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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.

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

How far into the tunnel are you willing to shine your flashlight? Earl Gravy and Homebodies, Away Teams at UMOCA

As someone who studies and writes about Contemporary art, I have often pointed out its tendency to be overly specific. There’s a real difference between Theodore Gericault’s “Raft of the Medusa” (1819), protesting a single event that scandalized Europe, and a porcelain figure of Michael Jackson by Jeff […]

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 […]