HELEN GRIMM: DRIFTLINE

 

July 21 - August 9     Opening Reception, Friday July 21, 7-9 pm

The Driftline Series represents the place on the edge, where the sea deposits hidden treasures mingled with wreckage and debris. It is a push and pull of the tides and between representation and abstraction. Through my senses I make careful observations of the natural world around me with which to express my resultant emotions. Sometimes things are clear and still. At other times, scale, depth, color and perspective are distorted. Stillness and controlled brush strokes sway to an urgency where perception is fleeting and the world is in constant motion.

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PETE HOCKING: BROKEN BY WIND AND TIDE

The summer I was fourteen, having been dropped off to stay with my aunt for the summer, as often as possible I'd ride my bike from South Wellfleet to Provincetown. Traveling along the Atlantic coast, before crossing Route 6 to the bayside, I fell in love with the Outer Cape's austere landscape. On those rides, I first became conscious of my desire to move to Provincetown and to become a painter. Despite parental certainty that neither dream was possible, I became a painter in my twenties. But I didn't return to live in the site of my inspiration for another thirty-three years. This series is a meditation on the Outer Cape landscape, my relationship with the land, the way forces greater than ourselves--both planetary and social--break our hearts, and how we endure.

Exhibit Dates:  June 30 - July 20             Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 7 - 9 pm

MATTHEW CAPALDO: TO THE GLOAMING

Exhibit Dates:  June 16 - 29, 2017      Opening Reception Friday, June 16, 7 - 9pm

Matthew Capaldo’s cinematically inspired to the gloaming presents ten narrative paintings linked by recurring figure and symbol. Lush and idyllic while also being structured and contained in both form and content, the series presents a mystery in a setting of hedge mazes, fountains, ropes and portals.   Something's in the air and Capaldo leaves it to the viewer to determine what, who, and why.

HELEN GRIMM: CURRENT JUNCTURES

Exhibition Dates: July 15 - Aug 4     Opening Reception Date:  Friday, July 22, 6 -9pm


Helen Grimm’s gently abstracted oil paintings of the Cape Cod seashore depict situations when light bends through water, reflecting texture and color while perception shifts through the tension of surface and depth. Amidst shape altering ebbs and flows, moments emerge marked by clarity and distilled with feeling. These transient yet familiar experiences are sparkling snap shots through distortion, revealing the connection of soul and place through water. Helen Grimm is a native of Cape Cod. She holds an BFA from Cornell Univeristy.

 

Helen Grimm, Mussels 16, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"

Helen Grimm, Mussels 16, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"

JANINE EVERS: NEW PAINTINGS

Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 14     Opening Reception:  Friday, July 1, 6-9pm

Janine Evers' paintings are colorful abstractions largely influenced by the bay of Provincetown. By layering planes of bright, saturated colors, Evers creates a sense of space and surface; of water, sky and land. 

Janine Evers, it must have been implied, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 in

Janine Evers, it must have been implied, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 in

PETE HOCKING: KISS ME HARD BEFORE YOU GO - NEW PAINTINGS

Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 14     Opening Reception:  Friday, July 1, 6-9pm

Pete Hocking’s abstracted landscapes are inspired by his walks through Provincetown. A response to the profound shifts in Provincetown’s culture and vista, Hocking’s work chronicles the loss of one’s sense of place and the consolation that emerges from an enduring landscape.

Pete Hocking, Good Fences no. 5, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in

Pete Hocking, Good Fences no. 5, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in

MATTHEW CAPALDO: NEW WORK

Exhibition Dates - June 17 - 30        Opening Reception: Friday June 17, 6 - 9pm

Capaldo's figurative paintings explore the relationship of the self to others and the shifting nature of the individual within and apart from society. The mysterious narrative pull of these intimate, small works offer more questions than answers. Through deliberate, careful rendering, Capaldo’s work balances a tension between flux and stillness, saturation and transparency. The nostalgic tone of the work appears in both form and process. “I’m referencing the past and external, seemingly unrelated images to reveal an internal landscape,” explains the artist. Matthew Capaldo is a year-round Provincetown resident.  He holds a BA in English Literature from Boston University.

