2019 SEASON PREVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS
The Schoolhouse Gallery is well known for presenting the finest in collaboration and new thought in our Provincetown gallery space and at a variety of fairs and outside exhibition projects.
We represent a roster of over 50 artists while maintaining a large inventory of related works. We produce a rigorous annual exhibition schedule designed to connect clients and visitors directly with our artist’s studios and to provide access to new and interesting ideas about contemporary art-making.
We are pleased in this our 22nd year to continue to offer a rich program of painting, photography, sculpture, and alternative material. Here is a preview of our season…
SPECIAL FOR 2019
TED LARSEN NEW WORK
August 9 – 28, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, August 9, 6:00 pm
It is our great pleasure to present a selection of new sculpture from Ted Larsen from August 9 through 28, 2019. Ted Larsen (b. 1964, USA) is a nationally exhibiting artist and Pollock-Krasner Foundation recipient with a BA from Northern Arizona University. The work he creates supply commentary on minimalist belief systems and the ultimate importance of High Art practice. Since 2001, Larsen has used alternative and salvage materials in his studio exercises.
Ted Larsen’s work has been exhibited widely in museums in the US, including the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, The Albuquerque Museum, The Amarillo Museum of Art, The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as in over eighty gallery exhibitions. He has received grants from the Surdna Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation, as well as residencies with the Edward F. Albee Foundation and Asilah Arts Festival in Morocco, where he was the selected to be the USA representative. He has guest lectured at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts in Greenville, South Carolina; University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California; The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Texas Society of Architects, Dallas, Texas.
Larsen has been featured in Art in American, ArtNews, SouthWest Art, Mountain Living, Architectural Digest, Sculpture Magazine, and Art Gallery International magazines. He has had reviews in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Denver Post, and The Dallas Morning News amongst others. Larsen’s work appears in the books Art On The Edge, Biennial Southwest, The Curtain of Trees, New American Paintings, and Millennium Collection. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) produced an interview with Larsen.
Ted Larsen is included in the collections of The New Mexico Museum of Art, The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Proctor & Gamble, The Bolivian Consulate, Reader’s Digest, PepsiCo, The University of Miami, The University of Texas, Krasel Art Center, Dreyfus Funds, JP Morgan Chase, Forbes and Pioneer Hi-Bred, Inc.
DONALD TRAVER MULTIVERSE PAINTINGS
August 9 – 28, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, August 9, 6:00 pm
The Gallery is pleased to present large scale paintings by Donald Traver. Donald has been a presence in the art scene since 1980 in the early days of the East Village Art explosion – exhibiting at the forefront of experimental art spaces including Massino Audiello gallery and culminating with a survey show at White Columns, NYC in 1992. His work is in the collections of the Whitney and Getty Museums.
Presented paintings are from the Sand and Multiverse series. The abstract style of these paintings is associated with the New York expression of the International tradition. Donald uses beautiful pigments and applies them with a great variety of brushes using gestural technique. “It is an adventure to work on these paintings, he says, A gesture, flicker of the wrist creates a universe.” These immersive paintings evoke starry skies, grains of sand, blades of grass, summer landscapes.
Donald is interested in how people live with art and the relationship between non-objective paintings and the spaces they inhabit. His current show at the Ralph Pucci International in New York illustrates the synergy that happens when art is accompanied by innovative and exquisite handcrafted furniture. For summer, 2019 Donald’s paintings will be included in Elle Decor Townhouse design show in Manhattan. He is also featured in the book Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint by Catherine Kernan which was released in May 2019.
IN THE GALLERIES:
The recurring subject of Sandra Ramos’s work is the artist’s painful experiences living in and parting with Cuba, and the country’s drastic upheavals of the early 1990s. The themes she explores include the severing of family ties and the loss of childhood or innocence; these autobiographical recollections become a metaphor for greater political, social, and economic concerns. Ramos’s works on paper, engravings, and installations are frequently strung together with a visual narrative in which the artist is cast as the main protagonist, embodied as a child-like explorer. Her drawings sometimes contain collaged materials culled from her day-to-day experiences, like maps and passport pages.
This exhibition marks Sandra Ramos’ return to Provincetown after over a decade. She was the first Resident at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center’s Cuban Exchange Program.
For 2019 It is our great pleasure to present our first exhibit with Kristen Schiele from August 30 – September 29, 2019.For this exhibition we will present a suite of works on paper, images of women drawn/ painted with line and color that seem to incorporate the strength of urban architecture, the history of masks and tribal garb, resistance to the the legacy of the female subject in the painter’s patriarchal gaze, and the action of the moment between abstraction and figuration.
