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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Raiko
and the Head of the Monster,
Shuten Doji, c. 1820,
woodblock print.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Raiko and the Head of the Monster, Shuten Doji, c. 1820, woodblock print.


COWABUNGA, DUDE!

MIXING TURTLES WITH TRADITION John P. Stapleton Cartoons, illustrations, and their history are important to Springfield Museums. From various exhibits to their gift shop and their sculpture garden, hometown hero Dr. Seuss is always present. But for their new exhibit, “Turtle Power,” they delve into this subject from a new, yet still local, direction: The […]


Janet Kawada, Related (studio
view of work in progress),
yarn, thread, wooden spindles
(photograph by Elizabeth
Michelman).

Janet Kawada, Related (studio view of work in progress), yarn, thread, wooden spindles (photograph by Elizabeth Michelman).


NOW THAT’S SOMETHING

DIGGING FOR ANSWERS AT LASELL Elizabeth Michelman “Is This Something?,” a fiveperson exhibition curated by Janet Kawada at Lasell College opening on January 24, grew out of her conversation with Deborah Klotz after Klotz returned from an archaeological dig in Israel. Klotz had spent a day sifting sand and searching among shards for any that […]


Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950, Oil On Canvas, 34 1/8” x 40 1/4”, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.

Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950, Oil On Canvas, 34 1/8” x 40 1/4”, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.


A GIFT OF LOVE AT PAAM

HOPPER BEQUEST OPENS NEW DOORS Laura Shabott Ninety-six drawings by American painter Edward Hopper, 69 drawings and watercolors by his wife Josephine Hopper, and 22 of her diaries were donated to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum this past fall in memory of Mary Schiffenhaus. It is one of the largest donations in the 102-year […]


Untitled (Missing).

Untitled (Missing).


A PRESCRIPTION FOR HUMOR

FALCO IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED Don Wilkinson Apprehension, malaise, unease — call it what you will, but anxiety weighs heavy on the zeitgeist and informs our collective discourse. Humor, however, can take the edge off a bit, and Bostonbased illustrator-cartoonist Pat Falco provides the prescription. Falco, a 2010 graduate of the Massachusetts College […]


OBR# 63, Open Block Grid Rectangle #63, 2004, oil, acrylic and ink on clay panel, 18” x 24”.

OBR# 63, Open Block Grid Rectangle #63, 2004, oil, acrylic and ink on clay panel, 18” x 24”.


PAASCH’S REALITY DUALITY

PERIPHERY SPACE IS ON THE GRID Suzanne Volmer Expressing a contemporary saturation of process, Robert Paasch’s paintings are installed as an organized swipe of abstract information in “Reality Duality — Paintings from the Open Block Grid Series,” the third exhibition presented at Periphery Space in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In constructing his paintings, Paasch employs two […]


Phantom Punch artists getting
a preview of the exhibition.

Phantom Punch artists getting a preview of the exhibition.


CULTURE SHOCK AT BATES

SAUDI ARTISTS’ PHANTOM PUNCH Taryn Plumb An image of an outdoor mural depicts what would no doubt be a culture shock for many westerners: Eight swords, flanked by elegant Arabic writing, pointing at two women — one completely veiled in black, the other uncovered, long hair falling to her shoulders. The latter? Marked with an […]


Marjory Reid, Away,
2007, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”.

Marjory Reid, Away, 2007, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”.


WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS

MARJORY REID AT HOTCHKISS By Kristin Nord At a time when many of the region’s weekenders have headed off to warmer climates and much of Northwestern Connecticut can feel a bit buttoned up, the Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School is offering strong bursts of color through February 5. The current show focuses on work […]


Meredith Stern, Angry Women in
Forever Deep Waters, 2013, collage
of linoleum block prints, woodblock
prints, spray paint, coffee and ink
staining, and handwritten history
notes from my 103 year old cousin
Fannie Simonowsky. 22 1/2” x 30”.

Meredith Stern, Angry Women in Forever Deep Waters, 2013, collage of linoleum block prints, woodblock prints, spray paint, coffee and ink staining, and handwritten history notes from my 103 year old cousin Fannie Simonowsky. 22 1/2” x 30”.


NETWORKS 2015-2016

ART AS IMPETUS IN RHODE ISLAND Suzanne Volmer Started as a trailblazing measure for contemporary art in Rhode Island, “Networks” has been an educational platform to convert skepticism into identification, so that art could function as a catalyst for the state’s revitalization. “Networks” segments have regularly aired on Rhode Island PBS, produced by art patron […]


Marronnier (Chestnut),
1955, oil on canvas, 39
1/2” x 25 1/2” (Picker Art
Gallery, Colgate University.
Gift of Harvey Picker ’36.
© Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris,
Zurich).

Marronnier (Chestnut), 1955, oil on canvas, 39 1/2” x 25 1/2” (Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. Gift of Harvey Picker ’36. © Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris, Zurich).


ZAO WOU-KI AT COLBY

TALENT WITHOUT LIMITS Jamie Thompson The Chinese meaning of “Wou-Ki” is “without limitation,” an appropriate moniker for an artist who worked in several media and blended disparate styles to shape his own unique vision. “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki” is the first retrospective of his work in the United States, and it serves to reinvigorate interest […]


Lauren Kalman, photographs from the series But if the Crime is Beautiful..., 2016, presented by Sienna Patti Gallery, Lenox, MA, at
Pulse Art Fair, Miami Beach.

Lauren Kalman, photographs from the series But if the Crime is Beautiful..., 2016, presented by Sienna Patti Gallery, Lenox, MA, at Pulse Art Fair, Miami Beach.


HEADING SOUTH FOR THE WINTER

ARTSCOPE AT ART WEEK MIAMI J. Fatima Martins The dozen or so New England-based or affiliated artists and galleries, many of whom have been featured in Artscope, participated in the visually colossal annual Miami Art Fair Week to do one thing — make a lot of money. While Art Basel Miami Beach, celebrating its 15th […]