, ...

Maverick #244
Ortiz and Wilson at NMAI
Contemporary Native American Artists on View in New York
May 24, 2006 / / “Virgil Ortiz: La Renaissance Indigene” and Will Wilson “Auto Immune Response” / Organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, curated by Joe Baker. / On view at the National Museum of the American Indian, the George Gustav Heye Center / One Bowling Green, New ...

Maverick #243
Three Pollocks at Williams
Honoring Kirk Varnedoe, Class of ‘67
May 16, 2006 / / Jackson Pollock at Williams College / A Tribute to Kirk Varnedoe ‘67 / Williams College Museum of Art / Williamstown, Massachusetts / April 14 through October 1 / / Jackson Pollock: Beneath the Surface / A Tribute to Kirk Varnedoe ‘67 / The Plonsker ...

Maverick #242
The 2006 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
Fe Fi Ho Hum
May 10, 2006 / / The 2006 DeCordova Annual Exhibition / 51 Sandy Pond Road / Lincoln, Massachusetts / April 29 through August 20 / The Artists: Gregory Miguel Gomez, Christopher Gray, Anna Helper, Joe Johnson, Frank Poor, Alexander Ross, Evelyn Rydz, Joe Sarkin, Jen Simms, Gretchen Skogerson and Garth ...

Maverick #241
9 Evenings at MIT
Rethinking the Canon of Art and Technology
May 9, 2006 / / 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre and Engineering, 1966 / MIT List Visual Arts Center / Cambridge, Mass. / May 4- July 9 / Guest Curated by Catherine Morris. The Artists: John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, ...

Maverick #240
Erwin Wurm and Sarah Walker at the Rose
Fat City Meets the Cosmos
April 28, 2006 / / Erwin Wurm: I Love My Time, I Don’t Like My Time. Catalog published by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Berin Golonu, with essays by the curator, Rene De Guzman, as well as, by Geraldine Barlow, and Ralph Rugoff. ...

Maverick #239
Huang Yong Ping at Mass MoCA
Conflating Dada and Taoism
April 22, 2006 / / House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective / Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art / North Adams, Massachusetts. / Organized with the Walker Art Center / March 18 through February 19, 2007 / Catalogue: Edited by Philippe Vergne and Doryun Chong with ...

Maverick #238
Hockney Portraits at the MFA
Sons and Lovers
/ April 21, 2006 / / David Hockney Portraits / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Organized with the National Portrait Gallery, London / February 26 through May 14 / Catalogue: Published by the National Portrait Gallery, London, with essays by the curators, Sarah Howgate and Barbara Stern Shapiro, ...

Maverick #237
Dana Schutz at the Rose
An Emerging Lost Generation
April 10, 2006 / / Part of the persona of Maverick is the tendency to zig when others zag. It is a contrarian’s instinct that often finds one out of sync with the mainstream. Not that there is an intention to be difficult or eccentric; to think and act differently ...

Maverick #236
Goya at the Frick
Against All Odds
April 9, 2006 / / Goya’s Last Works / Organized by Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi / Catalog: Essays by Brown and Galassi with the assistance of Joanna Sheers and Iraida Rodriguez-Negron, with chronology, bibliography and index. 280 pages. Published by the Frick Collection and Yale University ...

Maverick #235
Damian Loeb at the Aldrich
A Connecticut Yankee Holds Court
March 30, 2006 / / There was a circus like ambiance last Sunday when I attended a spate of openings in a cluster of galleries at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. I downloaded directions from Mapquest as it had been a number of years since last visiting ...

Maverick #234
Rauschenberg’s Combines at the Met
More than the sum of their parts
March 29, 2006 / / robertRauschenbergcombines / Organized by Paul Schimmel / For the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / Catalogue: 318 Pages. With essays by Schimmel as well as Charles Stuckey, Thomas Crow, Brandon W. Joseph and an Afterword by Pontus Hulten / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ...

Maverick #233
Whitney Biennial 2006
More Noon Than Day for Night
March 25, 2006 / / Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night / Curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne / March 2 to May 28 / Catalogue 396 pages. Essays by the curators and Toni Burlap, Johanna Burton, Bradley Eros, Lia Gangitano, Bruce Hainley, Bernard-Henri Levy, Molly Nesbit, Siva Viadhyanathan ...

Maverick #232
Native New Yorkers: Vision Quest
Kathleen Ash-Milby, Jason Lujan, Alan Michelson, Lorenzo Clayton, Brad Kahlhamer and Dorothee Peiper
March 23, 2006 / / In addition to three huge art fairs, the Whitney Biennial, Chelsea, Soho and uptown galleries, as well as several museum exhibitions, and dinners with friends, during an intense, ten-day, Spring Break in New York City, there was an additional agenda of further research in the ...

Maverick #231
Tom Smith: Beer and Burgers
For Kidder Smith Gallery It Pays to Advertise
March 6. 2006 / / Five years ago Tom Smith, who with his wife Becky Kidder, runs Kidder Smith Gallery hit Boston’s staid Newbury Street like a human tsunami. With an impeccable, neat as a pin, obsessively minimalist, high concept space it was evident from the get go that this ...

Maverick #230
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Ric Haynes
Native and Anglo Artists Discuss Their Work
March 5, 2006 / / “It is a miracle that I am alive,” Jaune Quick-to-See Smith told a class of Suffolk University students as she explained the American Genocide, Manifest Destiny, and the role of Christianity. She is a “registered” member of the Salish Nation of Montana to which the ...

Maverick #229
Pollock Matters Overshadow Conference
College Art Association Meeting in Boston
February 26, 2006 / / “I am attending this conference under an assumed name,” Professor Ellen Landau of Case Western Reserve University informed the audience during a session “Jackson Pollock’s Afterlife” during the annual meeting of the College Art Association, in Boston, this past week. Her much anticipated paper ...

Maverick #228
Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler at MIT
Crisis of Faith: Artifacts and Relics
February 22, 2006 / / America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler / Curated by Bill Arning and Ian Berry / MIT List Visual Arts Center / Wiesner Building / 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, Mass. / February 9 to April 9, 2006 / The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum ...

Maverick #227
Carsten Holler at Mass MoCA, Joan Marks Trio
Sunday Brunch in the Berkshires
Carsten Holler at Mass MoCA, Joan Marks Trio / Sunday Brunch in the Berkshires / / February 20, 2006 / / It was a bitterly cold Sunday in the Berkshires when we planned to meet with friends at 11 AM ...

Maverick #226
Modern Art at the MFA
Too Little Too Late
February 14, 2006 / / Facets of Cubism / December 7 through April 16 / Degas to Picasso; Modern Masters / January 18 through July 23 / Museum of Fine Arts / 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston / / ...

Maverick #225
Thad Beal: Beer and Burger
Laying Down the Law
February 11, 2006 / / Honestly, I had every good intention of visiting the first New York, one man show, by my great friend, Thad Beal, at Robert Steele Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, from November 13 through January 7. At the ...

Maverick #224
Sartre at Harvard’s ART
Hell Is Other People
January 27, 2006 / / No Exit / By Jean-Paul Sartre / Translated by Stuart Gilbert / Directed by Jerry Mouawad / Set Design by Jerry Mouawad / Cast: Valet, Remo Airaldi, Garcin, Will LeBow, Estelle, Karen MacDonald and Inez. Paula Plum / American Repertory Theatre / January, 2006 ...

Maverick #223
Arnold Trachtman: In the Studio
Revisiting the Weimar Republic
January 23, 2006 / / The initial phone call came back in December. An invitation from the artist Arnold Trachtman to come view a large triptych “Cabarett, 1927” which he worked on from 1993-1995 but had just finished. It was ...

Maverick #222
Lalla Essaydi at Williams College
Deconstructing Gerome’s “The Slave Market”
January 18, 2006 / / "Transgressions: Lalla Essaydi Confronts Jean-Leon Gerome" / The Williams College Museum of Art / Williamstown, Mass. / January 14 through May 14 / Artist lecture and opening February 9 / / The ...

Maverick #221
Boston Galleries: Old and New
Domingo Barreres, Sue Yang, Lorna Williams, George Rosa, Harvey Loves Harvey and Gyorgy Kepes
January 11, 2006 / / Domingo Barreres: “Scales of Spin” / Sue Yang: “Butterfly Series” / Howard Yezerski Gallery / 14 Newbury Street / January 6 to February 7 / / In the work of Domingo Barreres, stretching ...

Maverick #220
George and Joyce Wein Collection
All That Jazz
January 10, 2006 / / Syncopated Rhythms: 20th Century African American Art from the George & Joyce Wein Collection / Boston University Art Gallery / Through January 22 / Catalogue: With essays by curators, Patricia Hills and Melissa Renn, with a forward by Ed Bradley, 104 Pages, illustrated, with notes ...

Maverick #219
Barry M. Goldstein: In the Studio
An Artist’s Response to 9/11
January 4, 2006 / / Being There: Medical Students Morgue Volunteers Following 9/11 / Portraits and Interviews / By Barry M. Goldstein / With a Forward by Charles S. Hirsch, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York / 88 Pages, illustrated, edition of 3,000 / Master Scholars ...

Maverick #218
Mother Russia
Back in the U.S.S.R. and Back, and Back…
December 21, 2005 / / Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections / The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Catalogue; 426 pages, Thames and Hudson, London, 2005 / September 16 through January 11, 2006 / / ...

Maverick #217
Christian Jankowski at MIT
Things Fall Apart
December 4, 2005 / / Christian Jankowski / Everything Fell Together / Curated by Jeff Fleming / MIT List Visual Arts Center / October 14 through December 31 / Foundation for Art and Creative Technology / Liverpool, England / February 9 through April 2, 2006 / / ...

Maverick #216
Maya Lin at Harvard
A Prodigy Now at Mid Career
December 4, 2005 / / Introducing Maya Lin to an overflow audience at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts professor Louis Menand established some background and boundaries. That she would not discuss her most famous work, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, dedicated ...

