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Lisa Lebofsky, "Melting Iceberg 4", oil on aluminum, 25” x 40”.


CORNERED: LISA LEBOFSKY

by Brian Goslow Lisa Lebofsky is a painter from New York who is currently in the midst of an 18 to 24-month long mission of residency hopping across The United States and Canada. Her paintings explore the emotional and physical human relationship with nature. Artscope managing editor Brian Goslow exchanged questions with her via email […]


Maggie Stark, "Boomerang".


WORDS BITE AT HALLSPACE GALLERY

by Lisa Mikulski As a writer, I love the power of words but I will freely admit, there are times when the words we write, read and speak can seem like a minefield of misinterpretation or a source for derision. This has never been truer than in today’s social and political climate. “Words Bite,” now showing at Hallspace Gallery, […]


Ann Morgan Spalter, "World of Water", still from video.


INVIGORATING THE SENSES: ON AND ON AT WHEATON

UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT ON & ON: ARTS WITHOUT END & COLOR-ISM BEARD & WEIL GALLERIES WHEATON COLLEGE 26 EAST MAIN STREET NORTON, MASSACHUSETTS JANUARY 24 THROUGH FEBRUARY 23 by Suzanne Volmer The professional hats worn by Elizabeth Keithline include artist, public art consultant, critic, writer and teacher. This past autumn, she was appointed as interim director […]


Installation view of Anna Kunz: Venus exhibition (Image courtesy PC-G; photograph by Scott Alario).


WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS?: ANNA KUNZ AT PC GALLERIES

REVIEW ANNA KUNZ: VENUS REILLY GALLERY SMITH CENTER FOR THE ARTS PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 63 EATON STREET PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND THROUGH FEBRUARY 24 by Suzanne Volmer Known for its theater, Chicago has a cadre of contemporary visual artists garnering national and international attention due to their performative edge. New England audiences can explore a ripple of […]


Anish Kapoor, "Non-Object (Door)", 2008, stainless steel, 110” x 46 ½"


ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2017: CHECKING THE ART WORLD’S PULSE

EVENT ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2017 CONVENTION CENTER SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI, FLORIDA ART BASEL HONG KONG MARCH 29-31, 2018 ART BASEL SWITZERLAND JUNE 14-17, 2018 ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH DECEMBER 6-9, 2018 ARTBASEL.COM by Nancy Nesvet For this writer, Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, the world’s biggest art show — in space, sales, artist and […]


"Via", diptych, hand-dyed, hand-stitched cotton 80” x 60”.


TWO ROADS DIVERGED…: VON MERTENS AT UMASS LOWELL

REVIEW ANNA VON MERTENS: COLOR: A LOVE STORY UNIVERSITY GALLERY AT UMASS LOWELL MAHONEY HALL 870 BROADWAY STREET LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS JANUARY 22 THROUGH MARCH 3 by Greg Morell There are two divergent roads of aesthetic departure for New Hampshire artist Anna Von Mertens. In one direction, we discover works of popular whimsy — a lighthearted […]


"Moving Parts III", acrylic on canvas, 24” x 36”.


SCIENTIFICALLY MOVING: HIGLEY DRAWS US IN

REVIEW KATE HIGLEY: PAINTING BENEATH THE SURFACE GATEWAY GALLERY GREAT BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 320 CORPORATE DRIVE PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE THROUGH MARCH 2 by Linda Chestney Living life on the edge artistically — that’s how I describe Kate Higley. She pushes past fear, embraces change and lives life large. She has the unusual ability to enliven […]


"Pollination", 2017, pastel, pastel pencil, 19 1/2” X 19”.


ON THE EDGE: STORROW’S EVOLUTION OF STYLE

REVIEW NANCY STORROW: EDGELAND NEXT STAGE GALLERY 15 KIMBALL HILL PUTNEY, VERMONT THROUGH FEBRUARY 13 by Marguerite Serkin Nancy Storrow does not take her artistic vision for granted. She finds her inspiration in the hills and natural landscape of Southern Vermont, where she has made her home for over 50 years. In Storrow’s current exhibition, […]


Jennifer Ling Datchuk, "Clean and Bleed", 2015, Slip cast and hand built porcelain, wooden drawer, blood, 13” x 10” x 5” (photography by Mark Menjivar).


BEAUTIFUL MINDS AT FULLER: EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH ART

COVER STORY MINDFUL: EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH ART FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM 455 OAK STREET BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH APRIL 22 by Beth Neville “Memento Mori,” a woodblock print with cut mylar crafted by Swoon, is a technical “tour de force” that dominates the Fuller Craft Museum’s “Mindful” exhibition. Memento mori in Latin means remembrance of death. […]


Esteban Del Valle, "Too Little Time to Love", 2016, black and white video, 7:35 running time.


EVOKING CURIOSITY AND EMPATHY: TRANSMUTATIONS AT MONTSERRAT

REVIEW TRANSMUTATIONS MONTSERRAT GALLERY MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART 23 ESSEX STREET BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH JANUARY 20 by Elizabeth Michelman “Transmutations,” on view at Montserrat College of Art’s main gallery and curated by Michele L’Heureux, features three figurative artists. Their paintings, ranging from the very small to the entire wall, are created with acrylic and airbrush […]