Anomalies of Design.
October 24, 2013
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Don't be fooled by all the talk of glitches and quirks—these artistic anomalies are not accidental. The artists below feature works of digital tampering, photographic altering and consciousness surrendering, all of which create exhibits of mystery and allure. The processes behind these pieces of art are deceptively simple because any look into their techniques will reveal a threshold of deep intention and design.
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Memories Corrupt at The Loft Parlor
in Easthampton, Massachusetts now through November 1st
A9, Two Image Composite by Sabato Visconti, 24" x 16".
o, this is not a mistake. This is not a temporary malfunction or irregularity. This is art. The Loft Parlor
, a contemporary art space located in the heart of Easthampton's Mill District, is currently exhibiting Memories Corrupt
, a solo exhibition by Sabato Visconti
. The featured artwork is a part of his Glitch Photography, an ongoing project that explores the digital nature of contemporary photography and its relationship to human memory. Visconti
, a locally based commercial and fine art photographer, stumbled upon the "glitch" technique. "I discovered glitch photography almost by accident, when my photographer friend's compact flash memory card started corrupting every JPEG photo we took. I wanted my own broken memory card, but tampering with a CF card isn't as easy as it seems. When I opened a corrupted JPEG in a hex code editor I learned that the broken card was writing zeroes randomly throughout the file. That's when I figured out I could guide this seemingly random process." Visconti
exploits the corruption of the digital files through displacement of codes and other techniques. So no, these glitches are not errors. The process is no longer an accident, but a controlled destructive process that alters aesthetic and changes the way we perceive visual information. In his first ever solo exhibition of this series, Visconti
aims to capture the visual momentum of these glitches and foreshadows the exponential growth of the Glitch Art movement. Memories Corrupt
is on view now through Friday, November 1st
at The Loft Parlor
. Come be a witness to Glitch Art before it transcends its pioneering stages. That way, you can say you've always been a fan.
Sponsored by: Roslindale Open Studios, Museum of Russian Icons, Boston Printmakers, Fine Furnishing Shows, Allston Open Studios, artscope Mobile App, Newton Open Studios, Holliston Mill Open Studios, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 3Rivers Arts, Alpers Fine Art, artscope Newsstand App, Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs and North Bennet Street School
Roslindale Open Studios
Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) is an annual community arts event held on November 2 & 3 from 11am-5pm.
This is a free family friendly event, with artists showing and selling paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles, sculpture, and more. Visitors from all over are invited to business sites, group sites, and home studios using the map in our printed brochure. Scheduled events include children's art, wine & cheese tasting, live music, home studio bingo and a bike tour. Shuttle transportation is also available. ROS is a great event that brings together artists, residents, and visitors alike.
Museum of Russian Icons
Crossing the Threshold: Traditional Folk Art from the Russian Home is an exhibit of authentic folk art and contemporary replicas by renowned Russian artisans. The artifacts decode the beliefs and culture of Russian peasants through crafts such as woodcarving, embroidery, basketry, metalwork, pottery, toy making and tailoring.
Exhibit opens November 2, 2013 at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA.
THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS: 2013 North American Print Biennial
October 27 - December 20, 2013
ARCHES Student Print Show
Installation by Cuban Artist Ibrahim Miranda
Opening: Sunday, October 27, 3-5 p.m.
Boston University 808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA
Juror's Talk: Dennis Michael Jon, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday, October 27, 1:30 p.m., Sleeper Hall, 871 Commonwealth Ave
Fine Furnishing Shows
18th Annual Fine Furnishings Show, November 1st-3rd, Pawtucket Armory, Pawtucket, RI offering American made, handcrafted furniture, accessories & art from local, regional & national exhibitors in a wide range of styles, materials, price points. All items for sale, order, commission. Best in Show Awards, door prizes, demos, music, food & perhaps Rolling Owl Stool races...!
Allston Open Studios
AAD/Allston Arts District
27th Annual Open Studios
November 9 & 10 (Noon - 6 daily)
Over 75 Allston artists and creative professionals work in a wide variety of media. Artwork on show will include: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, egg tempera, collage, jewelry, leather, kites, mosaics and original clothing design.
This year, shuttle bus service connecting the Allston Open Studio venues will be available, courtesy of the City of Boston. For Allston Open Studios artist & location details, plus shuttle bus information, please see the
AAD website. The Blank-Wertz Gallery (at 119 Braintree) will have a survey exhibition featuring artwork from most participating studios artists, and is a great place for visitors to start.
119 Braintree Street
Allston, MA 02134
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Newton Open Studios
Ring in the holiday season with the 6th Annual
NOS Fall juried Show and Sale!
Nov. 2-3, 11am to 5pm
70 artist, all at Newton City Hall.
Painting, photography, quilting, ceramics,
watercolor, sculpture and more.
Juried this year by the principals of Flatfileboston;
Mika Hornyak, Sara Dassel, George Sopel.
