Artscope Magazine
November 5, 2015

Part of artistic energy comes from the desire to learn, question and investigate. The exhibitions below have certainly tapped into this, as they feature artists on a mission to discover deeper explanations through art. In these power-packed shows, artists investigate an array of subjects: abstraction versus reality, the intersections of art, the relationship between order and disorder and the many elements of light. Although varied in their themes, these explorations represent the vitality behind artists' endeavors. Be sure to visit Roslindale Open Studios, Waltham Mills Open Studios and New Bedford Open Studios, among many more open studios happening this weekend.

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When Now is Night at Rhode Island School of Design Museum
in Providence, Rhode Island now through January 31

When Now Is Night by Martin Boyce, 2002.

An American debut is currently taking place at Rhode Island School of Design Museum. For the first time, Scottish artist Martin Boyce is presenting his sculptures and installations at an American museum. Boyce is known for his poetic investigations into the intersections between art, architecture, design, culture and nature, and the works featured in When Now is Night are no different. Through elements of modernism and film noir, Boyce's art evokes reconsiderations of how we experience our built environment and the natural world. Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art for the RISD Museum, points to the namesake of the show as a piece of particular depth. "A highlight of the exhibition is a reconstruction of Martin Boyce's major, two-part installation When Now Is Night, comprising a suspended web of fluorescent lights and grid-patterned wallpaper that characterize the modern city as a place charged alternately by wonder and anxiety." Martin Boyce studied at both the Glasgow School of Art and California Institute for the Arts. His work has been exhibited widely across the world, including solo exhibitions at Museum fr Moderne Kunst, Tate Britain, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Genve and the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel, among others. When Now is Night is on view now through Sunday, January 31 at RISD Museum. This survey exhibition of one of the foremost figures in contemporary art offers a focused yet comprehensive understanding of the development of Boyce's career, and - for the first time ever - you don't have to travel far to see it.

Sponsored by: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College, Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College Music In The Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, UMass Amherst Hampden Gallery, Brickbottom Open Studios, 4th Floor Artists Open Studios, Tremaine Gallery, Roslindale Open Studios, Fenway Open Studios, Newburyport Art Association, Foster Gallery Noble & Greenough School, StoveFactory Gallery, American Fabric Arts Open Studios & Newton Open Studios : Fall Juried Art Fest

Center for Contemporary Printmaking


The Center for Contemporary Printmaking's 17th annual MONOTHON fundraising party takes place Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Norwalk, CT, from 6pm to 9pm. The party is open to the public; tickets are $50/person in advance and $60 at the door. Contact CCP at 203.899.7999 to purchase tickets in advance. Visit for more details.

Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College

L-R: Janice Jakielski, Carefree, 2014, photo: Matt Weedman; Janice Redman, Coil (Hot Water Bottle), 2014, courtesy of Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA, photo: Dana Salvo; Warren Mather, Coffee Blue, 1987.

Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M-F, 10-4:30 Closed November 11 and 25-27
(617) 521-2268

"Not Really Practical": Sculpture by Janice Jakielski,
Janice Redman and Warren Mather

November 9-December 14
Reception: November 12, 5-7 p.m.

This exhibit wittily examines material culture objects gone awry. All three artists contravene our expectations concerning utility and certain media.

Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College Music In The Gallery

Image credit: Lauren Desberg

Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
4th floor, Main College Building
M-F, 10-4:30
(617) 521-2268

"Music in the Gallery with NEHA"
An exploration of traditional and contemporary jazz
Thursday, November 19, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

A free concert by jazz vocalist Neha Jiwarjka, who will perform her interpretations of Billie Holiday, her own material and French jazz. Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Artist website:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston serves a wide variety of people-from school children to adults-through direct encounters with works of art. In addition to housing renowned collections, the Museum also offers numerous exhibitions and opportunities for learning and community engagement.

The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and ten after-school community organizations in the Boston area. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The lead artist guides the children and helps them create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum's encyclopedic collection. The completed project is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA. A stipend of $22,000 and a materials budget is provided to the selected artist.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our webpage for more information and to apply.

Applications for the 2016-2017 Artist Project accepted through January 15, 2016 (postmark deadline).

UMass Amherst Hampden Gallery

Karen Evans, "Strong Shadow with Bright Sun", oil, 2015.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contemporary Landscape: Two Views
Karen Evans and Jennifer Tibbetts

November 15 - December 13, 2015
Reception: Sunday, November 15, from 2 PM to 4 PM

Inspired by the season & local weather conditions, Evans demonstrates
how reflected light can define, dissolve, reshape & unify space.

Tibbetts captures the essence of her subject with elemental shapes &
unexpected color transitions. Her initial color cues come from nature,
whereas final color choices are intuitive.

Brickbottom Open Studios


Over 100 artists open their studios, showing and selling work in a wide variety of media and formats. Many artists demonstrate their working techniques. Free admission and parking. Near Union Sq. & Lechmere T. Bike friendly.

4th Floor Artists Open Studios


24th annual 4th Floor Artists Open Studios
November 21 & 22, noon - 5 pm
80 artists share their art in studios of 2 neighboring buildings.
ET Wright, 379 Liberty St. Rockland MA
& Sandpaper Factory 83 E. Water St., Rockland, MA
Members "Small Works" show in the Gallery at Wright

Tremaine Gallery


The Tremaine Gallery presents an installation by NYC artist Field Kallop. Field creates works that explore her fascination with physics and astronomy. Drawings on the gallery floor are composed by swinging sand-filled pendulums suspended from the ceiling. The resulting geometric patterns of deposited sand are elliptical and reminiscent of Tibetan sand mandalas.

