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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 […]


John Bisbee (center), with
assistants, at the installation
of his Material Obsession
exhibition. (Photograph by
Donna Dodson.)

John Bisbee (center), with assistants, at the installation of his Material Obsession exhibition. (Photograph by Donna Dodson.)


Cornered: John Bisbee

John Bisbee Donna Dodson Beth McLaughlin, Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for the Fuller Craft Museum, described Maine sculptor John Bisbee as “a maker’s maker” who is “audaciously focused on his love affair with nails.” When he was booked for its current exhibition, she had no idea what work he would display. Our mantra […]



Welcome

Welcome Brian Goslow Welcome to our first issue of 2017, one that was put together during a time of great transition for our country and the Artscope family That was the backdrop in which Artscope correspondent J. Fatima Martins, filled with anxiety after a contested election period, prepared for her departure for Art Basel Miami […]


From Left: Julie Metcalf and Larry Unger on the violin and jaw harp.

From Left: Julie Metcalf and Larry Unger on the violin and jaw harp.


MakeSpeak: Why Craft Now? at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

MakeSpeak: Why Craft Now? Kate Kenney November 10, 2016 — Inside Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Tower Auditorium, the night crackles with creativity. A jaw harp resonates along the room’s high ceiling as the audience settles into their seats for the start of MakeSpeak, an ongoing series of events intended to encourage greater conversation […]