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Rixy, whose exhibition "Enter the Cúcala" is up at Simmons University's Trustman Gallery through May 13.

In Rixy’s world, cardboard beats canvas and the femmes are fierce

Painter and muralist Rixy, a Roxbury native, builds a world centered on powerful, vulnerable women.

ART REVIEW
Josiah Ellner, "Where do the chemtrails lead," 2022, oil on canvas.

The figure as foundation in ‘You Had Me at Hello’

New American Paintings magazine is behind this show at Steven Zevitas Gallery.

ART REVIEW
Michael Eder, "Neponset River," 2022. Oil on canvas.

In ‘Neponset River,’ layers upon layers

Abstract painter Michael Eder's exhibition offers a multifaceted perspective on the local waterway

PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW
David Levinthal, "Helicopter."

Not child’s play

In David Levinthal's photographs, at the Griffin Museum of Photography, toys tell a story of 'America!'

Frequent gallery patron Christine Kyle of Cambridge looks at "The Space Beyond," the largest piece in the exhibit “Carmelo Midili: Beyond the Shape,” on display at the Boston Sculptors Gallery LaunchPad space through May 1.

One artist’s trash is another’s treasure

Carmelo Midili's show in the LaunchPad space of the Boston Sculptors Gallery celebrates an island of misfit paintings.

PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW
Patti Smith, “The River Ouse, East Sussex, England”

The Photographic Resource Center displays some of its resources

“2022 PRC Student Exhibition” is at Panopticon Gallery, in Kenmore Square, through April 29. “From the Vault: A Show and Sale of PRC Treasures” is at Bridge Gallery, in Cambridge, through April 30. “When Time Matters” is at fp3 Gallery, in Fort Point, through June 29.

ICA director Jill Medvedow on the eve of her departure for the Venice Biennale this month, where her institution is responsible for the US's official entry to the bi-annual "art world Olympics."

At the Venice Biennale — the art world’s version of the Olympics — Boston’s ICA is set to shine

Institute of Contemporary Art director Jill Medvedow's latest feat is to open the US Pavilion at the Biennale next week with artist Simone Leigh, as the country’s official emissaries. Leigh, the first Black woman to represent the US at the event, will bring her exhibition to the ICA in 2023.

VISUAL ARTS
A still from Kiha Ahn's short film, "Pastel Slough," which won the American Visions medal from the 2022 national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Winners of this year’s Mass. Scholastic Art and Writing Awards explored themes that range from weighty to light

These Massachusetts teens took home the top prizes in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.