January 10, 2019

This week we're presenting Lamont Gallery, Carriage Barn Arts Center, and Nesto Gallery with exhibits that reflect the experiences of the artists, showing what they see and what they think. There are also other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring "Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays in the Soviet Era" at the Museum of Russian Icons through January 27. This exhibition displays over 150 Soviet-era ornaments, books, toys, and more. Check it out!

- Kristin Wissler

William Kentridge: Universal Archive at Lamont Gallery
in Exeter, New Hampshire from January 11 through March 9

Lamont Gallery
William Kentridge, Six Birds, 2012, from Universal Archive series, linocut printed on non-archival pages from Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Phillips Exeter Academy's Lamont Gallery will be showing William Kentridge: Universal Archive from January 11 through March 9. This exhibition features the works of William Kentridge, a renowned artist, actor, director, filmmaker, philosopher and activist. Universal Archives contains over 75 prints by Kentridge, including some of his animation, or "moving drawings." Kentridge grew up in South Africa surrounded by the political upheaval of apartheid, and that sense of uncertainty and change is what drives his creativity. "There is a desperation in all certainty. The category of political uncertainty, philosophical uncertainty, uncertainty of images, is much closer to how the world is," he says. Many of the images in Universal Archive have familiar subjects like cats, trees and coffee pots, but just as many have abstract marking as their subjects. Universal Archive hopes to challenge the viewer and make them draw their own meaning. There will be an opening reception for Universal Archive tomorrow, Friday, January 11 from 5:30 p.m.⎻7:00 p.m. Lamont Gallery is located at the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center at 11 Tan Lane in Exeter, New Hampshire and is open Tuesday⎻Friday 9:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.⎻4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit exeter.edu/lamont-gallery/william-kentridge.

Sponsored by: Kingston Gallery, Candice Smith Corby, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Kingston Gallery
Kingston Gallery 1
Steven Cabral, Friendship, 2018, gouache and graphite on paper, 22" x 30".

Kingston Associates: Pushing Forward
Artists included: Jamie Bowman, Steven Cabral, Anthony Falcetta, Jane Lincoln, Brian Littlefield, Rachel Mello, Rachel Sevanich, Rachel Thern, Anne Sargent Walker.
January 3⎻27, 2019
Gallery hours: Wednesday⎻Sunday, 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m.

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

Kingston Gallery 2

Book Launch
Inhabiting Folk Portraits with Candice Smith Corby
Candice Smith Corby

Please join us to celebrate a new artist book, Inhabiting Folk Portraits, by Candice Smith Corby. In 2018, she created paintings for an exhibition at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.
The book launch, kindly hosted by Drive-By Projects in Watertown, will display new paintings by Smith Corby, refreshments, and books for sale, signed by the artist.
Location: Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Wednesday, January 16
6:00 p.m.⎻8:00 p.m.

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

39th Annual Juried Photography Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center
in New Canaan, Connecticut from January 12 through February 15

Carriage Barn Arts Center
John Owen, Courtship.

Starting January 12, Carriage Barn Arts Center will be showing their 39th Annual Juried Photography Show through February 15. This exhibition was juried by Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, assistant curators at the International Center of Photography. "With over 780 entries, we were impressed by the wide variety of subject matter and approaches photographers employed," they said. The 79 exhibited photographers range from seasoned professionals to talented students, and their photographs vary just as widely. Each photograph is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Carriage Barn Arts Center. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 12 from 4:00 p.m.⎻6:00 p.m., as well as artist talks on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. Carriage Barn Arts Center is located at 681 South Avenue in New Canaan, Connecticut and is open Wednesday⎻Saturday 10:00 a.m.⎻3:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit carriagebarn.org/39th-photo.

Mister at Nesto Gallery
in Milton, Massachusetts through February 22

Nesto Gallery
Wen-Ti Tsen, Two Sisters, 2016, oil on reprographics on wood, 65" x 28" x 13".

Milton Academy's Nesto Gallery is showing Mister today through February 22. Mister features the work of Chinese artist Wen-Ti Tsen, specifically his series Home Town: Re-presenting Chinatown as a Place of People. Tsen is known for addressing topics like migration, identity and politics, and Home Town is no exception. The series is a visual push-back against the gentrification of Chinatown, drawing attention to the part of Chinatown that matters most to Tsen: Its people. There will be an opening reception for Mister tonight, January 10 from 5:30 p.m.⎻7:00 p.m. Nesto Gallery is located in the lower level of Milton Academy's Art and Media Center at 170 Centre Street at Milton, Massachusetts and is open Monday⎻Friday 8:30 a.m.⎻3:30 p.m. For more information, please visit milton.edu/arts/nesto-gallery.

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan 1
Maud Morgan 2

The Beast and Me: Leslie Schomp, Mary Kenny, and Andrea Olmstead

January 14⎻February 8, 2019

Reception: Thursday, January 24, 6:00 p.m.⎻8:00 p.m.

"The Beast and Me," the upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, is replete with scenes of a child's imagination. In their execution, the sculptures and drawings by Leslie Schomp, Andrea Scofield Olmstead and Mary Kenny feel lifelike, but their subjects are touched with the whimsy, curiosity and tenderness common in childhood fantasies.

In one sculpture, a woman in a white gown wraps her arms around the waist of a large brown bear, his claws hovering tentatively over her shoulders; it's an embrace or slow dance frozen in time. In another, a small lion rests gently on a boy's head as he closes his eyes. His expression is so tranquil that he seems lost in a dream.

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