Mike Wright Sculptures
March 14 - April 26, 2015
Opening Reception: March 19, 5:30 - 7 pm
Gallery Talks: March 26, 1 pm; April 9, 2 pm
Mike Wright creates non-objective assemblages constructed of found painted wood and cast-off materials, inspired by the early Provincetown Modernists Blanche Lazzell, William Freed and Lillian Orlowsky. She considers abstracted architectural elements - man-made structures, vertical supports and formal divisions of space in her creations, and the varied textural qualities of the surfaces. She never paints the wood herself, but incorporates what she finds as part of the total composition. Walking the beaches and town streets to find "pieces of Provincetown" and sorts her collections, then waits and listens for the materials to tell her what it wants to be.
Image: "After Lazzell's Painting XII"
Erica Adams, Emily Berger, Joanne Freeman, Sarah Hinckley, Joanne Mattera, Mira Schor
March 7 - May 31, 2015
Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 19, 4 pm
Reception: March 19, 5:30 - 7 pm
Panel Discussion with the Artists: Saturday, May 9, 2 pm
Sarah Hinckley, one of the six artists in this extraordinary exhibition, has summed up a description for this show:
These six artists have spent their lives coming to the Cape. Their experience, made manifest in their artwork, shows the many unique ways people internalize and respond to nature, and to this specific landscape. Light, reflection, and space are metaphors that could easily describe the unique beauty of the Cape, but are also part of the language utilized in painting. Reflection in particular, could describe the mindset of the artist at work. I hope to begin a community discussion regarding the formal aspects involved in creating a painting, and of the awareness and poetic individuation inherent to this process.
Image: "And the Wind Whispers"
The Figure: Changes in Vision
Curated by Museum Docents: Gail Burke, Maureen Callahan, Elinor Freedman, Judy McElroy, Karen Pryce, Gail Scannell
January 24 - May 3, 2015
Reception: Thursday, January 22, 5:30 - 7 pm
Gallery Talk: January 29, 2 pm; Exhibitions Curator, Michael Giaquinto
Gallery Talk: March 26, 2 pm; by the Docent Curators
This exhibition speaks to the uniqueness of the individual artist's vocabulary and vision and its ability to persuade and compel the viewer to engage.
The human form has been depicted by artists throughout the ages. The exhibit explores the varied interpretation of the human form by noted Cape Cod artists demonstrating a spectrum of style, medium, and subject. Whether the approach is traditional or embraces new technologies, the evolution of figures at work or play embrace stylistic elements of classic portraiture and the unconventional. Expression is lyrical to the provocative.
From Gordon Hansen's representational "Artist in his Studio" to William Littlefield's abstract expressionist "Figures of Terror", we see artists continue to push for a new language that compels you to see the figure through their eyes. As you view the computer-generated imagery of Jan Collins Selman's "The Arrival of Thought", Arnold Geissbuhler's organic bronze "Female Figure" or Robert Henry's expressionist portrait "Lillian 3", the viewer experiences the diverse creative richness that defines artists and transforms art.
Image: Nanno de Groot, "Ladies by the River"