David Brewster, Peale’s Triangle, 2017, oil on board.

David Brewster, Peale’s Triangle, 2017, oil on board.


DAVID BREWSTER: EXPLORING MARYLAND’S SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

David Brewster, originally a Marylander, now practicing in rural Vermont, is one gutsy artist. His solo exhibition at The Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore shows his depiction of events and characters important to him that should be important to all of us. The Maryland Historical Society, honoring its mission of presenting work relevant to Maryland’s history, good or bad, brutal and violent, proves equally brave in presenting Brewster’s paintings.


(Clockwise from top left: “Boston Strong,” wall tower of 110 running shoes memorial assemblage; John Buron, “Eugene Roberts,” mixed media fabric/wall quilt banner; Jeff Grassie, “Invincible,” mixed media, wood, sculpture; Christopher DeRosa, “1897,” wood assemblage with electric lamp (photographs by J. Fatima Martins).

(Clockwise from top left: “Boston Strong,” wall tower of 110 running shoes memorial assemblage; John Buron, “Eugene Roberts,” mixed media fabric/wall quilt banner; Jeff Grassie, “Invincible,” mixed media, wood, sculpture; Christopher DeRosa, “1897,” wood assemblage with electric lamp (photographs by J. Fatima Martins).


THEMATIC DUETS IN A LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP: THE 26.2 MILE JOURNEY AT ATTLEBORO ARTS MUSEUM

“A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey” is a hybrid art invitational created to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and celebrate the social importance of sport running as a unifying community activity. It also reveals human athleticism as a source of personal triumph with greater cultural relevance especially as it relates to gender and ability, and spotlights some ‘firsts’ within the sport, including Eugene Roberts who became the first unofficial wheelchair athlete to complete the Boston Marathon in 1970, crossing the finish line in a hospital-issued wheelchair; and, Robert Louise “Bobbi” Gibb, the first unregistered woman to run the entire Boston Marathon in 1966, as well as Sara Mae Berman, the unofficial women’s winner in the years 1969 through 1971. Women were banned from officially competing in the Boston Marathon until 1972.


Seydou Keita, Untitled, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, at The Armory Show, New York (photograph by Nancy Nesvet).


VOLTA AND FINAL THOUGHTS ON NEW YORK ART FAIRS, WINTER 2018

by Nancy Nesvet MARCH 13, 2019 — With the headlines changing at the speed of the wind blowing snow around New York and New England this week, it’s difficult for artists to keep up with making work reflecting daily politics. After the emphasis on the possible “wall,” treatment of LatinX at the Miami Fairs last […]


IMAGE: documenta 14 exhibition poster (Mevis & Van Deursen) © documenta archiv.


THE BUSINESS OF ART: ART FREE FOR ALL

By Nancy Nesvet Okay, so now we acknowledge that the world of art is tied to economics. Only the Venice Biennale and other recent exhibitions after that model survive to showcase the best of new art not for sale or created with economic appreciation in mind, only the other kind. There is no shame in […]


IMAGE: documenta 14 exhibition poster (Mevis & Van Deursen) © documenta archiv.


THE BUSINESS OF ART: DOCUMENTA-ECONOMIC DEBACLE, POLITICAL WIN

By Nancy Nesvet As Globalism and Nationalism dominate current world news and politics, economic disparities of the Global South and northern Europe causes verbal and policy battles across all markets. We hinted in the last Business of Art blog at the consequences for documenta 14, but here provides an update on its future policy decisions. […]


Hauser & Wirth, New York, exhibition area at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 (Courtesy Art Basel).


THE ART MARKET, JANUARY 2018

by Nancy Nesvet With high state and local real estate tax deductions limited, stocks deliriously high and bank interest rates way low, art is the way to go, and many buyers are jumping at the opportunities out there. Last month’s sales at Art Basel Miami 2017 bore out my prediction that older art on the […]


Katherine Richmond, "Ludivine".


CORNERED: KATHERINE RICHMOND

by Brian Goslow Katherine Richmond is an adventurer and international award-winning fine art photographer based in Gloucester, Mass. Her work reflects her passions; land and seascapes, wildlife, documentary, portrait and abstracts. Artscope managing editor Brian Goslow exchanged questions with her via email in advance of the “Expeditions: From Iceland to the Gobi Desert” exhibition that […]


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 […]