Pots, Photographs, and Pieces.
March 17, 2011
Although nicer weather is upon us, we could all use a pick-me-up this time of year. Luckily we managed to get our hands on three events that will lift your spirits and open your eyes to the world of artful expression. Also, don't forget to check out our new blog on the artscope website. It is equipped with updated headlines and rotating featured content -- a great way to stay connected to art and culture news in between artscope issues and email blasts!
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Alex Webb represented by Robert Klein Gallery
at the AIPAD Photography Show, March 17th - 20th
Havana, 2007 by Alex Webb.
oston's Robert Klein Gallery
is pleased to announce representation of street photographer Alex Webb
. With an eye for the unscripted and unplanned, Alex Webb
tells the stories of isolation: isolation of immigrants, isolation of transients, isolation of photographer. It is this degree of separation that privileges viewers with an untainted relationship with the subjects that live within the frame. San Francisco native and Harvard University
alumnus, Webb has both cultural and institutional experiences that come to life in his deep and vibrant color prints. From March 17th - 20th
, Robert Klein Gallery will be displaying Alex Webb and his astonishing work in their booth at the AIPAD Photography Show
at the Park Avenue Armory
in New York City. The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD
) was organized in 1979 and continues to be a global group for unifying the art of photography in all corners of the world. With the promotion of communication and public exposure to the medium at its forefront, the AIPAD Photography Show is a great event for photographers and photography fans alike. Membership to this prestigious organization requires galleries to meet a list of regulations, including demonstration of the devotion to the sale and promotion of fine art photographs, having community relations that are honest and upright, and making contributions to the field of photographic art. Galleries must meet these requirements for five years and gain sponsorship from current AIPAD members in order to earn admission into the organization. Robert Klein Gallery is proudly a member of AIPAD and is among only a handful of New England galleries that have achieved membership into this highly acclaimed group. So, if you'll be in the New York area this weekend, don't miss the opportunity to see one of our area galleries (in Booth 404) representing the artistic talent we enjoy and support so much. If you can't make it out to the show, make sure to check back at Robert Klein Gallery in the fall of 2011 to see an exhibition featuring Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
and the photographic magic they create.
Sponsored by: Fountain Street Fine Art, StoveFactory Gallery, Fountain Street Open Studios, and Lamont Gallery
Fountain Street Fine Art
Lisa Barthelson [family debris series: an installation]
Virginia Fitzgerald [the dress project]
Two artists transform the everyday into print and sculptural imagery.
March 4th-27th, 2011
Open Friday - Sunday 11am to 5pm & by appointment.
59 Fountain Street,
Photographer and Painter Exhibit at the
StoveFactory Gallery in Charlestown
March 11-13 and 19-20.
Photographer Russ Bolt and painter Joe Trepiccione are showing their recent works at the StoveFactory Gallery in Charlestown. There will be an artist reception on Friday March 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The gallery will also be open Saturdays March 12th & 19th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Sundays March 13th & 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. See more at the artists' websites russbolt.com and joetrepiccione.com
The StoveFactory Gallery is located at 523 Medford Street in Charlestown and is operated by the Artists' Group of Charlestown. It is accessible through the Orange line via Sullivan Square. Off-street parking is also available. For more information visit www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.
Fountain Street Open Studios
Friday, April 8, 5:30-9PM
Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10, 11AM-5PM
50+ Participating Artists
Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Printmaking & more!
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
All Of A Piece at Regis College
in Weston, Massachusetts now through April 29th
imm by Cathleen Daley, 2008, acrylic on polyethylene, 84" x 456".
s we watch winter's dirty slush melt into the murky mud of spring, we find ourselves begging for the promised May flowers. Often times we overlook the beauty before us because it doesn't come in shades of blues and greens, dusted with sunshine. Cathleen Daley
is an artist with the ability to see opportunity regardless of season and in her show at Regis College
, she demonstrates what a simple sense of awareness and observation can produce. All Of A Piece
, showing in Carney Gallery
, is a presentation of four of Daley's large-scale installations that speak to observation and sensory experience in everyday life. The exhibition itself is a refreshing balance of vibrant colors and monochromatic themes.