Matthew Capaldo, in the land of milk & honey, 8 x 10 in, oil on canvas

Matthew Capaldo, in the land of milk & honey, 8 x 10 in, oil on canvas

 

 

FOUR ELEVEN GALLERY ARTISTS SEASON PREVIEW

 

Exhibition Dates: May 20 - June 16, 2016

Four Eleven Gallery will open on May 20 for it’s sixth season with a group show featuring new work by all of our artists.
Four Eleven is an exhibition space founded by painter Liz Carney with featured exhibitions by emerging and mid career artists from Provincetown and beyond. Artists include Janine Evers, Claire Griffin, Madelyn Carney, Matthew Capaldo, Mary Carney, Helen Grimm, Peter Hocking, Robin Levandov, Tjasa Owen, Cheryl Robinson, Jeanie Carney, Abbie Wanamaker and Brigid Watson. 

Abbie Wanamaker, Untitled, 24 x 48 in, latex on wood

Abbie Wanamaker, Untitled, 24 x 48 in, latex on wood

Pete Hocking, Planes & Interstices: New Landscapes

July 11 - July 24 

Opening Reception    Friday July 11th     6-8 p.m.

For the past three years, Hocking has looked closely at Provincetown's built environment to create a series of oils on canvas. These evocative images are informed by spatial investigation of the loosely representational works of Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Wonner and Nicholas de Staël.  Four Eleven is pleased to give Peter Hocking his first show in Provincetown.

Peter Hocking, "East End, #1

Peter Hocking, "East End, #1

BRIGID WATSON : DIFFICULT LOVES

AUGUST 14 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
RECEPTION FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 6-9PM

The final solo exhibition at Four Eleven, featuring artist Brigid Watson, is a love story. Named after a book by Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves echoes many themes common in relationships. Each new painting hinges on a romantic concept, such as fate or perception, which it emulates in both form and feeling. Inspired by outside sources as well as her own rekindles relationship, Watson imbues emotions as well as philosophies into abstract paintings that maintain horizons and focal points. Her characteristically dynamic impasto technique and liberal use of both paint and palette knife return in Difficult Loves, which is the result of more artistic revision and originality than ever before.

Brigid Watson "Big Fish, Little Fish"

Brigid Watson "Big Fish, Little Fish"

HELEN GRIMM : LOOKING THROUGH THE WATER

JULY 24 - AUGUST 13, 2015
RECEPTION FRIDAY JULY 24, 6-9PM

Featuring new works by the artist, Looking through the Water is Helen Grimm’s fifth solo show at Four Eleven. Her easily recognizable style and atmospheric subjects have been a popular constant since the opening of the gallery in 2011. Alternating primarily between landscapes and waterscapes, Grimm’s paintings consistently evoke both the physical environment and intangible spirit of Provincetown and the Cape. Her subjects, which range from sandy dunes to meticulously crafted oysters and mussels, all benefit from the natural abstraction that the elements provide. One can easily see her trees as if through a breeze and her ocean scenes naturally embrace the way waves distort that which is below. 

Helen Grimm, "Blue Shells"

NEW WORKS BY PETE HOCKING AND JANINE EVERS

JULY 10 - JULY 23, 2015
RECEPTION FRIDAY, JULY 24, 6-9PM

This show presents the new work of the studios of both Hocking and Evers. Meditative and ritualized walks in the stimulating environment of Provincetown equally guide the two artistsin creating works that harmonize with their surroundings, be it the streets or the sea.

Poetics, political consciousness, and personal narratives characterize Hocking’swork, which has significance beyond the seemingly simple locations. In this show, he focuses on how human ecology and actions affect the environment, with the haste in hismeaningful paintings reflective of the imminence of climate change.

