2018 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 21st year to continue to offer a rich program of painting, photography, sculpture, and alternative material. Here is a preview of our season…
SPECIAL FOR 2018:
ELLIOTT GREEN NEW PAINTINGS
August 10 – 29, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, August 10, 6:00 pm
It is our great pleasure to present a selection of new paintings from Elliott Green from August 10 through 29, 2018. Elliott Green was born in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to New York City as a young man and lived there for twenty-four years. In 2005 he moved to Athens, New York, a small town situated between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. He has received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Rome Prize (2011), and an Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize, along with numerous residency grants.
IN THE GALLERIES:
SARAH LUTZ was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1967 but lived most of her childhood in Vermont and Guatemala. She holds a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from The American University. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited widely, including solo and group exhibitions at The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, The Richmond Art Center, Windsor, CT, INK Miami, the E/AB Fair, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Galleries at Skidmore College and The Painting Center, Lohin Geduld Gallery and Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York. The artist has received fellowships from Dartmouth College, the Vermont Studio Center, and MAPSpace in Port Chester, NY and her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Tang Museum, and The Art in Embassies Program. She has exhibited annually in Provincetown, MA since 2002 where she is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery. In 2013 Lutz was interviewed by Jennifer Samet for Beer with a Painter on Hyperallergic and in 2015 she was the subject of an Artist Profile in Provincetown Arts Magazine. She lives and works in New York City and Truro, Massachusetts with her husband and their two daughters.
Sarah will present new paintings in the gallery August 10 – 29, 2018
For 2018 It is our great pleasure to present two exhibits with Rebecca Doughty. First How I Roll will be on view from July 20 – August 8, 2018. For this project Rebecca presents an ongoing series of playful, informal works on paper. In these loosely drawn, gently satirical portraits, characters speak their favorite commentaries, judgements and inspirational catch-phrases, which are literally written on their faces.
Then from August 31 – Sept. 19, 2018 we will present New paintings (noodles): Rebecca Doughty’s paintings have long used animal characters as the players in her comic and tragic human dramas. In these new small-scale paintings, her figures grapple with the complications of their bodily selves, and the limits of the painting edges. Their tangled bodies become the drama, enacting their inner and outer predicaments.
ANNA POOR is expanding her series, ‘Since St. Sebastian was no help’. Anna Poor continues to investigate the juxtaposition between fabricated myths, art history and the political climate. These new anthropomorphic pieces find themselves adrift, in boats too small, with wheels frozen in place. A circus of Shipwrecked souls in horror and humor
Anna culls references from the old English salt fired ceramic Martin Bros, Giacometti, Renaissance groupings, and the Pieta, balancing maternal care and love with distracted neglect. The human condition, trying to be brave and foolish, with genitalia and wings for all to see.
This show will be a continuation of exploration into high fired, salt glazed ceramics and unique bronzes
PAUL STOPFORTH continues his quest into making material icons with a new series of portraits that will be exhibited from August 31 – Sept. 19. This sequence of gouache and acrylic paintings on 12 x 12″ wood panels see the return of the figure to his work after a residency on Robben Island in 2004 opened an investigation into the landscape. Paul mines the earth and its history for sites that have seen movements and suffering brought about by political shifts and patriarchal conflicts as sources for the work. These sites are places where wounds and healing, strife and kindness, death and breath have altered the skin of the planet. The figures in his work are representatives from specific cultures, political movements, resistances and communities of suffering and hope. They take universal positions, or they interject, interrupt and give language to the ways that politics and power disrupt and distort the lives of householders throughout history. A sculptor as well, Paul’s images are born in drawing, rendered with paint, and maintain the tension of essential symbols and objects.
NEW at SCHOOLHOUSE
The gallery is pleased to welcome ANNE BERESFORD to our roster of exhibitors and eager to share her prints and drawings with our friends.
