October 7 through November 1

KAREN CAPPOTTO | JAMIE CASERTANO | LARRY COLLINS | SHARI KADISON | JADE MCGLEUGHLIN | MARK ROSENTHAL | LORI SWARTZ

Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9 PM

Karen Cappotto | Harbor Paintings

“Cappotto’s Harbor Paintings 2022 hum with energy and feel instantly familiar. Yet, there is not a recognizable landmark or single soul insight. The sea is a loose wash of color, the houses sketched with no distinguishing details.

The result is something beautiful and lyrical and somehow true. Maybe God isn’t in the details after all.” -George Watson, PTOWNIE Spring 2022

Karen Cappotto is inspired by evidence of the handmade in a world where technology prevails. She is known for her distinct palette and combination of vintage + found materials.

Cappotto's work is in PAAM’s Permanent collection and has received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions. Karen Cappotto is a recipient of the Lillian Orlowsky William Freed Grant for painting.

She 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, and 2022 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FOR @THE YOGA JOINT 120 COMMERCIAL ST.

Jamie Casertano | Night Lights, Selected Photographs

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.

Larry Collins | Selected Paintings

David Carrino writes:

He [Larry Collins] didn’t decide in advance which of his possessions he was going to draw; there were no hierarchies in terms of utilitarian objects versus some of the fine art or antiques he’s collected over the years. Nothing was chosen for its symbolic or sentimental associations. Why spend days drawing the glass of water, but not the toothbrush? Why draw the Christmas cactus, but not the fin de siècle Egyptian Revival stained glass lamp? He drew each thing as if he was seeing it for the first time; in isolation, all he saw was form, volume, light and shadow. He wouldn’t pick the next object until the previous drawing was completed. Then he would scan the room, waiting for the next thing to “jump out at me.”

Larry Collins was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1945 and raised in Del City, Oklahoma. His artistic career began at age 17 when Dorothy Miller, former curator at MoMA in New York, selected one of his abstract paintings for an important regional exhibition at the Oklahoma Art Center. After receiving his BFA from the University of Oklahoma in 1967 he was drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam. During the war he served as an infantryman and a combat illustrator.

Collins received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1980. He has exhibited internationally, and his paintings, drawings, photographs, and artist's books are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, International Center of Photography, New York Public Library, Sheldon Museum of Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Worcester Art Museum, PAAM, Amarillo Museum of Art, and others. He has collaborated on limited-edition books with poets Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Eileen Myles.

In 2010 he was honored with a career retrospective exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, "Larry R. Collins: Finding Light.” In 2017 the Amarillo Museum of Art presented a retrospective exhibition of his Vietnam War photography and paintings.

Shari Kadison | Selected Works

“It’s hard to see the truth; my art seeks to make that which we associate with truth more accessible. I ask the questions to get you to come to your own answer of truth, what it means to you.

I create art using found objects as well as organic materials. The subject matter is enriched by the inherent history of the original use of the articles selected. Various items, scraps of paper and natural materials are combined, losing their identity. After being screened through my own personal history, our common histories are revealed.

This delicate balance of storytelling and visual poetry is sometimes humorous – sometimes dramatic. The strength of the whole poses a question in each of us and that question is each ones separate answer.”

Shari Kadison grew up outside of New York City, and relocated in Boston to attend Massachusetts College of Art in 1976. Since then, she has shown extensively, participating in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work belongs to many corporate and private collections.

Kadison’s work offers a kind of open road map into her life experience, philosophy, aesthetic, and vivid awareness of the organic and inorganic world around her. As both a poet and sculptor, she deftly intuits and elevates all matter of found form into subtle visual elegies, while never sacrificing their primal integrity. Beckoned by the rough edges and delicately compelling constructions, you find yourself leaning in to enter small worlds that somehow feel universally infinite, human and familiar.