Finding inspiration in the mundane is what Daley strives for. She writes, "I find poetic engagement in common everyday occurrence." Daley's artwork is incredibly insightful, highlighting her vision and timely relevance in respect to current events, like the tragedy in Japan and the need for comprehension on both the current physical and humanitarian landscape from the earthquake and tsunami combined with nuclear fallout potential. One of Daley's four installations, imm
, is featured in the image above. She constructed this in response to the earthquake that devastated Sichuan, China in 2008. Intent on answering questions of culture and nature, she tore plastic shopping bags and painted the remnants the colors of fallen cherry blossoms she had collected and found inspirational. Daley then distressed the pieces again, in her attempt to resemble the Sichuan earth. The final product is a long, horizontal installation that reflects the change of color and geological transformations over time. The title of the piece comes from the first three letters of immense, immeasurable, and immutable. The poetry of commonplace events is reverberated in every piece in the exhibit. All Of A Piece
is showing at Regis College now through April 29th
. An opening reception will be held this Saturday, March 19th
. If you're looking for art you can "relate to," nothing can be more familiar than the subjects tackled by Cathleen Daley. Of her own work, Daley says, "I revel in things found and in the way that the random and the mundane can suggest meaning. A ball of dust, a spill of wax, the fading loops of my grandmother's handwritten greeting on an old carton box, a twist of wire... Small encounters and unlikely juxtapositions solicit my imagination and the work begins."
Ashes to Ashes & Dust to Dust at Cahoon Museum of Art
in Cotuit, Massachusetts now through May 1st
Barcelona Chimneys by Gail Turner, Stoneware.
here's nothing we love more here at artscope
than spreading the "cultural" word to art collectors, art enthusiasts, and artists themselves. Our dedication to this mission is echoed in the mission statement of the Cahoon Museum of American Art
. The staff at this museum is committed to preserving and promoting the appreciation and study of American Art from the early 19th century to the present. A fine example of this mission at work can be found at the exhibit Ashes to Ashes & Dust to Dust: Extraordinary Works by Five Cape Cod Potters
. When asked to picture the aesthetic landmarks of New England and the Northeast in general, Cape Cod is usually among the places cited. As if the landscape and bay aren't appealing enough on their own, the people who inhabit the Cape are just as interesting as the scenery that surrounds them. The five Cape Cod potters that are featured in the museum's exhibition are the epitome of the artistic talent that lives in the Cape. Gail Turner
, whose pots are featured in the image above, has committed to making functional pots and ware in the hopes that her art will become part of everyday lives and routines. Kevin Nolan
, another featured potter, owns Barnstable Pottery Art Gallery
where he encourages questions and discussions from visitors, which in turn shape the philosophy of his pots. Nolan is scheduled to give a gallery talk at the museum on Tuesday, March 22nd
. Denny Howard
has been throwing pots for over thirty years now and enjoys the process, challenge, and constant experimentation, which keep him motivated. On Tuesday, March 29th
, Howard will give a demonstration at his studio, Howard Pottery
, 21 Pleasant Street, Sagamore. A fourth potter in the museum's show is Diane Heart
, who has been making pots since she fell in love with her first creation in 1976. She currently favors high-fine porcelain ware, although raku fire pieces continue to be a major part of her artistic collection. She is set to give a demonstration at her studio on Tuesday, April 5th
at 1145 Main Street, Route 6A, Brewster. The final featured potter is Ron Dean
, who is in a variety of forms including stoneware, porcelain and raku by hand, on the potter's wheel or by hand building, and non-functional form oriented pots using primitive firing techniques. Dean will be giving a demonstration on Saturday, April 9th
at his studio, 1000 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills. So if you are interested in learning more about the creation process of pottery or simply want to stop by and appreciate the work of these five exquisite artists, Ashes to Ashes & Dust to Dust: Extraordinary Works by Five Cape Cod Potters
is on view now through May 1st, 2011
at the Cahoon Museum of American Art.
The Functional and the Aesthetic
Works by Joseph Pintz and Alison Williams
Wednesday, March 23- Saturday, May 7, 2011
Artists' Reception: Friday, March 25, 6:30-8pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 26, 10am
Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
Gallery Hours: Monday 1-5pm,
Tuesday- Saturday 9am-5pm
Closed Sundays, Closed School Vacations