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November/December 2016 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 January/February 2017 issue we will be accepting submissions in the category of Nature-based art created only with natural elements. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: centerfold@artscopemagazine.com […]



November/December 2016

  Article Excerpts: Welcome | A 2016 State of Mind: Printmakers Tackle the Issues   | Plastic Imagination: An Illusionary Soul Comes to Life | Message in a Bottle: British Marine Art at Yale | Sweet Sixteen: DeCordova’s NE Biennial | School Daze: Jerzyk and McCabe at Derryfield | Abstracts and Artifacts: Coming Together in Tiverton […]


Jason Noushin, Namia, 2015 antiquarian papers, mixed media.

Jason Noushin, Namia, 2015 antiquarian papers, mixed media.


Sweet Sixteen

DeCordova’s NE Biennial Elizabeth Michelman Spacious, spare and well ordered, this year’s deCordova New England Biennial — assembled by Jennifer Gross, chief curator and deputy director of curatorial affairs and Sarah Montross, associate curator — glows with conceptual clarity. The 16 artists hail from across the region and bring together aesthetics as varied as their […]



Welcome

Brian Goslow Welcome to our final issue of 2016, an issue in which we look at a wide array of group exhibitions showcasing New England artists, and once again prepare to celebrate those artists as an official exhibitor at Art Basel Miami Beach, where you will find our issue in the magazine collective booth. At […]


Lynne Harlow, At the Silver Lake Lounge, 2016, vinyl curtain and acrylic paint; photograph © 2016, Charles Sternaimolo.

Lynne Harlow, At the Silver Lake Lounge, 2016, vinyl curtain and acrylic paint; photograph © 2016, Charles Sternaimolo.


Plastic Imagination

An Illusionary Soul Comes to Life J. Fatima Martins Plastic is a devilish, enchanting and repulsive substance. It is the source material for much of today’s contemporary art. It’s a dichotomous and polarizing material, conjured up by Belgian-American chemist Leo Henricus Baekeland, the inventor of Bakelite. Synthetic objects are troublesome because they can be extraordinarily […]


Nancy Diessner, Blindsight XI, multi-plate intaglio, 2015, framed: 37” x 31”.

Nancy Diessner, Blindsight XI, multi-plate intaglio, 2015, framed: 37” x 31”.


A 2016 State of Mind

Printmakers Tackle the Issues Linda Chestney Why is it that certain facets of our life become bigger than life? Why do some issues eat at the core of who and what we are — and cause us to passionately focus on it — to make change? When we grasp the gravity of why “this” (whatever […]


Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle (maquette), 2007, plastic, Dutch wax-printed cotton textile, cork, acrylic and glass bottle, courtesy of the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, © Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA).

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle (maquette), 2007, plastic, Dutch wax-printed cotton textile, cork, acrylic and glass bottle, courtesy of the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, © Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA).


Message In A Bottle

British Marine Art at Yale Suzanne Volmer The recently refurbished setting of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), a building designed by Louis I. Kahn that opened in 1977, elegantly and minimally frames its “Spreading Canvas: Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting” and “Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)” exhibitions, on view through early December. The YCBA collection […]


Suzuki Gorō, Box #3, Yachishida, 2009, Oribe ware; photography by Ben Bocko.

Suzuki Gorō, Box #3, Yachishida, 2009, Oribe ware; photography by Ben Bocko.


Crafting the Elements

Embracing Imperfection at Fairfield Kristin Nord Jeffrey Horvitz was already known as a major collector of French Old Master paintings and Chinese cinnabar lacquerware when his wife, Carol, came upon a stunning assemblage of contemporary Japanese ceramics in a Manhattan gallery window. She was astounded, and her visceral response set her off on more than […]


Kain pilih dandong, circa mid-20th century, Layar River area, handspun cotton, red and black trade threads, 99 1/4” x 32 1/4”.

Kain pilih dandong, circa mid-20th century, Layar River area, handspun cotton, red and black trade threads, 99 1/4” x 32 1/4”.


Woven Power at Holy Cross

Communication Through Texile J. Fatima Martins Traditionally, to evoke the gods, the Iban and Dayak women of Malaysia’s Sarawak and Indonesia’s West Kalimantan region wove “power” textiles called “pua kumbu” and “kain kebat.” These women were revered as important “bards” and teachers. To place these cultures into a context, the Iban and Dayak are located […]


Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015; Courtesy Art Basel.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015; Courtesy Art Basel.


Art Basel Miami Beach

You Say You Want a Revolution Nancy Nesvet Art Basel Miami Beach, the United States edition of Art Basel, the world’s biggest art fair, will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1 through 4, with invitationonly “First Choice” and “Preview” viewings on November 30. For the second year, Artscope will be […]