AUGUST 11 – 30, 2017
BREON DUNIGAN/ DAVID HILLIARD/ DIANA HOROWITZ/ JAMES
EVERETT STANLEY/ KAHN AND SELESNICK/
PROJECT: Richard Cloutier/ PROJECT: Rebecca Doughty
Public Reception: Friday August 11, 2017 6 – 9 PM
The gallery is pleased to present new painting, sculpture, photography and drawing that follows materiality and emotion on a journey through the fantastic, the narrative, and the sensual to describe place, ritual, myth, fetish and the voice of social change.
BREON DUNIGAN exhibits her sculpture and prints widely throughout New England and New York. Her studio is in Truro, on Cape Cod and she has deep connections to the Art Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We are pleased to exhibit her wall sculptures of horned “Trophy Heads”, a suite of individual wall sculptures made from repurposed furniture and textiles. These sculptures are a marvel of ingenious fabrication, and a witty commentary on the psychology of what it means to collect objects. The work also describes the tension she enjoys between our preconceptions about beauty in fine art, functionality in the decorative arts, and ways that objects like trophies contain both possibilities. These artworks connect us with our hidden private desires, impulses and satisfactions about collecting including a flirtation with humor and fetish.
For this exhibition she will present an installation of works that reflect her fascination and continued exploration into how and why some objects become precious to us. Dunigan will have a selection of her “Trophy Heads” as well as sculptures with a nautical theme.
We are pleased to present a suite of photographs by DAVID HILLIARD. This exhibit follows David’s 2016 solo exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and offers a personal and sensual consideration of sexuality, masculinity, beauty and desire.
DAVID HILLIARD’s large-scale, multi-paneled, color photographs present complex narratives exploring a range of themes and situations, from quiet moments of contemplation to scenes of heightened drama. Documenting his life and the lives of those around him, each work comprises a number of images that employ slightly different focal points, offering multiple perspectives of a single scene. Hilliard takes the personal and familiar and manipulates them to provide a commentary on larger issues such as masculinity, coming of age, sexuality, and spirituality; striking a balance between autobiography and fiction.
Born in 1964 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Hilliard lives and works in Boston. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1992, and his MFA from Yale University in 1994. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Kemper Art Museum, St Louis; Miami Art Museum; Addison Museum of American Art, Andover; Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa; and DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. Hilliard’s work is represented in many public collections including Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and he was awarded the Bok Center Award for Excellence in Teaching by Harvard University in 2012. He has been a visiting lecturer at numerous schools, including Harvard University; Dartmouth College; Art Institute of Boston; and the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
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 solo exhibitions include Lori Bookstein Fine Art and 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 the 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; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, and the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.
Her work is included in the collections 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 will present a series of smaller scale paintings called, ‘How to Compose’, a meditation on the visual processes of the singular gaze of the artist and it’s narrative and aesthetic implications.
James received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at the 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.
We are pleased to present new work from KAHN AND SELESNICK’s latest project “Madame Lulu’s Book of Fate”. This work continues the adventures of the Truppe Fledermaus, a cabaret troupe of anxious mummers and would-be mystics who catalogue their absurdist attempts to augur a future that seems increasingly in peril due to environmental pressures and global turmoil. In this body of work, the artists also examine the notion of the carnivalesque – traditionally the carnival was a time when the normal order of society was upended and reversed, so that at least for a day the fool might become king, the sinner a priest, men and women might cross dress, and sacred ceremonies and normal mores are burlesqued and spoofed. During such brief times of anarchy, societal pressures were relieved by revealing their somewhat absurd and arbitrary natures. Costumes and masks were traditionally worn so that all people might have the same social status during the duration of the festival. The Truppe ask you to consider: is it the carnival that is upside-down, or perhaps the real world that it purports to burlesque?
The exhibition will consist of original paintings on paper, photographs, sculpture and an edition of Tarot Card Decks all of which consider scenes of men and women trying to parse that which is to come, speak with those departed, or just finding their pleasure amid the florid decay of a world in decline. For in a world where personal and societal mythologies supersede facts, where the promise of virtual reality threatens to supersede the real thing (has it not done so already), what better way to approach an uncertain future than through the arcane methods of augury and clairvoyance – after all, is not prophecy the original fake news?
Trained as an architect, RICHARD CLOUTIER completed a Master’s degree in Visual Arts in 2006 and has been actively focusing on his artistic production for the past 17 years. The Loto-Québec Collection, an important public collection in Canada, purchased in 2008, 2009 and 2013 four of his works, all of which had been part of traveling exhibitions throughout Quebec during the last years. His work has been shown in Montreal, Toronto and France. His work is in many private collections in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and other cities in the USA, along with Europe. In March 2011, he was invited to show a new series of paintings within the context of Laval University’s foundation 50th anniversary. During summer 2012, he was part of a group show titled Repérages, which took place at the Baie-Saint-Paul Museum of Contemporary Art, an important artistic institution located in the inspiring Charlevoix region. In 2013, Cloutier won the Second Prize of the Quebec City Art Works Competition, in the Professional Artists category. He has also had a solo exhibition at the Galerie Bernard located in Montréal. For this exhibition he will present a suite of new paintings titled, ‘Gustave’.
The current social and political climate has motivated many of us to respond. But how? REBECCA DOUGHTY has created an informal project on paper, entitled ARE YOU KIDDING ME? In these drawings, her animal characters have taken to the streets, carrying protest signs, and wearing their characteristic deadpan expressions. In the spirit of political posters/ephemera she will also present silkscreen reproductions of the drawings, at affordable prices, with a portion of the sales to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
REBECCA DOUGHTY’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited widely, including The Drawing Center in New York, The Boston Drawing Project, DeCordova Museum, Rose Art Museum, and the Courthouse Gallery in Co. Mayo, Ireland. She has received fellowships and awards from the Ucross Foundation, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Blanche E. Colman Foundation, The A.R.T Grant Fund, and an AICA Boston Best Show Award. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, DeCordova Museum, Simmons College, Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments, and many private collections in the US, UK, Mexico and Japan.