Reception and performance: November 7, 4 p.m.
Gallery talk and performance: November 19, 7 p.m.

The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039
(860) 435-4423

Abstracted at UFORGE Gallery
in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts now through November 29

Ode to the Future 2 by Jessica Aye.

Why warp reality? Why take a rendition of something perfectly realistic and blur it into some form of abstraction? Some might say for the sake of art, or for the lack of representation, but what do those terms mean? Perhaps it has something to do with the notion of escaping reality. By cutting, flattening, deconstructing, twisting and merging, artists well-versed in abstraction can bend the boundaries of the real world and offer new perceptions of old subjects. An exhibition steeped in works like this is taking place at UFORGE Gallery. In Abstracted, UFORGE Assistant Gallery Director Alex Kittle brought together a range of local artists working within abstract modes to explore the foundation of these non-objective forms. Featured artists include Kasey Davis Appleman, Christopher Ford, Lisa Goren, Rook Hyde, Christine Ledoux, Lior Neiger, On-kyeong Seong, Stefan Volatile-Wood and Ginny Zanger, among others. Within Abstracted, collage artists chop up familiar images into images anew, watercolor artists take sunset and ocean views and blur them beyond recognition, painters turn organic forms into shapes of the imagination or strange compositions and photographers combine ordinary objects into unpredictable figurations. Jessica Aye, whose work is featured above, describes her work as a wealth of obsessions she's been collecting, ever since she can remember. Aye says, "These ideas, systems and symbols manifest themselves through both representational and nonrepresentational forms." Abstracted opens today, Thursday, November 5 at UFORGE Gallery and will be on view through Sunday, November 29. A reception will be held Friday, November 6 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Order - Disorder at New Hampshire Institute of Art
in Peterborough, New Hampshire November 6 through 28

        Featured work by Erika Radich.

Prints and paintings are leaving impressions in two solo exhibitions about to debut at New Hampshire Institute of Art's Sharon Arts Center campus. In Order - Disorder artist Erika Radich presents her body of work made in response to experiencing a 7.9 magnitude earthquake while visiting Nepal. Through her prints Radich portrays the powerful exchanges of energy from order to disorder and back again as a series of "small units of stored energy [that] represent the potential of concentrated force." By overlaying several relief patterns through a monotype process, the artist lends an interesting perspective to the shifting and grafting of tectonic plates that occurs during an earthquake. Each piece in her solo exhibition represents an uneasy point of balance between construction and destruction that threatens to ripple past the edges of the paper. Radich is a regional artist, based in Keene, NH. She works in the Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence, MA, which specializes in the development of environmentally friendly printing processes. She is represented by the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File in Florence, MA and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. Order - Disorder will be on view Friday, November 6 through Saturday, November 28. An opening reception will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday, November 6. The second solo exhibition NHIA is getting ready to launch features the new oil paintings of Mary Iselin. In Light, Luminosity, Color Iselin studies the luxurious qualities of light and how these elements evolve and heighten the energy of each subject. A painter of landscapes and animals, Iselin celebrates the comforts and beauty of residing in New England in her works. Iselin is represented by 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset, and Pawlet, VT, Vermont Artisans in Brattleboro, VT, Mill Brook Gallery in Concord, NH, Creative Encounters in Keene, NH, Sunapee Landing Art Gallery in Sunapee, NH and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. Light, Luminosity, Color will be on view Friday, December 4 through Saturday, December 28 with an opening reception to be held opening day from 5 - 7 p.m. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Roslindale Open Studios


Roslindale Open Studios is a family-friendly art event held on November 7 & 8 from 11am-5pm. Artists show and sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, and more at home studios and business & group sites. Events include children's art and live music. Come experience all that Roslindale has to offer!

Fenway Open Studios


Discover original work in every medium to view & purchase as you meet over 25 artists during Fenway Studios' November 14th & 15th, 'Open Studios.' Constructed in 1905, Fenway Studios was purpose built for optimum work and living space for artists; both this National Historic Landmark and all the artwork is a must see!

Newburyport Art Association


The Newburyport Art Association announces a sculptural facade competition! Click here to read the Call For Proposal details and important dates. Submission deadline is November 6, 2015.

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Newburyport Art Association
65 Water Street
Newburyport MA 01950

Foster Gallery
Noble & Greenough School


StoveFactory Gallery



Dianne Dolan
Carol Schweigert
Joe Trepiccione

A three person show featuring three different points of view
on contemporary landscape painting.
Reception, Friday November 13, 6-9 pm at
StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Gallery hours, Nov. 14-15; 21-22 , 12-5

American Fabric Arts Open Studios


10 AM - 5 PM

The public is invited to attend AFA's 10th annual open studios. Over 30 artists, designers and artisans will offer their work for sale and be available to converse with attendees. There will be live music, video installations, demonstrations, sample sales, raffles, refreshments and other exciting art related events. Free.

1069 Connecticut Avenue
Building 4
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Newton Open Studios : Fall Juried Art Fest


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