artscope magazine
February's Finals.
February 28, 2013
Greetings!

Before we begin looking to March, let's give the spotlight to February one last time. The exhibitions featured below debuted in February or sooner and are still going strong. With nothing but great reviews, these are a few of February's finest that you definitely don't want to miss. You may also want to pencil in Danforth Museum of Art's Professional Artists Series in conjunction with the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston. Each week they offer different professional development programs and bring in different media people to meet with the artists. They will be hosting one of these networking events on Thursday, March 7th from 6:30-8:30pm where artscope magazine and staff will appear as featured guests. This is quite the opportunity. Don't forget to check out the brand new artscope t-shirts, perfect for any gallery outing!

Now you can visit the artscope breaking news feed on the current exhibitions page of our website to see what's happening today through tweets sent directly from your favorite galleries and museums. When you attend an exhibit after learning about it through the feed, please mention that you saw it in artscope. Also, visit our zine 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 blast!s.

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Quiet Focus at GArtH Gallery of Art at the Hadley
in Worcester, Massachusetts now through June 9th

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      A photo transfer by Kathy Murray.

Photography exhibitions and shows seem to be on the rise as of late. Creating or recreating, inventing or reinventing, imagining or re-imagining, we're looking for photographers who are really onto something in their projects, offering us fresh perspectives that have the power to change how we view the medium as a whole. The current exhibition at ArtsWorcester offers alternative photo processing methods with images inspired by the natural world. Quiet Focus: Works by Zia Ayub and Kathy Murray centers in on these two artists and their particular strategies for processing photographs. Kathy Murray uses photo transfer, digital printing and monotypes to create her imagery. She explains that she is "drawn to experimentation," and works to find ways "to put a new spin on the familiar." Murray often combines images of leaves, vegetables, birds or other elements to create a "moment of beauty and magic." Zia Ayub developed an alternative approach to the wet darkroom process, an approach that is chemically altered in its development stages. He uses this adjusted approach to achieve a desired effect: the resemblance of 19th century photographs with impressionistic mood. He states, "My wish is to continue in the same tradition as those who invented photography," a notion that he has adopted and perfected over the years. Despite their typically quiet subject matter and muted focus, these two artists use innovative processes to deliver loud works whose meanings are amplified by their layers and meticulous approaches. Quiet Focus: Works by Zia Ayub and Kathy Murray is presented by ArtsWorcester and is on view now through Sunday, June 9th at GAthH Gallery of Art at the Hadley. The GArtH Gallery is located in the historic Hadley Building, across the street from the Aurora Gallery. To see an exhibit at the Hadley, please come to the Aurora Gallery (660 Main Street) and let the representatives know you'd like to see it.

Sponsored by: Audio Concepts, RISCA, Vessels Gallery, Gary Duehr Workshop, Alta Luna Gallery, PAAM and Catherine Kernan



Audio Concepts

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Fine Art Exhibit

Opening Reception: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, free event!
Abstract, modern and contemporary art by six renown area artists at

The Experience Center,
Audio Concepts' Showroom.


RISCA

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Join us for the WRITERS NIGHT of the 2013 RISCA FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION
Thursday, February 28th, 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Jamestown Arts Center.

Readings in fiction, poetry, playwriting,
and a demonstration of traditional Irish Folk Dance
by Fellowship recipient Kevin Doyle.
The event is Free. Refreshments will be served.

Vessels Gallery

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New Work in Raku
by Steven Branfman

OPENING:
March 1st, 6-8:30pm
First Friday DEMONSTRATION
March 9th, 2-4pm
Afternoon with the Artist
Wheel Throwing Demonstration
and Discussion of Raku

"Though there is always a degree of surprise, the success
of the work depends on my ability to command
and predict the variables of material and fire.
It is like a dance that when choreographed well
flows into a statement of beauty."
--Steven Branfman on Raku technique.

450 Harrison Avenue #71
Boston, MA
617.426.1950
vesselsgallery.com

Gary Duehr Workshop

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Intro to Large-Format Printing with Photoshop

Instructor: Gary Duehr
Saturday, March 2, 12-2 pm
Vernon Street Studios in Somerville
$45

Register at:
www.largeprintworkshop.eventbrite.com

Get an introduction to printing on the Epson 9600,
which prints up to 44" x 96".
Plus learn how to prepare an image in Photoshop
and come away with a 16 x 20 inch print.

Gary Duehr: gduehr@comcast.net, www.garyduehr.com.

*Individual Photoshop tutorials are also available,
as well as sessions on the Epson 9600.

