artscope magazine
January 30, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Progress for Artscope's Light Up the Arts is really taking off. Online pre-bidding has commenced and the highest online bid amount will be transferred as the starting bid at the event. The starting auction items are extraordinary and include the Paint Bar, Alex + Ani jewelry, artists' work and more. And these are just the start! More amazing items are to come, building up to the silent auction at the event.

This blast is themed exposure in every sense of the word: revelations, vulnerability, photography terms. From displaying never before seen artwork to the public, bringing contemporary photography to our front doors, and everything in between, this blast takes exposure head on and explores what it means to artists, their work and their audience.

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Come experience the dialogue that is taking place on our zine right now! Our new comment box feature allows you to give your remarks and feedback through your Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts. This is just another way to continue the art discussions that make up the artscope universe. Our new categories feature at the top of the zine allows you to quickly access featured articles, news, visual arts, theater and music articles with one click. Also, 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.

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Printmaking Exhibitions at Fairfield University
in Fairfield, Connecticut now through April 4th

walsh art gallery
Ca d'Oro by Ernest David Roth, 1913; on loan from a private collection.

Printmaking is the hot topic at Fairfield University. Both the Walsh Art Gallery and the Bellarmine Museum of Art are featuring concurrent exhibitions that explore and showcase the printmaker as artist and the details and considerations that become a part of their work. Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940, on view at the Walsh Art Gallery, features the work of Louis Ernest David Roth (1879-1964), one of the most significant American etchers of the first half of the twentieth century. Though accomplished in numerous styles and locations, Roth's most important achievements are his prints of Italy, most notably the forty-five views he created and captured in Venice between 1905 and 1941. Much of the awe surrounding these prints resonates from the supple line and rich tone Roth used to capture the essence of Venetian architecture in the clear light of the lagoon. These works have never been the subject of an independent exhibition, catalogue or book. Many have never even been reproduced. This exhibition of just over one hundred works brings together thirty-five of Roth's most important Venetian views, including variant printings of the plates, preparatory drawings and the plates themselves, with prints by his most important artistic contemporaries. The exhibition In the Wake of the Butterfly: James McNeill Whistler and His Circle in Venice, on view concurrently at Fairfield University's Bellarmine Museum of Art, is an exploration of the works of Ernest Roth's nineteenth-century precursors. This show considers the etchings of Venice by James McNeill Whistler, Otto Bacher, John Marin, Mortimer Menpes and Joseph Pennell, and includes two paintings of Venice on loan from the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury: one attributed to John Singer Sargent and the other by Connecticut Impressionist painter, Julian Alden Weir. Both of these printmaking exhibitions are on view now through Friday, April 4th. Programs related to the exhibitions include a family day, film screening, lecture, printmaking course and a printmaking demonstration.

Sponsored by: MassArt Auction, Bromfield Gallery, Montserrat College of Art Auction, Artscope's Light Up the Arts, Noble & Greenough School Foster Gallery and 5 Shade Holders And Other Works Of Art By Shaune McCarthy

MassArt Auction

Image: Dina Shaposhnikova '10, Kwiat (detail), mixed media on paper.

25th MassArt Auction | Saturday April 12, 2014

The MassArt Auction is a festive evening for collectors to purchase exceptional contemporary art. The Auction supports student scholarships, academic programming, and participating artists.

Public Preview Days
April 3 - 10, 2014 (Closed Sunday) | 10 AM - 6 PM

Bromfield Gallery

Red Curtains by Daniel Feldman.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wed-Sun, 12-5
(617) 451-3605

Feb 5 - March 2
Opening: Friday, Feb 7, 6-830 pm

Judy Riola: "Impolite"
Abstract paintings that celebrate the indecorous while anchored to color and pattern

Daniel Feldman: "Contingency Plans"
New photographs, derived from a painterly process, that question how meaning is created.

Montserrat College of Art Auction


Artscope's Light Up the Arts


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Gyroscope Prints: New Postcard Subscription Promotes Contemporary Art Photography
out of Easthampton, Massachusetts

The first postcard from Gyroscope Prints features an image from photographer Sacha Vega.

