Domenic Esposito, an artist and social activist, uses his artwork to convey his painful experience “playing the role of intermediary, protector and savior in his brother’s struggle with addiction, isolation and detachment from family and society.” His gigantic opioid spoon sculptures, placed in front of the FDA and major pharmaceutical companies, gained widespread attention and played a major role in calling attention to the issue and holding those companies accountable for the effect their products have had on society. His new exhibition, “Vox Clamantis,” will contain much smaller, but no less powerful, work during its stay from January 7 through 30 at the Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts. “Through his work, he shares the underlying ‘collateral damage of opioid addiction’ and what it means for all those affected by this tragic, destructive force.”
“SPECTRA,” the creative cross-state teaming of Tracy Silva Barbosa (Duende Glass, New Bedford), Kim Carlino (Eastworks, Easthampton)and Sandrine Colson (Western Avenue Studios, Lowell), remains on view through March 5 at the ClipArt Gallery at Clippership Wharf, 65 Lewis Street, East Boston, Massachusetts. “The show represents a plurality of spectrums where art exists, whole and valid unto itself; or the wavelengths of energetic radiation; extending beyond both materia and mechanica to the truly spectral — that gossamer grail of Post Contemporary Art: the sublime. The visual melodies of Barbosa, Carlino and Colson’s works harmonize through their innate affinities commanding a glimpse outside the everyday: a golden hour of an exhibition, their momentary impressions immortalized. Works range from oversized to compact.” Gallery hours are Saturday from noon-4 p.m. and by appointment.Celebrating the career of an American artist renowned for his mastery of tone, color and composition, and for a teaching career that deeply influenced future generations of painters, “Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective” opens on January 14 and continues through March 18 at the Chauncey-Stillman Gallery at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut. “Curated by artistic directors Amaya Gurpide and Jordan Sokol in collaboration with the artist’s estate and the New York Studio School, the exhibition brings together over 25 paintings and drawings from both public and private collections, including paintings from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, as well as from Anderson’s own gallery, Leigh Morse Fine Arts.” Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.