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Thu, May 04


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: "Dune Shacks of Provincetown" by Jane Paradise

Gallery Talk 4 pm - 5 pm Reception 5 pm - 6:30 pm RSVP Appreciated

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Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: "Dune Shacks of Provincetown" by Jane Paradise
Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: "Dune Shacks of Provincetown" by Jane Paradise

Time & Location

May 04, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


The Exhibition, Dune Shacks of Provincetown will be on view at the Cape Cod Museum of Art May 3 - July 30, 2023. 

Reception, Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm 

Dune Shacks of Provincetown is both a monograph of 90+ interpretive color photographs by Jane Paradise and a cultural history of the shacks as told by the people who stayed there. Text and image have equal weight but tell different aspects of the same story. These excerpts of conversation and insights from both historical and contemporary voices illuminate and reverberate with the photographs that explore exteriors and interiors of current shacks, as well as the breathtaking and isolated surrounding dune landscapes and ocean. Paradise created this work during artist residencies and visits in different shacks over more than a decade. She worked with Creative Director Joanne Dugan in developing and designing this book.

The synergy between text and image creates a direct, palpable experience for the reader of what it feels like to actually be there, and offers a compelling first-person view of the unique, historic Provincetown shack culture.

An internationally recognized photographer and Provincetown resident, Jane Paradise captures the profound and intimate connections between people and their environments.

She is represented by Alden Gallery in Provincetown MA and Galatea Fine Art in Boston. Her photographs have been featured and exhibited in solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA, Art Space in Raleigh NC, Gallery Ehva in Provincetown, Simmons College in Boston MA, and Houston Center for Photography. Internationally Paradise has shown at the International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography (Argentina, Spain, and Germany), and the Gallery of Photography in Ireland. Paradise was a 2017 and 2014 Photolucida finalist. Paradise’s work has been included and received honors in numerous juried shows including at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Southeast Museum of Photography, Danforth Art New England Photo Biennial, Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Worldwide Photo Biennial and RayKo Gallery in San Francisco.

She has curated shows at Galatea Fine Art and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum including the 2022 Rowland Scherman: Spirit of the 60’s, 2016 Elman+ Holt: The Outer Cape Colony as well as the 2015 After Images show by Amy Arbus, and the upcoming 2023 show of artist Elisabeth Pearl.

Her photographs have been published in magazines and are published in the book Strength and Grace: Elegy for Love and in Summertime, a Chronicle book. Her Provincetown dune shack portfolio was featured in Still Points Arts Quarterly. Her photographs are in the collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography and in many private collections in the United States and Europe.

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