Best of Boston

1999 Best Exhibition, Photography

Abelardo Morrell

The Cuban-born Morrell, who teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art, actually had two exhibitions this year (at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) showcasing his silvery photographs of sublime landscapes, his shots of mysterious old books and maps, and strangely beautiful double-images he made with a pinhole camera. The Morrell of the story: This magical-realist artist is the real goods.