June 27, 2019

This week we're presenting Providence Art Club, Bowdoin Museum of Art and Concord Art Association with exhibitions that push the boundaries of skill and technique.

- Kristin Wissler

National Open Juried Exhibition and Designed By Nature at Providence Art Club
in Providence, Rhode Island, through July 19

Providence Art Club
Bhen Alan.

Providence Art Club is currently showing their National Open Juried Exhibition as well as a two-person exhibition, Designed By Nature, through July 19. The National Open Juried Exhibition contains 64 works selected by Helena Gómez de Córdoba, Associate Curator of Museo de Arte de Ponce, in Puerto Rico. The pieces span across all forms of media, and each one exemplifies the skill and technique of the artist who created it. Providence Art Club's other current exhibition, Designed By Nature, features the paintings, printmaking and photography of Nina Ackmann and Ruth A. B. Clegg. The exhibition focuses on the natural world and the beauty found there, whether it be in the grass between our feet or in the night sky above us. Both exhibitions at Providence Art Club offer something beautiful to the viewer. Providence Art Club is located at 11 Thomas Street in Providence, Rhode Island, and is open MondayFriday 12:004:00 p.m. and SaturdaySunday 2:004:00 p.m. For more information, visit providenceartclub.org/current-exhibitions.

Sponsored by: Bromfield Gallery, Kingston Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Vizivel, Nantucket Historical Association and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

"Endless" Ocean Paintings
By Jennifer Day
at Bromfield in July
Jennifer Day, The Wake of the Gannett, oil on panel, 48" x 36", 2019.

From July 328, Bromfield Gallery presents "Endless" by Jennifer Day. Her monochromatic paintings of oceans explore how the motion of air above and water currents below toss waves into a frenzy, defying order and logic. The opening reception is Friday, July 5, from
6:008:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605
[email protected]

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Nicolas Papa, Butterfly on a Happy Trail, 2018, oil on panel and tighty whities, 8" x 8".

Re: Figuring the Body
July 3August 11, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 5:008:00 p.m.
Additional First Friday reception: Friday, August 2, 5:008:00 p.m.
Gallery hours: WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.

450 Harrison Avenue, #43, on the Thayer Street catwalk

Kingston 2

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan Arts

Prismatic Redux: Gin Stone and Conny Goelz Schmitt

June 24 through July 19, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6:008:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Thursday, July 11, 6:007:00 p.m.

The work of the two exhibiting artists, Gin Stone and Conny Goelz Schmitt, investigates the prism's deconstruction and re-assembly with reclaimed materials. Gin Stones' assemblages are made from reclaimed long-line fishing gear that has been hand dyed and re-assembled in perimeters created from found objects. Schmitt's work is created from vintage books, reconstructed in geodesic formations.


Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
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Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts at Bowdoin College Museum of Art
in Brunswick, Maine, from June 29 through November 10

Chen Yifei (Chinese, 19462005), Going Home (Suzhou), 1986, oil on canvas, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, © Estate of Chen Yifei, photography by Luc Demers.

Starting June 29, Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be showing Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts through November 10. This exhibition marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of the museum's Walker Art Building by showcasing the museum's most exceptional modern and contemporary works. Many of the 150 featured objects are being exhibited for the first time, including Chen Yifei's Going Home (Suzhou), shown above. Art Purposes explores art as as tools for learning in a liberal arts context, reflecting on art's ability to buck convention and inspire others. Chen Yifei painted Going Home (Suzhou) after China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution as a reaction to his country's use of art as propaganda during that time. The piece not only represents his rejection of art as propaganda but his hope that the end of the revolution could open up new possibilities for art. The rest of the works in Art Purposes are similarly challenging and provocative, offering viewers new insights and perspectives. The exhibition will begin with a keynote program/panel discussion on Saturday, June 29 at 4:00 p.m. and a reception from 5:006:30 p.m. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is located at 9400 College Station in Brunswick, Maine, and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.8:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit bowdoin.edu/art-museum/art-purposes.

unfoldingobjectthe art of collage at Concord Art Association
in Concord, Massachusetts, through August 11

Concord Art Association
Alfred DeCredico, Untitled, 1983, collage, 5.625" x 8.125".

Concord Art Association is showing unfoldingobjectthe art of collage from now until August 11. This exhibition, curated by guest curator and collage artist Todd Bartel, showcases the collage art or "unfoldingobjects" of 50 artists. An "unfoldingobject," according to Concord Art Association, is "a neologism created to describe the quality in a particular work of art that provokes discovery upon each encounter." It utilizes materials with multiple purposes and combines multiple images into a work that then contains multiple meanings. These works can be continuously metaphorically "unfolded" by the viewer to find new connections. Since collage came into the modern art scene in 1912, it has frequently been dismissed as an art form due to the fact that it often contains elements that the artists themselves did not make. However, the simple act of utilizing an element in a collage turns it into something completely new. It is no longer just a solitary element, it now exists in tandem with the collage as a whole. unfoldingobjectthe art of collage hopes to encourage viewers to slow down and truly explore the art of collage. Concord Art Association is located at 37 Lexington Road in Concord, Massachusetts, and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information, please visit concordart.org/main-galleries.

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Nantucket Historical Association
Phillip Evergood, Dowager in a Wheelchair, 1952, Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.

Nantucket Historical Association presents
Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection

A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Now open through October 14

The exhibition includes over 40 works of art by notable artists Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Edward Hopper and Wolf Kahn, among others.

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