Monthly Archives: August 2016

Gloucestercast 197 with James @Eves3, Bobby Bobskill, @Ali4416 Cox, Karen Pischke, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C

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Gloucestercast 197 with James @Eves3, Bobby Bobskill, @Ali4416 Cox, Karen Pischke, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C

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Basil and savory from Karen Pischke

2016 Fireworks Cruise September 3rd– questions- info.enjoygloucester@comcast.net

EJ hosting a mug up-

Hi Joey,
I’m in moving mode this morning, but if you want to mention that Mom and I will be hosting a Mug Up on Saturday, 9/10 at 9:00am at 4 Kent Circle – coffee, deviled eggs and anything people might want to bring. Love, EJ

Fascinated With These Houseboat Instagram People-

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James Eves Cape Ann Giclee Living In A resort Community- Pigeon Cove Tavern

Pellet stove questions- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

Alicia School Starts This week- school lunch

Melissa Cox not running

New device for creating blog content/media viewing/taping the podcast Samsung Galaxy View is a beast of a tablet/tv for next to no money

Winged Creature Update- Murmation

Fireworks are a go

Reiki for seniors at Rose baker senior center third Fridays of the month starting September 16

Wings and waves will be exhibiting photos at the Addison Gilbert Art Gallery Lobby

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GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUNRISE, SHOREBIRDS, BLOSSOMS, AND MYSTERY GULL

Today’s daybreak scenesGood Harbor Beach Sunrise August 28, 2016 copyright Kim Smith

Sanderling copyright Kim SmithSleepy Sanderling in the morning light

Brown Gull copyright Kim SmithMystery brown gull. Possibly a juvenile Herring Gull however, its legs legs, feet, and head are unusually dark if that is the case. If you have a clue, please comment. Thank you!

Semipalmated Plover copyright Kim SmithSemipalmated Plover

Wildflower patch copyright Kim SmithOur neighbor Richie Arnold’s wildflower patchGood Harbor Beach Sunrise August 28 copyright Kim Smith

 

Today’s Wall Street Journal: Stuart Davis and Gloucester – masterpiece art and to this day a fishing port

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Bill Agee is an art historian and esteemed professor at Hunter. He completed the acclaimed Davis catalogue raissone (Yale University Press, 1991). His most recent book is Modern Art in America. Here he is on Stuart Davis (1892-1964) and Gloucester in today’s Wall Street Journal.

“Swing Landscape (1938)  is surely one of the greatest paintings of modern American art, a glorious summation of all Davis had been and was still to be. Swing Landscape, one of nine Davis mural projects was commissioned by the WPA. It was intended for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. But for reasons still unclear it was never installed, and in 1942 it was acquired by the Indiana University Art Museum, in Bloomington. Because of its intended location, over the years the mural has been misread as based on views of that bustling borough.

Rather, it depicts the boats, docks, houses and landscape of Gloucester, Mass., to this day a fishing port. Davis had spent summers there since 1915, and the subject was the culmination of a favorite motif that had appeared frequently in his art since at least 1924. Davis could be contrarian–for example suggesting a painting was about one thing when it was really about something else–and  here he turns these picturesque vistas, the subject of so much tourist art, into a serious, complex and ambitious mural. “

I wish this Agee excerpt was published  long before the September 25th closing of the Whitney Museum show, Stuart Davis in Full Swing. Back in June, WSJ published a couple of reviews including one by Karen Wilkin.

From the Whitney exhibit:

Using sketches he made of the waterfront in Gloucester, Massachusetts, he transformed masts, rigging, lobster traps, ladders, and striped poles into a vocabulary of overlapping, brightly colored shapes, all of equal intensity. To Davis, the result portrayed the “new materials, new spaces, new speeds, new time relations, new lights, and new colors” of modern America.

James Wechsler describes Davis subjects as triple distilled.

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Recent William Agee book

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