February 6, 2020

This week we're presenting Helen Day Art Center, Chazan Gallery at Wheeler and New Bedford Whaling Museum with exhibitions that offer new takes on universal concepts. The featured artists explore themes of love, science and national identity through unique lenses and different perspectives.

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Love Letters at Helen Day Art Center
in Stowe, Vermont through April 18

Helen Day Art Center
Jeroen Nelemans, Unrequited Love 2.

Helen Day Art Center is showing the mixed media exhibition Love Letters through April 18. Curated by Rachel Moore, Love Letters celebrates love and relationship through the lens of the digital era, contrasting the works of artists working before it began with those of artists working currently. Internationally renown and well-established artists Louise Bourgeois, Robert Buck, Molly Davies, Jim Dine, Tracey Emin, John Killacky, Eiko Otake, Brian Stevenson and Jeroen Nelemans examine love by focusing on individual relationships and love past, love lost and love lived. The artists explore the theme of love as it exists beyond preconceived notions and societal structures, viewing it as an action, an emotion and a driving force. In the artwork of Love Letters, love is memory, honor, hope and so much more. The concept of love is one of the rare truly universal aspects of humanity, and Love Letters taps into that universality, framing it in the context of the much newer concept of the digital era. The result is an inspired and unique take on a familiar yet still-captivating subject. Helen Day Art Center is located at 90 Pond Street in Stowe, Vermont, and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, visit helenday.com/love-letters.

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

Peter Moriarty: Warm Room
Through February 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.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:005:00 p.m.
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Artists' Row Call for Creatives
Salem Artists' Row Call for Creatives

CITY OF SALEM announces the ARTISTS′ ROW CALL FOR CREATIVES, ENTREPRENEURS & PUBLIC ARTISTS. The City is looking to fill two (2) studio/retail stalls, each with a two-year agreement, and two (2) paid positions for Public Artists in Residence, each lasting 8 months, with artists seeking to grow their creative practice.

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At Bromfield in February:
"Daniel Feldman: Commotion"
"Plus One" invitational
Daniel Feldman, Introvert, 2018, archival pigment print, 36" x 29".

From February 5 through March 1, Bromfield Gallery presents "Commotion" by Daniel Feldman, digital works in which elements vibrate between intention and accident; and "Plus One," showcasing guest artists invited by Bromfield Gallery artists. The opening reception is Friday, February 7, from 6:008:30 p.m.

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

Museum of Russian Icons
Museum of Russian Icons
Hubert Stowitts, 1920, Platinum Palladium Print©Curatorial Assistance Inc. / E.O. Hoppe Estate Collection.

The Museum of Russian Icons presents Emil Hoppé: Photographs from the Ballets Russes, now through March 8. The exhibitions pays homage to the genius of two men: famed Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev who founded the Ballets Russes; and renowned photographer Emil Otto Hoppé, who, between 1911 and 1921, photographed the champions of that illustrious company. With both studio portraits and ballet sequences, this visual chronicle presents not only the leading stars of the Ballets Russes such as Vaslav Nijinsky, Adolph Bolm, Michel and Vera Fokine, and Tamara Karsavina, but also celebrities whose connection with Diaghilev was tangentialsuch as Mathilde Kschessinska, Anna Pavlova, and Hubert Stowitts.

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Intercalary Event 2020 at Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
in Providence, Rhode Island from February 13 through March 4

Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Robert Horton, Total Lunar Eclipse November 8, 2003.

Starting February 13, Intercalary Event 2020 will be on view at Chazan Gallery at Wheeler through March 4. An "intercalary event" refers to a day or month inserted into a calendar to allow said calendar to align with the solar year. February 29, more often known as Leap Day, is a intercalary event that will be occurring this year. Intercalary Event 2020 shows the artwork of Katie Bullock, Robert Horton, Sean Salstrom and Jocelyne Prince. Each artist looks for the places where data and objectivity intersect with new, surprise elements, resulting in something looser. Katie Bullock catalogues the everyday and seeks the complexity inherent in making these catalogues, championing the unknown through this accumulation of knowledge. Robert Horton grinds and polishes optics for telescopes and has spent over 40 years photographing the night sky. Sean Salstrom is a sculptor who looks at his art through the lens of action and performance, searching for the poetic hiding within absurdity. Jocelyne Prince uses glass as means to explore how actions can be recorded through material, translating poetic acts into performance. Intercalary Event 2020 uses the intercalary concept to tap into the science of the imperfect, reminding us that there's still room for something new and surprising in the narrative of objectivity. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on February 13, from 5:007:00 p.m. Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is located at 228 Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island, and is open TuesdaySaturday 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:004:00 p.m. For more information, please visit chazangallery.org/exhibition/intercalary-event-2020.

De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting at New Bedford Whaling Museum
in New Bedford, Massachusetts through May 15

New Bedford Whaling Museum
Johanes de Blaauw (17121778), Whaleship D'Vergulde Walvis ("The Golden Whale") passing the tollhouse at Buiksloot on the IJ River, north of Amsterdam, 1759, oil on canvas, 21 3/4" x 26 3/4", Kendall Whaling Museum Collection, 2001.100.4604.

De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting is on view through May 15 at New Bedford Whaling Museum. The exhibition includes up to 50 paintings, prints, and other artifacts from the museum's extensive Dutch collections. De Wind is Op! explores the work of the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, themed around the wind, climate, and sea. The Dutch were pioneers in the genre of seascape painting, and the works in the museum's collection speak to a uniquely Dutch national identity. The Dutch were shaped by the sea, prospering as a maritime superpower through the 17th century. One in ten men in the country was at sea at any given time, resulting in a country with an intimate connection to the ocean. At the same time, the demand for fine art was at an all-time high as collecting became popular. This created a surge of seascapes painted with refined compositions and exquisite detail, but also with reality kept in mind. There was little need or want to embellish the ocean when it was already larger than life to Dutch culture. De Wind is Op! offers a unique portrait of national identity and a new perspective on the ocean. New Bedford Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and is open TuesdaySaturday 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit whalingmuseum.org/exhibitions/de-wind-is-op.

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
On-Kyeong Seong, Purple Stripes, 20172019, machine stitching and mixed media on canvas, 72" x 48".

Kingston 2
Vaughn Sills, Peonies, Northumberland Strait, 2019, archival pigment print, 14" x 21".

On-Kyeong Seong: Embedment (Main gallery)
Vaughn Sills: Inside Outside (Project space)
February 5March 1, 2020
Reception: Friday, February 7, 5:008:00 p.m.

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue, No. 43
Boston MA 02118
(617) 423-4113
Hours: WednesdaySunday 12:005:00 p.m.

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New Britain Museum of American Art

On view through April 19, The New Britain Museum of American Art presents the first exhibition of its 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative, Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Kara Walker explores themes of race and gender against the backdrop of the Civil War.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

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