Holliston Mill Open Studios
October 26-27, 2013
Saturday & Sunday
Free Wine Tasting, Sunday 1-3pm
Free Raffle for hand-painted chairs by Mill Artists!
24 Mill Street (off Route 16)
Holliston, MA 01746
Arcadian Concert, Van Dyke Brown Prints at Kingston Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts October 30th through December 1st
Wine Deep Song by Gail Erwin, Van Dyke Brown.
t first glance, Gail Erwin
's printmaking, painting and hand papermaking are simply graceful. They are full of inviting forms and textures that instantly capture the eye. Revealed in a deeper look are the intricate perplexities of her works: light, tension, duality and exposure. Erwin
combines 21st century digital technology and 19th century photographic techniques, creating new, unpredictable images with an added, haunting dimension. Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown printing are nineteenth century non-silver alternative photo processes in which an emulsion is painted on a paper or fabric surface, exposed to light and then developed in water. The results are blue-toned and brown-toned, respectfully, and the end product is allure. Erwin
explores nature and landscape with the intention of examining the mystery that envelopes them, resulting in Arcadian images of an idealized landscape that captivate the viewer. Of her fascination with nature, Erwin
says, "Energy and dissipation, growth and regeneration are the forces that shape the natural world, creating tension and duality. Time, age and memory are reflected in image and process." Arcadian Concert, Van Dyke Brown Prints
will be on view Wednesday, October 30th through Sunday, December 1st
at Kingston Gallery
, where Erwin
has been a member for 14 years. Gail also teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
in Boston and has taught at the DeCordova Museum School
as well as other community arts centers. She continues to teach classes in her studio at ArtSpace Maynard
. A First Friday Opening Reception
for Arcadian Concert, Van Dyke Brown Prints
will be held Friday, November 1st
What you should know and be able to do at The Hallway Gallery
in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts October 25th through November 30th
What you should know and be able to do (text voids) by Sarah Rushford, graphite on paper, 24" x 16".
ave you ever felt like you're floating through whatever you're doing at the moment? Perhaps it's a craft, a skill, or a career. What's important to note is that the floating isn't a surrender or a sign of boredom; it's a movement from control to subconsciousness, from instruction to intuition. Interdisciplinary artist Sarah Rushford
experiences this exact sensation as she works on projects, allowing her to transcend the boundaries of craft and theory and focus solely on the simplicity of the process. What you should know and be able to do
's solo exhibition of text art, works on paper, audio, video and sculpture that come from a space between the living argument of consciousness and the vivid interior self. Of her process, Rushford
says, "I have a deep trust in intuition. I know there is a thinking that is above my conscious thinking that comes through doing. To get at these higher connections that are made, miraculously, I have to be very busy with the 'lower-level' work, much of which is cast off when the final work is realized." This creates final products of simplicity: materials like flour, sewing needles, ice and children's games and techniques like rubbing, folding, fixing and pressing. The almost over-simplistic nature of her projects leaves us with a strikingly vulnerable beauty. "My process is impatient, imprecise, inarticulate, playful, and I often feel foolish," Rushford
says. "When a project comes to fruition, I have a mastery of a strange skill. I am working to articulate this mastery that exists on a continuum with foolishness." The level of honesty and universality radiating from Rushford
and her works is appealing to anyone of any background, any discipline. As a multimedia artist, Sarah Rushford
is currently working in writing, video and collage. In 2010, she started Circadia
, a web and print design company for artists, small businesses and non-profits. She is also a member of Rise Industries
, a forum for exchange between artists and a starting point for interdisciplinary collaborative projects. What you should know and be able to do
opens tomorrow, Friday, October 25th
at Hallway Gallery
with an opening reception
. The exhibition will run through Saturday, November 30th
and will feature an Artist Talk/Screening
on Saturday, November 2nd
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
15th Annual Art Auction & Party
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6 PM
at the Lillian August Flagship Store, Norwalk CT
Tickets, 203-899-7999 or at the door
Original prints by James Rosenquist, Emily Mason, Roz Chast, Ron Pokrasso, Robert Motherwell and other prominent artists, a drawing by Donald Sultan, a getaway to a chateau in France, a vacation week in Maine, a private house concert with Sloan Wainwright...other amazing offers...
To support Center for Contemporary Printmaking workshops
and outreach programs.
A red carpet turned magic carpet transports guests to a bygone era. Art, film, music, dance, theater and a cast of over 50 artists host the party of the season inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood. Armed with the best of the black and white era, 3Rivers Arts paints an evening lush with color, drama and intrigue.
Alpers Fine Art
Road and Trees, Sabran by Andy Newman, oil on canvas, 28" x 20".
NEW VIEWS of the OLD WORLD:
European landscapes by Andy Newman, Nella Lush, Jan Roy,
Nan Hass Feldman, Thomas Halloran.
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