Jade McGleughlin | Selected Paintings

“About 7 years ago, I began to paint for the first time. Never an artist, representational oil painting seemed like a stretch. Yet something in my work as a psychoanalyst had propelled me to want to play visually with what can’t quite be captured in language: something of the liminal, the enigmatic. Many of these paintings are part of my body of work called “Something Over There, Inside of Us,” that calls on memory, desire and the act of translation to represent the opposite of clear sight. Immersion in the heart of what makes us people is an experience of the enigmatic message of the other living inside us. That message, inscribed in the infant’s body from the sexual unconscious of the adult caretaker, remains as the other inside, and always exceeds our understanding. One idea holds that our unique subjectivity comes from the effort of translating that message. From that, interiority and unconscious fantasy are built. Yet, this message also alerts us to our inevitable non-sovereignty and the inevitable unknowableness of the other inside us. In other words, we can’t and don’t make sense to ourselves, yet the elsewhere inside of us, unremembered, unsymbolized is a potent force that drives us and drives us with each other.

Many of these paintings emerged from my work with a model where the psychic realities of each of us came together to create something bigger. And, they are created as part of an artist collaboration Called KNOWORNO and do double duty as album covers for Seko_house.”

Jade McGleughlin is a psychoanalyst and painter. Her work with the visual began in her use of certain artists’ work both in her psychoanalytic sessions and papers that help captured states of mind not easily represented in words or psychoanalytic writing. Her papers include works by photographer Francesca Woodman, painter Marlene Dumas and painter Agnes Martin to narrate states of liminality, racism and alienation and the non-sovereignty of both analyst and patient.

Becoming a maker of oil portraits came more recently with attempts to play with the dialectical of bold portraiture and relationship to the enigmatic.

Mark Rosenthal | Demons/Relations/Figures

Mark Rosenthal's show was co-curated by Gene Fedorko.

"Drawing is at the essence of my art-making. When I make an image I don’t consider my drawing as Art exactly — it’s more like something that’s just “happened”. Like most people I find just letting things happen to be a challenge — it’s our nature to steer our lives to where we want them to go.

In the studio I aim to put self-direction aside in order to reveal the unseen that lurks inside me — to enter an “open” space free of my everyday thoughts. Though I’ve become comfortable with this space, the images that emerge in my drawings will often strike me as random. . .distantly connected from who I am, and this can be confusing to me.

But over time, I’ve learned to trust my images, even when they seem to make little sense to me. Slowly, the drawings reveal themes and patterns, and I discover that I’m embedded in worlds that I had never imagined being part of."

Mark Rosenthal was born in 1961, and raised in Evanston, IL. After studying botany for two years at the University of Washington in Seattle, he moved to New York in 1981 to attend the Parsons School of Design. Though New York remained his base for the next twenty years, he spent a year painting in Berlin, another long stint in Buenos Aires, and then completed his B.A. in painting in San Francisco, 1987.

Throughout this period Rosenthal relied on a career as an Art Director of magazines in New York, a field where he met many other artists. With his family, he moved to Berkeley CA in 2000 and continued working in the magazine field until 2015. Since then he has been able to pursue his art full-time in his studio in Oakland, CA.

Lori Swartz | Selected Works

Lie in the grass or on a sidewalk or on your roof. Look at the sky. Feel your boots laced tightly around your calves. Pile rocks. Get dirty. Take the t.v. antenna off your forehead. Be where you are, even for a snap.

We are lured by the fastest, cheapest, biggest. We forget about authenticity. Art takes time. We are taught that there is value in canned, pre-packaged, foil-wrapped and zip-locked. There are too many plastic things marketed as originals. We all have stories to tell. Use this work as a prompt for your own story. Be present and see. Be curious.

Lori Swartz began as a metal smith, creating sculpture, furniture and jewelry. She is also a painter, writer and a performer of circus arts (acrobatics, trapeze, aerial fabric and aerial chain). Working as a multi-media artist has allowed her to express herself in ways that are both private and public. She does not have divided loyalties. She has one loyalty (art), with multiple expressions.

Her work can currently be seen in galleries across the country, on her website www.loriMetals.com and at her home studio in Madrid, New Mexico.

lori@loriMetals.com

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