Talent by the Tons.
August 1, 2013
As we round the corner into August, it's almost impossible to avoid the talent flooding out of exhibitions all over the New England area. Our only regret? That we can't fit them all in this blast! for you. Regardless, we've done our best to cover three exceptional shows that we know are right up your alley. If this type of talent is what you enjoy, check out our July/August issue for more timely exhibitions to attend. Having trouble getting your hands on the most recent issue? No worries, because artscope is now available in Apple Newsstand! To find and purchase your own artscope interactive digital edition, just use this link to connect to our Newsstand issues, or search "artscope" in the App Store. Once downloaded, our available issues will show up in your Newsstand. You can purchase new issues as soon as they hit the press or set up a year subscription to guarantee you'll never miss a beat.
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Portraits in Contemporary Photography at Drift Gallery
in Portsmouth, New Hampshire now through August 18th
14, 86 lbs - This Is My Body by Noah David Bau.
oll out the rug because the current exhibition at Drift Gallery
is something of a red carpet event. Considering the number of artists and photographs being shown at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, we're not sure how they managed to fit all that talent into one building. Portraits in Contemporary Photography: Selections from a Series
, curated by Drift Gallery Director, Ali Goodwin
, features selections from local, national and international photographers. Featured in the exhibition are selections from This is My Body
by 2013 PDN Curator Award winner, Noah David Bau
, thirty-two images from PDN Magazine's 2013 annual winner Susan A. Barnett
's series Not In Your Face
, photographs from the 2013 Center Award winner Jennifer McClure
's series Music From a Farther Room
, Sony World Photography Award winner Nicol Vizioli
's An Opening Song
and Shadows on Parade
, and new works from the Wallportraits
series by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's 2012 Artist Advancement Grant winner, Bear Kirkpatrick
. "I am honored to be hosting such an incredible group of photographers at Drift Gallery," says Goodwin
. "These artists are setting a quick and powerful pace in the contemporary art world right now. To have them all together in one exhibition is an astounding achievement and an unprecedented event for the seacoast arts community. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to offer art enthusiasts and collectors this caliber of work in such a beautiful and accessible location." The gallery is split into three parts - the Main Gallery, The Loft and the Kolb Memorial Gallery. The Loft showcases photographer Caleb Cole
, the 2013 Hearst 8x10 Biennial Winner and his series, Other People's Clothes
. The Kolb Memorial Gallery features an exceptional collection of family portraits by photographer Sally Mann
(courtesy of Corey Daniels Contemporary
in Wells, Maine) including Naptime
, and a Video Portrait of artist Zhang Huan by the world's foremost vanguard 'theater artist,' Robert Wilson
. This exceptional exhibition of contemporary photography at Drift Gallery
also showcases Cig Harvey
, Vincent Glielmi
, Ali Goodwin
, Nancy Grace Horton
, Joseph D.R. OLeary
and Asia Kepka
. Portraits in Contemporary Photography: Selections from a Series
is on view now through Sunday, August 18th
. It is free and open to the public and all works are available for purchase.
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The ART drive places a unique emphasis on a consistent and high level of professionalism and quality and features some of the area's premier painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers, and woodworkers. Several of the open studios will also host guest artists from outside of the South Coast artist community.
The Nines Festival
The Nines, New England's Newest Music & Arts Festival, is next Saturday, August 10th in Devens, MA.
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American Bones at Albright Art Gallery
in Concord, Massachusetts August 2nd through August 4th
Concord Minuteman by Zannah Noe, oil on canvas, 22" x 22".
egional identity and the architecture and landscapes that come with it are of the utmost importance to San Francisco artist, Zannah Noe
. In her pop-up exhibit, American Bones
, at Albright Art Gallery
returns to her hometown of Concord, Massachusetts to display the paintings and photographs of her five-month journey around America in 2012. This exhibition will be the first glimpse of a body of work that will be developed over the next two years. The works featured in the show aim to remove the exhausted patriotism of Americana and seek to celebrate the working and creative classes and reveal the irony in our nostalgia. Noe
's paintings are constructions of illustrative collage, atop lush and colorful backgrounds where she layers monuments and iconic regional American imagery. These cultural images stack up to create paintings both complex and alluring. Noe
's photography, which showcases the spectacular of the everyday, will also be on exhibit. Having grown up in Concord, Noe
acknowledges the region's influence on her own identity in ways that its founders would recognize. There is a certain grip and power about the place that stays with you long after you've gone--an inspiration and energy that you cannot shake, no matter where you end up. The artist recognizes this breed of influence, which inspired her to set out to document the forces of regional identity in this country. American Bones
will be on view Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th
at Albright Art Gallery
. An artist reception will be held tonight, Thursday, August 1st from 6-8pm.
Summer Exhibit at Marblehead Arts Association
in Marblehead, Massachusetts now through August 25th
Dahlia by Judith Monteferrante.
is the season for an abundance of talent at the Marblehead Arts Association
. Summer Exhibit
is packed full of shows and artists of all walks and concentrations, which means there's something for everyone this month. The Ballroom Gallery
holds the art of fine art photographer, Judith Monteferrante
, whose work is featured above. Luscious: Garden's Earthly Delights
merges the beauty of nature and purity of light to refine viewers' eyes to see more simply. Painter Charlie Allen
is showing his exhibit, Italian Hours: Shadowing Henry James
, in the Parlor Gallery
. While living Florence for a month, Allen
found the Italian light so beautiful that he tried to capture it in his paintings at different times of day. The locations reflect sites in Italy where Henry James visited. Hendrick Gallery
holds Poetic Landscapes
, the works in original oil of Ann Bourque
's paintings are reminiscent of the Brown School Tradition of artists using monochromatic under-painting and tonalism that flourished in the 19th century. Her preferred style is to work with lights and darks to establish a mood of contrast, romanticism and drama. This month's Emerging Artist Gallery
features Phil Cheney
's photographs, Reflections on Remnants of Light
, where Cheney
seeks to truly live a photographer's lifestyle and navigate the world with a lens, making sense of his surroundings through images with a unique creative perspective. A student at the University of Vermont
is entering his senior year. Also on view in Summer Exhibit
: Susan Kauder
on the "Meet the Artist" wall; Maritime Exhibit
in the Dining Room Gallery
; Pastel Portraits from the 1930s
in the Second Floor Gallery
. "We are pleased to showcase the fine works of these artists in our Summer Show," stated Deborah Greel
, MAA Executive Director. "We welcome everyone to enjoy their great talents." Summer Exhibit
is on view now through Sunday, August 25th
at the Marblehead Arts Association
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