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"This Doubt Which Moves and Locates Everything", exhibition essay for Jennifer Moses: Elbow Room, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 2016

"Kathleen Volp: PRONK!", exhibition essay for Kathleen Volp: PRONK!, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015

"(Un)Familiar", essay for 2015 book documenting Carol McMahon: Home Front, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, 2013 and Carol McMahon: The Age of Un-Reason, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, 2011

"Negotiated Possibilities", exhibition essay for Jennifer Moses: The Black and White of Things, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 2014

"Chimeric: A Poetic Ecology of Energy", exhibition essay for Linda Leslie Brown: Chimeric, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 2013

Exhibition essay for Janet Kawada: Shift in Time, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 2012

(all writing below published in Art New England magazine unless otherwise noted)

"Column: Museums — More than Getting the Numbers Right," March/April '13

"Destination: Cape Ann Contemporary," July/Aug '12

“Peabody Essex, Massachusetts Museum Features Rare Glimpse of Ancient Maya Culture Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea,” ARTES Magazine, May 11, 2010

“Artists’ Communities in the Northeast,” Feb/Mar ‘07

“Installation: Clouds of the Contemporary and Baroque,” Dec/Jan ‘07

“Report from San Francisco: Bay Area Vibe,” June/July ‘06

“First Look — Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic,” April/May ‘05

“Sitings: The Revolving Museum,” April/May ‘04

Extended Reviews
“Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line — Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, MA,” June/July/Aug ‘10

“DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park/Lincoln, MA — Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art,” Dec/Jan ‘07

“Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University/Worcester, MA — Denise Marika: Body Actions,” Feb/Mar ‘05

“Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston — Jessica Stockholder: Rawhide Harangue of Aching Indices as Told by Light,” Dec ‘05/Jan ‘06

“Evos Arts/Lowell, MA — Ghosts in the Machine: Paintings by Cristi Rinklin and Sarah Walker,” June/July ‘05

“Housatonic Museum of Art/Bridgeport, CT — Interface: Jenny Holzer and Media Art,” June/July ‘04

"James Montford: Black Indians in Space — Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA," May/June '13

"Glass Heart (Bells for Sylvia Plath" — Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA," May/June '13

"Multiple Perspectives: New Work by Peter Milton and Douglas Prince — Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH," Sept/Oct '12

"Resa Blatman: The Ultimate Whorl — Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston, MA," Sept/Oct '11

"Annette Lemieux: The Strange Life of Objects — Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA," July/Aug '11

“Bernd Haussmann: Passages (Mountains and Oceans) — ChaseYoung Gallery, Boston, MA,” Jan/Feb ‘11

“Anne Krinsky: Time Line — Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA,” Sept/Oct ‘10

“The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art— deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Lincoln, MA”, Aug/Sept ‘09

“Trash Menagerie — Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA”, Aug/Sept ‘09

“Thorpe Feidt: The Alchemist’s Altar — Paintings from the Ambiguities Series — 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA,” April/May ‘09

“Remix: Indigenous Identities in the 21st Century — Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology @ Harvard University, Cambridge, MA,” Aug/Sept ‘08

“Robert S. Neuman: Selected Works 1954–2007 — Beard Gallery/Weil Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA,” Dec/Jan ‘08

“J. David Broudo Gallery, Endicott College/Bevery, MA — Kathy Desmond: New Work,” June/July ‘07

“Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center/Lawrence, MA — Tory Fair: Ready, Set, Bloom,” June/July ‘07

“Barbara Krakow Gallery/Boston, MA — Donald Judd: 12 Sculptures from 1991,” Dec ‘05/Jan ‘06

“New Bedford Art Museum/New Bedford, MA — Vault Series Focus: Ragna Robertsdottir,” Dec ‘05/Jan ‘06

“Nielsen Gallery/Boston, MA — Sachiko Akiyama: Between Dream and Memory,” Aug/Sept ‘05

“Brickbottom Gallery/Somerville, MA — The Dictionary Project,” Aug/Sept ‘05

“Bernard Toale Gallery/Boston, MA — Carl Fudge: Camouflage — Paintings and Prints,” June/July ‘05

“Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art/Boston, MA — Jill Slosburg-Ackerman,” April/May ‘05

“Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University/Boston, MA — Robert Stivers: Gestures, Memories, and Gradations,”
Oct/Nov ‘04

“NAO Project Gallery/Boston, MA — Asuka Ohsawa: Metaphors,” Oct/Nov ‘04

“Wenniger Gallery/Rockport, MA — Tetsuya Noda,” Aug/Sept ‘04

“HallSpace/Boston, MA — Liz Sweibel: Re:Union,” June/July ‘04

“Gallery of Contemporary Art/Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT — Uncommon Portraits, Uncommon Views,” June/July ‘04

“Jane Deering Gallery/Annisquam, MA: European Contemporary Artists from Purdy Hicks Gallery, London,” Dec/Jan ‘04

“Cape Ann Historical Museum/Gloucester, MA — Erma Wheeler: Landscapes Real and Imagined,”
Oct/Nov ‘03

“Genovese/Sullivan Gallery/Boston, MA — Fran Siegel: New Paintings: Pacific Glow”, Oct/Nov ‘03

“Erlich Gallery, Marblehead, MA — George Nick,” Aug/Sept ‘03

“Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, Wenham, MA — Both Sides of the Cut: Six Cape Ann Photographers,” June/July ‘03

“Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA — Maureen Creegan-Quinquis”, June/July ‘03

“Gallery of Modern Art, Marblehead, MA — Inner Voices”, April/May ‘03

“Schlosberg Alumni Gallery at the Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA — Ronnie Wright,” April/May ‘03

“Montserrat College of Art — Distillation: New Work by Doug Bosch and Hannah Burr,” Dec ‘02/Jan ‘03

“University of Massachusetts Amherst — The Culture of Violence,” Oct/Nov ’02

“Montserrat College of Art — Beneath the Surface: Frances Barth, Michael Beatty, Debra Weisberg”, Aug/Sept ‘01