Spectrum of Feelings.
August 27, 2015
Capturing feelings and emotions in art can be a challenge—how do you catch the essence or an abstraction and harness it into something grounded and universal? Well, the artists featured below are experts in exactly that sort of task. Feelings of loss, grief, bias and appreciation are displayed through woks of photography, painting, etching and more. Once you've absorbed all you can from these exhibitions, come celebrate with us! Artscope is helping sponsor Castle Hill's Farm To Table: Full Moon Gala at Edgewood Farm this Saturday, August 29 from 5-10:30 p.m. See you there.
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Images of Grief and Healing at Chandler Gallery
in Cambridge, Massachusetts now through September 11
Chapter 1: Determination by Elizabeth Michelman.
lthough there may be no rulebook when it comes to how and when to grieve, there is an exhibition at Chandler Gallery
that offers some insight into those private spaces of loss and healing. The exhibit, juried by therapist and artist Emily Newmann
and art educator Deborah Putnoi
, presents artwork inspired by personal loss. The losses are many and varied, and each piece has a story of its own. In Elizabeth Michelman
's Chapter 1: Determination
, featured above, the plaintive essence of loss and the cruel monotony of pain is expressed: the phrase "I Want You" is repeatedly burned into a wooden panel. Sandra Allik
elevates grieving to a mythic experience in Urban Icarus (Luke)
where a figure falls through the night sky above a darkened town. Below, a woman and a man mourn over a supine body as crowds of people bearing identical faces stand over them. Ilana Manolson
's Fragile Season
uses paint drippings to emulate tears. Alongside grief, this exhibition also explores journeys of healing, or moments of reprieve and comeuppance. Wit shines through Pauline Lim
's painting, where a figure lies on the ground, her eyes closed, her heart bleeding. Behind her is the Periodic Table of Elements prominently displaying plutonium, an element named for a rock that is a planet no more. The title of the piece: I Think of You Periodically
. A measure of hope shines through the exhibition from the tulip bound with twine and ribbon in Pearlman Karlsberg
's Constrained Bloom V-III
. The twine pulls the stem one way, the ribbon pulls it another, and the twine and ribbon combine to tug in a third direction. Yet the yellow blossom survives to catch the light. Images of Greif and Healing
offers both artists and visitors a place to mourn. The works in the exhibition are on view now through Friday, September 11
at Maud Morgan Arts
' Chandler Gallery
. Maud Morgan Arts
is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community
, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community.
Sponsored by: Paradise City Arts Festivals, Joseph Caruso at Galatea Fine Art, UMass Amherst, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Beard & Weil Galleries, Fruitlands Museum and Fuller Craft Museum
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Call for Entries: Spring 2016
Postmark Deadline September 9, 2015. WHY APPLY? Paradise City presents New England's premier shows of fine craft, painting and sculpture, and represents many of the nation's top artists and craft designers. Paradise City's shows are known for showcasing fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with extensive outdoor space available in the Northampton show for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 20 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Your success is our business!
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Joseph Caruso at Galatea Fine Art
Ribbons of Dawn, Oil, wax, sand, seashells, walnut shells, quartz on panel, 48"x60"
Out of the Earth
September 2-27, 2015
Opening Receptions: September 4 and 11th, 6-8 pm
Galatea Fine Art
460 B Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Winter Woods, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 66
RON MICHAUD: Paint, Color, and The Brain
September 13 - October 9, 2015
Reception: Sunday, September 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ron Michaud exhibits paintings and prints related to his long-standing interest in the study of color, vision and perception. His oil paintings and pigment prints demonstrate how limited but selective hues can be applied, grouped and repeated throughout an image in order to produce a convincing representation of the familiar three-dimensional world. The result is imagery that raises questions about how we see and how we process visual information.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 413.545.0680
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Stereotypes at Gallery Seven
in Maynard, Massachusetts now through September 26
Stephen, Coach/Educator by Kevin J. Briggs, Silver Gelatin Print.
