2021 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 24th year to continue to offer a rich program of painting, photography, sculpture, and alternative material. Here is a preview of our 2021 season…
SPECIAL FOR 2021 SEASON
HAN FENG/ NEW WORK
August 13 – September 1, 2021
A celebrated fashion and costume designer, Han Feng began working in photography several years ago when colleagues and friends complimented her on her eye for the medium and challenged her to pick up a camera. A close friend, American photographer Lois Conner, helped her learn the fundamentals of the camera, and before long she was making landscapes in her hometown of Hangzhou, China. When the pandemic hit, she turned to combining meaningful and ephemeral objects from her kitchen and studio in New York. Conner as well as other artists and curator friends quickly noted that she had found her photographic voice.
The Gift , the title of the exhibition comes from her love of ceramics, cuisine, and photography. All the fruits and vegetables in the images were sourced from local specialty and farmers markets in New York City. The ceramic objects and sculptures used in her photographs are gifts from artists around the world as well as pieces from her private collection. “The earth gives us these beautiful even ordinary things,” she says referring to the food objects in her pictures. “I love to share them with friends, I really feel like they are a gift.” Intimate dinner parties she hosts at her studios in New York and Shanghai build on classic Chinese dishes often with an international fusion, much like her still life assemblages.
“During this strange period, I was looking at the many stones, rocks, sculptures, vases, and antiques I have collected from China and the U.S.,” said Han Feng recently. “I began to assemble them and create a small stage on a family table that’s over 100 years old. It was almost like making a Chinese soup with lots of ingredients. Other photographers, artists, curators, and friends were very positive about the work, and it really touched me and encouraged me to keep going. There is often a fragile moment where there is the chance that all the objects could fall down and sometimes during a shoot they would. There is a lot of surprise, fun and joy in the photographs.”
July 23 – August 11, 2021
JENNIFER AMADEO-HOLL lives and works in Boston and has exhibited nationally and internationally, including in Sweden, Finland and Chile and a touring exhibit of South America and Asia. She has received a NEFA award, a NEFA -Benton award, a Trustman Fellowship, the Harvard-McCord Arts Prize, and a two-year Swedish Institute Fellowship. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including AFA Konstförening, Biogen, Cristal CCU, Fidelity, Excel, Harvard Management, The London School of Economics, Meditech, Oxfam, Svenska Institut, Swedish Television and Wechsler Ross NY. Jennifer has exhibited at the gallery since 2000.
IN THE GALLERIES:
Theatre of Operations:
The public is warmly invited to an exhibition of work by Kahn & Selesnick at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) curated by Mark Adams and Maura Coughlin. The exhibition is on view September 18 – November 1, 2020.
We are thrilled to present Iconic, an exhibition of photographs hand selected from this important photographer’s significant career during which she has defined the form’s possibilities and legacy.
July 24 – August 10
Ramon Alcolea will present a suite of new wall sculptures titled, ‘MAJA’ in an exhibition scheduled from September 4 – October 4.
Alcolea was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1958. He attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York City. He has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts. He has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, the Cummington Community of the Arts, and the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation as well as a fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
He has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and his work is in numerous collections including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His work has been written about in The Honolulu Advertiser, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Provincetown Arts, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.
NEWS FOR 2020 SEASON
We have joined forces with Ptown Gallery Stroll, a newly formed group of more than thirty galleries in Provincetown working together to provide information about how to safely engage with the arts in the nation’s oldest continuous art colony. The Ptown Gallery Stroll is working collectively to ensure that art collectors, buyers and visitors realize that Provincetown galleries are operating in the current health crisis and travel conditions. This important alliance of small business and its new web site guide people through our spaces, both virtually and physically, and offer safe assistance with viewing and purchasing art. On www.ptowngallerystroll.com you can see streaming content from over 30 art galleries, obtain information about how to safely visit the galleries in person and how to continue to engage with arts and culture in Provincetown in new ways. The group is committed to following safety protocols and to extending a warm invitation to discover or continue to explore the material culture, townscape and the natural beauty of Provincetown and the Outer Cope. Visit www.ptowngallerystroll.com for more information.
JUNE 5 – 27, 2020
Pompette ~ Including: Kahn & Selesnick/ Mark Adams/ Ramon Alcolea/ Bailey Bob Bailey/ Anne Beresford/ Jen Bradley/ Kathy Cotter/ Marty Davis/ Rebecca Doughty/ Breon Dunigan/ Damien Hoar de Galvan/ Elliott Green/ Jefferson Hayman/ Joel Janowitz/ Lynne Kortenhaus/ Sebastian Li/ Sarah Lutz/ Jeannie Motherwell/ Anna Poor/ Sandra Ramos/ Donald Traver/ Andre Van der Wende
JULY 3 – 19, 2020
Proximate A group show of gallery artists with projects from Vicky Tomayko, Paul Stopforth, Lauren Ewing, Kahn & Selesnick, Frankie Rice
JULY 24 – AUGUST 10, 2020
Amy Arbus/ Breon Dunigan/ Lynne Kortenhaus/ Jeannie Motherwell
AUGUST 14 – 31, 2020
Mark Adams/ Rebecca Doughty/ Francis Olschafskie/ Ellen Rich/ Jason Rohlf/ Frankie Rice
SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 4, 2020
Ramon Alcolea/ Bailey Bob Bailey/ Sarah Lutz/ Dermot Meagher/ Richard Saja/ Simone Siegel
SEPTEMBER 18 – NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Kahn & Selesnick @ PAAM