“The world to-day is sick to its thing blood for lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water welling from the earth, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot. In my word of beach and dunes these elemental presences lived and had their being, and under their arch there moved an incomparable pageant of nature and the year.” - Harry Beston
In Liz Carney’s solo show The Secret Life of Flowers, mixed media works on wood and canvas are created with an alchemy of text and paint, visual expressions of flowers and plein air paintings. Underneath floral still-life paintings - some tranquil, some frenetic - words are scrawled. The artist says “The writing that is covered up by the painting is much too raw for the light of day. The flower and the paint make all of it graceful and possible. I’m looking forward to showing this and others like it.”
Laura Shabott is part of a core group of practicing Provincetown artists whose year-round presence enlivens and insures the endurance of the colony’s artistic cultural heritage. She is driven to share her experience as a creator, an observer of the arts scene in historical context, and a catalyst for creativity among those hesitant to begin or to begin again.
These new paintings offer viewers a variety of daydream spaces through a rich concoction of visual flavors. Amidst invented landscapes, viewers will find religious themes folded in with buttercream, seals, skeletons, chocolate bunnies, styrofoam, gelatin molds, petit-fours and shark fins.
The work presented in LOOK was painted in and around the Outer Cape. Painting from nature, Mary immerses herself in the atmosphere and unique light of the fragile landscape. She deconstructs the subject into spots of color, one next to the other, using a plastic putty knife, brushes and turpentine.
Swim is about diving in, being present and noticing through paint. Water, as a metaphor for life, swirls around us as the tides and currents shift. Sometimes things sparkle with clarity, and at other times scale, depth, color and perspective are distorted. Whether the details are murky or crisp, the feelings of place and self are true.
Four Eleven Gallery announces new landscape paintings, Fieldwork: The Time We Spent in Silence, by Pete Hocking. This is his sixth solo show with the gallery which opens Friday, July 12th with a public celebration from 7:00 to 9:00pm, and through July 25th.
Another summer has begun, and we’re so excited to welcome four incredible artists to the gallery! David Foley, Mary Giammarino, Jenny Humphreys, and Karen Gausch will show their work alongside Liz Carney, Helen Grimm, Janine Evers, Pete Hocking, Tjasa Owens, Tessera Knowles-Thompson, Naya Bricher, Paul Rizzo, Laura Shabott, and Julie Smith. Opening Reception Friday, June 28th from 7-9pm.