11 Books and Exhibits for Your Winter 2017 Design Fix

Here's where to go and what to read.


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Photograph courtesy of Griffin Museum

Light Years

Boston-based photographer Donna Tramontozzi captures the ephemeral nature of window reflections in a new exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, where 16 of her surreal images will be on display through early February.

11/29–2/5/17, 67 Shore Rd., Winchester, 781-729-1158, griffinmuseum.org.

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Courtesy of Daniel Roy

True Colors

Painter Daniel Roy painstakingly applies layers of pigment and glaze to create his vibrant works, many of which feature landforms or his signature blue sheep. Laconia Gallery presents a selection of the Connecticut artist’s new pieces, some inspired by a recent trip to Bhutan, in March.

3/3/17–3/26/17, 433 Harrison Ave., Boston, laconiagallery.com.

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Courtesy of Arden Gallery, Peonies and Common Yellowthroat Warbler, and Odessa and Bluebird, by Koo Schadler

Wild Things

Working out of her New Hampshire studio, painter Koo Schadler channels the natural beauty of flowers and animals in her whimsical still lifes and portraits. Up to a dozen new paintings, created with layers of handmade egg tempera, will be on show at the Arden Gallery in this solo exhibition of the Tufts grad’s work.

12/6–12/30, 129 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-0610, ardengallery.com.

Ed Emberley

Worcester Art Museum honors Ipswich-based children’s-book illustrator Ed Emberly with the artist’s first career retrospective, complete with original sketches, woodblock prints, and editorial mockups.

Through 4/9/17, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, 508-799-4406, worcesterart.org.

Samuel Bak

Drawing from his childhood in Nazi-occupied Poland, Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak ponders the meaning of justice in a series of new oil paintings at Pucker Gallery.

12/10–1/29/17, 240 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9473, puckergallery.com.

Lynda Schlosberg

Known for her ultra-colorful paintings with layered dots and dashes, artist Lynda Schlosberg graces Kingston Gallery with her latest abstract works this February.

2/1/17–2/26/17, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-423-4113, kingstongallery.com.


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Courtesy of Assouline, Studio Wall Drawing: Domestic Pairs-Lamps, by Keith Tyson / Photograph by Matthew Millman

Picture Perfect

Boasting more than 100 illustrations, Art House explores the decades-long collaboration between interior designer Gary Hutton and noted art collector Chara Schreyer. The dynamic duo teamed up on five luxurious abodes, each designed to showcase Schreyer’s museum-worthy compendium.

Out 11/22, $85, Assouline.

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Big Shot

The late fashion photographer Guy Bourdin is best remembered for his colorful contribu-tions to the pages of the French edition of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. A new hardcover, Guy Bourdin: Untouched, celebrates the French icon’s lesser-known black-and-white work, which helped launch his career in the 1950s.

Out 12/1, €58, Steidl.

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, by Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray

Highlighting the last decade of Sargent’s prolific career, this new volume details the painter’s murals at the Boston Public Library and Museum of Fine Arts, among other projects.

Out 1/10/17, $80, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Jimmie Durham: Retrospective, by Anne Ellegood

Native American artist and activist Jimmie Durham navigates complex political and social issues through his found-object sculptures, drawings, and photographs, all documented in this new text.

Out 1/25/17, $60, Prestel.

Cartier Magician, by François Chaille

Art historian François Chaille illuminates the innovation and craftsmanship behind jewelry powerhouse Cartier’s striking new collection in this hardcover.

Out 11/22, $125, Flammarion.