Artscope Magazine
The Pleasure Is All Ours.
July 30, 2015

There is little that makes us happier on a bi-weekly basis than sharing current and exciting exhibition announcements with our arts community and in this blast, we've put a lot on the table. The shows below hone in on thematic heartbeats of summer, souls and generational talent. Also on deck: this Saturday, August 1 kicks off the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's 82nd Annual Craftsmen's Fair, on view at Mt Sunapee Resort through Sunday, August 9. You should stop by.

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Reincarnation at Gallery in the Woods
in Brattleboro, Vermont August 1 through October 3

          Envoy (OTBF #10), by Gwen Murphy, ash clay, acrylics, vintage bathroom scale top.

Reincarnation is more than a person or animal in whom a particular soul is believed to have been reborn—it's also a new version of something from the past. So in a sense, reincarnation and recycling are from similar foundations and the current exhibition at Gallery in the Woods explores this fundamental concept. Reincarnation is a group show featuring "Vintage Fetish," Gwen Murphy's Bathroom Scales and New Shoe Twins, native figures by David Adix and the robots of "Hillbilly" Bill Healy and Mark Brown. In The Bathroom Scale Series, Murphy explores new frontiers in fetishism as wall sculpture. Creatures, like the one featured above, are assembled from bathroom scales and bathroom paraphernalia. The end result is a statement of the emotions contained in our preoccupation with weight. Some are laughing, some are hopeless and others are menacing and ready to devour. With New Shoe Twins, Murphy inverts our expectations by placing the face and head where the feet should be. Her shoes, no longer able to serve the purpose for which they were designed, take on new life. "A fetish is an object believed to have magical powers to protect or aid its owner," Murphy explains. "I see a shoe as a kind of fetish, because it has a presence, and the power to protect and transport us. Since I was a very young child I have looked at shoes and found them looking back at me, each pair with its particular personality and facial expression—they are like a species of beings made entirely of pairs of identical twins. This series of sculptures is my way of bringing forth the presence I see in each pair of shoes." Also on view in Reincarnation are David Adix's native figures wrapped in balling wire, as well as Bill Healy and Mark Brown's robots in a wonderful array of colors, textures and forms, made from found oil cans, bottle caps, vintage tins, appliance parts and knobs. The work of the featured artists in Reincarnation is on view Saturday, August 1 through Saturday October 3. Come see how they give body and soul to a variety of "has been" materials.

Sponsored by: Lines in Air and On Wall at Bromfield in August, Blue Way Art Alliance, Isles Arts Initiative, Quincy Arts Affair, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, David's Old Silver Swim, From Russia With Art and Art Night Bristol Warren

Lines in Air and On Wall
at Bromfield in August

William Brayton: "Pali,' white oak, bronze, acrylic, Braytoncrete, 89" x 140" x 45", 2013.

David Shapleigh: "Wall Drawing 5" (detail), 2015.

From August 5 - 30, Bromfield Gallery presents "Gilavar" by William Brayton and "New Work: Lines in White Spaces" by David Shapleigh. Brayton's airy sculptures are based on sources including Polynesian stick charts. Shapleigh's wall drawing investigates design principles. The opening reception is Friday, August 7, 6-830 pm.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wed-Sun, 12-5
(617) 451-3605

Blue Way Art Alliance


Blueway Art Alliance of Northampton, MA is bringing Philadelphia and NY artist, Stuart Shils to the Oxbow Gallery on Monday August 3, at 6:30pm. Shils will discuss the evolution of his work, "Tracing the Path from There to Here."

Oxbow Gallery
273 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA or call 413.570.5333

Isles Arts Initiative


As a part of the Isles Arts Initiative, a summer long public art series on the Boston Harbor Islands and in venues across the city, '34' is now on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery! This exhibition invites 34 artists to create work inspired by the intrinsic beauty and intriguing histories of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands. Be sure to stop by the first Fridays opening on August 7th from 5-8PM, learn more:

Quincy Arts Affair


The 20th Annual Arts Affair at Marina Bay
August 1, 10-6 PM & August 2, 10-5 PM
Rain or Shine

Oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, sculpture. Experimental category this year, Fabulous Fakes.
Free Parking, Free Admission, Raffles, and Art Demos.
Corporate Park, 500 Victory Rd., Quincy MA
Join us!

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Summer Salon at ACME Fine Art
in Boston, Massachusetts now through August 15

                             Study for Webster House Provincetown by E. Ambrose Webster, 1931.

