artscope magazine
July 3, 2014

With tomorrow's celebration of our nation's independence, we've secured this blast with themes of human rights, human figures and the human in general. Notions of the Declaration of Independence and the red, white, & blue ring true throughout the artwork featured below as the artists themselves hone in on freedom and self-expression.

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Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution at Lamont Gallery
in Exeter, New Hampshire now through July 31st

Aung San Suu Kyi by Mariana Cook.

Kofi Anna, former U.N. Secretary-General once said, "The fight against human rights abuses is never won; we have to wake up every day ready to fight it again." These words are echoed throughout the current exhibition at Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy. Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution features the works of photographer Mariana Cook, the last prot�g� of internationally known landscape photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. The exhibit will feature over 50 portraits of fighters for justice—judges, lawyers, politicians, sociologists, anthropologists, clergymen, physicians and writers—including former President Jimmy Carter, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ambassador Samantha Power, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and U.S. District Judge Louis Pollak '40, who also served as dean of the Yale and the University of Pennsylvania law schools. "Of the many Exeter connections in this exhibition, we are particularly interested in how the project speaks to the idea of non sibi. We can each contribute—in ways small and large—to positive social change through goodness and knowledge," says Lauren O'Neal, director of Lamont Gallery. "We hope that the community will find inspiration and hope in Cook's portraits and interviews." Cook, who took her first photography class at Exeter's Summer School, is exhibited in numerous collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Cook will hold a book signing during the exhibition's opening reception on Thursday, July 17th from 5-6:30pm in Lamont Gallery, located inside the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center. She will also attend Summer School classes and take part in the Charles J. Hamm '55 Leadership Program, a Summer School initiative designed to enhance student leadership skills. Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution is on view now through Thursday, July 31st. This exhibition is supported by the Charles J. Tanenbaum Library Fund and the Riordan Fund. It is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Sponsored by: Bruce Museum, MassArt, Helen Day Art Center, Boston Sculptors Gallery, artscope Newsstand App, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Saco Museum and Bromfield Gallery

Bruce Museum

Jacopo Ligozzi (Italian, 1547-1627), Head of a Woman with Elaborate Headdress, Private Collection.

Greenwich Collects: Wyeth, Italian Renaissance Drawings,
Chinese Antiquities

July 6, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Greenwich is fortunate to be one of the most active centers for the private collecting of art in the country, indeed in the world. This show serves to illustrate the diversity of three local collections.


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Helen Day Art Center

Claire Ashley, RUD, Helen Day Art Center.

Helen Day Art Center presents Exposed July 12 - October 15, 2014. The 23rd annual outdoor sculpture exhibition hosts sculptures, site-specific installations, and poetry from twenty national and international artists and writers throughout the town of Stowe.

Opening walkabout with progressive hors d'oeuvres:

Saturday, July 12th at 4:00p.m.

Boston Sculptors Gallery


Ovid's Girls - Boston/Berlin

First Friday Receptions: July 11 & August 1, 5-8pm

US Artists: Rosalyn Driscoll, Laura Evans, Michelle Lougee, Julia Shepley, Hannah Verlin, Leslie Wilcox

German Artists: Ulli B�hmelmann, Alexandra Deutsch, Anke Eilergerhard, Flora Hitzing, Marina Schreiber, Frauke Wilken

Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
(617) 482-7781

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The Contemporary Figure at Dedee Shattuck Gallery
in Westport, Massachusetts now through July 27th

Cenote Azul, #1 by Anne Leone, acrylic on linen.

