July/August 2016

Article Excerpts: Welcome | Cornered: Debbie Nadolney, Art Market Provincetown | A Contemporary Showcase: CMCA Gets a Fresh Start | Redefining the Sublime: Man vs. Nature at Hall Art | A Cross-Section of Craft: NH Craftsmen Keep It Interesting | Identity and Community at the Crossroads: CCMOA’s Summer of Storytelling | Life in the Fast […]

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine; in center: Jonathan Borofsky, "Human Structures", galvanized and permanent steel sculpture, 24’ (Photograph by Jim Dugan).

A Contemporary Showcase

CMCA Gets a Fresh Start by Eric J. Taubert Maine has tendrils. They reach out across the country and twist in intertwined curlicues around the globe. They’re tendrils of culture, influence, business, skill, notoriety and creativity. Oftentimes they’re not easy to see, until a few of them spiral together into something more organized and the […]

"Figuring it out", Instagram photo.

Life in the Fast Lane

Eileen Myles at Schoolhouse by Brian Goslow Eileen Myles is always busy. Since last fall’s publication of “I Must Be Living Twice:New and Selected Poems 1975-2014” (Ecco), she’s been featured in The New York Times T Magazine (“The Poet Idolized by a New Generation of Feminists”); had the audio version of her 1994 breakthrough autobiographical […]

Peter Bergeron, Steel Barge, oil, 10” x 14”.

Visions of Land and Sea

An Annual Toast to the Coast by Kristin Nord The “Visions of Land and Sea” exhibition at Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, an annual affair now in its 13th incarnation, has become as eagerly awaited as that annual first swim or cookout on the beach. The Madison, Conn., business has become a must–go place for […]

Jill Hedrick, "You Look Like Your Father When You’re Angry", photograph clippings, gel medium, board, 24” x 24”.

Identity and Community at the Crossroads

CCMOA’s Summer of Storytelling by Brian Goslow If you grew up in New England in the 1950s and ‘60s, one of summer’s most memorable experiences was a journey to Storyland Cape Cod, a magical village that stirred many a child’s imagination. This summer, a modern version will arise at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, […]

Living Room, Weir Farm National Historic Park, National Park Service, Wilton, Conn.

Connecticut’s Native Son

Charting Weir’s Artistic Evolution by Kristin Nord Julian Alden Weir’s art was shaped, according to collector Duncan Phillips, by a “reticent idealism,” while at the same time reflecting a wide-ranging, inquiring mind. “Home is the starting place,” said Weir, and for four decades he made this “quiet little house among the rocks,” now the Weir […]

Marjorie Rizzo, "Blue Falls", watercolor, 19” x 15”.

Ogunquit Art Association

Members Shine in Summer by Greg Morell Sometimes the stars align for an arts group. Such was the case for the venerable Ogunquit Art Association, currently celebrating seven decades of painters and sculptors drawing inspiration from the dramatic coastline of southern Maine. In the founding years of the organization, the collective of artists was bequeathed […]

Jul/Aug 2016 Centerfold

    Artscope 62, July/August 2016   art: Sweet Air artist: H. Grey Park IV medium: oil on linen, 24″ x 64″. “ At a young age, H. Gray Park was already identified as a natural talent and was placed in talented and gifted programs. During his third year of college, Gray spent four months […]

Kat O’Connor, Epic, oil on panel, 32” x 43”.

CoSo’s Salute to Summer

From Ship to Shore to Newbury Street by Molly Hamill “Ship to Shore,” the 2016 juried summer members’ show at the Copley Society of Art, brings a plethora of vibrant work to their Newbury Street gallery. Juried by Austen Bailly, curator of American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, the show includes over 30 works […]

Lexa and Dan Walsh, Both Sides Now, 2016, mixed media, installation (interior diorama of small antiquities inside orb). Courtesy of the Williams College Museum of Art. Photo by Arthur Evans.

Speaking a Different Language

The Walshes in Williamstown by Elizabeth Michelman In most advanced art museums, it’s almost unthinkable to present an exhibition without resorting to curatorial explanations. Language is deemed essential to orient the viewer to historical information and current critical jargon. Without it, Lisa Dorin, deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Williams College Museum of Art, […]