August 30 – September 29, 2019 Reception: Friday August 30, 2019 6 – 10 PM
BAILEY BOB BAILEY/ MIKE CARROLL/ DAMIEN HOAR DE GALVAN/
SARAH LUTZ/ SANDRA RAMOS/ KRISTEN SCHIELE/ ANNE SMITH/
REBECCA DOUGHTY/ ANNA POOR
We are thrilled to present a suite of new paintings on wood and paper by BAILEY BOB BAILEY. BAILEY 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. He lives in Truro, MA.
MIKE CARROLL will present an installation of small shaped paintings. Carroll is an artist who also writes and speaks on art, studio practices and exhibition spaces. He has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast and has had studios in Boston, Provincetown and Florida. His work is in numerous collections and has been written about in Art New England and Provincetown Arts, and artScope among other publications.
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 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 and prints.
We are delighted to present an exhibition from SANDRA RAMOS. Ramos lives and works between Miami & Havana. She is one of the most important Cuban contemporary artists from the 90’s Generation. Through a compelling visual dialogue, Ramos has gained an international reputation by expressing her personal relationship to Cuba’s political and social realities. In her work she uses a wide range of materials and techniques as engraving, painting, video and installation. References to familiar characters from universal literature, history and folklore are found in her art; she uses these wisely to make critical statements related to the context of her life & artwork. Ramos graduated from the prestigious San Alejandro Art Academy and The Superior Institute of Art, (ISA) both in Havana. She has exhibited and imparted conferences extensively for over twenty years at venues which include: Walker Art Center in Mineapolis; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Arizona State University Art Museum; Venice Biennial; Havana Biennial; Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana; The Jewish Museum, NY; American University Museum, Washington; MOMA, NY; Bronx Museum, NY; Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico DF; ThyssenBornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London; Ringling Museum, Tampa; Fuchu Museum, Tokyo and Barbican Center and White Chapell Gallery, London. Her work is included in the collections of the MOMA, NY; The MFA, Boston; The San Diego Museum of Art, CA; Perez Art Museum, Miami; National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana; The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen;Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo and others worldwide. Among her Art Residencies are: Creative Fusion Artist in Residency. Cleveland Foundation; The Studios of Key West Residency Program; The Fountainhead Art Residency, Miami; Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Helen Frankenthaler printmaking cottage Norwalk; Fuchu Art Museum. Tokyo., Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Art Residency; Barbican Center Art Residency. London; Sandra Ramos has been a teacher at ISA, Cuban Higher Institute of Art in Havana, and she has curated several exhibitions in Cuba and abroad.
KRISTEN SCHIELE creates bold, immersive and semi-abstract paintings, collages and installations. She is inspired by stage sets, cinema, allegory and storytelling that is theatrical and playful. Most comfortable at large-scale, she uses a range of materials which are anchored by architecture or pattern. Schiele holds a BA in Visual arts from Indiana University, a MFA from the American University in Washington DC, and has studied at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her works on paper and silkscreen graphic novel is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of art and the Museum of Modern Art. She has been selected for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Bronx AIM Artist in the Marketplace, the Workspace Residency Program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Ucross, Fountainhead, DNA and Wassaic Art Residencies. She has exhibited in the Torrence Art Museum, Corcoran Museum of art, Printed Matter Book Fair at PS1 Moma and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. She has been reviewed in the New York Times, Berliner Morgenpost, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters among others. She lives and works in Brooklyn. For this exhibition we will present a suite of paintings on paper.
ANNE SMITH is an American artist based in London. Throughout her career she has worked as a potter, teacher designer and illustrator. She holds a BFA in Ceramics for Boston University’s Program in Artistry and a MFA in Ceramics from The NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited extensively and has been awarded grants from the NEA and Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Her work is in the collection of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Library and Smithsonian Institution. Often, her work takes its cues from written forms. The tenets of haiku inspire and approach to blending discrete visual language into a poetic whole. A veil of handwriting suggests the presence of voice; markings pulled from documents offer reference and grounding. In this work, each painting begins as a unique print, layering marks, grounds and images. She then articulates the finer details using materials and methods gleaned from her ongoing study of Persian and Indian Manuscript painting. For this exhibition we will present new works on paper.
REBECCA DOUGHTY ’s new exhibition is composed of facial fragments and other body parts painted on tiny squares. She then configures them in in grids, presenting characters in varying states of assembly and disassembly, cobbling together friendly yet imperfect allies for an increasingly hostile world.
Doughty’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited widely, including The Drawing Center in New York, The Boston Drawing Project, DeCordova Museum, Rose Art Museum, and the Courthouse Gallery in Co. Mayo, Ireland. She has received fellowships and awards from the Ucross Foundation, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Blanche E. Colman Foundation, The A.R.T Grant Fund, and an AICA Boston Best Show Award. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, DeCordova Museum, Simmons College, Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments, and many private collections in the US, UK, Mexico and Japan.
ANNA POOR presents new ceramic work, an immersive world of new sculpture. Poor was born in NYC and grew up in a family of artists. Her carved wood, stone, metal and clay works are inspired by art historical references, techniques and objects from the past, while being steeped in the political climate of the present. The sculpture encourage thought on the critical contemporary issues of appropriation, idolatry, ownership, destruction of cultural objects and disruption of western religion and myths.
Anna Poor has been teaching at The Art Institute of Boston since 1992 and is a visiting associate professor. She received her degrees in sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (MFA). She was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in 2001. She exhibits regularly in the US and Europe and frequently on the Outer Cape.