December 26, 2019
This week we're presenting Whistler House Museum of Art, Shelburne Museum, and Lanoue Gallery with exhibitions of incredible skill and creativity to bring 2019 to a strong conclusion. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.
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
Fall/Winter Juried Members Exhibition 2019 at Whistler House Museum of Art
in Lowell, Massachusetts through January 25, 2020
Patrick McCay, Something Fishy, acrylic, 48" x 48".
Whistler House Museum of Art's Fall/Winter Juried Members Exhibition 2019 is currently on view through January 25, 2020. This exhibition features artworks from members of The Lowell Art Association, Inc.(LAA), the oldest incorporated art association in the country. Academic, critic, and mentor in Art History and Museum Studies Kim S. Theriault is the juror for this exhibition, having selected over 90 works from more than 250 submissions by over 100 artists. Though the chosen works passed Theriault's criteria, which included technique, composition, perspective, color and originality, the pieces differed from each other in every other aspect. The method, subject, and media used vary from one artwork to the next, creating a wide range of perspectives. "Each year the Lowell Art Association membership grows and the body of work becomes more and more impressive," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. Fall/Winter Juried Members Exhibition 2019 is a showcase of talent, and every viewer is sure to find a piece that captivates them. Whistler House Museum of Art is located at 243 Worthen Street in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is open Wednesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For more information, visit whistlerhouse.org/parker-gallery/fall-winter-juried-members-exhibition-2019.
Sponsored by: Kingston Gallery, Vizivel, Worcester Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.
Nat Martin, Beneath the Ice, 2018–2019, archival inkjet print.
Anne Sargent Walker, Looking for Green Pastures, 2019, oil, acrylic, vintage wallpaper, 24" x 24".
Susan Emmerson, Tears Along the Edge (installation detail), 2019, acrylic on cut and molded Tyvek, 8' x 10'.
Nat Martin: Studio Views
Anne Sargent Walker: Can We Bear It
Susan Emmerson: Tears Along the Edge
January 2–February 2, 2020
Reception: Friday, January 3, 2020, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy at Shelburne Museum
in Shelburne, Vermont through January 12, 2020
Joel D. Barber, Swan, Havre de Grace, 1950, watercolor and ink on paper, 17 7/16" x 23 9/16", Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Watson, Jr., Harry H., and Samuel B. Webb, 1952-192.388, photography by Andy Duback.
From now until January 12, 2020, Shelburne Museum is showing Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy. This exhibit focuses on the life and work of Joel D. Barber, an architect, author, illustrator and decoy collector. This exhibit is the first of its kind about Barber, and is split into five sections according to the significant periods of his life and work. The sections cover his introduction to wildfowl decoys, his watercolor illustration used in his book "Wild Fowl Decoys," his attempts to create the perfect decoy, the various ways he exhibited his collection and his unfinished second book "The Decoys of North America." Each section chronicles a different part of Barber's life and a different aspect of his contribution to the world of wildfowl decoys. More than 100 pieces are featured in the exhibit, including decoys, drawings, historical photographs and watercolors. Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy offers a comprehensive dive into the work of a unique talent. Shelburne Museum is located at 6000 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont and is open daily 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. through December 30 and open Wednesday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. after January 2. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org/exhibition/joel-barber.
Winter Group Exhibition at Lanoue Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through January 18, 2020
Paul Rousso, Butter Rum No.1,, mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene, 56" x 40" x 5".
Lanoue Gallery's Winter Group Exhibition will be on view through January 18, 2020. This exhibition features the artwork of artists Paul Rousso, Robert Mars, Jane Maxwell, Lucrecia Waggoner and Pascal Pierme. Each artist brings their own unique talent and style to the exhibit. Paul Rousso specializes in what he calls "flat depth," that is, taking a flat object and making it 3D or taking a 3D object and rendering it into 2D, using pop-art as his inspiration. Robert Mars uses 1950's and 60's iconography to celebrate America's past in a modern way with popforms, sculpture, and other media. Jane Maxwell is a local mixed media artist who creates using her passion for vintage materials and modern fashion. Lucrecia Waggoner specializes in ceramics, taking a simple, minimalist approach to the medium. Pascal Pierme is known across multiple countries as a deeply creative sculptor. All five artists offer something unique, making Winter Group Exhibition engaging and striking for every viewer. Lanoue Gallery is located at 450 Harrison Avenue #31 in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit lanouegallery.com/winter-group-exhibition.
Worcester Art Museum
Rowland Scherman, Andy Warhol aside Polaroids of Caroline Ireland, about 1979; printed 2008, digital inkjet print, Gift of Howard G. Davis, III A.K.A. David Davis, 2011.162. © Rowland Scherman.
The Worcester Art Museum's newest exhibition, Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman, explores in depth the symbiotic relationship between photography and contemporary art and traces the work of iconic artists from the 1960s to the 1980s. This bold, multi-media exhibition runs through February 16. Learn more at worcesterart.org.
Hood Museum of Art
In the Midst of Something Splendid: Recent Paintings by Colleen Randall installed in the Hood Museum's Jaffe and Hall Galleries on the second floor, photo by Alison Palizzolo.
Thursday, January 16, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
WINTER OPENING RECEPTION
Celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions and object rotations throughout the galleries. Learn about what's new on view, discover upcoming programs, and enjoy an evening out. The event is FREE and open to all!
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