Maverick #215
Mark Lee Favermann: Beer and Burgers
Designing for the Olympics
November 24, 2005 / / Settling into a booth for a Beer and Burger session, Mark Lee Favermann, produced a series of glossy images of his latest project, an installation of silhouettes of 20 birds created over the ...

Maverick #214
John Powell: Beer and Burgers
Let There Be Light
November 21, 2005 / / www.lighttimeinspace.com / jwpowell@world.std.com / / As a graduate student in a master’s program at Massachusetts College of Art, back in 1985, John Powell, first started to torment me when I had ...

Maverick #213
Abraham Lubelski: Publisher/ Gallerist/ Artist
The Show Has Been Cancelled
November 20, 2005 / / NYArts Magazine / 473 Broadway / NY, NY 10013 / www.nyartsmagazine.com / 212 274 8443 / / With artist, entrepreneur, publisher, gallerist, Abraham Lubelski, anything that engages his attention and imagination is possible. Five years ...

Maverick #212
Ed Ruscha at Harvard
Venice Show Opens at Whitney
November 11, 2005 / / Last night, the California based artist, Ed Ruscha, spoke to an overflow audience at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University about the exhibition “Course of Empire” which represented the United States at the Venice Bienalle. ...

Maverick #211
Kathy Bitetti: Beer and Burgers
The Princess Projects and Public Policy
November 6, 2005 / / “You’ve known me since I was a little squirt,” Kathy Bitetti laughed as we met for a beer and burger to discuss her remarkable multi tasking as artist, curator, public policy advocate and long term director of ...

Maverick #210
Elizabeth Murray; Deconstructing the Reviews
Shaping Up at MoMA
"Elizabeth Murray," Oct. 23, 2005- Jan. 9, 2006, at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10019 / / / November 1, 2005 / / / / Some years back ...

Maverick #209
Damian Loeb: In the Studio
Previewing shows in Boston, Cologne, Ridgefield, and New York
“Deliverance” / Mario Diacono at Ars Libri / 500 Harrison Avenue / Boston, Ma. 02118 / October 7 through November 2 / / Solo Show (five paintings) / Raphael Jablonka Gallery / Hahnenstrasse 37 / D-50667 Cologne, Germany / www.jablonkagalerie.com / January 27 to March 7, 2006 / ...

Maverick #208
Chelsea Galleries: October 2005
Orlan, Yinka Shonibare, Inez van Lamsweerde, Dane Patterson, Evan Penny, Marty Mull, Adam Cvijanovic, Wes Lang, Cynthia von Buhler
Orlan: Digital Photographs and Sculptures, Refiguration/ Self Hybridization: The Precolumbian and African Series / Stux Gallery / Through October 15 / / “What don’t you like about yourself,” the plastic surgeons in the hit FX series “Nip/ Tuck” ask their often grotesquely disfigured ...

Maverick #207
Maxine Hong Kingston
A Woman Warrior Visits Suffolk University
October 9, 2005 / / This past week, Maxine Hong Kingston, the author of “Woman Warrior,” a winner of the National Book Award, and her husband the performer, Earl Kingston, were scholars in residence at Suffolk University. Her lecture filled the C. Walsh Theater ...

Maverick #206
William I. Koch at the MFA
A Boy and His Toys
September 30, 2005 / / Currently beached on the turnaround in front of the Huntington Avenue entrance of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, next to the life-size bronze sculpture of a Lakota chief “Appeal to the Great Spirit” by Cyrus Dallin ...

Maverick #205
Thomas Hirschhorn at the ICA
Camouflage as Metaphor
September 29, 2005 / / Moments after leaving the Thomas Hirschhorn exhibition “Utopia, Utopia=One World, One War, One Army, One Dress,” which will be on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston through January 16, 2006, I encountered a woman ...

Maverick #204
Martin Mugar: Beer and Burgers
Pulled Dots at Merrimack College
September 24, 2005 / / Martin Mugar: Paintings / McCoy Gallery / Merrimack College / 315 Turnpike Street / North Andover, Mass / Through October 12 / / Over the years, some of my Beer and Burger meetings ...

Maverick #203
Jacques-Louis David, Cai Guo-Qiang, Leipzig Painting, Becoming Animal, Moving Pictures
Berkshire Exhibitions at the Clark, Williams and Mass MoCA
September 1, 2005 / / During weekends in the Berkshires we are a short hop from three of the finest museums in the nation: The Clark Art Institute and the Williams College Museum of Art, in Williamstown, and Mass MoCA in North ...

Maverick #202
Robert Ferrandini: In the Studio
From Right to Left
August 25, 2005 / In the Studio with Robert Ferrandini / From Right to Left / / Gallery NAGA Website / http://www.gallerynaga.com / / In October, Gallery NAGA, on Boston’s Newbury Street, will present an exhibition of new ...

Maverick #201
Harvard's Linda Norden: Beer and Burgers
Blue Lagoon: The Venice Project with Ed Ruscha
August 11, 2005 / Blue Lagoon / Beer and Burgers with Fogg Curator Linda Norden / The Venice Project with Ed Ruscha / / Last night I caught up with Linda Norden, the first curator of contemporary ...

Maverick #200
Jane Farver: Beer and Burgers
Director of MIT'sList Visual Arts Center
When Jane Farver left the position of chief curator at the Queens Museum to become director of the MIT-List Visual Arts Center in 1999, I wrote a Perspective piece for Art New England. She has made good on many of the mandates she discussed back then particularly the ambition to improve ...

Maverick #199
Benno Friedman, Photographer: Beer and Burgers
Berkshire Artist Discusses Digital Work
“If you look at an image of a rock and the shadow that it casts what happens when you remove the rock and focus on the shadow? Or remove the shadow and leave the rock,” Benno Friedman was trying to explain the essence of the digital images he has been working ...

Maverick #198
Rick Harlow: Beer and Burgers
The Song of Ayahuaska
Currently Rick Harlow, my next door neighbor in the Eclipse Mill artist/ loft building in North Adams, Massachusetts is spending a month among the indigenous people of Colombia. Recently, he worked for a couple of weeks for a Shaman in Brazil acting as an interpreter and participant in rituals involving the ...

Maverick #197
Cold Sweat
Getting Emotional at the ICA
July 7, 2005 / Cold Sweat / / Getting Emotional / Artists Include: Marina Abramovic, Bas Jan Ader, Darren Almond, Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, John Currin, Marlene Dumas, Sam Durant, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andreas Gursky, Peter Hujar, Emily Jacir, Christian Jankowski, Barbara Kruger, Glenn ...

Maverick #196
Ric Haynes
As the Crow Flies
In the studio are large, figurative, plywood cutouts, meant to be free standing that Ric Haynes is about to pack up and drive to the Bradley Academy of Visual Arts in York, Pennsylvania. An exhibition will be on view there from July 8 to August 26. For an artist who resides ...

Maverick #195
Museums: Summer in the City
Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, Max Ernst. Remote Viewing at the Whitney, Lee Friedlander at MoMA
Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim / Through August 10 / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89 / www.guggenheim.org / / Max Ernst: A Retrospective / Through July 10 / Metropolitan Museum of Art / 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82 ...

Maverick #194
Lowery Stokes Sims and John L. Moore
From the Met to the Studio Museum in Harlem and Beyond
After exchanges of e mail, Lowery Sims, director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, arranged to meet with me at the Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea to view the exhibition “Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, Connections: New Work/Old Work” an artist she has followed for many years. I arrived early in order to observe and ...

Maverick #193
Jaune Quick to See Smith
In the New Mexico Studio of a Renowned Native American Artist
It was with great relief that we pulled into the driveway behind a wall along a country road in rural New Mexico near Albuquerque. Finding the home of Jaune Quick to See Smith and her husband, Andy Ambrose, had been a daunting task. Barking but ultimately friendly dogs announced our arrival. ...

Maverick #192
Paul Shapiro: Artiist Musician
A Transplanted Bostonian Recalls Art and The Hallucinations
While visiting Santa Fe galleries, during a recent two week tour of the South West that started and ended in Vegas, a 2,000 mile loop of spectacular scenery, we encountered landscape paintings by two former Bostonians, David Barbero and Paul Shapiro. They were older works displayed in a gallery that specializes ...

Maverick #191
A Wynn Win
Cultural Oasis or Marketing Strategy; $300 Million Art Collection Displayed in New $2.6 Billion Casino; Vermeer Does Vegas
There are only thirty or so authenticated works by the Dutch Baroque master, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), and one of them “A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals,” circa 1670, recently went on view as a part of the small but stunning selection of Old Masters and modern masterpieces in the brand ...

Maverick #190
Show Me the Monet
MFA’s Malcolm Rogers Plays Vegas
After decades of struggle and poverty, by the 1890s the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840-1926) was rich. It was a time to grow that signature flowing white beard, cultivate his sumptuous lily pond and private garden in Giverny, and generally enjoy the fruits of his labor. He is described as ...

Maverick #189
Elaine Sturtevant at the List
Extreme Makeovers of Contemporary American Icons But Not Appropriations She Insists
While walking through the National Gallery some years ago from some distance across a large space I spotted an unfamiliar synthetic cubist painting from Picasso’s studio series. From afar there was something off about it that drew me forward for closer examination. Reading the wall label my suspicions were confirmed that ...

Maverick #188
The 2005 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
Consistent with its mandate the DeCordova Annual Exhibition is intended to draw upon the arts in the entire New England region. But this time, thankfully, we are spared weavers from Vermont, potters from Provincetown, or crafts from RISD. Which is a New England state. If only a state of mind. But ...

Maverick #186
Arthur Dion: Beer and Burgers
Recalling 23 Years on Newbury Street
Although witty and urbane to a fault, Harvard educated and all that, Boston gallerist, Arthur Dion, a true man of the people is also a homie. Not to the manor born with a silver spoon in his mouth, as I found out some years ago from the roof deck of our ...

Maverick #185
Sophia Ainslie, South African Artist: Beer and Burgers
Treasure from Trash
Typically, installations such at the one on view currently at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts, by the South African born, Boston based artist, Sophia Ainslie, involve industrial strength bricks of compressed, recycled, colorful, plastic detergent and bleach bottles. Depending upon the space allotted them, and the patience of the ...