Born in Indiana, Beresford has been working as an artist for most of the time since then. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at such venues as the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, the University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass (Amherst), The International Print Center (NYC), Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston) and Gallery Hasta, Hyderabad, India. In addition to painting, drawing, printmaking etc etc, she has been a professional actor, performing with The American National Theater Co., The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. and The Cornerstone Theater Co, L.A. etc. Favorite roles include Beatrice, Lulu, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Winnie & a Rhine Maiden.
Beresford has taught at the Bow and Arrow Press (Book Arts) in Cambridge, MA, at the Art Institute of Boston, at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA and as an Assistant Professor in the Visual & Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University. She holds an MA from New York University and a BA from Harvard University.
Beresford’s work is included in a number of public & private collections, including the The Houghton Rare Book Library, Harvard University, University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Boston College, Boston Public Library & The New York Public Library.
JASON ROHLF makes vibrant and textured acrylic and collage paintings. Layers are painted over and over again; the final result hints at a hidden history as traces of previous layers are revealed as texture. City streets, digital media, and maps have been important influences of Rohlf’s work. Projects include a collaboration with Oehme Graphics where he created the “Field Guides Print Project” that included a suite of unique monotypes and solar plate editions, and most recently a screenprinted edition for Folioleaf. His current project, ‘The Shop Rag Project’ will be featured in August 2018 at the gallery.
Originally from Milwaukee, Rohlf moved to Brooklyn in 1999. He was exhibited his work across the United States, created a public installation for the MTA, and has lectured for the Pratt Institute, Bowling Green University and Lawrence University among others. He is the recipient of the Sam and Adelle Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residency.
LYNNE KORTENHAUS was raised on a 26-acre New Jersey farm among makers—her grandfather cultivated the land and her grandmother and mother brought the fruits of his labor to the table daily. Early on, Lynne was influenced by this homesteading heritage. She used her grandmother’s Singer sewing machine to craft her own dresses from Vogue patterns, and learned the art of crochet. She took this joy of making to the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a BFA in 1973 and an MFA in 1975. Lynne spent her final year studying drawing and printmaking in Florence, Italy. The technical, process-driven demands of printmaking satisfy her obsessive nature; she has been dedicated to refining her craft ever since. Lynne has always lived close to the sea—she has residences in Charlestown and Provincetown, MA, and Clearwater, FL—and her art is deeply influenced by the changing moods of the shoreline in every season. Wherever she travels, she photographs natural moments and uses these images to inspire her work. She is particularly drawn to the reflection of light on land and ocean, and the Atlantic coast’s ever-changing tides and dunes. Lynne is a passionate supporter of the fine arts community. She is a member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum; a Director’s Circle member of the Institute of Contemporary Art; and a trustee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is currently the chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of Boston. She is a contributing artist to the annual FAWC Monoprint Project, originally established by Michael Mazur and currently directed and curated by artist Bert Yarborough.
In 2018 we continue our series of projects with Jefferson Hayman, who’s installations of his photographs presented in artist-made frames are well known. Look for his work in August and again with us at Field + Supply in Kingston, NY in October.
2018 Exhibition Schedule
MARCH 25 – MAY 9, 2018
May 11 – June 10, 2018
The Visual Thread – Inspiration & The Fine Arts Work Center
June 13 – 19, 2018
The Provincetown International Film Festival: 20 x 20/ Portraits by Henny Garfunkel
Lauren Ewing: Various Works
June 22 – July 18, 2018
Ramon Alcolea/ Anne Beresford/ Barry Balczun / Simone Siegel/ Andre Van Der Wende/ Adrian Fernandez (Project)
July 20 – August 8, 2018
Jennifer Amadeo-Holl/ Amy Arbus/ Kahn & Selesnick/ Lynne Kortenhaus/ Anna Poor/ Rebecca Doughty (Project)
August 10 – 29, 2018
Damien Hoar de Galvan/ Elliott Green/ Sarah Lutz/ Eileen Myles/ Francis Olschafskie/ Jason Rohlf
Project: Jefferson Hayman/ Project: Richard Klein
August 31 – Sept. 19, 2018
Mark Adams/ Marty Davis/ Rebecca Doughty/ Nona Hershey/ Ted Kincaid/ Paul Stopforth