November/December 2017 Centerfold

Artscope 71, November/December 2017 Free From Responsibility by Carol Gove | Artscope Magazine "Free from Responsibility" | 40" x 60" | mixed media collage on canvas | 2017 Galerie d'Orsay at 33 Newbury Street Boston, MA
art: Free From Responsibility
artist: Carol Gove
medium: Mixed Media Collage on Canvas
theme: Collage


I am most happy when I am covered in paint, my hands saturated with pigment, and my eyes searching for the “right” piece of collage to complete a composition and expression.” I draw from nature, landscape, and abstract expressionism, attempting to strike a balance between painterly gesture and the physicality of a pasted collage fragment. I mine a personal and aesthetic history for source material, re-using scraps of old handwritten letters, yellowing labels, sheet music, sewing patterns and other memorabilia from the lives of familial others, creating something new from something old. I create dialogue and play between the graphical history and textures of the found materials and the fluidity and opacity of paint. Remnants of imagery appear and disappear in my work as the materials are washed and worn by layers of paint. It is my intent to give the viewer a “glimpse” at a recognizable fragment or common history so that they may be reminded of their own memories when looking at my work.

  • Jurors:
  • Vladmir Zimakov, Director, Wedeman Art Gallery at Lasell College
  • Elizabeth Keithline, Interim Gallery Director, Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College
  • Joy Wallens-Penford, Promotional Coordinator, Brattleboro Gallery Walk

Centerfold Contest

Artscope 72, November/December: MODERNIST PAINTINGS

Your work could be Artscope Magazine‘s next centerfold. Work by established and emerging artists welcome.For the January/February 2018 issue, we will be accepting submissions of in the medium of MODERNIST PAINTINGS. Please send up to three digital still images (if chosen, minimum for the images must be reproduced at 300dpi). Also include your statement. Send submissions to:, no later than October 15, 2017. Though smaller files may be submitted, images must be available to be reproduced up to 9″ x 12″ at 300 dpi dependent on your work selected by the jurors. Entries not following these specifications will not be considered.

No resumes please; the centerfold will be selected based on visual and/or conceptual quality, by a panel of three arts professionals.