Maverick #184
Boston Galleries
Lorey Bonante, Margaret Swan, Randal Deihl in Northampton, Masako Kamiya, Brian Zink, Magda Fernandez
Randall Deihl: An American Realist / Through May 20 / R. Michelson Galleries / 132 Main Street, Northampton, MA / www.Rmichelson.com / Catalogue: “Randal Deihl: An American Realist” with an introduction by Richard Michelson, artist’s statement, and essay by Charles Giuliano. / 24 pages, illustrated, published by the ...

Maverick #183
Peter Reginato, Sculptor: In the Studio
Polychromed Steel Sculpture
During a museum visit some years ago it was shocking to encounter a plaster cast of a metope and section of the architectural detail of the frieze of the Parthenon that had been painted to simulate its original polychrome surface. The bright colors were harsh and garish. Seemed to ...

Maverick #182
Chelsea April 2005
Damien Hirst, Robert Gober, Thomas Ruff, Martin Kippenberger, Eric Fischl, Larry Zox, Jean Michel Basquiat, Robert Rahway Zakanitch, Rowena Dring, Gardar Eide Einarsson
Damien Hirst: “The Elusive Truth” / Through April 16 / Gagosian Gallery / 555 West 24 St. / www.gagosian.com / info@gagosian.com / / Originality and authorship are ancient concerns for ...

Maverick #181
James Manning: Beer and Burgers
Artist, Curator, Installer
Since last summer, James Manning has been working with Tom and Scott Cipolla to curate exhibitions for Space 200 a small but elegant gallery in the lobby of a high rise office building just steps from historic Quincy Market. Over beer and burgers this week, Manning who was my former student ...

Maverick #180
Matt Nash: Beer and Burgers
Artist, Curator, Publisher, Geek
“Everything I do is about collaboration,” Matt Nash the publisher of the year old, Boston based, art website “Big Red and Shiny” explained last night over beers and burgers. “I am not a look at me, look at me, kind of artist. All of my work for the past 14 ...

Maverick #179
Curator George Fifield: Beer and Burgers
Director Previews Cyberarts Festival
The fourth biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival, April 22 to May 8, is fast approaching. There is some fine tuning of the last minute schedule of participants, events and some 35 venues. While this is hectic crunch time, the Cyberarts founder and director, multi media curator, George Fifield, expressed that he found ...

Maverick #178
Total Gonzo: Hunter Thompson, R.I.P.
Recently, in a reply to a letter from Jane, I wrote a modest note regarding the origin of the word Gonzo, a term that I coined. It was in response to the violent demise of the writer Hunter S. Thompson whose last wish, apparently, is that his ashes be shot ...

Maverick #177
Christo Letters
Report from South Korea
From the window near my writing table a snow storm is winding down. This morning at 6:30 I snagged the papers from under a drift on the steps. Then turned on the news to check the status of school closings. There was a two hour delay which cancelled my 8:30 class. ...

Maverick #176
Vroom, Vroom: Car Talk
Ralph Lauren Takes Malcolm Rogers for a Ride
Usually I enjoy tuning in to Emily Rooney who hosts an informal interview show on WGBH PBS called “Greater Boston.” She takes on the news of the day through informative dialogues with interesting guests. Mostly, she isn’t afraid to tackle tough topics with penetrating questions. But when in comes to ...

Maverick #175
Gerry Bergstein: Beer and Burgers
Redefining Boston Expressionism
Asked if he is a Boston Expressionist in a tradition that started most notably with Hyman Bloom, Jack Levine and Karl Zerbe back in the 1930s, the artist/ painter Gerry Bergstein paused and reflected over his Sam Adams seasonal winter white ale. He was my latest drinking buddy in the ongoing, ...

Maverick #174
Christo Meth
Daytrippers, Yeah, Speeding the Gates
As the Peter Pan, Boston to New York City express bus drove through Manhattan to end its journey in a dock at the Port Authority, briefly, the route passed Central Park along Fifth Avenue. It turned right through the Park before heading back downtown. For a few moments the passengers, most ...

Maverick #173
Pavel Braila and Kimsooja at MIT, Harriet Casdin Silver, Reese Inman
Last Call for Gonzo Journalism
Pavel Braila / Kimsooja: Seven Wishes and Secrets / MIT List Visual Arts Center / Pavel exhibition curated by Jane Farver / Catalogue with essays by Farver and Michael Wilson / Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, Mass. / February 10 to April 10 / http://web.mit.edu/lvac/www/exhibitions/pr/Kim_PR.html / ...

Maverick #172
Domingo Barreres: Beer and Burgers
Exploring the Ambitions of “Las Meninas”
Last year the Boston based, Spanish born artist, Domingo Barreres, showed a series of seven large canvases based on his analysis and interpretation of “Las Meninas,” 1656, by Diego Velasquez (1599-1660) at New York’s alternative space, White Box. The works, finished in 2001, had taken two years to complete. They ...

Maverick #171
Camilo Alvarez, Gallerist: Beer and Burgers
The Director of Samson Projects
This piece launches a new series “Beer and Burgers With…” For several years I have enjoyed a mid week break after a day of teaching getting together with friends. Taking that idea of an informal meeting I have decided to ask a range of artists, gallerists, and curators to get together ...

Maverick #170
Sarina Khan Reddy
The Jewel in Her Crown
During the Victorian era, when British aristocrats booked “Passage to India” they made sure to have their cabin location Port Out Starboard Home. By traveling posh they had a shore view coming and going. In the largest and greatest of the British colonies, what her majesty referred to as her “Jewel ...

Maverick #169
Paul Shambroom. Peter Smuts, Intro, Geometric Abstraction
Newbury Street Shows: January-Ferbruary
The weekend’s ferocious Nor’easter has given new meaning to Boston’s familiar phrase “The Big Dig.” As luck would have it, on Friday night, there was a lively opening at the DeCordova Museum in suburban Lincoln that drew a record attendance on a bitter cold night. In town, the Peter Harris opening ...

Maverick #168
Pretty Sweet at DeCordova
Girls (and Boys) Just Want to Have Fun
DeCordova Winter Show Exorcises the Blues / More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys / Just Fun, Fun, Fun Till Daddy Took the T-Bird Away / / / In the arts is it more meaningful to laugh or cry? This subject was first explored and defined by the ...

Maverick #167
Face It
Portraits of Artists by Artists at the ICA
A portrait conveys to us what an individual looks like. Hence the title, “Likenesses.” But a successful portrait may go far beyond, or dramatically less than that. The image may flatter the subject. A Hellenistic Greek bust of the living god, Alexander the Great, bearing only an aesthetic resemblance to the ...

Maverick #166
Will Mentor, Beer and Burgers
Actually Indian Buffet with Neo Op Artist
The single oil and acrylic, 82 x82” painting, “Bionic Deere” by the artist Will Mentor, currently gracing the front window of the second floor Ars Libri rare book shop in Boston’s South End, struck me as rather like the Op Art paintings that were shown by the East Hampton Gallery in ...

Maverick #165
Restoring Chelsea Creek, SOWA Galleries
Leslie Wilcox, Bill Armstrong, Steve Novick, Isabel Riley, Caleb Weintraub
Restorying Chelsea Creek: 100 Views, Part One / Atlantic Works: A Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas / 80 Border Street / East Boston / www.atlanticworks.org / For info and hours: Stacy Chacker 617 567 5882 Ext. 241 / Through January 20 / / ...

Maverick #164
Roasting Chestnuts in Chelsea
East Village, Susan Rothenberg, Delia Brown, LOuise Bourgeois, Gilbert and George, David Levinthal
East Village USA / Curated by Dan Cameron / New Museum of Contemporary Art / 556 West 22nd Street / Through March 19 / www.newmuseum.org / / Suddenly it’s the 1980s all over again in this lively and insightful ...

Maverick #162
Street Beat
Scott Prior, Kay Ruane, Jill Slosburg Ackerman
Scott Prior: New Paintings / Alpha Gallery / 14 Newbury Street / www.alphagallery.com / Through January 5 / / In the decades that I have attentively followed the work of the Northampton based, representational painter, Scott Prior, he now ...

Maverick #161
Walkabout: SOWA
Matthew Ritchie, Boston Sculptors, David Omar White, Julie Melton, Alexandra de Steigeur, Jeffrey Gibson and Rune Olsen
Yeah right. Try to find a parking space during the jam packed First Friday festivities in the lively, newly expanded, gorgeously renovated and upgraded South End of Boston. Thanks be to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of agnostic travelers, we lucked out and found an empty space. Just steps from our ...

Maverick #160
Smart Art: Cut at BCA, Abstracting at Alternate Currents
Randal Thurston, Deborah Weisberg, Chris Nau, Linda Leslie Brown, Keith Francis, Peter Harris, William Frese, Reese Inman
This tandem of intelligent and insightful exhibitions have been curated by two solidly established, mid generation curators: Laura Donaldson, director of the Mills Gallery of the Boston Center for the Arts, located in the lively South End of Boston, and James Manning, for the relatively new, ground level gallery, Space 200, ...

Maverick #159
Street Talk
George Nick, Pier Gustafson, Tabitha Vevers, John Coplans, Susanna Coffey, Chris Armstrong
George Nick: An Artist’s Conscience / Concord Art Association / 37 Lexington Road / Concord, Mass. / Through December 23 / Gallery Naga / Through December 18 / Since his first one person exhibition, in 1964, at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, in Pittsburgh, just a year after earning an ...

Maverick #158
Hot Buttons: The Whole vs. Its Parts
Immersion at AIB
Reading the announcement for the exhibition “Immersion” at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, through December 23, the list of artists was compelling enough to attend the opening last night at the small art school. The gallery is modest in scale but clearly ambitious in presenting a compact exhibition ...

Maverick #157
Bleeding Hearts
Ralph Hamilton, German Indians, Andrea Robbins, Max Becher, Harry Callahan, Jim Peters. Pia Schachter. Michael Scoggins, Calvin Brown, Peter Lipsitt, Debra Weisberg
These are tough times for bleeding hearts, tax and spend, liberal Democrats from Massachusetts. You know, the ones, way back when, who voted for Mike Dukakis, when he carried just his home state in a presidential race against George The First. The devastating image, that time, was Mike in a tank ...

