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John Anderson, Christ Rising from an Ocean Gyre (detail), 2017, carved wood, plastic debris, wire, paint, 98” x 30” x 9”.


PAST AND FUTURE PERFECT: TWO FOR ONE AT BOSTON SCULPTORS

by Lisa Mikulski Art and psychology have long been looking at one another in an attempt to extend our understanding of human choices, experiences and the perception of events in the world in which we live. Although art psychology tends to examine the processes and motives of an artist’s self-expression, the artist can turn the […]


Elie Nadelman (United States, born Poland, 1882-1946), Acrobat, 1916, bronze, 17 1/2” x 6” x 9 1/4” (including base), Myron Kunin Collection of American Art, Minneapolis, Minn.


SCULPTURE INDOORS AND OUT: TAKING SHAPE IN PORTLAND

by Jamie Thompson At the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), this summer is all about sculpture. On July 7, the museum will debut its new David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park in the Joan B. Burns Garden at a grand opening event. The sculpture park unveiling coincides with “A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, […]


Sue Williamson, Messages from the Atlantic Passage, 2017, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.


REVIEW OF ART BASEL 2017

by Nancy Nesvet There once was a small city at the crossroads of three countries — Switzer- land, Germany and France — that became the epicenter of the global art market. Coming from across the world, artists, gallerists, buyers and art lovers co-exist for a week in a quest for the perfect art piece; the […]


Leora Maltz-Leca


CORNERED: LEORA MALTZ-LECA ON DOCUMENTA

by Suzanne Volmer Documenta is the art world’s version of a G-8 Summit. This year, the iteration of Documenta 14 has coincided with the Basel Art Fair and Venice Biennale and differs from the other venues mentioned because it is not of a commercial context. It is a think tank that began in Kassel, Germany […]



July/August 2017

Article Excerpts: Welcome | Fresh Eyes at Helen Day: MFA Students Shine | Considering Place: Juror’s Choice at Keene | Worcester Electrified: Huang Moves the Imagination| Hopkins Comes Full Circle: Awesome Abstraction in Town | A Wonder-Full World: Prop Master Michael Stasiuk | Seuss On The Loose: Homage to a Storyteller | Creative Trifecta: Transformation […]



July/August 2017 Centerfold

    Artscope 69, July/August 2017 art: Perfect Harmony artist: Jeff Grassie medium: wood, metal, stone, sand, glass, marbles, walnut shells theme: Wood A master at stretching his boundaries to new levels and constantly challenging and reinventing himself, helps Grassie find new techniques so he can apply them to his rare and unique style of […]



July/August Classifieds

 Your work could be artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Your work can be Artscope’s next Centerfold. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the July/August 2017 issue we will be accepting submissions featuring typography. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: centerfold@artscopemagazine.com by August 15, 2017. Submit low resolution images for […]


Chris Sousa, Sleepy Fire, 2017, oil on canvas, 28' x 22'. courtesy of William Scott Gallery


A GALLERY CRAWL: THE BEST OF THE OUTER CAPE

by Laura Shabott When Artscope’s publisher Kaveh Mojtabai and managing editor Brian Goslow asked me to do a gallery crawl in the arts colony of Provincetown, I was daunted by the sheer quantity and quality of art available on the Outer Cape in the towns of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. What possible parameters could I […]


Jaynie Crimmins, Artifact Series Untitled 2, shredded household mail, thread armature


IT’S ALL ON PAPER: FEEL THE POWER AT GALLERY 4

by Suzanne Volmer “The Power of Paper,” at Gallery 4 at Historic Tiverton Four Corners through July 30, includes works on paper created by 12 artists. Conceived by Chas. Hickey in collaboration with Elaine Hill and Alix Campbell, this exhibition is weighted toward small and mid-range artworks. It tests the waters on this year’s ease […]


The 52 Box Project


THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: 52 WEEKS AT FULLER CRAFT

by Beth Neville Ellen Schiffman pushes the limits of Fiber Art in her “52 Box Project” solo exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum. Moving away from cotton, wool, linen, felt and synthetic fiber, she works with unorthodox materials. Reaching a “milestone” birthday (age not revealed), Schiffman made a pledge to herself that she would make […]