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Carl Mannov, Feeding grounds, 2017, sofa, printer, A4 paper/packing and sand-cast concrete, 104.7” x 33.9” x 19.7”, at Christian Anderson, Copenhagen, at Positions.


The Art World Returns to Miami; Artscope’s 2017 Art Basel Miami Beach Preview: Part One

By Nancy Nesvet I hope you all read Artscope’s preview article of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 in our November/December 2018 issue. If you didn’t, refer back to it because this Artscope writer was right on the pulse of this Art Basel. Not only is the world of the artist becoming self-and community-centered, but it […]


Clockwise, from top: Roberson Joseph, “Traverse,” “Toiles Couleurs,” “Thoubadou” and “Mid-day Halt” (photograph by Sabrina Garvin).


ROBERSON JOSEPH’S “HAITI IN CONTEXT: THE DAILY LIFE” AT LESLEY UNIVERSITY’S SHERRILL LIBRARY

By Sabrina Garvin CAMBRIDGE, MASS. –– A little bit of Haiti has appeared in the quiet atrium of Lesley University’s Sherrill Library through “Haiti in Context: A Daily Life,” a collection of large, vibrant paintings by Roberson Joseph depicting Haitian life that currently adorns its walls. Holding an enormous presence, the paintings are teaming with […]


Brickbottom Open Studios 2017 collage (photographs by Sabrina Garvin).


ARTSCOPE REVIEW: BRICKBOTTOM’S 30TH ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS

By Sabrina Garvin SOMERVILLE, MASS. — At this year’s Brickbottom Open Studios, held on November 18-19, there was so much artwork it was dripping from the staircases. As one of the largest, oldest and most well-attended open studios events, there was something for just about anyone’s artistic tastes, from elegant photographs, jewelry, oil paintings and […]


Ingrid Scheibler (top) and Nedret Andre.


Gallery 1832 at LabCentral’s Grand Opening

By James Foritano CAMBRIDGE, Ma — Charlie Baker, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ very tall governor, is standing at a podium in the lobby of LabCentral, deep in the heart of the Kendall Square Innovation District and giving his bipartisan blessing to LabCentral’s new 42,000 square foot expansion in Cambridge, Mass. I’m here as an emissary […]


Jeannie Motherwell, Pompeii, 2017, acrylic on Claybord, 24” x 72” x 2".


Jeannie Motherwell: Pour. Push. Layer. at Rafius Fane Gallery

By James Foritano Boston, MASS. — Jeannie Motherwell’s, fluid, shape-shifting exhibition, “Pour. Push. Layer.” at the Rafius Fane Gallery through October 22, stands in piquant juxtaposition to its, solid, four-square surroundings at 460 Harrison Ave. The gallery is located in the eastern end of a long, grey, brawny stone building in the very heart of […]


Image (clockwise): Jennifer Bonner, “Sandwiches,” at Pinkcomma; Jeannie Motherwell, “Chrysalis,” 2017, acrylic on clayboard, 48” x 60” x 2”, at Rafius Fane Gallery; Gerdon Archer, “The Beauty of the World,” at Kingston Gallery.


SOWA FALL PREVIEW: CHANGES IN THE AIR

By Suzanne Volmer Boston, MA – From the dusty landscape of the Big Dig, the SoWa Art+Design District emerged as an accessible phenomenon to become the ‘it” location for contemporary art galleries in Boston. SoWa is buzzing on First Friday when galleries have their openings from 5-9 p.m. The public is, of course, welcome during […]


Kay Kurt, L’Icarus, 1990, oil on linen, 72” x 108”, Courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda Gallery.

Kay Kurt, L’Icarus, 1990, oil on linen, 72” x 108”, Courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda Gallery.


SWEETS FOR THE SWEET: NOT JUST DESSERTS IN SHELBURNE

FEATURED MUSEUM SWEET TOOTH: THE ART OF DESSERT SHELBURNE MUSEUM 6000 SHELBURNE ROAD, SHELBURNE, VT SEPTEMBER 23 – FEBRUARY 18 by Elayne Clift Don’t go hungry to the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education’s Murphy Gallery at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum between September 23 and February 18. That’s when a whimsical and somewhat decadent ode to […]


Away My Sins, 2017, oil on canvas, 33” x 60”.

Away My Sins, 2017, oil on canvas, 33” x 60”.


EXPLORING ABSTRACTION: POGOR AT COLO COLO

FEATURED ARTIST ELIZABETH POGOR COLO COLO GALLERY 101 WEST RODNEY FRENCH BOULEVARD NEW BEDFORD, MA THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 by Brian Goslow Elizabeth Pogor has spent a good part of her summer creating many of the paintings that will be on display in her first exhibition of oil paintings at New Bedford’s Colo Colo Gallery through […]


From ad campaign for Alberto Aspesi, Photography: Dominic Davies, Art direction: Vaughan Oliver, Design: Vaughan Oliver and Tim Vary, 1999.

From ad campaign for Alberto Aspesi, Photography: Dominic Davies, Art direction: Vaughan Oliver, Design: Vaughan Oliver and Tim Vary, 1999.


WALK OF LIFE: VAUGHAN OLIVER AT LESLEY

COVER STORY VAUGHAN OLIVER: WALKING BACKWARDS LUNDER ARTS CENTER, LESLEY UNIVERSITY 1801 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE CAMBRIDGE, MA SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 22 by Lisa Mikulski There is a good amount of graphic design work that reveals itself as being quite pedestrian. And then there is the work that elevates the field and serves to inspire not […]


(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 […]