Maverick #155
Bill T. Jones
Coat of Many Colors
The Phantom Project: 20th Anniversary Season / Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company / Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director / Julia Blackburn, Executive Director / Featuring: Asti Bulbul, Catherine Cabeen, Leah Cox, Shaneeka Harrell, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Wen-Chung Lin, Malcolm Low, Erick Montes, Gaetan Pettigrew, and Donald C. Shorter, Jr. / ...

Maverick #154
A River Runs Through It
Judy Kensley McKie's Garden of Peace
During my regular commute from the Bowdin Street T stop on the Blue Line up the hill to classes at Suffolk Univeresity, for many months, I passed by the construction site for a high rise government office building. Often that climb up the steep incline was defined by the weather. Good ...

Maverick #153
Redo/ Redux
Marie Cosindas Photographs and Paintings by Nanno de Groot
During my first of several visits to the Marie Cosindas exhibition at the Robert Klein Gallery there was a sense of déjà vu all over again. I was surprised that the artist had consented to exhibit her vintage 1960s Polaroid photographs which are now exposed to strong light as rarely as ...

Maverick #152
Boston’s South End Launches Fall Season
Let the Games Begin
Over the years there have been a number of attempts to establish a gallery district as an alternative to the high rents on Boston’s pricey and fashionable Newbury Street. / There is a constant debate in conversations with gallerists of the ...

Maverick #151
Art Deco at the MFA
Artifacts of the Jazz Age and Lost Generation
In “The Thin Man” (1934) the debonair amateur sleuth, Nick Charles, who enjoyed slumming with thugs and hoods, liked to mix up a few Martinis. Nick (William Powell) is gamely joined in this binge drinking by his foxy, witty wife Nora (Myrna Loy). They are accompanied by a small feisty dog. ...

Maverick #150
Berkshire Summer Winds Down
Pillow Talk: Mass MoCA Busted
Inside Out Series / Harvard Contemporary Dance Ensemble / Dancers: Rebecca Alaly, Suzanne Jenkins, Liz Santoro, Christina Shelby, Elizabeth Weil Bergmann, Brenda Divelbliss, Ryuji Yamaguchi, Ebonie Hazle, and Janet Slifka / Dance Director: Elizabeth Weil Bergmann / Jacob’s Pillow Dance / / “The General” / Directed by Buster Keaton ...

Maverick #149
Mass Art Founding and Sustaining
/ August 26, 2004 / / Mass Art / Founding and Sustaining Arts Communities / Location, Location, Location / / This summer we have been exploring and networking with ...

Maverick #148
Courbet at the Clark
The Breyas Collection from the Musee Fabre, Montpelier
Like gothic, romanticism, or mannerism the term realism has many shades of meaning and possible interpretations. It was first applied to define the works of such 19th century French artists as Gustave Courbet, 1819- 1877, Edouard Manet, 1832-1883, and Honore Daumier, 1808-1879. The epic graphic work of Theodore Gericault, 1791-1824 “The ...

Maverick #147
Kahn and Selesnick Recount an Edwardian Moon Exploration
Gallery Hopping in the Berkshires
“The Apollo Prophecies” / “Hunters and Gathererers” / Randy Deihl “Palette Portrait of Gregory Gillespie” / Ferrin Gallery / August 14 through September 12 / 69 Church Street / Lenox, Mass. 01269 / 413 637 4414 / info@FerrinGallery.com / / Back in ...

Maverick #146
Chuck Lewin’s Dream of Art Interactive
During the recent Democratic National Convention I made my first visit to the non profit gallery, Art Interactive, at 130 Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square, Cambridge. The gallery is about to launch its third season of four exhibitions annually but, my bad, I had been slow to check it out ...

Maverick #145
Yo Mama in the Wood
Music and Dance in the Berkshires
Last Friday night when you met our friends Steve and Jan Nelson at Jacob’s Pillow they were bundled up. “Summer,” Steve grumbled. “What summer?” It was indeed more like a brisk fall evening in the Berkshires. “Next week I’m headed to the desert,” he announced. “I need some heat.” / ...

Maverick #144
Democtratic National Convention
Boston Artists Respond
This week, as Boston hosts the Democratic National Convention the eyes and ears of the world will focus on our city. For natives, the compelling question has been is this a place to be or not to be? / For months ...

Maverick #143
The Venus von Willendorf
A Poem by Astrid Hiemer
(Text that follows by Charles Giuliano) / / / / Venus / / / / I saw the Venus von Willendorf / / with my own eyes / / in Wien / / Oh, she stirred my emotions / ...

Maverick #142
Marlon Brando, 1924- 2004 The Heart of Darkness
Growing Up Absurd
Sean Penn, in conversation with Charley Rose referred to his recently deceased colleague and friend, Marlon Brando, as the greatest actor of the 20th century and an artist to compare with Pablo Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci. Knowing how volatile Penn could be, a sensitivity and short fuse that has been ...

Maverick #141
Kai Althoff at the ICA
Hysteria and Rapture
Pasiphae, the wife of Minos the king of ancient Crete, lusted for a bull which shunned her human form. Daedalus created for her a hollow cow inside of which she exposed her rear to be mounted by the raging bull. Thus was born a monster, the Minotaur. Minos confined the beast ...

Maverick #140
Praha Notes
The Absinth Minded Professor
During the spring of 1990 I met two Austrian artists, Sonja Lixl and Gerold Hirn, who were showing at the former Levinson/ Kane Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston. Through an extra dose of adjunct teaching there was money burning a hole in my pocket, thoughts of European travel, and the ...

Maverick #139
DeCordova Annual 2004
Regionalism and Its Discontents
Being included in a museum group show for the artists in question is much like real estate. What is the difference between being the best house in a bad neighborhood, or the poorest house in a good neighborhood? Similarly, is it better to be an outstanding artist in a mediocre show ...

Maverick #138
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Well, Actually, Potsdammer Platz
Visiting Berlin makes me think of the filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982). While I also respect and enjoy the work of Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog, for me, Fassbinder was the greatest and most complex of the German artists of that medium. / ...

Maverick #137
Yinka Shonibare in Vienna
At Kunsthalle Wien
Yinka Shonibare: Double Dutch / Kunsthalle Wien / May 15 to September 5, 2004 / / In the context of the strident and controversial Sensation exhibition featuring the collection of Charles Saatchi at the Brooklyn Museum in 2000 the single work on view ...

Maverick #136
Vienna Underground
Tales of A Big Dig: A Prologue
It was raining cats and dogs as I trailed behind my wife, Astrid Hiemer, and a young Austrian artist, Clemens Leuschner, through the streets and underground passages of Vienna. We were on our way to view an installation he had created with a group, Mahony, that comprises four artists from Vienna ...

Maverick #135
Making Waves Girls Just Wannah Have Fun
Hillary Harkness, Cindy Sherman, Jane Hudson, Vik Muniz, Robert Indiana. Jeff Wall, Anish Kapoor, Andreas Gursky
Hilary Harkness / Mary Boone Gallery / 541 West 24th Street / / As any visitor to the Prado Museum knows, hell is in the details. There is always a cluster of viewers around “The Garden of Earthly Delights” a triptych by the ...

Maverick #134
Dieter Roth at MoMA Queens & PS1
Trash Talking
April 6, 2004 / / Trash Talking / Roth Time: a Dieter Roth Retrospective / Museum of Modern Art, and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, N.Y. / March 12 through June 7 / / Never has it been more true ...

Maverick #133
April but Not in Paris
Miroslav Antic, Damian Loeb, Lori Hamermesh, Breattaking, Anne Spileos Scott
/ April 4, 2004 / April But Not in Paris / Boston Gallery Hopping / / Miroslav Antic: Paintings / Kidder Smith Gallery / 131 Newbury Street / March 31 to May 1 / The opening represented a joyous homecoming for Miroslav Antic ...

Maverick #132
Rites of Spring
Laurie Simmons, Simon Starling, Martin Mull, Robert Longo, Hermann Nitsch, Barbara Kruger, Lynda Bengelis, Slater Bradley, Lindsey Nobel, graham Guerra, Chambliss Giobbi, Helen Garber, Julian Stanczak,
Issue Number 132 / March 30, 2004 / Rites of Spring Galleries / New York, Chelsea and Brooklyn, Williamsburg / / Chelsea / / Laurie Simmons / Sperone Westwater Gallery / February 27 to March 27 / As that great philosopher, Yogi Berra, put it, there ...

Maverick #131
Beyond the Whitney Biennial
NY in March More Winter Than Spring
Issue Number 131 / March 24, 2004 / Copyright C 2004, Charles Giuliano / / Beyond the Whitney Biennial / New York in March: More Winter Than Spring / Samosamo But More / / During Spring Break, an odd expression, it ...

Maverick #130
Neo Post Pictorialism
Mary Kocol, Ron Rizzi, Steve Wrubel, Peter Edlund
Issue Number 130 / March 8, 2004 / / / Neo Post Pictorialism / / Mary Kocol: Collecting Light / Ron Rizzi: Dim Down/ Done In/ Piss Poor/ Long Gone/ All Down / March 5 -27 / Gallery Naga / 67 Newbury Street, / Boston, Ma. 02116 / ...

Maverick #129
Damn Yankees
Shelia Pepe, Babara Gallucci
Issue Number 129 / February 27, 2004 / / Damn Yankees / / Shelia Pepe: I Love New York / Bernard Toale Gallery / 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Ma. 02118 / Through March 27 / / Barbara Gallucci: Ranch 50 / Gallery Kayafas / 450 Harrison Avenue / ...

Maverick #128
Making Their Mark
New American Painting 50th Edition
February 22, 2004 / / / Making Their Mark / / New American Painting / 50th Edition / The Ninth Open Studio Northeastern Competition, a catalog of winner’s work / Juror: Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Director of Curatorial Affairs, DeCordova Museum / Publisher: Steven T. Zevitas / Open ...

