GESTURAL PAINTINGS BY LAURA SHABOTT
AUGUST 31ST - SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2018
In her first solo show at Four Eleven Gallery, Laura 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.
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.