artscope magazine
The Heat is On.
July 21, 2011

August already? Trust us, we know the feeling. Here are a few shows to help you forget what month it is and keep the summer heat going. 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! Online advertising is now also available on the blog as well.

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Lauren Ewing, Nona Hershey, David Schoerner, Donald Traver at Schoolhouse Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts now through August 10th


Topsiders With Line by David Schoerner.

When a show exhibits two or more artists, the key factor for collaboration is communication amongst the pieces. Whether the artists yield striking similarities or unique differences, it is essential that a dialogue takes place between the works of the exhibit. A prime example of this interaction can currently be found in the Lauren Ewing, Nona Hershey, David Schoerner, Donald Traver exhibition at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Through a medley of media such as photography, prints, drawings, and works on paper, these works of art establish a harmony with one another. Lauren Ewing brings her incredible skills to the table as she explores the provocative and the poetic through her electronic texts. In her Key to Memes (After Magritte), Ewing plays with images from Magritte's Key to Dreams series and his well known misappropriations of word image relationships as she addresses material culture in relation to memory. Nona Hershey continues these themes of relations and layers in her artistic attempts to document fleeting forms and light. Using cotton balls permeated with graphite powder, Hershey is able to capture the narrative of wind patterns and movement which are nearly unobservable to the unpracticed eye. David Schoerner knows all about narrative and geography from his attempts to reorganize our preconceived notions of familiar subject matter. His photography spans trends of the seventies, eighties, and nineties, yet still manages to offer a more emotional insight into what photography can really do. Donald Traver, the fourth featured artist of this exhibit, continues the artistic exploration as he navigates between flat and infinite spaces. As you can see, these artists of different backgrounds and disciplines have constructed a dialogue between their work that is simply magnetic. The conversations that take place in this gallery are undeniably phenomenal, but you can't just take our word--this is something you need to see for yourself. The Schoolhouse Gallery is showing the Lauren Ewing, Nona Hershey, David Schoerner, Donald Traver exhibition now through Wednesday, August 10th. With only a few days left, be sure to make your way out to the Cape to see what these pieces of art really have to say.

Sponsored by: Joe Trepiccione

Joe Trepiccione

"Late Afternoon at Herring Cove" oil on canvas, 24" x 48"

Hutson Gallery presents
"Lands End"
new work by landscape painter
Joe Trepiccione

August 26 - September 8

opening reception Friday evening August 26 from 7 to 9pm

Hutson Gallery, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

Summer Constellation at Montserrat College of Art
in Beverly, Massachusetts now through August 20th


A shot of Adria Arch's installation, Summer Constellation, in the window of Frame 301 Gallery at Montserrat College of Art.

If the season of summer were to have an album cover of sorts, we're pretty confident that we've found the perfect fit, and chances are, it's closer to you than you might think. Boston artist Adria Arch has unveiled her sweeping installation, Summer Constellation. This multimedia piece is suspended in the front window of Montserrat College of Art's Frame 301 Gallery. On this hanging paper, Arch has imprinted the language of daydreamers. Scrolls, shapes, sprays and doodles adorn this installation--all ideas that were found in the margins of her son's high school notebook. We've all doodled, whether it be in notebooks, yesterday's newspaper, or that note pad you keep by your phone. What we haven't done is tried to interpret what these drawings might imply or express. To some, marginalia might seem mindless or dismissive, but Arch knows better. She sees these private images as an indecipherable language created in the uninhibited state of the doodler. The bold location of this installation makes the personal become public. Arch invites her audience into this world unknown and asks them to reconsider how they interpret maps and patterns. Perhaps it is the expansiveness of Arch's creation that suggests something universal and almost galactic. Her sporadic symbols and shades are reminiscent of the uncharted stars and constellations in space, suiting our current season very well. Summer Constellation, curated by Lydia Gordon, will be on view all day, every day in the gallery window now through Saturday, August 20th. The artist invites everyone to come down and be a part of this viewing experience that creates and maps relationships between multiple sources. Arch herself is currently at work on site specific wall installations at the Danforth Museum, and will be exhibiting new work at the Bromfield Gallery this October.

Curatorial Projects: Mapped Waters at Provincetown Art Association and Museum
in Provincetown, Massachusetts now through August 31st

mona dukess

               Poet's Choice I by Mona Dukess.

What is it about summer that makes bodies of waters more fitting, more enticing? It could be the sun, the heat, or the vacation time but regardless of the reason, summer and water always seem to go together. Staying in stride with the season, we found an exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum that features water in all its shades and angles. Curatorial Projects: Mapped Waters is showing new work by Mona Dukess. We've seen Dukess tackle flora, nature, and the beauty of the environment and now we get to see what she can do with the subject of water. It makes sense to approach a new subject with a new technique and new frame of mind, which is exactly what Dukess has done. Pushing her skills with hand-made papers, the artist has worked hard to include a photographic method into her list of talents. For this collection, Dukess produced archival pigment prints through the use of her computer, as opposed to developing them in a traditional darkroom. Of this new process and its added benefits, Dukess says, "In order to accomplish what I wanted, I turned to tools and technologies of the computer as an alternate to the darkroom. Thus I became involved and excited with an entirely new procedure which allowed me to refine my images, control the subtleties of lights and darks, make decisions as to the sizes and dimension of the prints, choose papers best suited to the effects I wanted, and to explore new possibilities of mounting and presentation." As if her explanation hasn't already implied, Dukess has again reinvented herself as an artist, adding to her dimensions and possible directions for the future. Curatorial Projects: Mapped Waters is on view now through Wednesday, August 31st in the Wolfman Conference Room and the second floor corridor at PAAM. The public is invited to a free celebratory reception on Friday, August 19th from 8-10pm. Take some time to come see Mona Dukess as she pioneers another avenue of artistic expression.

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