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Walls, Halls and Floors.
August 16, 2012

Local or global, newbies or practiced veterans, the artists featured below know how to make their mark. Their paintings, posters and installations are filling up the walls, halls and floors of New England galleries. You ought to see what all the buzz is about. 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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Joerg Dressler, Cathleen Daley and Alice Denison at Alden Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts now through August 30th


Suite 4 by Cathleen Daley, oil on panel, 14 x 11 inches.

The folks at Alden Gallery really know how to make the most of their wall space. The current exhibition features three artists, each with their own stake in the show. Joerg Dressler: Outlook features the most recent of Dressler's works. Here he hones in on the opposing elements of nature: lightness and darkness, growth and decay, just and unjust. Dressler uses these instances of harmony and dissonance to capitalize on the relationship between the observed and the abstract. "With Outlook, as I translate the experience of viewing landscape studies to a large-canvas format, I also strive to reconcile the opposing elements and forces of nature that impact my inner, personal world and the world around me," Dressler says of his contribution to the show. Cathleen Daley: Suite is Daley's first show in two years at the Alden. These oil paintings on panel are pieces of a whole and serve as grand windows into the lineage of geometric abstraction. "I am interested in ritualizing the mundane and honoring the familiar with engagement and mystery," says Daley of her paintings. "My hope is that the paintings function evocatively for each individual and provide a swatch of transcendence if that's possible!" We think these works promise to do just that. The third leg of the exhibition at the Alden is Alice Denison: Vessel. Despite her specialization in lush florals, Denison strays from the familiar and creates combinations of flowers and ceramic vessels in these new still-lifes. This project represents a shift, a realization in Denison's life where she sheds old conventions and makes room for new notions and inspiration. "Despite being raised to believe that material things are unimportant, creating them has been one of my richest endeavors. If I didn't believe an object could have a kind of soul, I wouldn't bother to paint." Joerg Dressler, Cathleen Daley, and Alice Denison offers new pages in the chapters of life for these artists. It will be on view at Alden Gallery now through Thursday, August 30th.

Sponsored by: Exchange Street Open Studios, New Art Center, Compassionate Care ALS, Joe Trepiccione, Art Night Bristol/Warren, Gallery Voyeur, Museum of Russian Icons and Schoolhouse Gallery

Exchange Street Open Studios


Visit 40 artists in 5 renovated mills in their studios on September 8 and 9 from 10am to 4pm. The mills, located in Pawtucket, RI are just 500 feet from Route 95, Exit 29 on the MA/RI border. For information, listing of artists, and to connect with artists, visit:

New Art Center


Art Classes for All Ages

The New Art Center in Newton offers classes in painting, drawing, photography, mosaics, jewelry, mixed media, ceramics & more!

Fall classes start September 10. Register before August 27 for an Early Registration Discount!

For the catalog click here .

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Compassionate Care ALS


On August 18th, the second annual David's Old Silver Swim will take place on Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, Massachusetts. By swimming, participants raise money for Compassionate Care ALS, an organization that helps victims of this disease deal physically and emotionally with their diagnoses. For more information visit

Joe Trepiccione

In the Marsh, 30"x 24" oil on canvas.

Meadows and Marshes

Hutson Gallery is pleased to announce new works by landscape painter Joe Trepiccione. This new body of work inspired by Cape Cod landscape captures its stillness and serenity.

August 24 - September 13
Reception: August 24, 7-9

Hutson Gallery
432 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA

Art Night Bristol/Warren
ART Night Bristol Warren, RI -- Featured artists' open studios are a big draw for ART Night visitors. ART Night August 30th features Interdisciplinary artist Mary Dondero and Experimental artist JP Fernandes. 17 galleries are also open between 5 and 9 p.m. Ride the free trolley between venues in Bristol & Warren, RI.

Through the Eyes of America at Carver Hill Gallery
in Rockland, Maine now through September 12th


       By the Pond II by America Martin, oil and acrylic on canvas, 65 x 72 inches.

Carver Hill Gallery is pleased to welcome back the Los Angeles-based artist America Martin and her exhibition Through the Eyes of America: New Works by America Martin. This show magnifies Martin's talent for the depiction of the human form in a visual language distinctly Modernist yet uniquely all her own. The simplicity of her lines, the ease of her mark making and the vibrancy of her sporadic colors create the authenticity that surrounds Martin's work. In Through the Eyes of America, Martin created images that speak to what she describes as her "Maine frame of mind," a state of mind that the artist says is inspired by "the sheer magnitude of Maine's natural beauty, a beauty that is almost a holy experience." This beauty becomes evident in the evocative shapes and forms Martin captures in her figurative-based paintings, centered around the concept of truth. As Martin describes, "There are truths in the way a person moves, the way they hold themselves. It is the artist's joy and challenge to capture that truth; the beauty and dignity on the features of a man waiting at a bus stop, or a woman sitting reading a book." These truths and sheer essences are on view at Carver Hill Gallery now through Wednesday, September 12th. In addition to her signature large-scale paintings, Martin will be exhibiting her sculpture for the first time on the East Coast. Come see the prolific America Martin and the magnetic pull of her simplicity.

Not Ready to Make Nice at Montserrat Gallery
in Beverly, Massachusetts August 25th through December 15th


Artwork featured in Not Ready to Make Nice.

Anonymity is a powerful tool in the business of protests and publications. No one knows this better than Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminists devoted to combating sexism in the fine arts world. By concealing their identities, these women memorialize unnoticed or underrated female artists and help bring the focus of their group to the issues at hand, not the faces associated. Not Ready to Make Nice, Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, curated by Neysa Page Lieberman from Columbia College Chicago, is traveling exclusively to Montserrat College of Art and its galleries to showcase the group's ongoing work in feminism and social change. The exhibition is centered around themes and fills the walls, halls and floors of four galleries. Montserrat Gallery will feature works linked to the visual art world. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery will house documentary materials and publications. The Frame 301 will feature a selection of famous black and white posters for the month of October. The 301 Gallery will focus on a selection of recent banners and billboards. The exhibition is part of a college-wide semester-long focus on Art and Activism and will be accompanied by public programming, workshops and an academic symposium. The symposium, Agents of Change: Art As Activism will be coupled with a keynote presentation by the Guerrilla Girls, which will be held Friday, October 26th at 8pm. Not Ready to Make Nice, Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond opens Saturday, August 25th and will run through Saturday, December 15th at Montserrat College of Art. This expansive, multimedia exhibition of the Guerrilla Girls' arts and efforts promises to be as vital and revolutionary as ever.

Gallery Voyeur, Provincetown

Time and Space by Johniene Papandreas.

Caught by the stare of a stranger, distanced from you by centuries, you are suspended, looking into each others eyes. It is a transient moment of intimate and revealing surprise. Johniene Papandreas swings opens the emotional portals between subject and viewer, time and space.

August 3 - September 15

Museum of Russian Icons


The Museum of Russian Icons announces the acquisition of a rare "Festival Row" from an iconostasis (wall of icons in a church), the only one of its kind in the United States. The 12 Festival icons are from Pskov near St. Petersburg. According to the Museum's first Artist-in-residence iconographer Alexander Gassel, the icons are mid 1650s.

Schoolhouse Gallery



August 10 - 29, 2012

The Schoolhouse Gallery
494 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

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