Maverick #127
Let Them Eat Cake
Son et Lumiere at the List
Issue Number 127 / February 14, 2004 / Copyright C 2004, Charles Giuliano / / Let Them Eat Cake / / Son et Lumiere / February 12 through April 14, 2004 / MIT List Visual Arts Center / 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02139 / Curator: Bill Arning, Including; ...

Maverick #126
Deconstructing Mexico
Made in Mexico at the ICA
Issue Number 126 / February 2, 2004 / / Deconstructing Mexico / / Made in Mexico / January 21 through May 9, 2004 / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Curated by Gilbert Vicario / / Entering the galleries of ...

Maverick #124
Boston's Newbury Street
Paul Rahilly, Louis Risoli, Maria Magdelane Campos Pons
January 23, 2004 / Boston’s Newbury Street / Paul Rahilly, Figures and Still Lifes / Louis Risoli, New Paintings / Gallery Naga / 67 Newbury Street, Boston, 02116 / Through January 31 / Maria Magdelena Campos-Pons / Howard Yezerski Gallery / 238 Newbury Street, Boston, 02116 / Through February 3 / ...

Maverick #123
Berkshire Update
Ann Hamilton's Corpus at Mass Moca
January 11, 2004 / / Ann Hamilton’s Corpus / Mass MoCA / North Adams, Massachusetts / December 13, 2003 through October, 2004 / / Berkshire Updates / / Seated on the steps of the football field sized, Building 5, ...

Maverick #122
Our NIght at Rocco's
/ December 21, 2003 / / Our Night at Rocco’s / 12 East 22nd Street, New York / / When we booked a reservation, back in October, for a Saturday in December, we were told to call back a day or ...

Maverick #121
A Bridge Too Far: Too Much, Too Soon
John Currin at the Whitney
December 18, 2003 / / A Bridge Too Far: Too Much, Too Soon / John Currin / The Whitney Museum of American Art / November 20, 2003 to February 22, 2004 / Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Serpentine Gallery, London / Curated by Staci Boris ...

Maverick #120
It Was the Night Before Christmas
Chelsea Galleries: Jeff Koons, Ad Reinhardt. Andres Serrano, Isaac Julian, Ross Bleckner
December 18, 2003 / / It was the night before Christmas: Chelsea Galleries / / Our December visit to New York proved to be adventurous and challenging. The slog through Conneticut traffic was a crawl after New Haven with massive construction tieups. Arriving ...

Maverick #119
Rosenquist at the Guggenheim
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
James Rosenquist: A Retrospective / Organized by Walter Hopps and Sarah Bancroft / The Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / May 17-August 17, 2003 / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City / October 16, 2003 - January 25. 2004 / Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / July – ...

Maverick #118
Keeping Up with Chelsea
Janine Antoni, Donald Lipski, Adam Fuss, Hiroshi Sugimoto, JUlian Schnabel
November 3, 2003 / Keeping Up With Chelsea / During a recent run of Chelsea galleries the relative proportion of outstanding exhibitions was superb. We try to get to New York several times each season but for the past year we pursued other options and priorities. So it had been some ...

Maverick #117
Kara Walker at Williams College
Tangled Up in Blues
October 27, 2003 / / Tangled Up in Blues / Tongue Tied and Other Hits and Myths of the Old South / / Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress / Williams College Museum of Art / Williamstown, Massachusetts / August 30 to December 7 / Co-organized with the Tang ...

Maverick #116
Pop to Hip Hop
Cartoons at the ICA
/ October 5, 2003 / / Pop to Hip Hop / / Splat, Boom, Pow: The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art / Curated by Valerie Cassel / Contemporary Art Museum, Houston / April 12- June 29, 2003 / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / September 17- January ...

Maverick #115
Dia Beacon
Deifying Minimal Art
October 1, 2003 / / Dia Beacon / Deifying Minimal Art / / We called ahead and made an appointment to be included in the small group escorted into Dia Beacon a half-hour before the daily opening time of 11 AM. A fresh faced ...

Maverick #114
Storm King
September 21, 2003 / / Storm King Art Center / Featuring 500 Scenic Acres of Outdoor Sculpture / Last Chance to See A Major Calder Exhibition / / / Fall weekends, through the seasonal closing on November 15, is the prime time ...

Maverick #113
Fried Green Tomatoes
August 20, 2003 / / Fried Green Tomatoes / / Playing with his grandson, in the back yard garden of the New Jersey family compound/fortress, the aged Don Corleone carefully peeled an orange. He turned his back to the child and ...

Maverick #112
Face It
Thomas Gainsborough at the MFA
/ August 14, 2003 / / Face It / / Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788 / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / June 15 through September 14 / Organized by Tate Britain in collaboration with the BMFA and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. / Catalogue, 294 ...

Maverick #111
Faith Healing at the ICA
Jessica Morgan Takes the Pulse
August 7, 2003 / / Artist, Heal Thyself / / Pulse: Art, Healing and Transformation / Curated by Jessica Morgan / Gretchen Bender and Bill T. Jones (US), Joseph Beuys (Germany), Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Lygia Clark (Brazil), Cai Guo-Qiang (China/US), Felix Golzalez-Torres (Cuba/US), Irene and Christine Hohenbuchler (Austria), ...

Maverick #110
Turner at the Clark
July 25, 2003 / / Submerged in Turner at the Clark / / Turner: The Late Seascapes / Clark Art Institute / Williamstown, Mass. / June 14 to September 7 / Manchester City Art Gallery, U.K. / November 1 to January 17, 2004 / Burrell Collection, Glasgow ...

Maverick #109
Malevich at the Guggenheim
July 23, 2003 / / Positioning Malevich in the Pantheon of Modernism / / Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / May 13 to September 7 / Deutsche Guggenheim / January 14 to April 27 / The Menil Collection / October 3 to January 11, 2004 / ...

Maverick #108
NYArts Critics Show
The Artist as Critic
July 16, 2003 / / A Servant of Two Masters / / Drawing Conclusions: Works by Artist Critics / Curated by Judy Collischan / New York Arts Gallery / 473 Broadway, 7th Floor / 212 274-8993 / New York, New York, 10013 / July 9-31 / / ...

Maverick #107
God Bless America More or Less
Whitney Exhibition
/ July 15, 2003 / / God Bless America, More Or Less / / The American Effect: Global Perspectives on the United States, 1990-2003 / The Whitney Museum of American Art / Curated by Lawrence Ridner / July 3- October 12, 2003 / / ...

Maverick #106
Small Pleasures
The DeCordova Annual 2003
/ June 16, 2003 / / Small Pleasures / / The 2003 DeCordova Annual Exhibition / Lincoln, Massachusetts / Including: Hannah Barrett, Bruce Bemis, John Bisbee, Morgan Cohen, Dave Cole, Lars-Erik Fisk, Heather Hobler-Keene, Steve Hollinger, Jennifer Maestre, Jane Masters and Laura McPhee / Curated by: Rachel ...

Maverick #105
Blinky Palermo at the Serpentine
What's In a Name
May 29, 2003 / / What’s In a Name / / Blinky Palermo / Serpentine Gallery, London / March 26 to May 18, 2003 / Museu d’ Art Contemporani de Barcelona / December 13, 2002 to February 16, 2003 / / Curated by Gloria Moure / Catalogue: Essays ...

Maverick #104
Ron Mueck at the National Gallery London
Beyond the Age of Bronze
May 21, 2003 / / Beyond the Age of Bronze / / Ron Mueck / The National Gallery, London / March 19 to June 22 / / Sculpture has the ability to shock and awe in a manner far more compelling ...

Maverick #103
From Caligula to Jerry Springer
A Week of London Theater
May 21, 2003 / / From an Existential Caligula to Jerry Springer / A Week of London Theater / / If there is a single, absolutely compelling reason to visit London, right now, it is to see the over the top, absolutely ...

Maverick #102
The Saatchi Museum
Moving and Shaking
May 20, 2003 / / The Saatchi Gallery Moving and Shaking / Not So Young British Artists / Location, Location, Location / / A dozen or so years ago, when I first visited the Saatchi Gallery, it represented real effort and commitment. The exhibition space, ...

Maverick #101
Pop Life
Pop Life / The Bachelor and West Wing: An Analogy, Sortah / / The four women are nervous. All except Kristen. She’s sure to be picked. Has known it all along. From day one. She’s there for only one reason. Not to kiss, ...

Maverick #100
Maverick Turns 100
/ April 25, 2003 / / Maverick Turns 100 / Seeing is Believing / / It started out of frustration, hope, hunch and a prayer, on September 17, 2000. Now, some three plus years later, we have arrived at issue number 100. ...

Maverick #099
Shock and Awe
Art and War
/ April 12, 2003 / / Shock and Awe / Art and War / / Saddam Hussein, as of this writing, may or may not be dead. In a strategy that was touted to induce Shock and Awe, the war, if ...

Maverick #098
MFA Acquires a Degas
The Shell Game
/ March 29, 2003 / / MFA Plays A Shell Game With Its Collection / Auctioning Three “Minor” Works to Acquire a “Major” One / / This past week, it was widely reported that the Museum of Fine Arts intends to auction three ...

Maverick #097
Blake / Purnell Collection at the MFA
Nude, Naked, Stripped
March 14, 2003 / . / / Nude, Naked, Stripped / “A Singular Vision: The Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Legacy” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Catalogue: Essays by Cheryl Brutvan with an introduction by Malcolm Rogers, 88 Pages / February 4 to August 24, 2003 / ...

Maverick #096
Boston Galleries
David Moore, Denise Marika, Cynthia and Ann Packard
/ March 8, 2003 / / / Streetwalking / Marching Along Boston’s Gallery Row / / Dah wedah has been moidah, as they would say in the Bronx. In my neighborhood, East Boston, or Eastie, there are cones, barrels and chairs ...

Maverick #095
The Shadow Catcher
Paul Pfeiffer at MIT
February 22, 2003 / . / / The Shadow Catcher / Paul Pfeiffer / MIT List Visual Arts Center / Cambridge, Mass. / February 6- April 6 / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago / May 3- August 31 / / Curated by Jane Farver and Dominic Molon, Catalogue, ...

