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"