2017 SEASON PREVIEW & 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.
We are pleased in this our 20th year to offer a vigorous program of projects and exhibitions featuring the finest in quality and innovation from our roster of artists. As always we work to present a rich program of painting, photography, sculpture, and alternative material from our family of studios. For twenty years our Provincetown gallery has offered artworks that feel alive and ‘on time’ through a series of carefully crafted exhibitions. In addition, we offer an extensive inventory of artworks not on view through strong and open connections to our artist’s studios and workspaces. Along with studio visits we participate in off-site projects like art fairs and partnerships with community organizations and other institutions. In these ways we hope to make available a rich and connected landscape of intriguing artworks to gallery visitors and longtime friends and collectors.
SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR 2017:
Mark Adams at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum:
MARK ADAMS: EXPEDITION
September 29 – November 12, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 29, 8:00 pm
The gallery is pleased to be a supporting partner with the Provincetown Art Association and Museum for the exhibition, ‘MARK ADAMS: EXPEDITION’ in the Hofmann Gallery at PAAM. Mark Adams is a painter, printmaker, and a cartographer with the National Park Service. He works primarily on paper and wood using images based on observations of nature, scientific data recorded alongside personal writing in sketchbooks, and the human figure.
Adams has taught at PAAM, Castle Hill Center for the Arts (Truro MA), and the Provincetown School Academy program and as a guest in the MFA program of the Fine Arts Work Center/Massachusetts College of Art. He has studied ecology, landscape architecture, printmaking and photography at University of California, Berkeley, California College of Arts and Crafts and studied with artists at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He also worked as a wildlife field biologist, scientific illustrator, forest fire fighter, gymnastics coach. His current interests include geologic time, taxonomies, coordinate systems and layering of information in maps.
He has exhibited throughout the US and regularly at the Schoolhouse Gallery, where he is represented. He lives and works on Cape Cod where he has been based for over 25 years.
The exhibition will present three themes: First it is a mid-career retrospective for a unique and important Provincetown artist that has been practicing and teaching on the Outer Cape for 27 years. Next it is a presentation of high quality fine art including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, media and data. And last it is an important discussion of how artwork functions in the culture including ideas about collecting and gathering, artist’s collectives, opening the landscape to interaction and interjection, how objects represent reality and how Adams’ interpretation of the function of objects from the Outer Cape vernacular relate to how artists are currently interpreting the use of objects and data globally.
It is our great pleasure to present a selection of aquatint etchings from Tom Nozkowski from June 30 through July 19, 2017. In addition to clearing a path of possibilities for a generation of painters Tom has made a practice, reputation and career as an artist who seeks and conveys ‘rightness’ in all of the unorthodox, lush, gorgeous, challenging and exciting ways that it can appear. Nozkowski paints how we see and implies our relationship to space, form, color and light subtly and with a skill and poetic understanding evocative of Provincetown’s Myron Stout. This will be Nozkowski’s first exhibition at the gallery in over a decade.
THOMAS NOZKOWSKI (b. 1944, Teaneck, New Jersey) received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union Art School, New York in 1967. Known for his richly colored and intimately scaled abstract paintings, Nozkowski began exhibiting in group shows in 1973 and made his solo debut in 1979. By 1982, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, had acquired a painting from an early one-person exhibition for their permanent collection. To date, Nozkowski’s paintings have been featured in more than 300 museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including over 70 solo shows.
Kahn and Selesnick
RICHARD SELESNICK and NICHOLAS KAHN have been collaborating as Kahn & Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations. They were both born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively and both are British citizens. They met at Washington University in St Louis where they collaborated informally from 1982-86 as photography majors. After graduation and a couple of years of showing their art separately they migrated to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to work on an evolving series of projects, some painting based, some photo based, all involving fictional attributions, narratives and sculpture. Between 1988 and 1995 they worked on installations combining painted portraits on plaster panels, bread, honey and wax sculptures displayed in wooden ritual architecture. A residency at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts helped them create an elaborate full-scale oaken chapel; Der Ruteloft des Betubten Bienenkaisers (The Rood-Loft of the Drunken Beekeeper) with 120 painted panels, all of heads in profile sprouting psychoactive plants from their mouths.
Currently KAHN AND SELESNICK are finishing a project called Dreams of a Drowning World, a suite of 100 photographs that functions as an epilogue of sorts to Truppe Fledermaus.