Maverick #094
Bells and Whistles
Boom Box at the BCA
/ February 18, 2003 / Bells and Whistles / Boom Box / Boston Center for the Arts / Curated by Roland Smart / Artists: Dirk Adams, CJT Cartiglia & Joshua Hydeman, Tracey Cockrell, Christy Georg, Ravi Jain, Sean Langlais, John Mallia, Jessica Rylan, S.N.A.F.U., ...

Maverick #093
Michael Jackson's Never Never Land
February 10, 2003 / Thriller is Gonzo, Total Gonzo / / “I am Peter Pan,” manchild, pop star, and megabucker, Michael Jackson plaintively told Martin Bashir during a two hour documentary on ABC last week that originally aired on British television. Some 26.5 million American ...

Maverick #092
Art After Apartheid
South African Art at the Rose
/ February 9, 2003 / Art After Apartheid / Coexistence: Contemporary Cultural Production in South Africa / The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. / January 22 through June 29 / Curated by Pamela Allara, Marilyn Martin, and Zola Mtshiza / Catalogue: 92 Pages, essays by Allara, ...

Maverick #091
Thee to See
Masako Kamiya, Todd McKie and Mary Sherman
/ February 7, 2003 / . / / Out and About, Three to See / Masako Kamiya, Todd McKie, and Mary Sherman / / Masako Kamiya / Paintings / Gallery Naga / 67 Newbury Street, Boston / February 7 to March 1 / / Todd McKie / ...

Maverick #090
Fear Factor
Carsten Holler at the ICA
/ January 25, 2003 / / / Fear Factor / Carsten Holler: Half Fiction / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Through April 27 / Curated by Jessica Morgan / No catalogue / / In order to fully experience and appreciate the exhibition, ...

Maverick #089
Disney on Parade
Appropriate and Inappropriate
/ January 18, 2003 / / / Disney on Parade / Appropriate and Inappropriate / / That merry prankster, Marcel Duchamp, put a mustache on a reproduction of the Mona Lisa. Since then, appropriation has been off and running in the visual ...

Maverick #088
Frida at Last
Hollywood and the Artist Bio Pic
January 9, 2003 / / / Frida at Last / Hollywood and the Artist Bio-pic / / After years of infighting among Latina actresses, and Madonna, perhaps hoping to reprieve her triumph in Evita, Salma Hayek triumphed in the prized effort to ...

Maverick #087
Early In a New Millenium
/ December 22, 2002 / Early in a New Millennium / Reflections on the Exhibitions of 2002 / / With the economy in the tank, America at the brink of war in Iraq, continuing threats of global terrorism, Republicans riding high and the Democrats ...

Maverick #086
Sugarplum Fairies Cavort at the MFA
/ December 19, 2002 / / / Sugarplum Fairies Cavort at the MFA / / Impressions of Light: The French Landscape from Corot to Monet / The Museum of Fine Arts Boston / December 15 through April 13 / Co-curated by George Schackelford and Sue Reed / ...

Maverick #085
Moore Than Instant Gratification
Polaroid Photos at BU
/ November 27, 2002 / / / More Than Instant Gratification / / American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection / The Boston University Art Gallery / Photographic Resource Center at Boston University / November 22 through January 26 / No catalogue but essays by curators ...

Maverick #084
Furniture Fit for Man or Beast
Judy Kensley McKie at Naga/ Clark
November 15, 2002 / / / Furniture Fit for Man or Beast / / Judy Kensley McKie / Gallery NAGA, Boston, in Collaboration with Clark Gallery, Lincoln / November 8 through December 21 / Catalog with 18 full page, color illustrations and essay by Arthur C. Danto / ...

Maverick #083
Adam Fuss at the MFA
November 10, 2002 / / / Adam Fuss / Nature Through Alchemy / / The Origins of Photography Reinvented / / The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) / September 25 through January 12 / “A Conversation with Adam Fuss,” Nov. 13, 7 PM, MFA, Free / ...

Maverick #082
Juan Munoz in Chicago
October 25, 2002 / / From Balconies and Hand Rails, to Laughing, Chinese Men / Juan Munoz / / The Art Institute of Chicago / September 14 through January 5 / Catalogue with essays by Neal Benezra, Olga M. Viso, Michael Brenson, Paul Schimmel and a selection of ...

Maverick #081
Gillian Wearing at MCA Chicago
October 21, 2002 / / Reel/Real World / Gillian Wearing: Mass Observations / / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago / October 19 through January 19 / / While there are insightful and poignant elements to this exhibition of photographs and video installations by the ...

Maverick #079
Painting in Boston at the DeCordova
October 16, 2002 / Painting is Dead: Long Live Painting / At Least in Boston / / Painting in Boston: 1950-2000 / / DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park / September 14 to February 23 / / Catalogue: 264 pages, illustrated, edited by; Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Nicholas Capasso, and ...

Maverick #078
Documenta 11
September 11, 2002 / / / Final Reflections on Documenta 11 / / Even though this week Platform Five, the hundred day long exhibition component of Okwui Enwezer’s vast and ambitious Documenta 11, officially closes in Kassel, Germany, on many critical levels, this marks ...

Maverick #077
Eva Hesse at Wiesbaden
September 3, 2002 / A Ropedancer Accompanied by Her Shadow / / Eva Hesse / / Curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Renate Petzinger / / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / February 2 through May 19 / / Museum Wiesbaden / June 11 through October / ...

Maverick #076
Broad Collection at the MFA
August 1, 2002 / Boston’s MFA Broadens Horizons of Contemporary Art / / Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections / Boston Museum of Fine Arts / July 28 through October 20 / Catalogue: 224 Pages, Curated by Stephanie Barron and Lynn Zelevansky, with ...

Maverick #075
Sumerian Art at Harvard
July 22, 2002 / / Copyright C 2002, Charles Giuliano / Charles Giuliano is a Boston based artist, curator and critic. He is a contributing editor of Art New England, and Nyartsmagazine, and the director of exhibitions for The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. Recent ...

Maverick #074
Ancient Egypt at the National Gallery
July 21, 2002 / Pharoahs on the Road / National Gallery Debuts Five Year Tour / / Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt / / National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. / June 30 to October 14 / Catalogue, 256 pages, 190 color reproductions / Co-edited by ...

Maverick #073
Larry Rivers at the Corcoran
July 17, 2002 / Rivers Goes With the Flow / Corcoran Shows Aging Pop Hipster / / Larry Rivers: The Art and the Artist / Corcoran Gallery of Art / Washington, D.C. / May 18 through August 19 / Curated by Jacquelyn Serwer / Catalogue with essays by Serwer, David ...

Maverick #072
Conforti Part Three
July 4, 2002 / / The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute / More than a Regional Museum / Part Three / / This third and final segment of an interview with Michael Conforti, conducted in February, covers plans for expansion of the physical plant of the Clark. He ...

Maverick #071
Michael Conforti Part Two
July 4, 2002 / Copyright C 2002, Charles Giuliano / / The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute / More than a Regional Museum / Part Three / / This third and final segment of an interview with Michael Conforti, conducted in February, covers plans for expansion of the ...

Maverick #070
Michael Conforti Interview
Director of Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
July 4, 2002 / / The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute / More than a Regional Museum / Part One / / This interview with Michael Conforti, director of the Clark Art Institute, occurred in Williamstown, Massachusetts last February. It covered a range of topics from the history ...

Maverick #069
Young Hitler at Williams College
Dialogue with Curator Deborah Rothschild
June 27, 2002 / / Prelude to a Nightmare: Art Politics, and Hitler’s Early Years in Vienna 1906- 1913 / / The Williams College Museum of Art / Williamstown, Massachusetts / July 13 to October 27 / / The exhibition curated by Doctor Deborah Rothschild, curator of exhibitions ...

Maverick #067
Klimt and Hoffman at the Clark
June 18, 2002 / The Vienna Project / / Gustav Klimt Landscapes / Josef Hoffmann: Homes of the Wittgensteins / Otto Wagner: The Academy of Fine Arts / / The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute / Williamstown, Massachusetts / June 16 through September 2 / / ...

Maverick #066
2002 DeCordova Annual
June 15, 2002 / / The 2002 DeCordova Annual Exhibition / / The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park / Lincoln, Massachusetts / June 8 through September 1 / Curated by Nick Capasso, George Fifield, Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Jennifer Uhrhane / Artists: Domingo Barreres, Bremner Benedict, Cynthia Consentino, Judy Haberl, ...

Maverick #065
Report from Montreal
June 4, 2002 / / Report from Montreal: / / Italian Masters from Raphael to Tiepolo: Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest, Hungary / Through August 4 / Projected Images: New Acquisitions of Contemporary Art / Through August 25 / Museum of Fine Arts / ...

Maverick #064
Janet Cardiff at MCA Montreal
June 1, 2002 / / Sounding Off: Janet Cardiff / A Survey of Works Including Collaborations with George Bures Miller / / Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal / May 25 to September 8, 2002 / Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev for P.S.1, New York City / After Montreal shown at ...

Maverick #063
Whitney Biennial 2002
May 21, 2002 / / New York Report / Not Just Another Season Winds Down / / There was a long line on Saturday morning this past weekend at the Museum of Modern Art and something of a crush to visit the museum which is ...

Maverick #062
Roxy Paine at the Rose
April 26, 2002 / / Narcotics and Robotics / The Post Mechanical Duality of Roxy Paine / / “Roxy Paine: Second Nature” / The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University / April 25 to July 14 / Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston / October 19- January 12 / Catalogue: 80 ...

Maverick #061
ABCD Panel the Artist in the Academy
April 13, 2002 / The Learning Curve / The Artist and Contemporary Art in Academia / Scaling the Ivory Tower / / The last meeting of the second season of ABCD, Arts Boston Contemporary Dialogue, moderated by Bill Arning at MIT on April 5, had as its ...

