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Provincetown and the Outer Cape have a long history of painting. The artist’s colony there is over 100 years old, and perhaps the oldest in the U.S. As with such places, there are certain subjects or motifs that are painted many times over the years by many artists. There is also a great deal of…

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The exhibition  “MANUS : ab.sum”  is rendered using the 19th Century photographic process known as Wet Plate Collodion. The work deals with hand-made attributes of creating photographic images of our environment … the building up, the habitation, and the abandonment of it … and of nature reclaiming its place. Drawing from a history of past…

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What began as a trek through the woods towards Fairy Beach, with canned chairs atop the heads of her children, fusing the paths of two wellie-wearing women … Amy Rockett-Todd met Antonia Small on that rocky beach the summer of 2012. As Jack, Antonia’s jack Russell,perched himself atop a nearby rock, the two discovered they were both…

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  Blake Leigh is our first BFA framing award winner. Providing professional framing advice to art students has been a long term goal of ours. In order to better understand how to accomplish this Metroframe has established a BFA framing award at the University of Minnesota.  Our goal is to help students understand the basics of…

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Providing professional framing advice to art students has been a long term goal of ours. For artists to be successful as they enter their professional life it is necessary to understand how to present their work professionally. After meeting with the director of graduate and undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, Metroframe has established…

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‘After Images’ is an evocation of classic paintings by Picasso, Modigliani, Schiele, and Ingres to which Arbus brings her own style and originality. “In emulating these paintings”, says Arbus,” The challenge for me has been to use much softer lighting than I have in the past and to figure out how to represent the sloped shoulders, elongated…

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The Art of Oleg Vassiliev surveys the career of one of the most important unofficial Soviet artists. This exhibition is the third in the series of remarkable one-man shows under the umbrella title Discovering Russian 20th Century Masters. The exhibition of Vassiliev’s works on paper includes the exciting House with the Mezzanine series, seven children’s books illustrated by…

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This fall we had the pleasure of working with Graphicstudio on a new project for Allan McCollum. We had worked with Graphicstudio on a previous project for the artist.  After that initial series, a commissioned version of the work entitled “One Thousand Women” was recently installed in the Chanel store in London. The Chanel installation features…

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