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Geoff Wichert

Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

Current Edition | Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

The Prima Facie Challenge of the Visual to the Real: Matt Kruback & Naomi Marine at the Alice Gallery

  No matter how much we may enjoy and even prefer an immediate and strong response to what we see, not all artworks can be adequately replied to with a simple “yes” or “no.” For two promising young multidisciplinary artists, Naomi Marine and Matt Kruback, art is clearly […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

The Old and the New: UMFA Reopens with a Reimagining of the Permanent Collection

Perhaps the only constant for venues that show art is change. Exhibits come and go, while curators faced with more objects to show than space to display them rotate often uncompromising objects through necessarily flexible, though usually bland and forgettable, spaces. Yet this approach has practical limits: permanent […]