Dinotopia at New Hampshire Institute of Art
in Manchester, New Hampshire now through March 13th

NHIA
Dinosaur Parade, 1992 James Gurney. All rights reserved.

For the first time in northern New England, the art from author/illustrator James Gurney's acclaimed Dinotopia series will be on exhibit. The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to be hosting Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, an exhibition that features 22 original paintings from the best-selling illustrated books Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992), Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007), and presents fascinating examples of the illustrator's creative process, including reference materials and a handmade scale-model. Gurney's inspiration for this land of compromise between humans and dinosaurs stems from archaeology, lost civilizations and the art of illustration, and his reasoning for dinosaurs as his foci is hard to argue with: "The thing I love about dinosaurs is that they are on that balance point between fantasy and reality. It might be hard to believe that mermaids and dragons really existed, but we know that dinosaurs did--we can see their footprints and skeletons but we can't photograph them or see them, except in our imagination." The Dinotopia civilization featured in Gurney's books is a product of his childhood fascination with dinosaurs, growing scientific knowledge and careful attention to detail within the artistic process. The society of Dinotopia is truly one of a kind: it takes place on a lost island, is inhabited by only dinosaurs and shipwrecked travelers, has its own language, its own alphabet comprised of dinosaur footprints and its own colorful parties and parades. "We are honored to present this exciting collection of original works by James Gurney," said New Hampshire Institute of Art Illustration Chair Jim Burke. "This is the first of what we hope will be many collaborations with the Norman Rockwell Museum." Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney is made possible by a partnership the NHIA has entered into with the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and is on view now through Wednesday, March 13th.

Caint to Caint at Adelson Galleries
in Boston, Massachusetts now through March 31st

Untitled (Overseer in Cotton Field #2)
                                   Caint to Caint (Can't see when you go to work, can't see when you get back) by Winfred
                                   Rembert, 2008. Dye on carved and tooled leather, 31 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches.


The authenticity that streams from primary sources and storytellers is unsurpassable. An example of just how powerful and moving this can be is on view now at Adelson Galleries Boston. Caint to Caint is a solo exhibition of work by Winfred Rembert. The title comes from one of Rembert's works entitled Caint to Caint (Can't see when you go to work, can't see when you get back), which is a reference to his days working in the cotton fields of Cuthbert, Georgia before sunrise until after sunset. With jail, bigotry and near lynching under his belt, Rembert has experienced some of our nation's ugliest and least proud moments. In this exhibition, Rembert recounts and retells these awful stories on tanned leather sheets that he colors in dye, a method he learned while in prison when he witnessed a man carving leather wallets. Through this process, Rembert recreates the vision and feeling of Cuthbert, Georgia in the 1950s and 1960s in snippets of cotton pickers, segregated pool halls, jail scenes, church gatherings and town recreations, all of which Rembert has played witness to in his lifetime. Despite the segregation that often plagued his young life, Rembert's work focuses on the brighter things as well: strong family bonds, cultural vibrancy and community aesthetics. These lively narratives incorporate color, patterns and surfaces in a way that is indicative of life in the rural South during the artist's childhood. Caint to Caint is on view now through Sunday, March 31st in Adelson Galleries Boston's South End Gallery at 250 Harrison Avenue. Come see this self-taught artist and his projects for their personal and historical accounts of a life not everyone has experienced. Information on the new documentary All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert can be found here.



Alta Luna Gallery

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"Rebirth - Awakening"
A Juried, All Media Exhibit & SALE
March 15 - April 30, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, March 15th, 6-8 pm
Art drop-off dates March 1st-10th

ART NIGHT Demonstration
"The Art of Pastels with Jay Egge"
Thursday, April 25th from 6-8 pm

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

PAAM

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

Grants are offered to American painters aged 45 or older in support of the highest merit by lesser known and needy artists. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

Applications are available here, online, or by calling 508.487.1750. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.

Catherine Kernan

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Soprafina Gallery
AfterImage: New Woodcut Monoprints
by Catherine Kernan
March 1 - 31, 2013


A series of woodcut monoprints about memory reconstruction and visual perception, these works are large in scale and rich with complex overlays. Working at the interface between printmaking and painting, Kernan uses woodblocks in unorthodox ways to build images layer by layer in a painterly process of controlled accident.

Opening reception: March 9th 3 -5 pm
Hours: Wed - Sat 11 - 5:30 pm

Soprafina Gallery
55 Thayer Street
Boston MA 02118
617-728-0770
www.soprafina.com

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