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Juan Roberto Diago, Sin título (Untitled), 2011

Juan Roberto Diago, Sin título (Untitled), 2011


Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present” at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art

So many insights in art, in scholarship and in life derive from accidents of attention grasped by some intuition insisting sotto voce, “Hey! This is important!” For me it was a prompt to walk once again through the first retrospective exhibition of the Afro-Cuban artist Roberto Diago currently at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art — though I had already Velcroed and snapped my overshoes against the snow waiting in Harvard Square.


Gail Sauter, Just Hanging Out, oil on linen.

Gail Sauter, Just Hanging Out, oil on linen.


SHAKEN AND STIRRED & SHAKE IT UP AT THE COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART

I found myself at the opening reception for the Copley Society of Art’s 2017 Winter Members Show, “Shaken and Stirred,” strangely resonating with its title. I seemed to have left my wife back at the Park Street Red Line station under a misunderstanding too complicated to explain, so I suffered some suspense while waiting for her to reappear.


Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession (Love Transformed into Dots), 2007.

Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession (Love Transformed into Dots), 2007.


Wanderlust: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

The retrospective, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., until May 14, includes paintings, three room-size installations (“All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins,” “Chandelier of Grief” and “Where the Lights in My Heart Go”) and sculptures. They provide a complete lexicon of her motifs, color, layering, light, reflection and exploration of the body and the celestial universe.


Tom Rakewell (Ben Bliss) falls captive to Mother Goose’s ladies (Photography by T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography).

Tom Rakewell (Ben Bliss) falls captive to Mother Goose’s ladies (Photography by T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography).


Boston Lyric Opera presents The Rake’s Progress

A new production by director Allegra Libonati illuminates the Cutler Majestic’s historic stage and house with a tale at once simple and profound.



Artscope Magazine: Ongoing

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March/April 2017

Article Excerpts: Welcome | Cornered: Mohamad Hafez| An Exodus Frozen in Time | Exploring the Space Within | Coding as a Design Tool at Tufts | Weapons Unloaded in Maine | It’s a Wonderful Life | Multisensory Surprise at Phillips Exeter | COSO’s Winter Members Show | Shacking Up in Ptown | An Exuberance of […]



March/April 2017 Centerfold

    Artscope 67, March/April 2017   art: Golden Abstract artist: Wilda Squires medium: photography theme: Artficial Intelligence My entrance into the world of abstract photography began serendipitously ten years ago. Unable to sleep very early one morning, I watched the shadows that the rising sun created within the folds of the bedroom window curtains. […]


Krzysztof Wodiczko (courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York).

Krzysztof Wodiczko (courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York).


Social Justice Artist, Practitioner of Interrogative Design and Harvard University Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design’s Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain, who also works with the Interrogative Design Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), combines art and technology with emerging social issues to produce creative projects involving veterans of war, disasters and other trauma.



March/April Classifieds

Your work could be artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Your work can be Artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the May/June 2017 issue we will be accepting submissions in the category of Outsider/Visionary Art. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: centerfold@artscopemagazine.com no later than April 10, […]


Judy Volkmann, Visionary, at University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery.

Judy Volkmann, Visionary, at University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery.


Capsule Previews

Brian Goslow “… and the journey continues …,” mixed media works by Northeast Kingdom artist Kathy Stark representing the progression of her work from the 1980s to the present, will be on display through March 30 at the Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier, Vermont. The five series being shown, […]