Schiele holds a BA in Visual arts from Indiana University, a MFA from the American University in Washington DC, and has studied at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her works on paper and silkscreen graphic novel is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of art and the Museum of Modern Art. She has been selected for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Bronx AIM Artist in the Marketplace, the Workspace Residency Program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Ucross, Fountainhead, DNA and Wassaic Art Residencies. She has exhibited in the Torrence Art Museum, Corcoran Museum of art, Printed Matter Book Fair at PS1 Moma and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. She has been reviewed in the New York Times, Berliner Morgenpost, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters among others. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Francis Olschafskie, who lives in Truro and outside of Boston, holds an undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art (where he met master art photographers Minor White and Walker Evans) and a graduate degree from MIT. There, he essentially taught himself to write image-making software for a room-size computer, and remains passionate about technology and invention.
Photography and image printing is another passion. An expert of the medium even before the digital revolution, he brings a wealth of history beginning with the birth of photography to his use of digital equipment, cameras with finely calibrated lenses and digital printers sensitive enough to produce exquisitely detailed prints.
Olschafskie travels widely, making images on the streets and in the museums of London, Paris and elsewhere. He will exhibit new work at the gallery from August 9 – 28, 2019.
Nona Hershey was born in New York City in 1946 and has had more than 20 solo exhibitions. She is a distinguished professor and taught at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy and Tokyo, Japan; and at The Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Her work is included in public and corporate collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Library of Congress, Boston Public Library, Harvard Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, CT, Minnesota Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Corcoran Museum of Art, Crakow National Museum, Museo Civico, Piacenza, Museo Municipal, Caracas, and the National Print Cabinet, Rome. She has participated in over 150 Print Biennials and Group Exhibitions internationally. Numerous solo exhibitions include those at Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY; Dolan Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy; Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Miller Block Gallery, and Soprafina Gallery, Boston,MA. Editions of her prints have been published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Associated American Artists, NY, Mary Ryan Gallery, NY, Laboratorio Artivisive, Foggia, Italy, Lario Cadorago, Como, Italy, Associazione Amici dell’Arte, Piacenza, Italy, Il Ponte Editrice, Rome, Italy, Hartford Art School, CT, The Print Club of Rochester, NY, and The University Print Club, Cleveland, OH.
She has had residency grants at the Asillah Forum Foundation, Morocco; Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland; Ucross Foundation, WY; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Vermont Studio Center; and twice at the MacDowell Colony, NH. She taught printmaking at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy for 12 years and at Temple University’s Tokyo program for one year. Since September 1993, Ms. Hershey has been Professor and Coordinator of the Printmaking Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She was awarded a Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant, A Massachusetts Cultural Council Award and in 2018, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Award.
She will exhibit new works on paper from June 28 – July 17, 2019
NEW at SCHOOLHOUSE
The gallery is pleased to welcome DAVID AYLSWORTH to the gallery for this 2019 season. Aylsworth was born in Tiffin, Ohio in 1966. He received a B.F.A. from Kent State University in 1989. From 1989 to 1991 he was a Core Fellow and Resident at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2001, The a ten-year survey of his work traveled to the Galveston Art Center, Texas A&M University in Commerce and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Aylsworth has been a recent recipient of an Artadia Award Houston and an Individual Artist Grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County in 2005. In 2012 a 64 page book was published on Aylsworth’s work and featured an essay by Kurt Mueller and an interview between the artist and Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection in Houston. In 2013 the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston included Aylsworth as part of its six-part 65th anniversary exhibition featuring abstract painting, curated by director Bill Arning. He lives and works in Houston, Texas.
2019 Exhibition Schedule
APRIL 26 – JUNE 9 MEMORY LOVES TIME
JUNE 10 – 17
Alan Strack (light-reel.com)/ Amy Arbus and Martha Posner/ Lauren Ewing/ Faith Hubley/
Kahn & Selesnick/ Jefferson Hayman/ Joel Janowitz
JUNE 28 – JULY 17
Kahn & Selesnick/ Nona Hershey/ Amy Arbus & Martha Posner/ Lauren Ewing/ J
efferson Hayman/ Joel Janowitz/ William Hamlin
JULY 19 – AUG 7
Michael O’Briant/Breon Dunigan/ Anne Beresford/ David Hilliard/ Charlie Welch/
Stephen Vassilakos/ William Scully
AUG 9 – 28
Ted Larsen/ Donald Traver/Mark Adams/ Clark Derbes/ Francis Olschafskie/ Ellen Rich/
Lynne Kortenhaus/ Vicky Tomayko
AUG 30 – SEPT 29
Bailey Bob Bailey/Mike Carroll/Damien Hoar de Galvan/ Sarah Lutz/ Sandra Ramos/ Kristen Schiele/
Anne Smith/ Rebecca Doughty/ Anna Poor