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Gianni Colombo works in the Robilant+Voena Gallery booth in the Survey Section at Art Basel Miami Beach. Photograph courtesy of the gallery.

Gianni Colombo works in the Robilant+Voena Gallery booth in the Survey Section at Art Basel Miami Beach. Photograph courtesy of the gallery.


ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2015

Upon entering Art Basel Miami Beach, one was met with Rosemarie Trockel’s large, abstract, reptilian-looking wall installation, a monochromatic work with scales sprung slightly from the wall in low relief. The trends of relief and monochrome echoed as one progressed through the hallways and booths ahead.


Smith College Museum of Art lower level gallery featuring Frank Stella’s “Damascus Gate (Variation III)”. Photograph by by Lynne Graves.

Smith College Museum of Art lower level gallery featuring Frank Stella’s “Damascus Gate (Variation III)”. Photograph by by Lynne Graves.


New And Improved at Smith College Museum of Art

From the new Whitney Museum of American Art building in New York City to our semi-local Peabody Essex Museum expansion project, renovations seemed to be the hot decision for 2015. The Smith College Museum of Art joined this league with their four-year renovation project that was of officially completed this past fall.


The Shippey Shack, designed by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen and built in a two-day hands-on workshop.

The Shippey Shack, designed by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen and built in a two-day hands-on workshop.


THINKING SMALL AND LIVING LARGE

TINY HOUSES AT FULLER CRAFT by Brian Goslow Brockton, Mass. – For most of his life, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen has had an affinity for small structures. When he was 9 or 10, his father, at the time a high school woodworking teacher, gave him a copy of “Tiny Tiny Houses” by Lester Walker, an architect […]


Peasant Wedding , 2010, 6’ x 4’ triptych panel.

Peasant Wedding , 2010, 6’ x 4’ triptych panel.


JAY SCHADLER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

A photo-illustrator in a unique niche, Schadler, a Michigan native, first earned a law degree at Syracuse University, but quickly left the law behind and began his adventure as a world-traveling special correspondent for ABC News with a gift for storytelling. He hitchhiked across America, telling the story of the Everyman for his “Looking for America” series.


Steampunk Stove, courtesy of ModVic


Bruce Rosenbaum – The Expansion of Steampunk

I recently traveled to Sharon, Mass. to visit Steampunk House, the home of ModVic, a Steampunk art and design company owned by Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum. At first I thought I had the wrong house and had stumbled onto a historic landmark.


Samuel Zaldivar, Isaac Akiba, and Albert Gordon of Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O’Connor.


Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House By James Foritano Is an old chestnut a weakness? The Nutcracker is an old chestnut a virtue. Having just come from a screening of the legendary Merce Cunningham’s spare, modern choreography at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston’s landmark“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” […]


Kelly Carmody at Sloane Merrill Gallery


Evocations

Familiar Traditions for New Faces By Shem Tane   In the traditional ways of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, Kelly Carmody’s style is soaked with rich oils and her exhibit “Evocations” that opened at the Sloane Merrill Gallery on Nov. 13 leaned on those styles. While the gallery holds the appearance of reading nook, there […]


Ralph Mercer


Cornered

Ralph Mercer at Galatea Fine Art by Brian Goslow   Needham, Mass.-based photographer Ralph Mercer earned his BFA in photography and education from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in visual arts from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. His current show, “Body and Soul: Discovering My Muse,” on view at Galatea Fine Art […]


Borofsky,Public Art old wall


Brattleboro Street Artist

  Borofsky in Brattleboro by Brian Goslow During the monthly First Friday Brattleboro Gallery Walk, which takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m., there will be a reception at the Latchis Theatre Art Gallery, 50 Main St., for a multi-media installation featuring paintings, photographs and films. Works on paper used for creating downtown outdoor artworks will also […]


Joe Fig, Tara Donovan's studio, sculpture.


Cornered

CORNERED: JOE FIG: INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO AT CARROLL & SONS   Last month, Princeton Architectural Press released “Inside the Artist’s Studio,” the second book by Joe Fig, in which 24 “painters, video and mixed-media artists, sculptors and photographers” share their production tools and techniques and the habit and strategies for getting work done — […]