RAMON ALCOLEA/ BAILEY BOB BAILEY/ DAMIEN HOAR DE GALVAN/ SARAH
LUTZ/ DERMOT MEAGHER/ RICHARD SAJA/ SIMONE SIEGEL
SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 4, 2020
Instagram Live Walkthrough/ Friday September 4, 2020 7 PM
RAMON S. ALCOLEA presents a suite of new wall sculptures made from found wood and paint that has been made in to his elegant series titled MAJA, constructions that evoke the shape of a hand held paper fan. 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. 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.
BAILEY BOB BAILEY presents parts of a series of new paintings. Small at times and personal, these paintings made with acrylic paint on canvas employ this artist’s sculptor’s logic in their composition and construction and simultaneously conflating topographic and holographic looking spaces to make new works that are recognizably dynamic and playful while somehow feeling soft and even diaristic.
Baily has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Twice a Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, he received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in sculpture and studied furniture design and woodworking at the Wendell Castle School, in Scottsville, NY. He has exhibited internationally in Australia, at the Melbourne Art Fair and privately in Japan; in New York City, at Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn; in Hudson, NY at the Carrie Haddad Gallery, in Miami, FL at Art Basel , Miami Beach and at the Farside Gallery; as well as the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Bailey had mid-career exhibitions at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum; the Higgins Art Gallery of the Cape Cod Community College and at String Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY and was a founding member/owner of artSTRAND, a gallery in Provincetown, MA from 2005 – 15. He lives in Truro, MA.
DAMIEN HOAR DE GALVAN will exhibit new small-scale wood sculpture. He lives and works in Boston. He was born in Northampton, MA in 1979. After studying behavioral science as an undergraduate he decided to take a different path as an artist. He completed the post-baccalaureate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2008. His work is almost exclusively made from recycled materials and is presented in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture. The work speaks of Damien’s conflicting feelings on contemporary life and art. It is humorous, pathetic and hopeful, often questioning values and emotions and certainly wondering alongside the viewer. His work has been shown throughout Boston and Cape Cod and is in many private collections.
SARAH LUTZ presents a new suite of small works – paintings made with oil paint and mixed media on wood, canvas, and linen installed in an engaged conversation. This project offers a view into the artist’s studio using the gallery installation to recall the relationships that occur as Sarah considers her works while in process and the spectrum of ideas that take place as they are being made, from intentional connections within the work to sudden surprises.
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.
DERMOT MEAGHER presents new paintings and drawings on paper drawn from three of his areas of interest: landscape, the male figure, and abstraction.
DERMOT MEAGHER studied Art at the Worcester Art Museum, Harvard College, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and The Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Among his teachers have been Paul Bowen, Rob Moore, Larry Collins, Brian Campbell, Ricardo Carlos Martinez, Raphael Noz, Eliot Hubbard and Elizabeth McDermott Meagher.
In 2001, his drawings were selected by curator Midge Battelle for the Provincetown Art Association’s Emerging Artists show. In 2002, he showed at the Wing/Pinske Gallery in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He showed at the Battelle/Harding Gallery in Greenfield, Massachusetts and at the Boston Athenaeum in 2003. In November and December 2004, his work was shown at the Jamaica Plain Art Market Gallery in Boston. His figure drawings and white line woodcuts (Provincetown Prints) were featured at the Stonewall Library in Fort Lauderdale in 2010 and three of his abstract paintings were included in a show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) in 2012. He is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and has shown there since 2003.
His drawings were described as “haiku-like and serene” by the Boston Globe, although he claims to have no idea where such tranquility comes from. “I draw fast and use whatever is within arm’s reach to make a mark—- pen and ink, pencil, Sumi ink, tar, tea, coffee, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastels and sometime mud with my fingers. I try not to ask too many questions while I’m drawing,” he says.
RICHARD SAJA is an artist making work in Catskill, New York. After first attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to study surface design, he devoted his studies to the great books of Western Civilization at St Johns College in Santa Fe, NM and received a BA as a math and philosophy major. After a brief stint working as an art director on Madison Ave., all his interests coalesced and a small design firm, Historically Inaccurate Decorative Arts, was born in the early aughts.
Though he occasionally feels the need to explore avenues of expression beyond that of the needle, the majority of Saja’s work focuses on creating “interferences” of the formal patterns of French toile through embroidery.
He has exhibited internationally with shows in New York, Paris, London and Berlin and the National Museum of Embroidery in South Korea and his work has recently been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Toile de Jouy Museum in Josas, France.
This is Richard’s first project with the gallery. He will present seven new embroidered works.
SIMONE SIEGEL presents new works on paper. Siegel makes paintings, prints and soft and hard dimensional works, using several mediums inspired by building materials and inane objects in hypnotic patterns to create somatic dialogues that feel like mysterious new social contracts. Simone received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and sources materials on Cape Cod.
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