Four Eleven Gallery is thrilled to present Pete Hocking's 2018 summer solo exhibition, For My Prayer Has Always Been Love. This show, beginning on June 29th, marks our fifth season highlighting Pete's work. We are honored to continue to grow in relationship with this talented individual and dear friend. Hocking is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher whose works combine interests in ecology, activism, and visual poetics. His expressive oil paintings are studies on the natural and manmade changes to wilderness and communities on Cape and beyond. Striking compositions draw viewers deep into his scene selections, evoking the relationships between personhood, space and place. Paintings and accompanying events in For My Prayer Has Always Been Love explore the meaning in shared spaces while creating graceful elegy to one of the most significant relationships in a person's life, that of a parent and child.
In her first solo show at Four Eleven Gallery, Shabott celebrates making art inspired by the visual legacy of Provincetown’s art colony. The artist works directly from life using sweeping gestural forms, vibrant color and fearless brushwork. Her training at the Museum School Boston, Fine Arts Work Center and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum is evident in her process-based approach to painting and drawing. Inspired by Hans Hofmann and the local abstract expressionist tradition, her work evolves into visual vocabulary sure to delight anyone refreshed by a courageous artistic voice.
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.
On View: August 31 - September 19
Opening Reception: August 31, 7 - 9 pm