2013 Season Highlights
The Schoolhouse Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary painting, photography, and printmaking. Since 1998 we have presented the finest in collaboration and new thought in our Provincetown gallery space and at a variety of fairs and outside exhibition projects. We represent a roster of over 50 artists from the Outer Cape and throughout the US and Europe while maintaining a large inventory of related works.
In this our sixteenth year we continue our focus on quality and innovation. Here are some highlights from our upcoming projects, news and summer exhibitions:
April 19-28 / Appearances Fri. April 19 – Sunday April 28
May 3-27 / Annual Juried Competition: Juror Arlette Kayafas
June 9 – 26 / Social Change: Performance and Protest / Photography
June 28 – July 17 / Adam Davies, Patti Hudson, Joel Janowitz, Jackie Lipton, Paul Stopforth
July 19-Aug 7 / Clark Derbes , Adrian Fernandez, Jefferson Hayman, Sarah Lutz, Doug Padgett
Aug 9-28 / David Hilliard, Kahn & Selesnick, Moyra Davey, George Perkins, Amy Arbus
Aug 30 – Sept 18 / Mark Adams, Karen Cappotto, Caleb Cole, Lauren Ewing, Paula Kotis, Vicky Tomayko
Sept 20 – Oct 29 / Liza Bingham, Dermot Meagher, Stephanie Roberts Camello, Joe Fiorello
NEW in 2013: SARAH LUTZ
Billow 30 x 24″ Oil on linen, 2013
This season we are pleased to announce our first exhibition of new work from SARAH LUTZ. Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1967, Lutz lived most of her childhood in Vermont and Guatemala. She holds a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from The American University. Lutz was a Junior Teaching Fellow in Residence at Dartmouth College in 1994, and was awarded a 1-month residency at The Vermont Studio Center in 1996. She lives and works in New York City with her husband and their two daughters. They spend as much time as possible near the water in Truro, Massachusetts.
Lutz has had solo exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center in Windsor, CT, at Brick Walk Books and Fine Art in West Hartford, CT, at The Painting Center, and at Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York City. In 2004 Lutz exhibited her work at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Galleries at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and has served on the National Advisory Council of the Tang Museum since 2007. Lutz has exhibited every summer season in Provincetown, MA for more than a decade. Lutz was recently awarded a residency/installation at MAPSpace in Port Chester, NY, with fellow artist Beth Dary that opened on November 17, 2012. Lutz was included in the abstraction exhibition Wit, at The Painting Center, this winter.
Sarah Lutz will exhibit new paintings at the gallery from July 19 through August 7. We are pleased to announce representation of David Hilliard, who will exhibit new photographs at the gallery from July 19 through August 7.
Some Days Have Gone, 2013 C- Print
We are pleased to announce representation of David Hilliard, who will exhibit new photographs at the gallery from August 9 – 28.
DAVID HILLIARD received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art before going on to complete his MFA at Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Frankfurt, Seattle, New Orleans, and Barcelona, among others. He worked for many years as an assistant professor at Yale University where he also directed the undergraduate photo department. He has also taught at Harvard and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is currently an assistant professor in Boston at the Massachusetts College of Art. Hilliard often participates in residencies and lectures at universities such as Harvard and Yale. He spent the spring of 2010 at Dartmouth College as their artist in residence. He exhibits his photographs both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards such as the Fulbright and Guggenheim. His photographs can be found in many important collections including the Whitney Museum of American art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the University of Salamanca in Spain, the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work is represented in galleries widely in the US and Europe. In 2005 a collection of his photographs was published in a monograph by Aperture Press. David Hilliard lives and works in Boston, MA.
To Be or to Pretend Pigment Print
ADRIAN FERNANDEZ is a photographer from Havana, Cuba. He has recently completed the master of fine arts program at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. We are thrilled to present photographs from his series, titled To Be or To Pretend. The images use objects from the homes of the ‘bourgeoisie’ of Havana like antique vases and containers hold plastic fruits and fake flowers – a very Cuban design element. Fernandez first began the To Be or To Pretend series by photographing the exteriors of the houses and their ubiquitous fencing. As he moved inside to do room portraits, he found himself drawn to the omnipresent centerpieces on display in each home. Each container is centered on a colorful and graphic backdrop, each in its particular way a continuation of the flora and fruits they surround, a formalist perfection of color and pattern.
Adrian Fernandez will exhibit photographs from July 19 through August 7.
We are pleased to present a special project from MOVRA DAVEY titled, The Faithful from August 9-28. Moyra Davey earned a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 1982 and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego, in 1988. Davey’s photographs of familiar objects—coins, kitchen shelves, a turntable needle, stacks of books, clumps of dust gathered along the floor—document the traces of day-to-day life and encourage viewers to contemplate small details that are often overlooked. In this respect, Davey’s photographs evoke our inchoate thoughts and experiences and have been singled out for their meditative effect.
A writer as well as a photographer, Davey is the author of The Problem of Reading (2003) and the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood (2001). Her engagement with reading and writing is key to her artistic practice. The precision of the macro lens she uses in her photography heightens the desire for close, deliberate, and considered viewing that is akin to being absorbed by a good book. Davey avoids making large prints, which she finds “awkward and ungainly, and has said that her favorite format for looking at photographs is in books.¹ Davey’s photographic series include Copperheads (1990), which focuses on pennies, and 32 Photographs from Paris (2009), which depicts tombstones, coffee cups, maps, and clocks. She has also made the videos Fifty Minutes (2006) and My Necropolis (2009), the latter of which juxtaposes footage of gravesites of famous Parisian intellectuals (Gertrude Stein, Jean-Paul Sartre) with readings of a letter from Walter Benjamin in which he discusses a clock seen from his apartment window as a “luxury.
Davey has had solo exhibitions at venues that include Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2008); Murray Guy, New York (2009); and Kunsthalle Basel (2010). Her group exhibitions include Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2004); When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York (2006); Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2008); and Mixed Use, Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010). In 2004 she was awarded the Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Her work appeared in the 2012 Biennial at Whitney Museum of American Art. She lives and works in New York.
Cyprus to Haifa
A native of New York City, PAULA KOTIS studied psychology at Hunter College, graduating in 1943. She learned photographic skills from her father in his Upper East Side portrait studio. Immersing herself in this work and eventually taking charge of the studio, Kotis began to produce and receive notice for her own pictures.
Ms. Kotis studied the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and others and commenced to produce a powerful body of photographs taken in New York and throughout Europe. In 1948 she made a remarkable series of images documenting the journey of Jewish Holocaust survivors for displaced persons camps near Famagusta, Cyprus to the port of Haifa in northern Israel.
Ms. Kotis moved to Greenwich Village in the early 1950′s where her friends were actors, musicians, artists and writers. She collaborated on projects with the novelist James Baldwin and the poet Frank O’Hara, and photographed jazz greats including Sarah Vaughan and Charlie Parker. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Ebony, Arts, Evergreen Review and U.S. Camera. Paula Kotis lives in New York City and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Paula Kotis will exhibit vintage and new modern prints from Aug 30 – Sept 18.
We are also pleased to announce the publication of a new book of photographs by JEFFERSON HAYMAN titled, SOMEWHERE LIKE THIS, a handsome 6 x 9″ publication with 31 plates on 74 pages that is being released on the occasion of strong new work recently produced in the studio, a new project about the city of London currently produced with our partner in that wonderful city, and our upcoming 2013 gallery season with Mr. Hayman which consists on an exhibition from July 19 through August 7th of new work including a collection of extreme miniatures.
Enjoy 2013 and as always, thank you for looking with us!