November 10, 2011
A solo exhibition typically marks success in the career of an artist. Below, we have three individuals, each in their own solo show, that demonstrate what it takes to be the only name in an exhibition. Through talent, practice, perseverance, and distinction, these artists have created works of art that can stand unaccompanied, on their own, in an exhibition. 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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Perpetual In-terra-action at YES.OUI.SI
in Boston, Massachusetts November 11th through December 22nd
EmitTime by Adrian Molina, 2010-2011. Sumi ink, latex paint, silver ink, and coffee on wood pulp paper, 8 - 10 minutes long, 76 yards x 12 inches.
raveling through "time and space" can seem a bit science fiction and cliché in any discipline. Art, however, allows us to interactively explore the boundaries between concepts such as these in a way that is more than simply observing. YES.OUI.SI.
, Boston's multi-sensory art space, is hosting Adrian Molina: Perpetual In-terra-action
, an exhibition that takes us on a participatory journey through conceptual science. Adrian Molina
, creator of Boston's longest painting, uses this show to investigate the first, second, third, and fourth dimensions through his fusion of skills in technique, material, intuition and concept. In painting and sculpture, Molina
experiments with the different depths, limitations, and boundaries of land, time, and the human mind. The headliner of Perpetual In-terra-action
's painted scroll, EmitTime
, a full 70 yards in length and mounted on a two-wheeled viewing machine that allows viewers to move the scroll forwards and backwards. This motion allows the painting to tell the endless story of earth, time, and space on two separate levels of reality: realism and abstraction. Several other auxiliary scrolls accompany EmitTime
, ranging in features from drip paintings and schematics to "maps and loose thoughts on how to arrive at various depths of meaning," according to the artist. Also on display are creations that intentionally blur the distinction between painting and sculpture. For this body of work, Molina
's process begins with a primed canvas. He then goes on to apply varying layers of Great Stuff, spray paint, latex, acrylic, oil paint, and a final application of resin. This order creates a three-dimensional work that hangs on the wall, asking viewers to question the preconceived boundaries between painting and sculpture. In all of his works, Molina
uses his own language of symbols to tell the story and relationships of the Universe. He invites his viewers to understand through a small window of decoding, through which we come to see time and space in a subjective, influential light. In-terra-action
opens Friday, November 11th
and runs through Thursday, December 22nd
. An opening reception will be held on November 11th
Sponsored by: Fuller Craft Museum, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Brickbottom Open Studios, NK Gallery, and Fountain Street Fine Art
Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft Museum presents:
Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2011
Opens November 12
See sneak peek of installation
Michael Cooper's fantastical vehicles, including pistol-packing tricycles, astoundingly intricate wooden hot rods, and curiously mobile forms of furniture, underscore his role as one of the most imaginative sculptors working today.
Boston Sculptors Gallery
November 9 - 13, 2011
Opening Reception: November 8th, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 -7 pm
Sculpture Scoop is a sale of sculpture, drawings and jewelry by all 36 members of the gallery. With the majority of the works priced under $300, this is a unique opportunity to own art created by some of the Boston area's premier sculptors.
Brickbottom Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, November 19 & 20
from noon to 6.
Over 100 artists showing work
in two neighboring buildings.
Located near Union Square in Somerville.
Just a ten minute walk form Lechmere T stop.
Free parking and admission.
For more information, please go to:
Eric Wert at William Baczek Fine Arts
in Northampton, Massachusetts now through December 3rd
Camellias by Eric Wert, 2011, oil on panel, 18 x 24 inches.
ny sense of complacency with these scintillating blooms is immediately eradicated by the toppled vase and spewed water droplets. A familiar scene such as this is able to ignite worry and even terror in us as we see the flowers' source of life spilled out in front of them, their evergreen leaves outstretched, as if begging for help. This still life is suddenly not so still anymore. This is the skill of Eric Wert
, whose solo exhibition is currently showing at William Baczek Fine Arts
. The show features twelve still life paintings, ranging in size from a five-foot tall rendering of a jade plant to a six-inch image of an overturned potted rose bush. It is through works like these that Wert
has mastered the laws of still life painting, so much so that he finds a grisly sensibility in the characteristics of its foundations. It is this eerie attraction that allows Wert
to create such tension between the familiar and the unexpected. Here, the common flower, fruit bowl, or plant is violated by the artist's intentions to disturb and disrupt. He juxtaposes the serenity of traditional still lifes with shocking antitheses: shards of glass, dirt clumps, and spilled water. He even goes as far as to slice open his fruits, revealing their bulging, pulpy insides. By doing this, Wert
is constantly challenging himself as an artist, pushing the limits of visual facts into the boundaries of beauty and tradition. Eric Wert: Solo Exhibition
is showing at William Baczek Fine Arts now through Saturday December 3rd
. This is the artist's third solo exhibition at the gallery, and his work has been included in the annual Still Life Exhibition for the past six years. Make it a point to come see this artist's exhibition, which rests completely on his own visions, intuitions, and raw skill.
Karen Karnes at Lacoste Gallery
in Concord, Massachusetts November 19th through December 8th
Painted Blue by Karen Karnes, Stoneware, anagama fired, 2010, 9 x 9 x 9.25 inches.
aren Karnes, American ceramist and studio pottery movement legend, has left her footprints in the path of a successful career. Her history in clay began in 1949 in the famous arts communities of Black Mountain College
and Gate Hill. After harnessing much skill and original talent, she went on to mentor countless potters and arts organizations over the span of several generations. Karnes
embraced traditional techniques such a salt glazing and wood firing and found ways to incorporate them in a manner and style all her own, a skill she continues to do to this day. Aside from creating highly prized pots of astounding shapes and hues, Karnes
has developed a timeless collection of work, one that will be referred to for decades to come due to its unmatched earthen-toned stoneware ceramics. As years have gone by, Karnes
has discovered a way to scale down her larger works into seemingly effortless small pieces. Though the size of her works has changed, her talent has only matured. She is able to capture a sense of palpability in her most recent works, which are still of strong museum quality. Alongside the traditional cups, bowls, and casseroles, Karnes
continues to produce more contemporary vessels, which attract even more attention to design and detail. Karen Karnes, Solo
opens at Lacoste Gallery
on Saturday, November 19th
and runs through Thursday, December 8th
. This exhibition of work celebrates her Retrospective year and complements A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes
, curated by Peter Held
which started in Tempe, Arizona and is currently on view at the Currier Museum of Art
. The public is invited to join the artist herself at the opening reception on Saturday, November 19th
at Lacoste Gallery
. The exhibit will feature a range of Karnes
' work including historic pieces from her early period and most recent works produced by Karnes
in her Vermont studio. Come be a witness to this truly divine career and see these works as Karnes
sees them: as part of herself.
NKG Boston National Juried Group Exhibition
January 6 - 21, 2012
Open to all artists, all media. Fee $30 for 3-5
From the January 2012 juried group exhibition, an artist will be
selected for a 2012 Solo Exhibition. Application deadline December 2, 2011.
Fountain Street Fine Art
Call For Art
First Anniversary: PAPER
Exhibition Dates January 13-February 5, 2012
Work on, of or about paper
Juror Jim Welu of the Worcester Art Museum
Dropoff 12/19-20. 10-2 and 6-9
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