A simple way to shake things up: offer a contemporary take on a classic form. That's what is happening now at Dedee Shattuck Gallery and we think they have the right idea. The Contemporary Figure features three painters and two sculptors who offer fresh interpretations of the human form in porcelain, bronze and paint. The figure is not only one of the most original forms depicted in art, it is also the vessel through which we experience art, understand scale and relate to objects in space. Versed in the study of art history and a developed personal aesthetic language, five artists utilize the figure and its context throughout the history of human expression in fresh and innovative ways. Anne Leone's underwater paintings capture the weight and character of the human form and the quality of light under water, a feat achieved through juxtaposing elemental features in order to highlight the reality of her situations. Dan Ludwig's dynamic compositions of figures distorted, contorted and transected double as analogies for contemporary society and our attraction to technology and obsession with accelerated communication. John Borowicz's paintings of stylized imagery are accurate representations of an alternate reality in which we do not live. He explores issues such as motherhood, cultural identity and outsider identity with a fresh sense of humor and enlightening self-deprecation. Sergei Isupov uses the figure as one part of an arsenal of narrative tools to create surreal and dreamlike porcelain sculptures, invigorated with tension and beautifully harmonious. Walter Horak creates composed amalgamations of figures in bronze that become brushstrokes of compositions that explore the principles of sculpture: balance, tension, weight, space and material. From the cubist to the symbolic to the surreal, The Contemporary Figure links the power of the figure to the human psyche and leaves viewers with thoughts and conversation about art making and the human experience. The Contemporary Figure is on view now through Sunday, July 27th at Dedee Shattuck Gallery. An Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 5th from 5-7pm.

Franz West at Williams College Museum of Art
in Williamstown, Massachusetts now through January 25th, 2015

Beh�nde Bulgarin by Franz West, 1983, mixed media collage. Hall Collection.

The current exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) engages the human body in both subtle and overt ways, creating a contradictory message whose liminal space offers insight into philosophical pursuits. Widely regarded as the pre-eminent European artist of his generation, Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for his willfully unserious, non-ideological and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures and furniture. The exhibition at WCMA consists of over 40 of his works in all media created between 1973 and 2005 that possess dense and intimate moments that defined West's approach to art and life. His intentionally crude collages combine awkward, isolated figures from magazine ads with slapdash coats of thick paint and representations of the artist's own work. His large colorful sculptures of lacquered aluminum reference and mock the usual formal decorum of abstract sculpture. His slightly wonky furniture implies an invitation to sit, but stops short of offering comfort. West's early Pa�t�cke (Adaptives), assemblages made from plaster-covered everyday objects, lured the public to pick them up, to move and dance with them, while putting the participant himself on display. This playful manipulation extended into West's own process; he sometimes repurposed his sculptures to make new work, turning an "Adaptive" into a light fixture. West's work embodies an approach that teeters between celebration and critical interrogation of human experience. Franz West is on view now through Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at WCMA. This exhibition is drawn from the Hall Collection and presented in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundation's installation of West's monumental outdoor sculpture Les Pommes d'Adam (2007) at MASS MoCA. Come out and experience the humor of Franz West and delight in his visual and linguistic puns and pokes.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries


The Elizabeth Moss Galleries extends an invitation to you to join us for our first opening of the summer featuring:

Home & Away


Winners of "Call to Artists 2014"
Alice Kirkpatrick
Shiao-ping Wang

Opening reception:
Thursday July 10, 5 - 7:00 pm

Showing through:
Saturday, August 9, 2014


Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10-5 pm

Saco Museum


"At Home in the Victorian Era" offers a peek into the Victorian home, using period furnishings, textiles, and bric-a-brac from the Saco Museum's collection. From entry hall to parlor to dining room, from sitting room to kitchen to bedroom, six room vignettes provide fascinating insights about 19th-century domestic life.


371 Main Street, Saco ME 04072
Tue., Wed., and Thu.: noon-4 p.m.
Fri.: noon-8 p.m. (free after 4 p.m.)
Sat.: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun.: noon-4 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery

Runaround Sue by Patty Adams, collage, inkjet print, rivets.

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

July 2 - Aug 3
Opening: Friday, July 11, 6-830 pm

Featuring a wide variety of media—including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media and printmaking—"BLACK / WHITE" showcases a number of Bromfield Gallery artists responding imaginatively to a restricted palette...with possibly just a splash of color.

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