January 26, 2017.
With the end of January, we see the first days of President Trump. Protests, marches and actions of the people have been ongoing nationally and internally. Voices are speaking out and many are uniting. This month, we're featuring artists who want to tell their stories in the best way they know how. The Mystic Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery and the DeDee Shattuck Gallery feature exhibitions with exciting and meaningful exhibitions. Don't forget to check out the upcoming event we're sponsoring, Fresh, at the Rocky Neck Art Colony from February 2 through March 12.
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This Is Not Art at The Mystic Museum of Art
Featured image from This Is Not Art
in Mystic, Connecticut now through February 25
The 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain is the main theme and inspiration of the current exhibition This Is Not Art at the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, Connecticut. Challenging the idea of what is and isn't considered art, the show features of a variety of artists and styles and is on view now through February 25. This Is Not Art features 119 works by numerous artists including Kam Ghaffari, Linda Talerico, Kris Jacobi, Teri Banas, Jillian Barber, George F. Abele and Ralph Acosta, among many others. The works range from watercolor, oil on canvas, metal & wood, quilt, firewood, graphics and even day-to-day items including aluminum, forks, paper and thread. Artist William Vollers displays sculptures assembled from metal and wood, Seth Weiss creates art from steel, Kris Jacobi works with plastic, soap and glass and Suzanne Starr uses traditional watercolor. Each artist creates original pieces of work that defy traditional interpretations of art. R. Douglass Rice uses burnt Kevin Noland paintings to create his work Charred Canvas - Kenneth Noland and Kat Murphy uses mixed media to create a somewhat non-traditional Venus De Milo. The theme not only serves to celebrate ground breaking work by Duchamp, but to challenge today's artists to be simultaneously creative, innovative and original in the works they're creating. In a decade comprised of Instagram filters, fine-art iPhone photography and digital editing, This Is Not Art is both imaginative and fresh. This Is Not Art is on view through February 25 at the Mystic Museum of Art. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information click here.
Sponsored by: Sponsored by: "You Are Here" by Joe Landry, "Fragments" by Mirela Kulovic at Bromfield in February, The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery, Newburyport Art Association, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Art BINGO at The Art Connection, The New England Watercolor Society's Signature Members Show and Scenes From Late Capitalism by Nathan Heuer At The Brookline Arts Center
"You Are Here" by Joe Landry,
"Fragments" by Mirela Kulovic
at Bromfield in February
Mirela Kulovic: "Fragments," oil on canvas, 14" x 11", 2016
Joe Landry: "Rooms for Rent" (detail), mixed media, wall-mounted construction, 29" x 41" x 7", 2015
From February 1 - 26, Bromfield presents "You Are Here" by Joe Landry and "Fragments" by Mirela Kulovic. Landry's multimedia wall constructions recreate memories of personal places, and Kulovic's delicate oil paintings explore abstract objects. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-8:30 pm.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery
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Newburyport Art Association
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Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom at Yale University Art Gallery
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, from the series Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, 1957
in New Haven, Connecticut now through July 9
Marches are happening globally in order to protest the denial of human rights among specific groups, both nationally and internationally. In a politically charged time in what will become the history of our country, it's important and necessary to commemorate and honor those who came before us, giving us the freedom to keep fighting and to keep progressing. The Yale University Art Gallery knows the importance of commemorating history and celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom with photographs by artist Lee Friedlander, Let Us March On celebrates the thousands of activists who united in front of the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957, the third anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka. Friedlander, only 22 at the time, captured images of prominent figures Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, Harry Belafonte, Mahalia Jackson and Rosa Parks and many other demonstrators and participants. Let Us March On features high-quality gelatin prints and displays the strong frustration and demand for equality that so many are still feeling today. Addressing issues such as racial violence and inequality among other topics, "Friendlander's photographs, immortalizing a daring public demonstration of love and freedom, offer both a remembrance of our country's past and an inspiration for the present." Let Us March On is on view at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut now through July 9, 2017. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information click here.
Where Lines Meet at The DeDee Shattuck Gallery
Featured image from where lines meet
in Westport, Massachusetts now through February 19
The DeDee Shattuck Gallery hosts a photographic installation and project to create a space for reflection and community. The current exhibition where lines meet features medium format film photographs by artist Heather Hobler. What originally began as snapshots meant to record time and details of her life quickly turned into a bigger project. After battling cancer, the artist used this series to get back into her life and back into her art, something she had loved passionately. Many of the photographs are of nature with particular detail given to the ocean. Taken at a variety of times, the images depict a vast span of colors and tones giving each artwork its own identity and emotion while still working cohesively with the exhibition in its entirety. Some of the pieces have overcast or darker skies giving a more ominous or melancholy tone, where others feature bright, blue skies with calm waters. The exhibit serves to create space and collect memories in a way that is both alluring and meaningful. In addition to the photographs being displayed, Heather will host a variety of talks from scientists to Buddhists, offer various yoga classes and meditation techniques, and work with local cookbook author Karen J. Covey to create small, healing meals. Hobler's where lines meet is on view at the DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts and features an artist reception on Saturday January 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on yoga, meditation and talks, click here.
Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Rocky Neck Art Colony
Art BINGO at The Art Connection
The Art Connection seeks submissions of 2D & 3D artwork for Art BINGO. Juror: John Guthrie, Director of VERY Gallery in Boston's South End. Submit 1- 3 works via https://form.jotform.com/60134914034143 by 2/24/17. Donated artwork supports our mission to place art in underserved communities.
The Art Connection
539 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116
P: 617.338.7668 | F: 617.451.2884
The New England Watercolor Society's
Signature Members Show
Jan 31-Feb 26, 2017
Guild of Boston Artists 162 Newbury Street in Boston
Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30 & Sun 1:00-4:00
Reception: Sat 2/4 from 2:00 to 4:00
Art Demonstrations: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 from 1:00 to 3:00
Sunday Gallery Talks
Scenes From Late Capitalism
by Nathan Heuer
At The Brookline Arts Center
February 3-March 10
The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Scenes From Late Capitalism by Nathan Heuer, February 3-March 10, 2017. Heuer's work is largely concerned with the role of architecture in society as a symbol of cultural values and history, using watercolor and graphite to create both small and large scale works. Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:00pm.
Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446