Nicholas Kahn lives in Ghent, NY with writer, activist and interdisciplinary artist Sarah Falkner along with two cats, two rabbits, and three hermit crabs. Richard Selesnick lives in the village of Rhinebeck, NY, with his wife, child, border collie, and a deft mouser.
For 2017 we will present a new suite of paintings and photographs based on a Tarot deck. We will also offer prints of these images and the decks of cards themselves.
Amy Arbus: The Outsiders
From September 1 – 27 we will present a new suite of photographs from renowned photographer AMY ARBUS. Arbus is a photographer who lives and works in New York. She has published five books, including the award winning On the Street, The Inconvenience of Being Born, The Fourth Wall and her most recent book, After Images. Her photographs have appeared in more than 100 hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, The Fine Arts Work Center and NORDphotography. She has had 25 solo exhibitions worldwide and her photographs are a part of the collection of The National Theater in Norway, The New York Public Library, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Arbus exhibits regularly at the Schoolhouse Gallery and throughout the US and Europe.
We will present a series of new black and white photographs from a series titled, ‘The Outsiders’, photographs of people that are overlooked, passed over or by or for whom may have become necessary to to become less visible,
We’re pleased to present new work from TED KINCAID. Ted will exhibit a new series of cloud photographs from June 30 – July 19, 2017.
In addition we will feature a special limited edition portfolio titled, ‘Not For Another Hour But For This Hour‘ consisting of 12 Photographs (ed. 5) @ 19 x 15″.
TED KINCAID is exhibited and collected nationally and has received considerable critical attention for his photographically based work. He has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, ARTPAPER and ART ON PAPER and is included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts in San Antonio, the Neiman Marcus Collection, American Airlines, the Belo Corporation, the Microsoft Corporation, Pfizer, Inc, Reader’s Digest Corporate Collection, the City of Seattle, Washington, the U.S. State Department and the Human Rights Campaign Headquarters in Washington, DC.
His work has been seen in many gallery exhibitions and is in numerous museum and corporate collections, as well as a number of commissions, including designing the cover for Neiman Marcus’ The Book twice, a large 22 foot mosaic for DFW International Airport’s Terminal D, and a two story mammoth cloud canvas that anchors Dallas’ Omni Convention Center Hotel.
Over the course of two decades, Kincaid has systematically subverted the notion of an objective photographic record. As his art continues to explore the play between painting and photography, Kincaid is one of several artists creating a new painting informed by photo-imagery and a new photography influenced by painting. The artist has explored this conceptual discourse through multiple series of work, deftly riding the line between the construction of totally manufactured images that bear the aesthetic of seemingly straightforward photographic images and actual photographs that buzz with vibrant palettes almost too fantastic to be considered plausible.
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RICHARD KLEIN is an artist, curator, and writer. As an artist, he has exhibited widely, including the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Hales Gallery, London, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, CA, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, and the Connecticut Artists Collection (State of Connecticut), Hartford, CT. Since 1999 he has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. In his sixteen year career as a curator of contemporary art he has organized over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Janine Antoni, Sol LeWitt, Mark Dion, Michael Joo, Hank Willis Thomas, Brad Kahlhamer, Roy McMakin, Mary Temple, Jessica Stockholder, Tom Sachs, and Elana Herzog. Major curatorial projects at The Aldrich have included Fred Wilson: Black Like Me (2006), Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist (2008) and Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. (2011). His essays on art and culture have appeared in Cabinet Magazine and have been included in books published by Hatje Cantz, Damiani, Picturebox, and the University of Chicago Press, among others. In November of 2014 he will be exhibiting his work at Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, Oklahoma in connection with a panel discussion based on the book Living and Sustaining a Creative Life published in 2013. Klein was one of the contributing essayists for the book.
Richard will present new sculptures made from eyeglasses, ashtrays, other glass and photographic sources from July 21 – August 9.
In August we will present paintings from Diana Horowitz. Born in New York City, 1958, painter DIANA HOROWITZ earned a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has taught at many places including the School of the Art Institute Chicago, Tyler School of Art / Temple Abroad Rome, International School of Art, Umbria, Italy and currently teaches at Brooklyn College. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York.