Evers’abstract forms balance connectedness and individuality with attentiveness to the complexity of the natural world. Her work presents a personal imagery of the relationships of color and how images exist in space. Evers draws particular inspiration from the vastness of the ocean, its endless horizons, and the organisms revealed on the beach as the tide departs

            Janine Evers, "something recognizable"

            Janine Evers, "something recognizable"

Peter Hocking "High Ground: Noon"

Peter Hocking "High Ground: Noon"


IMPERMANENCE : DRAWINGS BY GALLERY AND GUEST ARTISTS

JUNE 26- JULY 9, 2015

RECEPTION FRIDAY JUNE 26, 6-9PM

Four Eleven Gallery will present “Impermanence,” a collection of drawings by Four Eleven Gallery artists Cheryl Robinson, Brigid Watson, Liz Carney, Helen Grimm, Madelyn Carney, Janine Evers, and Pete Hocking. The show will also feature guest artists Chris Ironside and Craig Hunter. This presentation of drawings is a transient departure from Four Eleven’s identity as a painter’s gallery. In their work, each artist addresses the theme of impermanence in varying ways: questioning if such a concept even exists or if form merely shifts into new identities and essences that reveal alternate matter and consciousness. This examination of ephemera creates a dialogue about duration and form among the works as well as with the viewer. 

Christopher Ironside "Untitled #5"

Christopher Ironside "Untitled #5"



MATTHEW CAPALDO : NEW WORK

JUNE 19 -JULY 2, 2015
RECEPTION JUNE 19, 6-9PM

Matthew Capaldo: New Work will launch Four Eleven Gallery’s first solo artist show of the season with an opening reception on Friday, June 18 from 6 -9pm. Sourced from personal photographs, film stills, and imagined landscapes, Capaldo presents thirteen psychological portraits compelling in their ambiguity. Limning the tension between past and present, the familiar and otherworldly, these carefully rendered, multi-layered oil paintings reveal their depth of intimacy when viewed up close, inviting the viewer to imagine a linked narrative through a series of seemingly disparate images.

Matthew Capaldo, "caught a light breeze"


Liz Carney – New Works

Aug 29 - Sept 20 

Reception     Friday Aug 29th      6-8 p.m.

For almost twenty years, Liz Carney has painted Provincetown.  In that time, she has recorded the changing waterfront and more recently have shifted her gaze toward more organic and internal landscapes. She is deeply influenced by the two schools of art that have shaped Provincetown's legacy in the art world – those of Hawthorne and Hofmann.
     
 

100 postcards from Provincetown

August 22 - August 29   

In response to PAAM’s Centenial Celebration, Gallery Artists present 100 postcard-size images that speak to the beauty, passion and of Provincetown and its vital place in American Art.

Brigid Watson and Matthew Capaldo, "Form and Content"

Aug 15 - Aug 28 

Symbolist Matthew Capaldo and Expressionist Brigid Watson are juxtaposed to create a compelling show. At first glance, the painters couldn’t seem more different but at second look they share beautifully saturated color, a sensitivity to every inch of the canvas and deep abiding understanding of the picture plane.  Capaldo and Watson are passionate about their lives as painters, with works in collections around the country and abroad. 

Brigid Watson, "Untitled"

Brigid Watson, "Untitled"

Helen Grimm, "Provincelands"

July 25 - Aug 14

Reception     Friday July 25        6-8 p.m.
    
In her fourth year as an exhibiting artist with Four Eleven, Grimm continues to delight her extensive following. Fearless brushwork within a bold composition give her oil on canvas landscapes and organic abstractions a refreshing sense of freedom and space.  Her nearly constant sell out shows mark this emerging painter as one to watch. 

Helen Grimm

Helen Grimm


He Gives Good Mudhead: A Collaborative Performance by Liz Carney, Brian Einersen and Shania LeCaire Riviera.

Performance         Tuesday July 15     Six to Eight p.m.


Visiting Bears and the people who love them are invited to observe the artist and models in a wildly engaging painting performance. The tradition of “Mudhead Portraits” is a Provincetown phenomenon inspired by the early impressionists who painted on the town beaches. In a modern day nod to the past, these artists re-appropriate the “Mudhead” melding queer culture with high brow art. The evening will include “Art Talk” with Brian Einersen, a hilarious conceptual artist and comic creative force.