Is there a better way to share contemporary photography with the world than having it delivered right to your doorstep? Honestly, we can't think of one. At the start of 2014, Gyroscope Prints sent the first batch of weekly postcards to photography lovers everywhere. This project aims to utilize the unique postcard format to promote the work of emerging fine art photographers while making quality art prints a part of anybody's everyday life. The idea was headed by Joseph Casciano, a photographer who saw an opportunity to bring the continual image-sharing culture of photography blogs and social media sites into the real world. "I love the speed, convenience and fluidity of looking at photography online, but a physical print has a particular quality to it that's hard to deny," says Casciano. He describes the postcard format as the perfect vehicle for photography because "it gives the artwork a lived-in, everyday quality. It's more accessible because it's not enclosed in a book or hung carefully on the wall, it's on your kitchen table, mixed in with junk mail and electric bills." The very first postcards put out by Gyroscope Prints feature the work of Sacha Vega, a recent graduate from Pratt's School of Art & Design who was selected by Feature Shoot as one of the 15 most promising BFA graduates of 2013. Other artists featured on the postcards include Heather Rasmussen, Lauren Poor and Joe Leavenworth. Upcoming postcards are set to showcase the work of Adam Bell, co-author and co-editor of The Education of a Photographer, and Jason Fulford, whose Hostel Oracle was selected by Alec Soth as one of the top 10 photobooks of 2013. Gyroscope Prints also promotes the featured artist on their website, where they post interviews, videos and links, in addition to galleries of the artist's work and the work that has influenced them. Subscriptions for the postcards are $12/month for US Residents and $16/month internationally, and are also available online.

Winter Meditations at Trident Gallery
in Gloucester, Massachusetts now through March 16th

Featured artwork by John James Audubon, on loan from the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon.

The Trident Gallery is currently hosting a unique exhibition that mimics the cyclic nature of the winter season. Winter Meditations is an exhibition of visual art and a coordinated series of performances evolving with the season from mid-winter into spring. "The cycle of seasons is deeply imprinted in human consciousness; it matters to everyone and has meaning for all," comments Trident Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift. "Winter Meditations will proceed through four phases, each exploring a different facet of the manifold resonances, implications and local realities of the season of winter: Stillness, Observation, Longing and Persephone's Return." Though the first cycle of Stillness has passed, the gallery is excited to get Observation, the phase which honors the skill and habit of close observation of life shared alike by artists and naturalists, underway. Now through Sunday, March 2nd, Trident Gallery is proud to host a loan from the Museum of Bird Art at Mass Audubon (MABA) of more than 30 prints, paintings and miniature sculptures by the renowned and important artists John James Audubon, Milton Avery, Andy Warhol, Allen James King, Robert Verity Clem, Lars Jonsson and others. All the works of art depict bird species present on Cape Ann in winter, and their exhibition constitutes a new extension to the annual Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend (January 31st through February 2nd, 2014), a festival celebrating the winter bird life of Cape Ann, especially those Arctic species rarely encountered farther south. Tomorrow, Friday, January 31st, from 1-3pm, artist Sandy McDermott will lead off the Winter Birding Weekend with a workshop at Trident Gallery on the close observation and field sketching of birds and other wildlife. The workshop is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Other related events include a reading by poet and Guggenheim Fellow Brendan Galvin on Saturday, February 8th and a gallery talk about the birds of Cape Ann by renowned Naturalist Chris Leahy on Saturday, March 1st. Details of the February and March portions of Winter Meditations may be found on their website. The entire exhibition of Winter Meditations is on view through Sunday, March 16th.

Noble & Greenough School Foster Gallery


Noble and Greenough School is pleased to announce applications for its Artist in Residence Program are now being accepted. An eight-week residential program for visual artists, the residency will culminate in an exhibition of work at the school's Foster Gallery. For more information on Nobles, the program, and Foster Gallery:

5 Shade Holders And Other Works Of Art By Shaune McCarthy


Artist Reception
Friday February 7- 5:30 to 7:30

Artist Talk, Process and Inspiration
Saturday February 15- 1:00 to 2:00

Main Street Art
75 Main Street
Newfields, NH
Hours: Monday &Friday 10:30-2:30 and Wednesday 11-4

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