February 16, 2012
"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." These weighing words of Confucius coincide with the exhibitions we've featured below. The spotlighted artists are unique, absorbing, and focused in all of their art work, both past and present. Regardless of where these individuals are in their careers, their bodies of work will leave you asking for more. Also, don't forget to check out our 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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Working Method at Fuller Craft Museum
in Brockton, Massachusetts February 18th through June 3rd
Ring Man by Dan Dailey. Glass, enamel; 1991. Collection of the artist. Photo by Chuck Mayer.
e would like to take the time to pay homage and respect to the art form of glass. Only those who understand its power and unprecedented value can master this demanding, intricate medium. What better way to celebrate glass than through a retrospective exhibition of Dan Dailey
's 40-year career? Working Method
focuses on the techniques and practices employed by Dailey
from his start as the first graduate student of acclaimed glass sculptor Dale Chihuly
, to his unique narrative pieces of blown glass and metal. After receiving his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design
in 1971, Dailey
went on to found the glass program at the Massachusetts College of Art
in 1973. From there, he went on to begin his singular work in antique Vitrolite sheet glass, earning his own voice and style within the art form. Each and every piece of Dailey
's finished glass art began with an idea that was turned into a doodle. This doodle was then refined within the pages of his sketchbooks until it became a series of drawings with more intricate detail, eventually turning into schematics and plans for the production of the piece. Models and maquettes of different scales and steps followed until the culmination of the final work of art. The power of pairing each of Dailey
's finished pieces with their beginning sketches and models is found in the sequence and choreography of glass art itself. This exhibition helps to shed light and respect on the intricacies of the art form, helping us to understand the investments and endeavors behind each piece. Working Method
will be showing at Fuller Craft Museum
from Saturday, February 18th through Sunday, June 3rd
. The museum will celebrate the opening with a public reception Sunday, February 26
. The reception is free for members and free with museum admission for all others. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
50th Anniversary Celebration of the American studio glass movement.
Sponsored by: Museum of Russian Icons, Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs, Richard Kattman, Montserrat College of Art Auction, and Stanhope Framers
Museum of Russian Icons
Museum of Russian Icons exhibition, Maps: Pathways to Russia, traces the
West's discovery of Russia through a sequence of original atlases printed in
Europe during the 15th - 18th centuries.
This selection of maps, never
before shown to the public, are from a distinguished private collection.
Exhibited through May 26, 2012.
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Richard Kattman Recent Paintings
Exhibition Dates: February 18-March 30, 2012
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Mind's Eye at Peabody Essex Museum
in Salem, Massachusetts now through May 13th
Featured photography by Jerry Uelsmann.
nother successful career deserving of a retrospective exhibition, and we found it. The Peabody Essex Museum
is privileged to host Mind's Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann
. On view now through Sunday, May 13th
, Mind's Eye
features 90 Jerry Uelsmann
works, showing recognizable and well-known pieces alongside explosive never-before-seen recent images. Pioneer of contemporary photography, master of experimental darkroom technique, advocate for the acceptance of experimental photography as an art form--Uelsmann
has worn many hats throughout his career, all which have suited him perfectly. In the late 1950s, despite critics' harsh words and concerns for the medium, Uelsmann
began experimenting with multiple enlargers and advanced masking, diffusing, burning and dodging techniques, to create imaginary images in the darkroom decades before the debut of Photoshop and like programs. It was this forging attitude matched with his universal themes of family, relationships, home and politics that gave Uelsmann
an edge, creating a space all for himself in the world of photography. "For more than half a century, Uelsmann
has challenged conventional ideas about what photography can and should do," said Phillip Prodger
, exhibition curator and PEM's curator of photography. "Uelsmann
's pictures provide a valuable touchstone for understanding new trends in photographic art. His ideas and example have become ever more relevant as photography embraces Photoshop and other computer technologies for altering and manipulating photographs." In addition to photographic prints and works from the artist's personal archive that create surprising and unexpected juxtapositions, this exhibition features a selection of three-dimensional photographic sculptures, films, artist's books, albums and work prints to allow viewers insight into the artist's creative process. So, if you haven't had the chance to familiarize yourself with Jerry Uelsmann
and his innovative photography, you don't want to miss this exhibition. Regardless of your opinion of experimental photography, you will leave this exhibit with an entirely new perspective.
State of Flux: Balance & Flow at Spaces Gallery
in Hardwick, Massachusetts now through April 20th
untitled: Water Series IV by Theresa Rock.
ow in its fourth season, Spaces Gallery
has a wide range of art exhibits planned for the coming year. With its home at the Cultural Center at Eagle Hill
in placid Hardwick, Massachusetts, Spaces enriches rural Central Massachusetts by creating a space for significant interactions and lessons with artists and the visual arts. The gallery's current exhibit, State of Flux: Balance & Flow
, features four artists whose fascination with fluctuation has come to shape their artwork. Whether they enter this forum through the unplanned route of water's motion, the startling echoes from shattering glass, the breathlessness within a pause, or the steady humming of a wheel's turn, these women examine the state of flux that we exist in. Theresa Rock
, whose piece untitled
is featured above, finds herself mesmerized by the motion of water. "I walk along a river almost daily, taking in its various levels of energy; raucous during the spring melt and torrential rainstorms, whispering when it is reduced to a trickle during the summer's drought, and its hollow echo as it looks for places to flow during the winter's freeze." This unmapped motion is captured in her artwork as the curves and swirls cascade onto one another, drowning some and isolating others, creating a never-ending cycle of ebb and flow. The artwork of Michelle DeMarco
is part of a narrative expressing how the natural world moves and how she moves through it and with it, engaging herself with her surroundings. Interestingly enough, DeMarco
uses the technology of her iPhone to capture her natural world. "It's my connection to everything because of its pure play between the ecosphere and the pixilated world. For me, pixels bridge the border between invisibility and visibility as light." The motion and movement of wheels brings flux and balance into play for Charlene Cloutier
. Her vibrant paintings on canvas give partial views of wheels and objects with wheels. This zoomed in view helps play up the idea of movement by extending beyond the borders of the canvas, further adding to their implication of motion. Natania Hume
, the fourth featured artist, stacks objects on top of objects, incorporating obvious balance and movement in the form of chance, accidental, or unplanned. With this, Hume
likens balance to a pause that captures a moment in time, the pause implying future movement. State of Flux: Balance & Flow
is on view now through Friday, April 20th
. The event is free and open to the public.
Montserrat College of Art Auction
Featured artist Olivia Parker "Passing" 2011.
Montserrat College of Art's annual scholarship
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May 12, 6-11pm at 300 Jubilee Dr., Peabody
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