January 23, 2020

This week we're presenting Three Stones Gallery Concord, Beard and Weil Galleries and Center for Maine Contemporary Art with exhibitions displaying the best in contemporary art. The featured artists use photography, textiles and everything in between to explore themes of time and identity.

Did you see our article about Maurizio Cattelan's artwork Comedian at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019? The highly-talked about piece features only a banana, duct tape and paper with text instructions, yet it sold for $120,000! Learn more about this piece and its inspiration in our article here.

Artscope is sponsoring Worcester Art Museum's Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman on view through February 16, 2020. This exhibit explores the symbiotic relationship that developed between photography and contemporary art at the end of the twentieth century. Check it out!

- Kristin Wissler

20/20: The Photography Show at Three Stones Gallery Concord
in Concord, Massachusetts through February 22

Three Stones Gallery Concord
John Kennard, Foam Eddie.

Three Stones Gallery Concord is showing 20/20: The Photography Show until February 22. This show celebrates all things photography, displaying the work of 13 fine art photographers, including some Three Stones Gallery artists. The featured photographers are Monika Andersson, Ko Baryiames, Aliisa Gray, Cynthia Katz, Rob Houghton, Robin Glass, Richard Higgins, Brandon James, Jennifer M Johnston, Rachel Jump, John Kennard, Jordan Kessler and Rickie Krug. Their photographs differ in style, type, and process, but all display the versatility and variety of photography as a medium. The show's title is an obvious reference to 20/20 vision, and the photographs in 20/20 carry us into the new year with that sense of vision, asking us to look into the year ahead and make it great. Three Stone Gallery Concord is located at 115 Commonwealth Avenue in Concord, Massachusetts, and is open TuesdayFriday 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, visit threestonesgallery.com.

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Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Cantor Art Gallery
Peter Moriarty, New York Botanical Garden.

Peter Moriarty: Warm Room
January 22February 29

With his portfolio of gelatin silver prints, Peter Moriarty explores the architecture and collections of a series of historic European and American greenhouses. Taken over the course of more than 20 years, Moriarty's evocative works explore the interactions of familiar architectural forms with the lush, exotic, organic, and often disorienting collections housed within. See website for further information on programming.

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a nerve is not a nerve but a bundle of fibers at Beard and Weil Galleries
in Norton, Massachusetts from January 30 through March 28

Beard and Weil Galleries
Caroline Wells Chandler, Dream Team: Forrest Bess, Cave Painter, and Hieronymous Bosch.

Starting January 30, Wheaton College's Beard and Weil Galleries will be showing a nerve is not a nerve but a bundle of fibers through March 28. This show features the unique textile work of seven contemporary artists, Caroline Wells Chandler, Pilar Sans Coover, Gabrielle Ferreira, Sean Paul Gallegos, Sarah E. Jenkins, Saberah Malik and Sarah Zapata. Textiles are commonly thought of as inartistic functional pieces or simple decoration, but the work in a nerve is not a nerve but a bundle of fibers proves that textiles can be incredibly expressive. The artwork in this show addresses personal and cultural identity through large-scale crochet, narrative embroidery, deconstructed sneakers, public sewing circles and traditional dyeing and weaving. Textiles are nearly universal, with peoples all over the world creating textiles with their own customs and materials. a nerve is not a nerve but a bundle of fibers taps into that universality even as it displays the vastly different works of each skilled artist. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 30, from 5:007:30 p.m. Beard and Weil Galleries are located at 26 East Main Street in Norton, Massachusetts, and are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1:005:00 p.m. and Thursday 1:008:00 p.m. For more information, please visit wheatoncollege.edu/arts/gallery.

Temporality | The Process of Time at Center for Maine Contemporary Art
in Rockland, Maine through February 23

Grace DeGennaro, Continuum (Magenta), 2018, oil on linen (detail).

Through February 23, Center for Maine Contemporary Art is showing Temporality | The Process of Time. This exhibit is the second in an ongoing series at CMCA that addresses common themes in contemporary art. The biennial series began in 2017 with Materiality | The Matter of Matter and continues to Temporality with the work of 14 skilled contemporary artists. Temporality explores our deepest questions about the concept of time: What is time, how do we measure it, how can we ascribe value to it? The featured artworks offer their own answers to these questions using painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and other media. However, one can say that time itself is also a medium in these pieces, as the exhibit webpage points out: The only sure things about time are that "artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look." Temporality, therefore, asks the viewer to slow down and take the time to consider the questions it asks about time and perhaps find the answers. There will be a Sunday Salon for Temporality on January 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with some of the artists from the exhibition. CMCA is located at 21 Winter Street in Rockland, Maine and is open WednesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit cmcanow.org/temporality.

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Chandler Gallery

Dissipate. Disappear. Dispel.
Deborah Davidson

February 328, 2020
Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6:008:00 p.m.

Catalyst Salon:
deation: Redefining the Studio with Kate Gilbert
February 27, 6:007:00 p.m.
At Maud Morgan Arts

Deborah Davidson: "All my endeavors apart from the studio connect back to itI am excited by ideas and their manifestations. In all my rolesas a studio practitioner, curator and educator, I am interested in connecting visual art and ideas. There are many ways that that this is expressed. In my curatorial practice, it takes the form of exhibits organized around a theme which encompasses one or several ideasthe selection of artists express that idea in many ways, and similarly with my organization Catalyst Conversations (which is devoted to the dialogue between art and science)artists and scientists talk to each other about a range of issuesand demonstrate the synergy between them."

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