Provincetown Exhibitions

Ways of Moving – artcurrent Provincetown

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog, Provincetown Exhibitions, slider_home | 0 comments

Ways of Moving – artcurrent Provincetown

featuring the work of JC Stahl

Performances October 26th at 8 p.m. & November 2nd at 7 p.m.

I was an art major at Dartmouth College, concentrating on sculpture, and spent a lot of time in
the theater, where I was introduced to dance. I have been working in both media since, and I am
bringing them together here in the sculptures themselves, and in the show as a whole.
With these pieces I am trying to give a sense of what it feels like for one point of my body to
move in space and time. Imagine putting a pencil to paper and drawing a continuous line, but
then turning that into a piece of steel in three dimensions. These figures are one continuous
ribbon of steel cut from a single sheet. I cut a few feet at a time, then heat and twist it. Seen in
process, it looks like the piece is growing out of the sheet, like a vine twisting upwards on itself
or a column of rising smoke. I then realized that I could add some actual movement to that which
I am trying to generate in steel, by hanging them and letting them move. Sometimes I feel like I
am wrestling, or perhaps awkwardly dancing, with a mass of metal, part of which is glowing red
hot. It occurred to me that it might be interesting to record the process. In this performance I am
showing not the actual process of making them, but the source of the idea.

There are seven short sections to the dance, each a different way of moving. A style, a tempo, an
impulse. One is ‘Rising/Falling’. Another ‘Arcs and Circles’. Another just ‘Ways of Walking’. In
some I relate the dance to specific sculptures, or the process of creating them. In others it is about
movement itself, but reflect my original purpose in cutting and bending the steel.

jc stahl september 29, 2013

Dual Show – New York Before Prozac & Askew

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Provincetown Exhibitions, slider_home | 0 comments

Dual Show – New York Before Prozac & Askew

Featuring the works of Dorothy Palanza & Ted Chapin

October 5 through 20, 2013

Opening: October 5th 7 to 10 p.m.

 

Dorothy Palanza

The late 1980’s in NYC were a time marked by economic boom and bust, racial tensions, homelessness and crime. While you could easily score drugs to get high, there were no proven drugs to cure AIDS, and depression colored the landscape. Regardless of Ed Koch’s proclamations otherwise, a malaise, a pall, a frenzied fatigue blanketed the city in a torporous cloud.

1988 – PROZAC RELEASED WITH MARKETING CAMPAIGN
1990- PROZAC ACHIEVES MOST PRESCRIBED STATUS

By the 1990’s, half of the people I knew in Manhattan were on Prozac – many of whom still are. These works on paper capture moments and moods from the late 1980’s period in New York before Prozac.

NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC: DRAWINGS 1985-1990, is part of a larger exhibit presented as a solo show (‘THE NEW YORK SERIES’) at the Interkulturelle Kunstwerkstatt, Berlin, Germany, in 2005. And as a solo show at the Launch 17 Gallery, New York, New York, 2012

Ted Chapin

This early 20th century American typewriter has been reconfigured as both a literary and visual art piece. The Internet Age’s first popular search engine was “Ask Jeeves”, now “Ask”. Before search engines, a major repository of raw knowledge about human passions existed in the community of homosexuals. “Ask Q” is a tribute to writers Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and the other gay American writers who may have once written on a machine such as this. The “Q” key is the only kinetic part of the piece. When pressed it rings the bell at the top. The American Century viewed straight on has stark and unquestioning contrasts of light and shadow. The gay literary men of that era lived in both that light and that shadow as well as in the shade between. They saw the world from different angles. They had a slanted genius, their world askew. This Smith-Corona is frozen in an “askew” geometry in homage to that view.

Ittner and Evans – artcurrent Provincetown

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Provincetown Exhibitions, slider_home | 0 comments

Ittner and Evans – artcurrent Provincetown

Dates: September 13 – 23, 2013

Opening: Friday September 13th from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

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Tidal Pool – Artist Spotlights – artcurrent Provincetown

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Tidal Pool – Artist Spotlights – artcurrent Provincetown

Show Dates: August 23 to September 8, 2013

Please join us for opening reception, Saturday, August 24, 5-8pm

 

Peter Lipsitt

The works at ArtCurrent Gallery are inspired by awe of the sea, and the plants and animals that live along the shore. I experiment with materials until something acceptable develops as an idea’s expression, even if the work takes an unexpected route.

Whether entering the river’s flow from the humanizing traditions of Classical figures, habitations from another culture, or well-used artifacts, I follow the imperative “make it new.” For me the resultant sculpture should possess both a reassuring familiarity and surprising
originality.

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Tidal Pool – artcurrent Provincetown

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Tidal Pool – artcurrent Provincetown

Show Dates: August 23 to September 8, 2013

SUSAN ISRAEL AND PETER LIPSITT

are showing concurrent solo and collaborative work at
ARTCURRENT GALLERY, Provincetown, in exhibition entitled “Tidal Pools.”

Their work reflects concern for the natural environment, particularly
projected dangers of global warming to the oceans. They
use repurposed materials, both for artistic reasons and to mitigate
losses to natural resources while educating the public using
energy-sustaining sculptures.

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Bernd Haussman Speaks about Darwin’s Coral – artcurrent Provincetown

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Bernd Haussman Speaks about Darwin’s Coral – artcurrent Provincetown

BERND HAUSSMANN employs a deep exploration of color, gesture, texture and surface in paintings on metal, acrylic glass, wood, canvas and paper that seem to mimic some of the ways that natural surfaces change as a result of time, temperature, environment…

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Darwin’s Coral – artcurrent Provincetown

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Blog, Provincetown Exhibitions, slider_home | 0 comments

Darwin’s Coral – artcurrent Provincetown

Bernd Haussmann

August 2 to 18, 2013

Opening Reception August 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m.

artcurrent and the Schoolhouse Gallery are pleased to present new paintings from Bernd Haussmann from his Darwin’s Coral series. There will be a reception with the artist on Friday August 2 from 6-10 PM at artcurrent’s Bradford Street Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from sales at this exhibition will benefit the Seal Program at Provincetown’s Center for Coastal Studies.

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Artsts Discuss r.MFA Group show – artcurrent Provincetown

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Artsts Discuss r.MFA Group show – artcurrent Provincetown

Group show at artcurrent in Provincetown, MA with work from Board members and featured artists from the Rochester Museum of Fine Art in Rochester, NH.

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r.MFA Group Show – artcurrent Provincetown

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r.MFA Group Show – artcurrent Provincetown

July 12th through 27th, 2013

Featuring the work of:
Amy Reagan
Devin Swett
Matt Wyatt
Ian Hartsoe
Ryan Lefebvre
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Equus – artcurrent Provincetown

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog, Provincetown Exhibitions, slider_home | 0 comments

Equus – artcurrent Provincetown

June 21 – July 7, 2013

Photos by Harris J. Sklaar
Paintings by Dorothy Palanza

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