It’s been gratifying to see a number of new galleries opening up in the New England region in recent months. As we went to press, Ellen Wineberg and Cathleen Daley opened the doors to their room 83 spring gallery, which they call “A site for experimentation and process.” The space is intended to host a mix of creative disciplines, provoca- tive installations and engaging exchange. “We are artists who wish to foster and celebrate other artists. Arts without exception, it’s all about the conversation.” Room’s first exhibition, “Un-Mapping The Air,” featuring works by Bob Oppen- heim, Carol McMahon and Ted Ollier, continues through April 10 at 83 Spring Street, Watertown, Mass.
Longtime Pioneer Valley resident Amiee Joy Ross curated photog- rapher SD Holman’s “BUTCH: Not like the other girls” exhibition to “explore the liminal spaces occupied by feminine masculinity in contem- porary communities.” Vancouver- based Holman’s approach to photography is “conflicted and perverse, bringing gesture, hazard and a painterly sensibility into this most technical of media.” Ross said the show, which runs from April 4 through May 4 at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street #137, Easthampton, Mass., “displays such a large range of this word, this expression, Butch. I truly believe the meaning crosses dialogue into all sorts of people’s gender identities.”
Self-admittedly “directionally impaired,” Ilana Manolson said she’s always found herself navigating in “uncon- ventional ways” that gave her a greater respect for the makers of maps. She turned that appreciation into “Personal Terrain: Contem- porary Mapping,” an 11-artist show she curated for the Concord Art Migrant Universe
Association, where it’ll be on view from April 16 through May 18 at 37 Lexington Road, Concord, Mass.
(For an expanded series of Capsule Previews of March/April exhibitions throughout New England, please visit zine.artscopemagazine.com.)