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Fernanda Fragateiro: Commemorative abstraction

Contributed by Marjorie Welish / The clearest innovation of Portuguese artist Fernanda Fragateiro�s poignant�exhibition, on view at Jos�e Bienvenu through November 4, is the enlistment of industrial design to draw attention to women�s contributions to the arts. Custom-made acrylic boxes containing books hang from the gallery wall here and there. […]

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Rafa�l Rozendaal: Post-internet giddy

Contributed by Marjorie Welish / Rafa�l Rozendaal‘s “Anti-Social” is polyglot, and speaks all at once. Stretched on a support for canvas is a Jacquard textile that professes both web information and an�intuitively arrived at design compatible with painting. The basis for these compositions is�the internet screen; and although stripped of […]

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Marjorie Welish on Leslie Roberts at Minus Space

Contributed by Marjorie Welish / American artists may over-esteem the vernacular as the only true democratic mode. But occasionally a vernacular mythopoesis really inspires a good body of art. Leslie Roberts is a scavenger of found lexicons�code-able idioms in daily use on commonplace themes. From such source data she transcribes letters into colored graphic […]