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(Clockwise from top left) Gints Grinbergs, “Blown Away”; Antoinette Prien Schultze, “Couplet”; Bruce Hathaway, “Highways from Vermont”; Jenny Rangan, “Council of the Sky Gods”; Supermoon-Gints Grinbergs, “Supermoon”; Peter Dellert, “S-Whorl”; Louie's Electric Two-Sidney Hutter, “Louie’s Electric Two”; and Joe Carpineto, “Bench.”

(Clockwise from top left) Gints Grinbergs, “Blown Away”; Antoinette Prien Schultze, “Couplet”; Bruce Hathaway, “Highways from Vermont”; Jenny Rangan, “Council of the Sky Gods”; Supermoon-Gints Grinbergs, “Supermoon”; Peter Dellert, “S-Whorl”; Louie's Electric Two-Sidney Hutter, “Louie’s Electric Two”; and Joe Carpineto, “Bench.”


Outdoor Sculpture Takes Over Olmstead Firm-Designed Grounds in Newton Mass

By Paul Angiolillo If the site is appealing, I’ll travel almost anywhere to show my outdoor sculptures (okay, a modest stipend doesn’t hurt). But it’s a boon when the place is closer to home. I was pleased, then, to be selected to participate in a temporary exhibit (through Labor Day) on the grounds around City […]


Lisa Simonds, Silueta, 60”. Photograph by Christina Goldberg.


SUMMER SCULPTURE SHOWCASE

by Tom Soboleski Eye-catching sculpture allures, causing us to pause, linger, and dither as we contemplate what it’s trying to say to us. It can be transformative, with both the object and its environs enhanced by its juxtaposition to its surroundings. Imagine strolling through an array of landscape sculptures blended seamlessly onto bucolic grounds flanked […]


George Marshall Store Gallery. Photography by Eric Taubert.


SURPRISES IN STORE: MAINE’S CONTEMPORARY JEWEL

by Eric Taubert From the beating heart of York Village, one of the first permanent settlements in Maine, quiet Lindsay Road wends down a scenic half-mile toward the York River. It is on the banks of this landmark tidal stream where art collectors with a bent for exploration and adventurous discovery will be richly rewarded […]


Bevan Weissman of New American Public Art.


DONNA DODSON’S MAKING CONNECTIONS

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bevan Weissman at Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville. I wanted to learn more about maker- spaces in general and specifically to find out about Bevan’s current projects with his colleagues at New American Public Art. Weissman made the point that makerspaces are ideal workshops for making public art. There […]


John Anderson, Christ Rising from an Ocean Gyre (detail), 2017, carved wood, plastic debris, wire, paint, 98” x 30” x 9”.


PAST AND FUTURE PERFECT: TWO FOR ONE AT BOSTON SCULPTORS

by Lisa Mikulski Art and psychology have long been looking at one another in an attempt to extend our understanding of human choices, experiences and the perception of events in the world in which we live. Although art psychology tends to examine the processes and motives of an artist’s self-expression, the artist can turn the […]


Elie Nadelman (United States, born Poland, 1882-1946), Acrobat, 1916, bronze, 17 1/2” x 6” x 9 1/4” (including base), Myron Kunin Collection of American Art, Minneapolis, Minn.


SCULPTURE INDOORS AND OUT: TAKING SHAPE IN PORTLAND

by Jamie Thompson At the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), this summer is all about sculpture. On July 7, the museum will debut its new David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park in the Joan B. Burns Garden at a grand opening event. The sculpture park unveiling coincides with “A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, […]


Sue Williamson, Messages from the Atlantic Passage, 2017, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.


REVIEW OF ART BASEL 2017

by Nancy Nesvet There once was a small city at the crossroads of three countries — Switzer- land, Germany and France — that became the epicenter of the global art market. Coming from across the world, artists, gallerists, buyers and art lovers co-exist for a week in a quest for the perfect art piece; the […]


Leora Maltz-Leca


CORNERED: LEORA MALTZ-LECA ON DOCUMENTA

by Suzanne Volmer Documenta is the art world’s version of a G-8 Summit. This year, the iteration of Documenta 14 has coincided with the Basel Art Fair and Venice Biennale and differs from the other venues mentioned because it is not of a commercial context. It is a think tank that began in Kassel, Germany […]



July/August 2017

Article Excerpts: Welcome | Fresh Eyes at Helen Day: MFA Students Shine | Considering Place: Juror’s Choice at Keene | Worcester Electrified: Huang Moves the Imagination| Hopkins Comes Full Circle: Awesome Abstraction in Town | A Wonder-Full World: Prop Master Michael Stasiuk | Seuss On The Loose: Homage to a Storyteller | Creative Trifecta: Transformation […]



July/August 2017 Centerfold

    Artscope 69, July/August 2017 art: Perfect Harmony artist: Jeff Grassie medium: wood, metal, stone, sand, glass, marbles, walnut shells theme: Wood A master at stretching his boundaries to new levels and constantly challenging and reinventing himself, helps Grassie find new techniques so he can apply them to his rare and unique style of […]