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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 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 […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Nature Abhors a Vacuum, but Loves an Empty Shop Window: Pop-up Art at The Gateway

Sometime in the 1980s, art world observers began to notice that artists were often among the first entrepreneurs to move into neighborhoods widely considered uninhabitable, where they would jump-start what soon became the gentrification process. It would have been in large, coastal American cities’ industrial and warehouse areas […]