Neil Drevitson: Seeking Beauty in the Natural World
May 2 - July 5
Reception: Thursday, May 7, 5:30 – 7 pm
Neil Drevitson, A.W.S., P.S.A., is a master in the Boston School of Painting tradition, and a former student of Robert Douglas Hunter. His paintings are much sought-after by collectors, receiving many prestigious awards throughout his 40-year painting career. Neil is known for impressionistic landscapes, often completed on location. While the majority of his work is in pastel, Neil began as a watercolorist, and still paints an occasional watercolor or oil painting.
Image: "North Atlantic"
Plein Air Painters of America: Looking East
June 6 - August 30
The Plein-Air Painters of America is a small group of accomplished professionals who are dedicated to painting from life and to using field studies as the inspiration for studio works. Since organizing in 1986 on Catalina Island, PAPA put plein-air "paintouts" on the national stage, attracting a global audience of art collectors and spawning seedling shows that have bloomed across the country.
Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Abstraction
July 9 - August 9
Featuring selected artists from Deborah Forman's newest book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction, this exhibition will highlight the depth and breadth of abstraction in its many varied forms.
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Forty–five Cape Cod artists working in abstraction are featured in this book, which displays more than 400 images of their work. Based on her interviews with the artists, Deborah Forman writes about their aspirations and approaches. The art, which includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, and prints, shows a range of approaches to abstraction, from those that include an interpreted element of the real world to others that are completely non-objective. Learn about the artists’ lives, their inspirations, how they proceeded on the path to abstraction, and the ideas behind their works. Abstraction’s place in art history is explored, as well as its relationships to other movements. The narrative gives insight into the creative talents of the artists and provides an understanding of abstract art in relationship to the world art scene.
Deborah Forman is the author of Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony; Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea; and Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places, all published by Schiffer Publishing. Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction will be out this spring. Deborah was the features editor of the Cape Cod Times and editor in chief of Cape Cod VIEW magazine. She has written for a number of publications including the Cape Cod Times, where she presently writes a regular column on art; Cape Cod View; Cape Cod Life; and Art New England. She wrote the script and conducted the interviews for Art In Its Soul, a documentary on the history of the Provincetown art colony, aired on Boston’s WGBH and public television stations nationwide. She has a degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, and has studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art.
Clearly: Glass as Sculpture
September 5 - November 15
In Clearly: Glass as Sculpture, the stage is set to explore a wide range of glass sculpture created by regional artists working in this medium. A few artists will be selected and recognized for their contributions by the director of the Fuller Craft Museum, Jonathan L. Fairbanks, who will also give a presentation on the history of glass. Informative demonstrations by participating artists on the various techniques used to create glass sculpture will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.
Michael Giaquinto, CCMoA Exhibitions Curator, states, "Clearly: Glass as Sculpture is inspired by the artists who create ways to expand their unique knowledge of the process. This exhibition includes techniques of their glass-making that is presented in many styles and forms created by the artist."
Image: Benton Jones, "Where the Sea Meets the Shore," detail