(originally published on August 30. 2012)
On Sunday, N and I went to see the Motherwell exhibit, Beside the Sea -- marking the 70th anniversary of his first visit to Ptown -- at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. I remember when the building was dark and cramped. It's now uber modern and light and airy with terrific large gallery space. For a small town, this museum is rather impressive.
This is all I can share of the exhibit, as no photographs were allowed. If you have an opportunity to go, please do. Robert Motherwell was longtime resident of Ptown and created large amounts of work here. It's always amazing to me how much creativity is inspired by this place.
A nailhead figure greeted us on the way in.
The other major exhibit was a showing of art from the Long Point Gallery, the longest continuing cooperative gallery in Ptown (from 1977-1998.) It was completely self-run by member artists, and the spirit of which continued the art colony tradition of Ptown. Here's the sign that hung out front.
Photographs were allowed in these galleries. A few views for you to get a sense of the place.
Provincetown Pier, Paul Resika
The Gothic VII, Judith Rothschild
Nocturnal, Michael Mazur
Lynching, New Orleans, Edward Giobbi
Ah, Winter!, Tony Vevers (I was immediately drawn to this work ... until I saw the title. I'd change it to, Ew, Winter!)
Man and Woman #1, Nora Speyer (The detail on this snake was incredible and the paint was so thick, it was practically three-dimensional.)
After we absorbed as much art as we could, we drove down to the far West End to take a look at Robert Motherwell's house, Sea Barn (at 630 Commercial Street).
Only one house separates it from Norman Mailor's house. Imagine, just imagine, what that must have been like. Especially if you were the one who lived in the house in between them!
This Month ...
- strolling through the inns and sporting my ugly sweater during Holly Folly weekend
- tasting this year's new menu items for the holidays courtesy of The Super Mr.
- eating stone crab and key lime pie in Fort Lauderdale and soaking up some vitmain D
- meeting my nutritionist
- eating at the Winter Lodge pop-up and enjoying the Holiday Market at The Canteen
- searching for the whale bone remains in Truro
- hosting our Christmas celebration a bit earlier but with all the celebratory festiveness
- watching all of the Hallmark movies (help!!)
- cozying up on the couch on Christmas Day with friends and playing the Hallmark Christmas Movie drinking game by the fire
- celebrating the New Year with drag bingo, Wellstrung, and fireworks
- being grateful for a transformative year and reflecting on all the changes it has brought
- working on my 2019 intentions