Painter Allison Gildersleeve

For Brooklyn-based artist, Allison Gildersleeve, a new show at the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in North Adams is a chance not just to show her recent work in a gallery setting, but to invite viewers inside it. “The Retelling,” on view now through Nov. 3, will be about more than showing her paintings. It’s also about revealing […]

Abstract painter Craig Stockwell

Abstract painter Craig Stockwell knows that his form of communication can seem chilly to some viewers and strives for the human touch to sing out in his work. His show “Love Songs,” which closes Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Gravity Gallery in North Adams, is his effort to take the work out of the intellectual […]

Rachel Howard @ Mass MoCA

Rachel Howard @ Mass MoCA

With her new show at Mass MoCA, British painter Rachel Howard’s reputation has preceded her.A former spot painter for Damien Hirst in the 1990s, Howard is now an acclaimed abstract painter, with the British newspaper The Telegraph proclaiming her “one of the finest abstract painters of her generation.” Her focus on dark topics, like sin […]

Barbara Ernst-Prey

When Mass MoCA asked watercolorist Barbara Ernst Prey to capture on canvas the pre-renovation state of its new wing, Building 6, for the space’s opening, Prey thought such a big event deserved a painting of equal magnitude. The result is her largest work to date, 8 feet by 15 feet, taking a year and a […]

John Walker

Painter John Walker first visited Maine in the 1970s, but it took him a couple of decades to figure out how to paint what he saw. “There was a long time of thinking it was impossible to paint Maine; it’s too beautiful, too scenic,” Walker says. He finally did, and his show From Seal Point, […]