MARK ADAMS/ LYNNE KORTENHAUS/ TED LARSEN/ FRANCIS OLSCHAFSKIE/
ELLEN RICH/ DONALD TRAVER/ CLARK DERBES/ VICKY TOMAYKO
MARK ADAMS is a painter, printmaker, and a cartographer with the National Park Service and has been based on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard since 1987. He exhibits regularly at The Schoolhouse Gallery where he has focused on works of art that use layered images of maps, personal notebook pages, text, data and images of animals and friends in light accumulation on paper and wood panels. This work is about things that imperfectly represent the nature to our society, harvesting curiosity, wonderment and a little biology as source material
Currently he is focused on issues having to do with immigration, migration, refugees and the injustice and strife around the great human movements occurring today.
Adams has taught at the Provincetown Art Association, Castle Hill Center for the Arts (Truro MA), and the Provincetown School Academy program and as a guest in the MFA program of the Fine Arts Work Center/Massachusetts College of Art. He has studied ecology, landscape architecture, printmaking and photography at University of California, Berkeley, California College of Arts and Crafts and studied with artists at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He also worked as a wildlife field biologist, scientific illustrator, forest fire fighter, gymnastics coach. His current interests include geologic time, taxonomies, coordinate systems and layering of information in maps. Mark’s solo exhibition titled, ‘MARK ADAMS: EXPEDITION’ took place at the The Provincetown Art Association and Museum from Setember 29 – November 12, 2017.
For this exhibition we present a constructed environment layered with images made on wood and paper with inks, paint and graphite.
LYNNE KORTENHAUS will exhibit a new suite of monotypes on paper. This recent group of work reflects the artist’s desire to use less material objects and rely more on the use of her brush stroke and color. Cut paper either collaged or using chine colle on the plate creates clear shapes in strong and vivid colors to move the eye across the image. The overall feeling is immediate and free.
Lynne 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 and is a member of the Boston Printmakers.
We are thrilled to announce a n exhibition of new sculpture from TED LARSEN. Several years in the planning, this exhibit includes twelve sculptures made from materials including salvaged steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone and vulcanized rubber. The small-scale wall works on view are beautiful and enigmatic and employ scale, color, proportion and space to suggest how time, light and our reciprocal participation with material culture can make something elegant and inexplicable.
TED LARSEN (b. 1964, USA) is an internationally 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.
FRANCIS W. OLSCHAFSKIE has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris; the Isentan Museum, Tokyo, the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, the Tisch School at NYU, New York, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Vermont, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, the Fine Arts Work Center and artStrand Gallery in Provincetown, MA. In 2014, Francis Olschafskie’s work was exhibited in the “Message and Means” exhibition at Columbia University. The exhibition is a review of the work of the influential MIT Media Lab’s Visible Language Workshop. In 2011, as part of “Paris Photo”, Francis’s work was featured in an exhibition entitled EXPOSITION ÉCLATS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE at le musée Adrien Mentienne , Bry-sur-Marne. In March of 2009 Francis’s work was included in the exhibition ‘Artists Books as Culture’ at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. In 2007 he was honored and presented an honorarium at the state of the city address by the mayor of Bry Sur Marne in France for his work at the Daguerre Association. In 2008 Olschafskie’s photographs were placed in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
Mr. Olschafskie did his graduate work at the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his undergraduate studies in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art. He has been a faculty member at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, in NYC, The International Center of Photography in NYC, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Photography, Art History and Digital Technology.
For this exhibition we will present new color photographs.
ELLEN RICH often works with cut paper to form abstract color-driven paper sculptures. Her recent suite of paintings are more closely tethered to a traditional painting format (acrylic on canvas) seem new, however her skill at making art that feels fresh, alive and on time drives the work and connects it to previous bodies of work, keeping us in a conversation about the joy of color and the satisfaction of painting that begins and end with emotion.
After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and receiving a Traveling Scholarship her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including the Genovese Sullivan Gallery, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College, the Maine Center for Contemporary Art, the New England School of Art and Design and most recently the Essex Art Center. Her buoyant, color-rich art occupies a space somewhere between two and three dimensions and is in the collections of Wellington Management, Meditech, Simmons College as well as many private collections.
For this exhibition we will present new paintings.
We are pleased to present a special exhibition of new paintings by DONALD TRAVER titled The Multiverse Paintings. Among other things these works were inspired by being at the water’s edge and looking at glistening wet sand as the sun passed from afternoon into evening. Donald noticed how the sand responded to moisture and light and wanted to find a way to render the difficulty of describing seeing and remembering something as the light recedes; or how to paint a memory as it is happening. Donald is an artist who has made work about energy for many years employing skill with color and masterful execution to make paintings, prints and drawings that use accumulation, disbursement, and radiant motion as an operating system.
Traver received his BFA from SUNY, New Paltz, NY, and lives and works in New York. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Recent solo exhibitions include, Gregory Lind Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR; White Columns, New York, NY; Krygier / Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY. He has participated in group shows at Edward Thorp Gallery, NY; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY; Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY; The Work Space, New York, NY; University of Texas, Dallas, TX; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY; NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL; Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, NY; Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; Galeria Fucares, Madrid, Spain and Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH. Public Collections include: Chase Bank, Fogg Art Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, IBM, The Progressive Corporation, The Queens Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University.
PROJECT: For over a decade CLARK DERBES has salvaged large hardwood trunks from arborists in the area surrounding his studio and carved these trunks with his chainsaw, honing them into raw shapes and meticulously painting them with a variety of complex visual systems, patterns and patina processes to make dimensional sculpture in a variety of sizes. He uses new distributions of light and color to playfully shift space and undermine habitual viewing systems, asking viewers to question their perceptions and remain constant as the joy of color guides us to the delight of the unexpected.
Clark Derbes also makes paintings, works on paper and large public installations. He was born in New Orleans, LA in 1978 and raised in Baton Rouge where he remains closely tied to the community and where several of his large-scale commissioned projects can be seen. He also makes large ‘self-commissioned’ public works designed to keep fluid the dialogue between free art and the material culture found in museums and other institutions. Derbes earned a BFA at Louisiana State University and exhibits extensively throughout the US. He has made his home in Vermont since 2002.
This project will feature new works from summer 2019.
PROJECT: VICKY TOMAYKO will present a suite of new monotypes. Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints. She teaches at Cape Cod Community College, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Summer Program. She manages the print studio for the Fine Arts Work Center during the 7 month Residency Program, and for the Massachusetts College of Art Low Residency Masters Program, providing workshops and one-on-one instruction. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Orleans for ten years. Tomayko was assistant professor of printmaking at Connecticut College, 1979 through 1981, and was awarded a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in 1985. She received an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University, and has been the recipient of two Ford Foundation Grants. She is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery and has been included in exhibitions in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Basel,Venice, Istanbul, Basel, and Melbourne.