Artscope Magazine
Bring In The New Year.
December 29, 2016

For better or for worse, 2016 is almost over and it's time to embrace 2017 with positivity and light. This week, we're featuring The Copley Society of Art, The Flinn Gallery and The Cape Ann Museum. Focus on the positive in the new year while spending time with your loved ones and enjoying these exhibitions.

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Reclaim Reprocess at Flinn Gallery
in Greenwich, Connecticut now through January 18

"Accumulations #4" by Jaynie Crimmins

Five contemporary artists create unique works using discarded by-products in order to repurpose materials and bring light to today's consumer culture and environmental waste. The Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut hosts artists Jaynie Crimmins, Alice Hope, Jonathan Mess, Constance Old and Joanne Ungar in Reclaim Reprocess running now through January 18. Curated by Sallie Baldwin and Ruth Sutcliffe, Reclaim Reprocess includes artists who, despite different approaches, materials and styles, each artist aims to "elevate and illuminate the ordinary and overlooked aspects of our daily existence." By creating these up-cycled pieces, the art starts a bigger conversation which also being aesthetically pleasing and interesting to viewers. Pieces in the exhibition include Joanne Ungar's TCP LED 50000 Hours 1 composed of beeswax, paraffin and painted cardboard, and Alice Hope's Untitled 2016, composed of used coke can tabs and IV tubing. The artists use everyday materials in their pieces including shredded household mail, which creates the majority of Jaynie Crimmins' Accumulations #4 and Situational Factors 3. Jonathan Mess uses various reclaimed ceramic materials in order to create the works for the show, including Reclaim Slab No. 6. Mess notes, "It is my goal to not only push my work with new forms and materials, but also to push the overall ceramic conversation regarding sustainability and our relationship to the earth." Reclaim Reprocess is on view now through January 18 at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut with an artist talk on Saturday, January 14 at 2 p.m. For gallery hours and additional information click here.

Sponsored by: Concord Center for the Visual Arts, SOLO Winners Debut at Bromfield in January, CALL FOR ART! Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Peabody Essex Museum, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Call For Entries: Small Works Salon 2017 and Call To Sculptors Outdoor Sculpture Opportunity @ Artspace Maynard

Concord Center for the Visual Arts



Eric Litke, an assistant to Lewitt from 2001-2006 will present an overview of the artist's 'wall drawing' murals which employed a graphite-scribbling technique - a motif he explored in about 100 works conceived by him over the last years of his life. This lecture is timed to coincide with a new exhibition of Sol Lewitt graphite wall drawings at Barbara Krakow Gallery open until January 20th, 2017.

Concord Art
Main Gallery 37 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 PM
$15 M $20 NM


SOLO Winners
Debut at Bromfield in January

Rudolf Lingens: "Dynamic Inconsistency 2.1," mixed media.

Denise Driscoll: "Circles 40," acrylic on panel.

From January 4-29, Bromfield presents the two winners of the SOLO competition, juried by Sarah Montross, Associate Curator at deCordova: "All that is solid melts into air." by Rudolf Lingens and "Geometries of Inner Space" by Denise Driscoll. The opening reception is Friday, Jan 6, from 6-830 pm.

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



Intake Dates:
Wed, January 4, 10am-7pm - Thurs., January 5, 10am-4pm
Show Dates: January 12 - February 12, 2017
PRIZES totaling $1,000 will be awarded.

Alpha Gallery was founded in 1967 with a mission to present museum-quality contemporary art as well as modern master prints and American masters of the 20th century.

Alpha Gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and a founding member of the Boston Art Dealers Association.

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New Members' Show 2017 at Copley Society of Art
in Boston, Massachusetts January 12 through February 9

                       "Big Papi" by Richard Sullivan

The Copley Society of Art in Boston hosts their New Members' Show 2017 featuring the 21 new members accepted into the gallery in 2016. The prestigious committee, which meets three times per year to review the applications and assess the applicants and their bodies of work, accepts a small number of individuals each year. Representing a variety of media, style and technique, the Copley Society Artists encompass passion, creativity and talent. The New Members' Show 2017 is on view from January 12 through February 9 and is not to be missed. The 21 artists featured in the exhibition originate from all over the United States, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Kentucky. Artists include Jacob Aguiar, David Campbell, Renee Caouette, Deborah Dendler and Nan Hass Feldman among others. These artists work in a variety of mediums from watercolor, ink drawings and prints, pastels and a variety of sculpture, including bronze, relief and terracotta. Process and performance based work is included as well with works by Caroline Rufo who worked with dancers to create a movement-based Tarot Series. Other works, such as those done by Renee Caouette, depict figures, still lifes and portraits with great detail and even greater themes such as divorce, addiction and life and death. Artist Richard Sullivan uses watercolor to create bright, vibrant portraits while still maintaining detail in the works. The New Members' Show 2017 will be held at the Copley Society of Art from January 12 through February 9 in Boston, Massachusetts with an opening reception on Thursday, January 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information click here.

Kodachrome Memory at The Cape Ann Museum
in Gloucester, Massachusetts now through February 19

Photography by Nathan Benn              

The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts hosts Kodachrome Memory, a collection of photographs by photographer Nathan Benn, now through February 19, 2017. Kodachrome Memory features photographs taken in and around Cape Ann in 1978 and display intimate moments of the people of Cape Ann and the space in which they inhabit. Benn, who worked for National Geographic Magazine from 1972 to 1991, photographed the Dead Sea, Prague, South Korea, the Mississippi Delta region, northern Vermont, New York's Finger Lakes and Boston's North Shore. For six months between June and October 1978, Benn shot a total of 286 rolls of Kodak's 33 mm color film Kodachrome. Published by National Geographic in April 1979, the spread included an article by Randall S. Peffer and images of sculptors, painters, the radio broadcaster and residents of Rockport and the North Shore. The exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum features over 30 images of the six months Benn spent photographing the North Shore and celebrates the culture of the town and brings light to the similarities and differences of the citizens. His photographs are inquisitive without being intruding. The featured photograph shows Franklyn E. Goucher, an Essex clammer, digging at Castle sand flat, the same flat he has dug at for over 50 years. What makes Benn's North Shore photographs so intriguing is the story that corresponds with them and the trust that progressed between subject and photographer. Benn continued to photograph for the company until 1991 and has published several books and he continues to amaze viewers with his inquisitive and intimate images. Kodachrome Memory is on view now through February 19 at the Cape Ann Museum. On Saturday, January 7, Nathan Benn will be giving a presentation about his time spent as a photographer for the magazine and his time spent in the North Shore. For more information, click here.

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum presents Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. Explore the creativity of footwear from around the globe through more than 300 pairs of shoes, ranging from elaborate vintage designs to those by contemporary makers. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Now on view.

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs


Call For Entries:
Small Work Salon 2017


The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, invites Boston area artists to submit work for an exhibition juried by Howard Yezerski, a well-known gallerist with decades of experience in Boston's contemporary art scene.

Submit any 2D or 3D media configuration measuring a maximum of 14" on the longest dimension or 14" x 14" x 14".

Submission deadline: February 1, 2017. Show dates: March 20 - April 14, 2017 Information, prospectus, and entry form pdf:

Call To Sculptors
Outdoor Sculpture Opportunity
@ Artspace Maynard

ArtSpace Maynard is pleased to announce ArtSpace Outdoors 2017, our second annual exhibit on the grounds of our historic building.

Open to sculptors 18 years or older.
Submitted work must be the property of the artist
Up to 3 individual works may be submitted by each artist

ENTRY DEADLINE: All applications, materials and the application fee of $20 must be received by 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Entry details here.

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