The key word of the current exhibition at ACME Fine Art is "summer." That's right, the 13th annual Summer Salon is taking place as you read this, and yes, you will miss out if you don't see it. This year's selection features a variety of summer-themed artworks created during the 20th century at New England's renowned summer art colonies, as well as a selection of important works reprised from gallery and museum exhibitions of the 2014-2015 season. To recap: a summer salon features summer-themed art created at summer art colonies. Highlights of the show include a beautiful late cubist oil painting by E. Ambrose Webster, a monumental canvas by contemporary painter Pat Lipsky from her celebrated series of "Color Paintings," a joyous late collage on canvas by master of the medium Fritz Bultman and a delightful mid-century rendering of Truro's "Highland Light" by Herman Maril. Additional highlights showcase an important late "Open Space" series oil paintings by New York School artist Michael Loew and several plein air landscape paintings by master expressionist George McNeil. Other artists whose artwork is a part of the exhibition include Hans Hofmann, Edwin Dickinson, Charles Littler, Kenneth Stubbs, Dorothy Eisner, Haynes Ownby, Panos Ghikas, William Freed, Lillian Orlowsky, Philip Malicoat, Daniel Brustlein, Robert Beauchamp,Tony Vevers and Lester Johnson. Rounding out the featured artwork includes sculpture by Gilbert Franklin and Ilya & Resia Schor, as well as paintings by contemporary artists Rose Basile, Myrna Harrison and George Lloyd. All of this talent and commotion is on view in ACME Fine Art's Summer Salon now through Saturday, August 15. Be sure to spend some of your summer with these summer-created, summer-focused works of art before the season passes.

The Wyeths: America Reflected at Heritage Museums & Gardens
in Sandwich, Massachusetts now through September 27

Master Bedroom, 1965 watercolor © Andrew Wyeth. Private Collection.

The occasion to showcase three generations of American artists doesn't come along very often, and when Heritage Museums & Gardens seized the opportunity, they knew they had to make the show Summer 2015's must-see art exhibition. The Wyeths: America Reflected showcases the art of three generations of the acclaimed family of painters—Andrew Wyeth; his father, N.C.; and his son, Jamie. In particular, this exhibit will focus on quintessential American themes: the meaning of America, the significance of place and family and the role of storytelling in art. The exhibit of over 45 paintings and drawings includes rarely seen works on loan from private collectors. "Heritage Museums & Gardens is honored to bring the evocative artistry of three generations of the Wyeth family to the Cape," said Heritage Museums & Gardens President and CEO Ellen Spear. "Just as one generation of artist is inspired by the next, this exhibit will create opportunities for families to inspire and learn from each other. An important part of the Wyeth family legacy is their representation of America. The works in the show are beautiful visualizations of our country and culture and make for an outstanding and provocative exhibit." N. C. Wyeth's 16 oil paintings from Poems of American Patriotism—depicting Revolutionary heroes, and true American leaders, including George Washington, Paul Revere, and Abraham Lincoln—serve as the artistic introduction to America's foundations. From there, landscapes by Andrew Wyeth speak to the importance of place, both on land and at sea, in the formation of American identity. Lastly, evocative and provocative images by Jamie Wyeth examine seminal figures of our times and the allure of mystery and mortality in American culture. The Wyeths: America Reflected is on view now through Sunday, September 27 at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

David's Old Silver Swim


Call for Artists!
David's Old Silver Swim to benefit Compassionate Care ALS

We seek works of art for a silent auction that will be held in conjunction with an open water swimming race on Cape Cod.

Artists will set the starting bid, which they will then receive in compensation. Additional proceeds will be donated to CCALS, a Cape Cod based non profit that helps people living with ALS.

Interested? email

From Russia With Art


2nd Summer Art & Culture Exhibit "From Russia to Manchester-by-the-Sea" from August 7-16th. Russian spotlight to shine again on the art and culture at the 2nd Summer exhibit!

Located in walking distance from Singing beach at the Manchester Community Center, the exhibition will feature incredible in detail etchings, paintings, mixed media, jewelry and handicrafts by Russian-American artists.

Art Night Bristol Warren


Art Night!
July 30th, 5:30-8:30pm
Join Us!

...walk, drive OR take
Guided Trolley Tours!

Bristol & Warren, RI
9 Gallery and Studios
More than 13 Artists, Music & More

Extended visit at Amaral Custom Fabrication in Bristol!
Lichtenstein's, Haring's and more!


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