(artscope is happy to introduce you to Lindsey Davis, who is serving an internship with us for the next three months. She’s well versed in covering the visual arts, having been writing her “things worth describing” blog in New York City while attending NYU. With the goal of fine-tuning her craft, she’ll be contributing to artscopemagazine.com with her observations and reviews of Boston area exhibitions and artists twice weekly in the months ahead.) I always thought that finding what I wanted to do with my life would come as some sort of divine experience. In a dream, an angel would whisper “major in English,” or I’d have a series of flashbacks and realize my whole life had been preparing me to become a doctor. But after two years in college and no bright lights, it started to work more like a process of elimination. Can’t make above a C in math — probably shouldn’t major in it; no … [Read more...] about Welcome to artscope Lindsey Davis!
By Brian Goslow MILTON, MA - Linc Cornell’s solo exhibition, “Antarctica,” a collection of original digital prints and sculpture by the Boston area artist, opens on January 11 and continues through February 8 at Milton Academy’s Nesto Gallery in the Art & Media Center at 170 Centre Street, Milton, Mass. Nesto director Ian Torney and Cornell, who visited the Antarctic in December 2011, curated the exhibition. Photographs from that expedition are complemented by a series of glass sculptures Cornell created in the Linda Ross Art Studio with Peter Houk from the M.I.T. Glass Laboratory. … [Read more...] about Capsule Preview: Antarctica at Milton Academy’s Nesto Gallery
TXT Media Lab, Providence, Rhode Island By Ari Garber PROVIDENCE, RI- Soon to make a thunderous debut on the world wide web, TXT Media Lab, the collaborative effort of Rachel Stern and Mike Russo, proposes a revolutionary way of teaching media art, and empowers youth to pursue careers as artists. Stern and Russo met last Fall, when they served as assistant teachers in each other’s respective high school media arts classes, which both taught through a RISD sponsored program called Project Open Door. The two agreed that institutionalized methods of teaching media are vastly out of touch with the actual media resources available in today’s digital landscape, and given modern youth’s technological savvy, a revamp of media education could lend strength to a fledgling art movement. The founders’ backgrounds in media art and education illuminate the purpose of TXT Media Lab. Stern … [Read more...] about TXT Media Lab: Media Art’s Next Generation
By Barbara Bausch Soon after I had moved to Jamaica Plain from Berlin and started to explore the neighborhood, I was drawn into a shop on South Street where I could see nice stationary, handmade books and accessories arranged on a table in the middle of the room. Once inside, I realized I had entered a gallery and was immediately pleased by the relaxed atmosphere it had which distinguished it from the sterile, white-wall-chic atmosphere that high end galleries often have. I knew that this was a place I would come back to, where I could have a look at local artists’ work on the walls and photo books on the table, while listening to quiet music. Only one block away, entering the Hallway Gallery – as one can already guess from the name – visitors find themselves in a tiny, narrow room with a warm atmosphere: turquoise walls and a beautiful 18th-century ceiling give it that certain … [Read more...] about How Art and Life are Going Hand in Hand in Jamaica Plain Galleries
By Ami Bennitt Waltham, MA - “EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS,” the annual SPACE 242 Halloween Exhibition, takes place from October 26 through 31. This year’s event is being held at the Lincoln Arts Project, 289 Moody Street in Waltham, Mass. The exhibition, which will be on display for one week only, features illustrative paintings by Patt Kelley, 100 Masks By Behind The Mask Studio, art dolls by Beth Robinson (Strange Dolls) and Nicole Johnson (Mealy Monsterland), Inkdrips by Walter Sickert and paintings by Heather Rose and Amanda Clarke; Ami Bennitt is the curator. The gallery will be open Friday from 4-10 p.m.; Saturday from 2-8 p.m.; and Wednesday from 4-10 p.m. with the always-memorable opening reception being held Saturday, October 27, from 7-10 p.m. Call (781) 214-1087. … [Read more...] about EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS at Lincoln Arts Project
The Concord Art Association’s 13th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition Exhibition, which features work of New England artists in a variety of media and techniques, including painting, printmaking, photography, fiber arts and drawing, opens this Thursday, September 13 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, juried the show. "It is so exciting that the Concord Art Association is attracting such a range of practitioners in all media to their exhibition program,” Mergel said. “Clearly, there are great talents across disciplines who can find a supportive resource in CAA." The exhibition continues through October 14. The Concord Art Association Gallery, located at 37 Lexington Road in Concord, Mass., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more … [Read more...] about Capsule Preview: Roddy Open Competition at Concord Art Association