Recent exhibitions include several at Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY; P.P.O.W., NY; MB Modern, NY; several shows at Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, and Sazama Gallery, Chicago. Group exhibits include Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY; Museum of the City of New York; Provincetown Art Association and Museum; List Gallery, Swarthmore College; American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; National Academy Museum; New York Studio School, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn; the Bayley Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA; and the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Her work is included in the collections of of the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of the City of New York, New-York Historical Society; Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute IN; Hunter Museum, Chattanooga TN; Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle Ireland; and the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. She is a recipient of an Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design; Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters; and grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Pollock Krasner foundation; and residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, World Views program; and the Ballinglen Fellowship in Ballycastle, Ireland.
JAMES EVERETT STANLEY received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center, he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program fellowship. His paintings and drawings have been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles— where his 2011 solo show “Let It Burn” was cited by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Painting Shows in the US.
Look for James’s new project in August, 2017.
NEW at SCHOOLHOUSE
On Friday September 1 – 27, 2017 the gallery presents photographs from Francis Olschafskie.
FRANCIS OLSCHAFSKIE has been a practicing Artist for over twenty five years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris; the Isentan Museum, Tokyo, the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, the Tisch School at NYU, New York, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Vermont, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston.
Mr Olschafskie has received numerous Artist in Resident grants and a Artist Fellowship from the Artist Foundation in Boston. He has been a faculty member at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, in NYC , The International Center of Photography in NYC, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Photography, Art History and Computer imaging. Olschafskie did his graduate work at the Visible Language Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Laboratory, and his undergraduate studies in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art.
The gallery is pleased to introduce ANNE SMITH to our roster. An American artist based in London, Smith has worked as a potter, teacher designer and illustrator. She holds a BFA in Ceramics for Boston University’s Program in Artistry and a MFA in Ceramics from The NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited extensively and has been awarded grants from the NEA and Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Her work is in the collection of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Library and Smithsonian Institution. Often, her work takes its cues from written forms. The tenets of haiku inspire and approach to blending discrete visual language into a poetic whole. A veil of handwriting suggests the presence of voice; markings pulled from documents offer reference and grounding.
For one of her two exhibitions, we will present a selection from 100 CUPS, a suite of paintings with mixed media intended as an homage to her deep background in ceramics. Akin to throwing pottery on the wheel, she paints the same cup form repeatedly, allowing subtle differences to occur. A matrix of repetition harmonizes her numerous variations. Without sacrificing the decorative familiarity of the cup, each piece defines its own unique intimate domain.
ANTHONY FALCETTA lives and works in Beverly, Massachusetts. He holds a BFA (Graduation with Distinction) from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has shown his work in solo and group shows in and around Boston, in Connecticut, and in New York City. His work is included in private collections on the East and West coasts. Recent activities include a month-long residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and curating a five-person painting exhibition at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, Mass.
His paintings use a hybrid visual and material language to examine the everyday world and the seams and shapes that hold his surroundings together — anchoring him in the present while creating containers for distilling experience. Layers of textural and visual information create, obstruct and define his painterly spaces, which are simultaneously strange and familiar.
2017 Exhibition Schedule
MARCH 16 – 19, 2017
The Architectural Digest Design Show
Featuring Bailey Bob Baily, Breon Dunigan and Ted Kincaid
April 14 – June 7,2017
Form & E-MOTION
June 9 – 28, 2017
8 PROJECTS: Mark Adams/ Ramon Alcolea/ Anne Smith: 100 Cups/ Bailey Bob Bailey/
Bernd Haussmann/ Kahn & Selesnick/ Michael Prodanou/ Steve Alexander
June 30 – July 19, 2017
Anthony Falcetta/ Leah Dyjak/ Marty Epp-Carter/ Ted Kincaid/ Joel Janowitz/ Tom Nozkowski
July 21 – August 9, 2017
Damien Hoar de Galvan/ Richard Klein/ Leslie Murray/ Anne Smith/ Sarah Lutz/ Ellen Rich
PROJECT: John Arsenault
August 11-30, 2017
Kahn & Selesnick/ Diana Horowitz/ Breon Dunigan/ James Stanley/ David Hilliard/ PROJECT:
Richard Cloutier/ PROJECT: Rebecca Doughty
September 1–20, 2017
Amy Arbus/ Ted Larsen/ Vicky Tomayko/ Francis Olschafskie/ PROJECT: Dermot Meagher/
PROJECT: Jefferson Hayman