Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Wow - 
liked seeing all those nature inspired works using our landscape as summer fades to fall.
Why not revel in nature just a little bit more?  
Nature is our first designer and from her we learn the most.
Nature's structure is the most elemental form of abstraction - look to the structure of nature to create.

Leaves. Twigs. Fish Tails. Snails. Shells. Rocks. Bark. Grass. Seeds. Petals. Thorns.

Use Terry Winters's works of painting looking at nature as a way to frame our looking.
Bring sketches, photos or the real things themselves to be inspired or maybe collage with, make a mark with.

Terry Winters

Terry Winters

Terry Winters

Terry Winters


Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 Massachusetts Cultural Council Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres @ New Art Center

Pat Shannon

Warren E. Mather, Stranger Fig, 2015

Lisa Nilsson, Praying Hands, 2012

Amy Podmore, Untitled, 2014

Opening Night

Dana Filbert, Painted Pony, 2012

JR Artist in BOSTON

View of temporary artwork on 200 Clarendon by JR

Provincetown Galleries in September

Julie Heller East

Sandy Deacon @ Julie Heller East

Nora Speyer, Adolescents I @ Provincetown Art Association and Art Museum 

Nora Speyer, Patio IX, 1992 @ Provincetown Art Association and Art Museum 

William H. Littlefield, Rape of the Sabine, 1951 @ Provincetown Art Association and Art Museum 

Maurice Freedman, Flight over Turo, 1951@ Provincetown Art Association and Art Museum 

Catherine McCarthy, Daddy's Home, 2015 @ Alden Gallery

Kevin Cyr @ Alden Gallery

Julie Heller East LINK
Sandy Deacon LINK
Provincetown Art Association and Art Museum LINK
Nora Speyer LINK
William H. Littlefield LINK
Mauruce Freedman LINK
Alden Gallery LINK
Catherine McCarthy LINK
Kevin Cyr LINK

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Greetings my newfound travelers with me into the deep dark wood of painted glory.
Welcome back fall by making a painting about the memory of what we leave: summer.
Bring some fragments of your tales and journeys under the high sun and turn them into a painting.

Here I use a local artist named Bunny Harvey, who happens to have a retrospective at the nearby Davis Museum – I highly recommend checking out if you have the chance, it just opened.  Great example of representation slipping into abstraction in painting.

So be inspired and bring in a photo, or summer sketches or maybe some collected leaves and hone in on the balance (or unbalance) in your composition.  Use sketches to work out a composition and play with space.

Bunny Harvey

Bunny Harvey

Bunny Harvey

Monday, September 14, 2015

Drawing Project II @ Hallspace

The Opening

Gallery Installation

Gallery Installation + Yours Truly

Gallery Installation

Gallery Installation

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Call for Peace @ BU Stone Gallery

Iri and Toshi Maruki

A Call for Peace: Iri and Toshi Maruki’s Hiroshima Panels & Artifacts from the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki @ Boston University Stone Gallery

ARIEL FREIBERG - Unquenchable Thirst @ BU Sherman Gallery

Ariel Freiberg

Saturday, September 12, 2015

TODD PAVLISKO - Hummingbird @ Samson

Todd Pavlisko, Untitled, 2015


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Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com