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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.


Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010 (installation view); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Doris Salcedo; photo: Don Ross.

Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010 (installation view); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Doris Salcedo; photo: Don Ross.


Wanderlust: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

How does one sum up a museum so huge that it qualifies as the largest space in the world dedicated to modern and contemporary art?


Works by Marjorie Kaye (L) and George Shaw

Works by Marjorie Kaye (L) and George Shaw


Marjorie Kaye and George Shaw: The Poetics of Space at Atlantic Works Gallery

Imagine a room made up of contrasting colors, pulsating yellows and deep sparkling plums. That is what you’ll see when you enter Marjorie Kaye and George Shaw’s “The Poetics of Space” exhibition at Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston. Walking through the studio, you are arriving into a world of vibrant 2D and 3D objects. To the left, twisting wooden sculptures of wood painted ombre pop, drawing viewers closer. To the right is a room to both compliment and contrast. It is Shaw’s constructions of wood panels, swathed in rich jewel tones.


Art Adventure in Deer Isle, Maine

Art Adventure in Deer Isle, Maine


Artscope Goes Art-Adventuring in Deer Isle, Maine

During the beautiful summer weekend of August 27 and 28, Art Adventure in Deer Isle, sponsored by Artscope and The Art, Labor Education Institute (Maine), led viewers on a tour of 55 Deer Isle galleries and art studios. Following a map available at all venues in Deer Isle, Little Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine, visitors viewed work including crafts, jewelry, furniture, pottery, paintings, sculpture, drawings, screenprints and photographs by artists from the island and away.


Sachiko Akiyama, "Between Dream and Memory," wood, paint, steel and resin, 20" x 19" x 64".

Sachiko Akiyama, "Between Dream and Memory," wood, paint, steel and resin, 20" x 19" x 64".


Sachiko Akiyama: Between Here and There

By the time I arrived at the opening reception for Sachiko Akiyama’s “Between Here and There” exhibition at Matter & Light Fine Art, one of the newest galleries in Boston’s SoWa District, there was a crowd of people in and around the gallery, eager to see the works. The atmosphere was lively and energetic, a contrast from the calm and serenity provided by Akiyama’s pieces.


Bruce Rosenbaum Standing in his workshop

Bruce Rosenbaum Standing in his workshop.


CORNERED: STEAMPUNK REIMAGINEER BRUCE ROSENBAUM

On September 10, “New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton, Reimagining the City of Shoes” opens at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. Curated by Steampunk ReImagineer Bruce Rosenbaum, founder of ModVic, LLC, the exhibition features work by John Belli, Jim Bremer & Ruth Buffington, David Lang, Susan Montgomery, Janel Norris, Sam Ostroff, Bruce Rosenbaum and Michael Ulman. The show’s opening reception is this Sunday, September 11 from 2-5 p.m. Last month, Titilayo Ngwenya, the museum’s director of communications, interviewed Rosenbaum prior to the show’s opening.


Donna Dodson: Zodiac and Andy Moerlein: Geology at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Donna Dodson: Zodiac and Andy Moerlein: Geology at Boston Sculptors Gallery.


Capsule Preview: Dodson & Moerlein Boston Sculptors Gallery

Donna Dodson’s “Zodiac” sculptures & “Andy Moerlein: Geology” (featuring 30 new sculptural works created over the past year) goes on view today at Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., Boston. There are a series of events tied to the show, including a reception this Friday (Sept. 9) from 5-8 p.m. and “The Art of Collecting: A Forum Talk and Luncheon” sponsored by the gallery & Boston Art Dealers Association talk on Saturday (Sept. 10) from noon-2 p.m.


Corrugated Fountain

Corrugated Fountain, cardboard, 25’ x 17’.


Grashow Makes the Cut

Both people who know and those who have not yet encountered artist James Grashow’s work are in for a treat this fall. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) will be presenting a retrospective of Grashow’s woodcuts while underwriting the creation of one of his joyful cardboard fish menageries.


"Poverty: Nugget Mania and Ploughman"

"Poverty: Nugget Mania and Ploughman," 2009 30 1/2” x 46”. Oil on Mi-Teintes.


Brewster’s Quixotic Encounters

David Brewster exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, how American regionalism has evolved and continues to manifest into the contemporary realm. He is a master of formal and trained juxtapositions and dichotomies. In his paintings, Brewster combines the power of midcentury action and expressive mark-making — contemporary forms of plein air production — with the narrative intellectualism of scene painting, capturing and interpreting, from a personal perspective, the nuances of a specific time and place.


Tayo Heuser

"Foramen," 2016, inks on hand burnished paper, 42” x 41.”


Tayo Heuser’s Spiritual Force

In conversation at her Pawtucket studio, Tayo Heuser described herself as shy; to discuss her as a person with a countenance of introspection seems more accurate. The assessment of herself was enigmatic and thoughtprovoking, juxtaposed against the array of emotive abstractions which blanketed nearly all of the walls and available table surfaces around her that day, as she prepared for “Looking In: Looking Out,” her solo exhibition that opened September 1 at the Jamestown Arts Center.