Maverick #060
Gerry Bergstein at Howard Yezerski
April 7, 2002 / Recent Self Portraits and Mountains by Gerry Bergstein / Exploring the Paradigm of Boston Painting / / At Howard Yezerski Gallery / Newbury Street, Boston / / For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, oozing ...

Maverick #059
Susan Hartnett Loft Info
March 19, 2002 / / Lofty Ambitions / Letters / / Susan Hartnett and the Boston Redevelopment Authority / Announcing Availability and Qualifications for Artist Lofts / / In the past when students graduated from the Museum School, Mass Art, BU and ...

Maverick #058
Mary Sherman and Transcultural Exchange
The Coaster Project
March 18, 2002 / / / Coast to Coaster / An artist’s dream. How to be included in more than 100 shows, more or less simultaneously, all over the world. This visionary concept, the Coaster Project, Destination the World, is doing exactly that. Details below. I have been hearing ...

Maverick #057
Blanche Lazzell and the Provincetown Print
At the MFA
March 3, 2001 / From Paris to Provincetown: / Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut / / Curated by Barbara Stern Shapiro / Catalogue, 96 pages, MFA Publications, 2002 / / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / January 23 t0 April 29 / / Cleveland Museum of Art ...

Maverick #056
ABCD Panel, Mario Diacono, Dan Elias. Rotenberg, Coasters and Letters
February 27, 2001 / / ABCD: Arts Boston Contemporary Dialogues / Thursday evening, Rose Art Museum / Brandeis University / Panel hosted by Erica Swanson. Topic arts and technology. / Another in the ongoing series of panel discussions focused on issues in contemporary arts in Boston. So far this season ...

Maverick #054
Mark Kostabi at Stux
February 6, 2002 / Not So Desperately Seeking Mark Kostabi / / Stefan Stux Gallery / 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, NYC / Through February 13 / / Don’t get me wrong. I have never met Mark Kostabi. While I have followed his ...

Maverick #053
Fashion Photography at ICA
January 22, 2002 / / Pretty in Pink / / Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography / Curated by Ulrich Lehmann / / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston ...

Maverick #052
Letters
January 21, 2002 / Letters, / Disgruntled Subscriber / / I have asked you many times to please remove me from your e list. You have ignored my request. May I have your phone number please? If you do not remove me from your list, ...

Maverick #051
Correspondence: Joan Kee from China, John Powell, Jay Critchley
January 20, 2002 / Copyright C 2001, Charles Giuliano / / Charles Giuliano is a Boston based artist, curator and critic. He is a contributing editor of Art New England, and Nyartsmagazine, and the director of exhibitions for The New ...

Maverick #050
Milestones 5oth Issue, Index
January 18, 2002 / Milestones: On the Occasion of Fifty Issues / Maverick Arts, NY artsmagazine, Index / / / / I have nothing to say, and I am Saying it. John Cage / / That quote ...

Maverick #049
Annette Lemieux at Mario Diacono, John Powell
January 17, 2001 / / The Wall: Annette Lemieux at Mario Diacono / Light Time In Space: John Powell Lights Moakley Bridge / / Mario Diacono Repoens Gallery, Kindah / 119 Braintree Street, Allston, Mass. / Through January 25 / / Do you ever find yourself ...

Maverick #048
National Arts Club Bust: NY Reviews
Louise Bourgeois, Guy Richard Smit, Jeff Koons, Shimon Attie, Albert Oehlen.
January 9, 2001 / New York Report: January / Grammercy Park; National Arts Club Bust / Chelsea Reviews / / A Stroll in the Park, Tales from the Crypt / / Arriving at the National Arts Club, our pied a terre, in posh, Grammercy ...

Maverick #047
The Berkshires
Red Lion in Winter, Clark Expansion, Vienna Project, Louise Bourgeois at Williams
January 3, 2001 / Report from the Berkshires / / The Red Lion in Winter: The Morning After / Fire and Ice Planned for Mass MoCA / Louise Bourgeois at Williams College / Clark Expansion Plans / The Vienna Project / / / The Morning After / ...

Maverick #046
Bill Arning Curates Drawings at BCA
December 16, 2001 / Bill Arning Curates Annual Drawing Show / On View at the Boston Center for the Arts Through February 10 / / Since his arrival here a couple of years ago, as a curator for the MIT List Center for ...

Maverick #045
Letters: Re Jules Olitski, Ellen Gallagher, Cynthia von Buhler
December 19, 2001 / / Letters: / / Dear Mr. Giuliano, / I think your an idiot, you obviously suffer from that well known disease called "lack of respect and really bad manners". Your reference to Jules Olitski was rude and very inappropriate. Perhaps you should appreciate ...

Maverick #044
Mass MoCA Plans Expansion
December 13, 2001 / / Mass MoCA To Announce Expansion Plans / Museum Complex will double to 220,000 Sq.Ft. / / Additional Space to House “Permanent” Collection / / In a recent conversation with Joe Thompson, director of the Massachusetts Museum of ...

Maverick #043
Robert Wilson Stations at Mass MoCA, Letters
December 11, 2001 / Mass MoCA Opens American Premiere of Robert Wilson’s / Passion Play Installation, 14 Stations / The Immense Work on view through October, 2002 / While technicians feverishly labored on last minute details, Robert Wilson, during a somewhat rambling and theatrical introduction for an afternoon member’s preview that ...

Maverick #042
Ellen Gallagher at the ICA
December 6, 2001 / Hot Flashes: Ellen Gallagher’s Mid Career Crisis / From Minstrel Lips to Moby Dick, Racinating the / Great White Whale / / Ellen Gallagher, “The Watery Ecstatic” / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Through December / / ...

Maverick #041
New York Report: Brazil and Norman Rockwell at Guggenheim
November 22, 2001 / / / November in New York: Third of Three Reports / / With Audience Reduced 60% Guggenheim Makes / Staff and Programming Cutbacks / / Brazil Body and Soul and Norman Rockwell Extended / Beyond original January ...

Maverick #040
NY: Helmut Newton, John Currin, Collier Schorr, McDermott & MacGough
November 16, 2001 / / Charles Giuliano is a Boston based artist, curator and critic. He is a contributing editor of Art New England, and the director of exhibitions for The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. ...

Maverick #039
Ground Zero Post 9/11
November 12, 2001 / / November in New York: First of Three Reports / / Ground Zero, Still Smoldering, New Flames in Queens / / This morning, Monday, driving home from a weekend in Manhattan. Stopping for ...

Maverick #038
Fashion at MFA, Letters
November 3, 2001 / Style vs. Substance / / The Look: Images of Glamour and Style, Photographs by Horst and Hoyningen-Huene / / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Organized by Ann Havinga / Through January 6 / / As ...

Maverick #037
Yoko Ono at MIT
November 2, 2001 / Huh, Yuh, No, Sortah, Maybe, Whatever / / Yes Yoko Ono / / Mit List Center for the Visual Arts / October 18 to January 6, 2002 / / Organized by the Japan Society, New York City / Curated by Alexandra Munroe and John ...

Maverick #036
Rose Opens Expanded Wing
October 21, 2001 / Coming Up Roses / / As an alumnus of Brandeis University, Class of 1963, and the son of an alumna, my mother, Dr. Josephine Flynn, a graduate of Middlesex College of Medicine and Surgery, Class of 1932, which evolved into Brandeis ...

Maverick #035
Joan Kee Reports from Asia
October 3, 2001 / / / Postcard from Asia (#1): Some Thoughts on Hong Kong / / By Joan Kee / Maverick Arts Asian Correspondent / The second in an ongoing series of contributions by guest critics. We welcome further submissions and reader comments. / / ...

Maverick #034
Monsters at the DeCordova
September 30, 2001 / Terrors and Wonders: Monsters in Contemporary Art / / DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park / Lincoln, Massachusetts / Curated by Nick Capasso and Jennifer Uhrhane / Through January 6, 2002 / / If art imitates life, this is a strange and eerie ...

Maverick #033
Art World Responds to 9/11
September 16, 2001 / / Die Trummerblumen / The Art World Picks up the Pieces / / In recent years, more than ever, the art world has been defined by its proximity to airports. There has been an implicit mandate for constant ...

Maverick #032
Berkshires: Shaker Village, Mass MoCA, Clark, Williams
September 9, 2001 / / Fall in the Berkshires / Hancock Shaker Village / Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art / Stirling and Francine Clark Art Institute / Williams College Art Museum / / / During the last gasp of summer we divided a week ...

Maverick #031
Erotic Picasso in Montreal
September 3, 2001 / / Picasso Erotique / Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal / www.mbam.qc.ca / Through September 16 / / Montreal: As you enter the exhibition, the first space contains a bedroom in what appears to be a brothel. It is a rather grim but typical environment, ...

Maverick #030
Boston Women Artists 1870-1940 at the MFA
Never Done / A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870-1940 / Museum of Fine Arts / Curated by Erica Hirshler / August 15 to December 2 / / If Boston does not record and display its own legacy in the visual arts, then, ...

Maverick #029
Photography: Nikki S. Lee at ICA, Yezerski photos, Klein Gallery
July 26, 2001 / Hot Town Summer in the City / Documentary Photography Prevails / / The Social Scene / Nikki S. Lee Projects / The Institute of Contemporary Art / Through September 30 / / Uneasy: Photographic Portraits / Howard Yezerski Gallery / Through August 18 / ...

Maverick #028
Summer Letters
July 9, 2001 / / Fish are Jumpin and the Cotton is High / / For baseball fans this week is the much anticipated Allstar Break. It is a signifier that tends to mark the half way ...

Maverick #027
Cynthia von Buhler and Karen Finley Perform
July 1, 2001 / / Total Gonzo / The Countess Cynthia Von Buhler Festival / Karen Finley Bares Her Soul and Everything Else / / Remember the name: Countess Cynthia Von Buhler. A rising star and soon to be a ...

Maverick #026
David Bonetti Writes from Venice, Letters
June 28, 2001 / / Contents / Cosa Nostra / Vernissaggio / Mailbag / / Cosa Nostra / / In the rather personal and confessional tone of the last issue of Maverick, Number 25, I explained my motives for creating this artsletter and ...

