artscope magazine
Self, Swell and Scenes
July 19, 2012

A little examination within or throughout can always be refreshing. This blast has shows that will probe egos, echo nature and entice your adventurous side. All you have to do is be ready and willing. 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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Re-Configured Egos at Gallery Z
in Providence, Rhode Island now through July 28th


New Beginning #10: Sharp Intrusion by Shari Rubeck, acrylic on linen.

What are your plans for tonight? If you are looking for something to do, you might want to stop by Gallery Z in Providence, Rhode Island between 5 and 9pm for the opening reception of Re-Configured Egos, the newest exhibition of the husband-wife duo, Christian Rubeck and Shari Weschler Rubeck. This show explores senses of self-esteem and image through unrestrained, contemporary paintings and sculptures that draw upon human and animal psyche, street art, fantasy and humor for inspiration. The new and wild paintings of Shari Weschler Rubeck obsess over the directions of the future. Of her new body of work titled New Beginnings, she says, "Connectivity is strong in a shrinking world. A new race is in progress. Some hold onto the organic, while many submit to the machine. Fur, feather, scale, skin, chips and wires; only time will tell what wondrous new shapes these characters will assume." This dashing attitude of Shari's new work is balanced flawlessly with the mood of self-reflection found in Christian Rubeck's found objects and sculptures. Musing on the exhibition itself, Christian said, "One of my first pieces titled Love Seat started with a discarded restaurant booth. Twenty-seven years later, I have Love Seat II, as part of this exhibition. It may be interesting to compare the photo in my binder with the follow-up piece in the gallery." He continues, "This body of work comes at a time of personal change and introspection." Re-Configured Egos is on view now through Saturday, July 28th. Also, on the last Thursday of each month, the participating Public Art Window organization at Gallery Z hosts a fundraising event to elevate public consciousness for their cause. This month, on Thursday, July 26th, from 5-7pm, (Gallery Z's Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause) Gallery Z will partner with the Hasbro Children's Hospital. This event will feature cuisine provided by a local Providence Restaurant, and world-class hand selected wine provided by I.M. Gan Discount Liquors located at 380 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888.

Sponsored by: Schoolhouse Gallery, Todd James Gallery, Richard Kattman and Marblehead Arts Association

Schoolhouse Gallery


July 20 through August 8, 2012
Reception Friday July 20 6PM

The Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 494 Commercial Street in the heart of Provincetown's East End Gallery District.
For information call 508.487.4800 or go to

Todd James Gallery


Todd James Gallery, presents Sea Change, paintings by Samantha French. Using vague yet consuming memories from her childhood she recreates the quiet tranquility of water and nature; of days spent sinking and floating, still and peaceful.

Show runs July 15-August 12, 2012

Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea at PAAM
in Provincetown, Massachusetts July 20th through September 30


                  Beside the Sea, #27 by Robert Motherwell.

If you're a fan of Robert Motherwell and his artwork, then you may be aware that 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Motherwell's first visit to Provincetown and the 50th anniversary of the creation of his famous Beside the Sea series. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is excited to host the first major exhibition of Motherwell's works on Cape Cod and provides a first look at many pieces held in private collections. Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea will present rare, powerful pieces created by the artist in his Provincetown studio during the summer of 1962 until his death in 1991. It is no secret that Motherwell took direct and literal inspiration for this nationally and internationally significant series from the views surrounding his sea-side studio on Commercial Street. To illustrate this, art critic John Yau points to a conversation Motherwell had with art historian H. H. Arnason about the Beside the Sea series: "I made the painted spray with such physical force that the strong rag paper split, and it was only when I found rag paper laminated with glue in five layers that the surface would take the full force of my shoulder, arm, hand, and brush without splitting. One might say that the true way to 'imitate' nature is to employ its own processes." Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea will finish out the summer at PAAM from Friday, July 20th through Sunday, September 30th. An opening reception will be held tomorrow, July 20th from 8-10pm and is free and open to the public.

The Four Seasons: Enchantment of the Berkshires at DeVries Fine Art International
in Lenox, Massachusetts July 25th through August 19th


Taconic Range- Hillsdale by Paul Rocheleau.

With all the arts, culture, nature and recreation the Berkshires have to offer, it is no surprise that we found an enticing exhibition tucked into the territories. DeVries Fine Art International has quite the agenda planned for its 10th anniversary season and if you haven't committed a trip the highlands just yet, we found one timely show in particular that just might help settle your vacation plans. The Four Seasons: Enchantment of the Berkshires will feature the iconic photography of Paul Rocheleau. Highly regarded for his architectural photography and his contributions to thirty books on art and architecture, Rocheleau is also known for his breathtaking Berkshire scenes. The exhibition, which includes more than twenty-five limited edition color prints, is a fine example of Rocheleau's unsurpassed talent for finding the harmony between the nature and culture of the Berkshire region. From Pittsfield to Becket and so many in between, Rocheleau documents the rich diversity of the landscape with an artistic perspective. The Four Seasons: Enchantment of the Berkshires will be on view Wednesday, July 25th through Sunday, August 19th. An opening reception with Paul Rocheleau himself is scheduled for Saturday, July 28th from 4-7pm at DeVries Fine Art International in Lenox.

Richard Kattman

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Richard Kattman
Artist/ Landscape Architect/ Photographer


Marblehead Arts Association


at the ocean's edge

Unique digital photo exhibition of prints on unryu paper
and canvas by Fran Gardino.

August 4th - September 2nd, 2012
Reception: Sunday, August 5th, 2 - 4pm

Marblehead Arts Association
8 Hooper Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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