PROXIMATE/ July 3 – 19, 2020
Featuring: Vicky Tomayko
Instagram Live Walkthrough/ Friday July 3, 2020 7 PM
PROXIMATE consists of focused groupings of works from a selection of our artists. Projects from Vicky Tomayko, Stephanie Frank Sassoon, and Paul Stopforth are presented in depth. PROXIMATE employs the exhibition itself as a metaphor for the ways that language, communication, families, friendships, neighborhoods, communities, and networks are being reorganized, reconsidered, and re-recognized in today’s pandemic world. The show itself functions as a living ecosystem authored by all participants, focusing on the ways that signals are sent and messages received. The individual works of art are articulate to their own circumstances while also vibrating with each other visually and energetically, demonstrating how we are finding new ways to relate in uncertain times.
PROXIMATE focuses on projects by Vicky Tomayko, Jen Bradley, Lauren Ewing, Stephanie Frank Sassoon, Kahn & Selesnick, and Paul Stopforth and includes work by Antonia DaSilva, Donald Florence, Jefferson Hayman, Eunju Kang, Paula Kotis, Sebastian Li, Sarah Lutz, Jeannie Motherwell, Anna Poor and Frankie Rice.
We are focusing on new work from Vicky Tomayko in leu of an exhibition of works from artists and printmakers that Vicky was scheduled to curate during this time slot. The current conditions led to postponement of that show and the introduction of this suite of new works from this important artist, master printer and educator. Titled, ‘I Don’t Expect You to Understand’ the show consists of new monoprints with lithography, silkscreen, collage, pochoir, and acrylic paint.
Paul Stopforth exhibits a suite of 10 gouache paintings on wood panels presented as semantic units which can be arranged and rearranged at the will of the viewer to communicate narratives. Paul has been reading Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ and tells us that this work was made in response to this line…
‘These fragments I have shored against my ruins…’
…through the filter of his own experience as an emigrant from South Africa. The work discusses how experiences translate into personal choices and decisions and explores the nature of interactive narratives with multiple authors. Paul’s observation is that such narratives have life spans as permanent or transient as the viewer desires. Allowing impressions of the immediate to interact with memory and imagination is at the core of the project. This flux, this gift of freedom, grants equal status to both artist and audience who together create a document of the moment.
Kahn & Selesnick Exhibition in September 2020
at Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Provincetown, MA: 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.