Opening: Friday, September 17 (8-10 masked people at a time)
Karen Cappotto is inspired by evidence of the handmade in a world where technology prevails and is known for her distinct palette and combination of medium. Cappotto’s work is in PAAM’s Permanent collection and she has received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions. In 2011, her company Peg+Dick was launched when Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams asked her to produce their decoupage accessories. Her work has been seen in Elle Decor, The Washington Post, Provincetown Arts, and This Old House. Cappotto is a founding member of the non-profit group Provincetown Commons, dedicated to developing a sustainable creative economy in the place that continues to inspire her work. Cappotto is currently represented by AMP Gallery.
Jamie Casertano was born in Brooklyn, New York on Christmas Day in 1972. His discovery of photography occurred in his father’s basement darkroom. He did then, and still now, loves the dark. The urge to take photographs soon followed and later led him to study photography. He lives primarily in Provincetown, frequenting New York City where he once lived and began taking photographs. He seeks images in both the elusive dark corners and brightly lit stages of personality. Drawn to a diverse array of subject matter, his photographs vary from quiet to loud aesthetically, veiled to brazen in content and distant to intimate emotionally. The works of artists Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Peter Hujar, Kembra Pfahler, Yasumasa Morimura and Martin Parr are of great influence, to name a few. Casertano studied photography with Mark Asnin, among others, at the School of Visual Arts in New York. At that time, he was paired with and mentored by noted photographer Bill Jacobson. He has had multiple solo [and group] exhibits at A Gallery Art, the Fine Arts Work Center and currently at AMP Gallery, each in Provincetown. His work has been published in Provincetown Arts Magazine, The Boston Globe, Simon & Schuster and on multiple websites in the U.S., Sweden and London. His photographs are in the collections of the Provincetown Museum and The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City.
Pasquale Natale graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. He is both artist and curator. Numerous solo exhibitions of his work include: 2013 and 2015, A Gallery, Provincetown; 1998, 2000-01, 2003-06, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown; 2003, Battelle /Harding Gallery, Greenfield MA; 1998, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY; 1994-96, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown; 1993, “Chairs,” Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans MA; 1992-93, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown.Group exhibitions over the years include: 2013-14, A Gallery and PAAM; 2014, AMP Gallery, Provincetown; 2012, A Gallery, FAWC, and PAAM; 2011, ARTStrand, Provincetown and PAAM. Other gallery shows and permanent collections include: Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; Cape Cod Museum of Art, Glimpses of Provincetown Collection; The Collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum; Barbra Mathes Gallery, NYC; Grammercy Park Hotel, NYC; Chateau Marmont Hotel, Los Angeles; ART Chicago Art Fair, NYC; Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe; Takara Gallery, Houston; 1995 Armory Show, NYC; Citicorp Building, NYC; Watershed Center for the Arts, N. Edgecomb ME. As a Curator, Natale has been responsible for exhibitions including: 1993, “Positive Alliances,” PAAM; 2000, “The Art Colony’s First Century,” PAAM; 2001, “Emerging Artists,” PAAM; 2007, “James Hansen Retrospective,” PAAM; 2012, “Getting to Zero,” Art Current; 2013, “Susan Baker, Painting a Building, Building a Painting,” PAAM; 2013, “James Balla, Into the Blue Again,” PAAM; 2014, “Couples/ Duos,” PAAM.