here's nothing like exploiting our subconscious to really get us thinking, which is exactly what's happening in the current exhibition at Gallery Seven
. Stereotypes: A Conscious Look at Race, Faith, Gender and Sexual Orientation
is a solo exhibition of recent works by photographer Kevin J. Briggs
, whose inspiration for the series came from a collection of personal experiences. As an African American male, Briggs
had a handful of episodes throughout his life that deeply affected him, leaving him with the acute realization that in these instances he was not being seen as an individual, but rather a stereotype. The image that started the crescendo was a humbling self-portrait where Briggs
stands in his business suit in front of a black backdrop with racial slurs projected across his face, body and beyond. After living with this image for some time, Briggs
had the realization that this exhibition could start a dialogue about our unconscious and conscious prejudices. As a whole, the Stereotypes
series aims to illuminate the continued push for social awareness and acceptance. Briggs
hones in on the specific groups that on a global perspective are still subjected to persecution, negative views and bigotry in the media and society at large. In Race the artist focuses the viewer's gaze on African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans. Gender looks solely at Women, while Faith directs the viewer to look at Judaism and Islam. In Sexual Orientation, Briggs
observes gay men and women, gay marriage and transgender issues. For each of the subject groups, the catalog of slurs that are assigned or cast upon a community represent the conscious and unconscious bias that the people in these communities are subjected to on a fairly consistent basis. With these works, Briggs
hopes to awaken in viewers their own implicit and explicit bias and force them to review, revisit and perhaps even reconcile it. Stereotypes: A Conscious Look at Race, Faith, Gender and Sexual Orientation
is on view now through Saturday, September 26
at Gallery Seven
E is for Elephants at UMass Lowell
in Lowell, Massachusetts September 1 through October 16
Elephant and Prostrate Passenger by Edward Gorey, Etching.
or once, the word "gigantic" might be an understatement, considering the upcoming show at UMass Lowell
's University Gallery
. E is for Elephants
features a large selection of work by world-renowned author and illustrator Edward Gorey
. At its core, this exhibition presents the image of the elephant alongside other beasts both earthly and fictional. Made in the last decade of his career, these prints of cavorting elephants reveal Gorey
's obsession with animals and all things elephantine. E is for Elephants
also includes some of Gorey
's etchings, original plates, memorabilia and scholarly ephemera. On view alongside these works is a multimedia presentation of photographic still lifes documented at the artist's residence in Yarmouth Port, MA, made by UMass Dartmouth
professor and curator James Edwards
. Of Gorey's artistic style, Edwards
said, "As a printmaker, he favored individual forms presented as vignettes, entities and, more often than not, pachyderms in flux in nebulous spaces. It is this Zen-like visual nature that defines the images chosen for this show." Aside from Gorey
's quirky prints of animated thumbs and a balletic series of an oddly endearing alien creature called Figbash, the artist published over one hundred of his own titles and illustrated books by an array of authors ranging from Charles Dickens to Samuel Beckett, John Updike and Virginia Woolf. His masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world. E is for Elephants
will be on view Tuesday, September 1 through Friday, October 16
at UMass Lowell's University Gallery
. A lecture by curator James Edwards
is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15
at 5:30 p.m.
with a gallery reception to follow.
Beard & Weil Galleries
Shelley Reed, Rooster and Turkey (after Hondecoeter), 2009, 87x102"
SEPT. 1-OCT. 17: Three simultaneous exhibitions: "Unsettled: One Hundred Years War of Resistance," by acclaimed South African photographer Cedric Nunn; "Johannesburg in Print," a selection of prints and drawings by emerging artists working at David Krut Projects in South Africa; "The Planetarium of Black Indian Constellations," a multimedia installation by artist James Montford.
Opening reception: Thurs., Sept. 10, 5:30-8 p.m.
"Photography and Democracy," a lecture by Cedric Nunn, Sept. 23.
OCT. 23 -DEC. 16: Tiger in the Living Room: work by Shelley Reed; The Beast of Broken Sleep by Johnny Adimando;
Opening reception: Monday, October 26, 5:30-8 p.m.; artists' talks TBD, see website for details.
Hours: Mon. - Sat. 12:30-4:30 p.m.; closed during school breaks
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
Baobab by Peggy Wiedemann
September 19-November 22: All Things Considered VIII
All Things Considered VIII, a juried exhibition organized by the National Basketry Organization, features some of the best work being produced in traditional and sculptural basketry today. From traditional ash splint baskets expertly executed, to whimsical forms of woven copper and mixed materials, this exhibition has an amazing assortment of techniques.
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA
HOURS: M, W, Th, F 10-4. Sat, Sun & Holidays 10-5. Closed Tues.
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