Chapuis and Mattera: “Stop thinking and just gaze on something beautiful”

In the Boston Globe Cate McQuaid reports that some artists make art not as a means of provocation or cultural commentary, but for beauty’s sake. “Katharina Chapuis, who has a show at Alpha Gallery, and Joanne Mattera, who has encaustics (paintings made with pigmented wax) up at Arden Gallery, work in this realm. Both make … read more… “Chapuis and Mattera: “Stop thinking and just gaze on something beautiful””

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Aho at Alpha

In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid reports that Eric Aho’s earnest new paintings of the icy Vermont landscape are wild in more ways than one. “There’s the way he slashes paint over his canvas, with bold, big, unfettered strokes. And there are the places he portrays, plunging his viewers deep into a fire-scorched wood, or … read more… “Aho at Alpha”

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In Boston: Robert Ferrandini, William Bailey

“William Bailey,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA. Through Nov. 7.“Robert Ferrandini: New Paintings on Paper”, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA. Through Nov. 3. In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid reports: “Six years ago, artist Robert Ferrandini had a stroke that paralyzed his right painting hand. When he recovered sufficiently to return to his art, Ferrandini taught himself … read more… “In Boston: Robert Ferrandini, William Bailey”

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