A Boston Artist Returns Home

Madeleine Luckel and Katherine Burns Olson, Architectural Digest, February 5, 2021

Artist Duke Riley is known for public performances that have ricocheted throughout the art world. But the Boston native has never had a solo exhibition in his own hometown, until now. This week, Praise Shadows Art Gallery opened “Lovers, Muggers, and Thieves,” which will remain on view through March 7. The showcase will include original scrimshaws made from found discarded plastic as well as a large-scale mosaic depicting the Great Molasses Flood, which ravaged Boston in 1919.