Maverick #025
A Think Piece
June 19, 2001 / Something for Nothing / Arts Criticism on the Internet / A Think Piece / On the Occasion of the 25th Issue of Maverick Arts / / The first issue of the Maverick Artsletter, a review of the important exhibition of New ...

Maverick #024
2001 DeCordova Annual
June 17, 2001 / The 2001 DeCordova Annual / Features Ten New England Artists / / The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, in posh, suburban, Lincoln, Massachusetts has the unique mandate of primarily collecting and exhibiting art created in the New England ...

Maverick #023
Laylah Ali, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas at ICA
June 4, 2001 / Recipes for Success / Laylah Ali, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Through July 1 / / Increasingly, contemporary artists attempt to produce a single, unified body of work with a narrowly defined look or ...

Maverick #022
Peter Plagens
May 26, 2001 / Six Degrees of Abnegation / An e mail exchange between Charles Giuliano and Peter Plagens / / This correspondence between Charles Giuliano, publisher of the Maverick Artsletter and Peter Plagens relates to Maverick, Issue 21, The Young and ...

Maverick #021
Young and the Restless: Delia Brown, Will Cotton, Tim Gardner. Hilary Harkness, Damian Loeb
May 24, 2001 / The Young and the Restless / Delia Brown, Will Cotton, Tim Gardner, Hilary Harkness, and Damian Loeb / / In the hierarchy of taste and culture, genre, or scenes of everyday life has never earned the respect of ...

Maverick #020
Figurative Expressionism
April 27, 2001 / / / Figurative Expressionism / A Lost Generation of American Artists / / NY’s Rosenfeld Gallery Presents “Out of the Fifties Into the Sixties” / / During what Irving Sandler has described as the, Triumph of American Art, ...

Maverick #019
Report from U.K. GIve and Take at V&A, Tate Britain, Foster's Atrium
April 7, 2001 / / Reports from the U.K: Three / Reconfiguring the Familiar / Tate British / Lord Norman Foster’s British Museum Atrium / Give and Take at the V&A / / During the grand ...

Maverick #018
Century City at Tate Modern
April, 2001 / Reports from the U.K: Two / Century City / First Special Exhibition at Tate Modern Flawed but Insightful / / / The container of the Tate Modern, a former power plant located on the banks of the ...

Maverick #017
Saatchi Museum Raided by Scotland Yard
Saatchi Exhibition Threatened with Child Pornography / London Court Aborts Planned Police Raid / / Drawing upon its vast and world renowned collection of cutting edge contemporary art, in January, the Saatchi Gallery opened the first of three installations, planned for ...

Maverick #016
Wayne Thiebaud at the Phillips
Blind Spot at Mass Art, Open Studio Press
March 4, 2001 / / American Pie / Wayne Thiebaud A Painting Retrospective / The Phillips Collection through April 29 / Whitney Museum, June 28- September / / / In celebration of the 80th birthday of the California painter, Wayne Thiebaud, a retrospective ...

Maverick #015
Corcoran Biennial, Stieglitz at National Gallery
February 24, 2001 / 46th Corcoran Biennial / Alfred Stieglitz at the National Gallery / / Washington, D. C. / / Media/Metaphor / The 46th Biennial Exhibition / The Corcoran Gallery of Art / December 9 through March 5 / / While Washington, ...

Maverick #014
Redefining Rooms Bill Arning Curates List Show
Inside Space: / Experiments in Redefining Rooms / / MIT List Visual Arts Center / January 27 to April 8 / / It is a policy of the Boston based Arts Media magazine that reviewers preview exhibitions in the artist’s ...

Maverick #013
Ellen Driscoll at Green Street, Color Field at MFA, Letters
Issue Number 13 / Turnscope / An Installation by Ellen Driscoll and Nick Tobier / The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston / Through February / / Reaching Boston’s non profit, alternative exhibition space, The Gallery @Green Street is a piece of cake. Just ...

Maverick #012
Olafur Eliasson at ICA
January 23, 2001 / / Olafur Eliasson / Your Only Real Thing is Time / / The first solo American Museum exhibition for the Danish artist on view at Boston’s ICA through April 1 / / As we mount the stairs ...

Maverick #011
Documenta XI Part Three
December 21, 2000 / Documenta XI / Part Three of a Special Report / / This is the conclusion of a three part report on documenta X which opens in June, 2002, in Kassel, Germany. Leading up to Kassel are Five Platforms, starting with, “Democracy Unrealized,” ...

Maverick #010
Documenta XI Part Two
December 20, 2000 / / / Documenta XI / Part two of a Special Report / / The past two versions of documenta were widely criticized for different reasons. The exhibition curated by the Belgian, Jan Hoet, documenta 9, in 1992, was viewed ...

Maverick #009
Docmenta's Okwui Enwezer
A Three Part Report
December 18, 2000 / Documenta XI / Part One of a Special Report / / Because of the international significance of the material, this Special Report on soon to be announced plans for documenta XI, will be presented in several issues of Maverick Arts. The ...

Maverick #008
Guggenheim, Whitney and MoMA
December 12, 2000 / Gridlock in Babylon / The Guggenheim, Whitney, and MoMA / / Approaching Manhattan, or crawling along more accurately, we were almost wiped out by a semi while changing lanes near the Triboro Bridge. / This fenderbender was a sobering reminder of ...

Maverick #007
Global Conceptualism at the List
ABCD, Green Street Benefit, AIDS Benefit, Mary Sherman, David Moore& Ron Rizzi, Samiel Bak
Maverick Arts / Boston’s Visual Artsletter / By Charles Giuliano / / 82 Webster Street, East Boston, 02128 / Charles.Giuliano@GTE.net / / November ...

Maverick #006
Damien Hirst, Remembering Linda Stux
Delia Brown, Meg Webster, Martin Kippenberger, White Box
November 4, 2000 / Art 2000 / Sensation, Spectacular, Spectacle / Nos moratamur, te salutamus / Let the Games Begin / / Entering the Gagosian Gallery, in the Chelsea region of Manhattan, for the current exhibition of Young British Artist (YBA), Damien Hirst, you ...

Maverick #005
Rafael Mahdavi: Sight Unseen
French Library and NESAD at SU
October 25, 2000 / / Sight Unseen / Recent Paintings by Rafael Mahdavi / / On view concurrently at the / New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University / And the / French Library and Cultural Center / / October 25 through November 22, ...

Maverick #004
La Biennale de Montreal 2000
October 21, 2000 / La Biennale de Montreal 2000 / / Recently, we spent a weekend in Montreal viewing the second, Montreal Biennale, including a dim sum Sunday morning brunch with its director, Claude Gosselin, and his partner and director ...

Maverick #003
Susan Baker Furher Thoughts of a Human
October 1, 2000 / Next week, Astrid and I will be in Montreal for the Second Biennial. We will be visiting with Claude Gosselin, the director of CIAC, which organized the Biennial, as well as, with the gallerist and old friend, Rene Blouin. A full report ...

Maverick #002
Francois Gilot at Boston College
Cod Pieces, Gallery Hopping
September 24, 2000 / Issue Number 2 / / / Charles Giuliano is a native Bostonian, a graduate of Boston Latin School, Brandeis University, and holds a Master’s degree in Amaerican Art and Architecture from Boston University. Other than three years ...

Maverick #001
Photography in Boston, DeCordova Museum
Mission Statement
September 17, 2000 / Charles Giuliano is a Boston based, critic, curator and visual artist. He is a contributing editor of Art New England and has also written recently for Arts Media, The Artnet, and, The Patriot Ledger. For the past several years he has been director of exhibitions for the ...

Maverick #0009
Documenta's Okwui Enwezer
A Three Part Report
December 18, 2000 / Documenta XI / Part One of a Special Report / / Because of the international significance of the material, this Special Report on soon to be announced plans for documenta XI, will be presented in several issues of Maverick Arts. The ...

Maverick #0008
Guggenheim, Whitney and MoMA
Cindy Sherman, Micheal Snow, Betty Goodwin, Mel Bochner
December 12, 2000 / Gridlock in Babylon / The Guggenheim, Whitney, and MoMA / / Approaching Manhattan, or crawling along more accurately, we were almost wiped out by a semi while changing lanes near the Triboro Bridge. / This fenderbender was a sobering reminder of ...

Maverick #0006
Damien Hirst, Remembering Linda Stux
Delia Brown, Meg Webster, Tom Huck, Martin Kippenberger, White Box
November 4, 2000 / Art 2000 / Sensation, Spectacular, Spectacle / Nos moratamur, te salutamus / Let the Games Begin / / Entering the Gagosian Gallery, in the Chelsea region of Manhattan, for the current exhibition of Young British Artist (YBA), Damien Hirst, you ...

Maverick #0003
Susan Baker Further Thoughts of a Human
October 1, 2000 / Next week, Astrid and I will be in Montreal for the Second Biennial. We will be visiting with Claude Gosselin, the director of CIAC, which organized the Biennial, as well as, with the gallerist and old friend, Rene Blouin. A full report ...

Maverick #0002
Francois Gilot at Boston College
Cod Pieces, Gallery Hopping
September 24, 2000 / Issue Number 2 / / / Charles Giuliano is a native Bostonian, a graduate of Boston Latin School, Brandeis University, and holds a Master’s degree in Amaerican Art and Architecture from Boston University. Other than three years ...

Maverick #0001
Photography in Boston, DeCordova Museum
Mission Statement, David Palmer & Louis Risoli at Naga
September 17, 2000 / Charles Giuliano is a Boston based, critic, curator and visual artist. He is a contributing editor of Art New England and has also written recently for Arts Media, The Artnet, and, The Patriot Ledger. For the past several years he has been director of exhibitions for the ...

Maverick #00003
Susan Baker Further Thoughts of a Human
October 1, 2000 / Next week, Astrid and I will be in Montreal for the Second Biennial. We will be visiting with Claude Gosselin, the director of CIAC, which organized the Biennial, as well as, with the gallerist and old friend, Rene Blouin. A full report ...