artscope magazine
Fakes, Form & Physique.
January 16, 2014

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Intent to Deceive at Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
in Springfield, Massachusetts January 21st through April 27th

Odalisque by Elmyr de Hory,1974, oil on canvas, in the style of Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Collection of Mark Forgy, Photo by Robert Fogt.

The international debut of a provocative new exhibit about art forgery is slated to open next week at the Springfield Museums. Organized by International Arts & Artists of Washington, DC and curated by Collette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminating their suspicious legacies and examining how their skills fooled the art world for much of the 20th century. The exhibit will feature artwork created by several forgers, personal effects, photographs, film clips and examples of the material and explanations of the techniques used to create the forgeries. Original works by artists such as Charles Courtney Curran, Honoré Daumier, Raoul Dufy, Philip de Lászlό, Henri Matisse, Joan Mirό, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac and Maurice de Vlaminck are juxtaposed with the art of the world's most accomplished art forgers to test perceptions of authenticity. The exhibit will also explore how art experts used modern technology to unveil the frauds. The Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two sister exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work. The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity examines prints in the permanent collection and further explains how art experts determine authenticity. The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by the 19th century firm and examines the differences between original and reproduced Currier and Ives prints. Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World will be on view Tuesday, January 21st through Sunday, April 27th at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. A special presentation about art forgery and the story behind the creation of this exhibit will be given by Collette Loll on Sunday, March 9th at 2pm.

Sponsored by: Monotype Guild of New England, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, artscope's Light Up the Arts, artscope Newsstand App, StoveFactory Gallery, North Bennet Street School, Chandler Gallery and MassArt

Monotype Guild of New England


Call for Entries:
"On the Edge" at Fitchburg Art Museum

Submit monotypes by Feb 15 for this exhibition juried by Debra Olin and presented by the Monotype Guild of New England from April 1-29. Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme broadly. See guidelines and online submission forms at

Center for Contemporary Printmaking


Call for Entries
Entry deadline extended: March 22, 2014

Eligibility: Fine-art printmaking mediums including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype and original digital media: image size exactly one foot square (12 x 12 inches).

Juror: Elisabeth S. Hodermarsky | Cash prizes, purchase awards.

Exhibition On View: June 8 - August 31, 2014

Center for Contemporary Printmaking
299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
203-899-7999 |

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StoveFactory Gallery

Valentine's Boutique and Jewelry Show
Saturday, February 8th from 11 to 5
Sunday, February 9th from 12 to 4:00

Handmade jewelry and crafts from New England artists and artisans
Open to the public, free of charge, handicapped assessable

StoveFactory Gallery
523 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Interested artisans please contact Dick at
or visit our web site at

Black White + Blue at PhoPa Gallery
in Portland, Maine now through February 22nd

                            Anthony Greene / The Times Square Gym book by John Goodman.

No one knows the body quite like photographer John Goodman. In his current exhibition at PhoPa Gallery, Goodman presents his infatuation with the human body and his concentration on its contradictions. In Black White + Blue, Goodman shares images from his backstage Boston Ballet series and photographs of boxers from his Times Square Gym book, alongside moments captured in the streets of Havana, Cuba. Also included in the exhibition is the not recent color portfolio. These images were shot on kodachrome and ektachrome transparencies in the 1970's and 1980's, recently discovered in a studio move and printed for the first time in 2010. Goodman's photography often hones in on human subjects, aiming to show the extremes of what the human body can endure. Of this bodily focus, Goodman says, "I explore the contest between light and dark, power and grace, grit and tenderness." His work has appeared in publications such as New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire and Rolling Stone, and is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. He is adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and has been an instructor at the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine since 1998. Black White + Blue is on view now through Saturday, February 22nd at PhoPa Gallery. Goodman himself is scheduled to give an illustrated talk of his work at the gallery on Sunday, February 9th at 3pm.

Meissen Recast at Rhode Island School of Design Museum
in Providence, Rhode Island January 17th through July 6th

Platinum Pour by Arlene Shechet.

Southeastern New England's only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design (RISD Museum), is getting ready to open an exhibition that aims to upset hierarchies: hierarchy of roles, hierarchy of art, hierarchy of culture. The work of RISD alumna Arlene Shechet is featured in her solo exhibition, Meissen Recast. In this series, as is true with most of Shechet's art, it is the process, rather than the presentation that informs her work. Her range of sculpture brings to the fore the seams, plate impressions, indentations, inventory numbers and other evidence of the industrial process that an 18th-century Meissen craftsman would have sought to erase. "If there is a common thread in these works, it is my desire to leave a remnant of the memory of the factory. So if a screw is there, I might have cast it along with a fingerprint—I find these inadvertent traces to be beautiful and also thrilling, because they show the original thought that went into the porcelain making and, perhaps, even something of the worker," Shechet explains. By casting fine porcelain in the Meissen factory's forms designed for plaster, Shechet truly gives us a behind-the-scenes feel of this luxury production. Along with featuring her own sculptures, Meissen Recast also shows Shechet's take and interpretation on the RISD Museum's current Meissen figures. "The Museum is excited to present this compelling new work by RISD alumna Arlene Shechet," says John W. Smith, director of the RISD Museum. "By moving some of RISD's Meissen figures—including the famous Monkey Band— from their normal location in the Porcelain Gallery to the contemporary Upper Farago Gallery and, conversely, inserting her own porcelain sculptures into the cases of the more traditional, wood-paneled room, she heightens our awareness and appreciation for the refined historical pieces and her own more organic, intuitive approach." Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast will be on view Friday, January 17th through Sunday, July 6th at RISD Museum.

North Bennet Street School


An Evening with Emily Zilber: The Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts
at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, comes to NBSS to share her passion for contemporary craft.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
6:00 pm / Free
Windgate Gallery
150 North Street, Boston
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Contemporary artists working with craft media are encountering and adopting an ever-growing range of available ideas, tools, materials and inspirations. In her talk, Emily Zilber discusses how the collecting and exhibiting of craft at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is responsive to this larger contemporary conversation within the context of the encyclopedic museum.

Also at North Bennet Street School -- bookbinding, jewelry and woodworking workshops for everyone.

Photo: Emily Zilber (left) and Gord Peteran, A Table Made of Wood, 2005,
various woods, Promised Gift of Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick.

Chandler Gallery


Another World: Violet Byrd is an exhibition of 2D and 3D works in cut paper depicting "hybrid life forms of fantastic creatures." These pieces may look fragile, but Byrd packs heavy ideas into their sprightly forms. Byrd's works explore such themes as genetically-modified seeds, looking forward and backward in time, and the ability to predict the future based on past actions.

Free and Open to the Public: M-F, 9-5
Opening reception: January 16, 6-8 pm
Closes February 14th

Chandler Gallery / Maud Morgan Arts
20 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA
(617) 349-6287x22



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