Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21st 6-9 pm.
Bodies of Water
Bodies of Water is a commentary on the domestication of water. This interactive immersive installation re-contextualizes the average American’s interaction with water, typically constrained to modern plumbing. As a human body is 60% water, the participants find themselves splashing about, immersed in digital water. Selectively placed contact microphones monitor the water conduits throughout the gallery, emergent audio connects the audience to the site-specificity of modern plumbing.
Cindy Sherman Bishop is a visual artist, filmmaker, and developer of interactivity. Originally a painter and a software developer, her work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression to immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. Currently studying Dynamic Media at Massachusetts College of Art, her MFA thesis includes a facial-tracking iPhone app, a geo-locative interactive website and an immersive interactive experience with the elemental substance, water. Website
Martha Bourne is a singer/songwriter and film composer whose work has been on television and in independent film for over a decade. Her work is now featured in TV shows and ads. Her television credits include song placements on Providence (NBC) and source music placements on numerous daytime shows. In 2007, she scored Season One of Deliver Me on the Discovery Channel and in 2008 she scored a one-off, OMG! Sextuplets, which aired on the We Network. Her film credits include song placements in Coney Island Baby, directed by Amy Hobby and Breaking Free, directed by David MacKay. Website & Website.
The Story of Lace
PEG + DICK© is an exclusive design studio located in Provincetown, MA. Through the creative direction and founder of Karen Cappotto, Peg + Dick is a group collaborative of local emerging artists. Focusing on hand made, one-of-a-kind decoupage plate ware and deluxe home accessories for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, our strength as a design studio is in producing custom-made accessories bespoke for each desired client and collector. Now in it’s 2nd year, Peg + Dick is expanding it’s creative innovation into the fine art realm of gallery and museum instillations. The Story of Lace is an extension of this lineage. Website.
Karen Cappotto is inspired by evidence of the handmade in a world where technology prevails and is known for her distinct way of combining vintage materials. Acting as the creative lead for Peg + Dick Studios here in Provincetown, Karen focuses on hand made one-of-a-kind decoupage glass plates and home accessories. She had also worked as an artist in Ireland, Italy, and Spain. Originally from Syracuse, Karen studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Boston College, Oxford University, and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work is in public, private collections including PAAM and has received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions.
Karen Cappotto was recently awarded joint first prize in the 2010 international Picture Works Competition in Ireland. In March 2011, she was included in a three-person exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum titled, Beyond Surface. In October 2011 Cappotto received a grant for painting from the LOWF foundation. Website.
Tim Winn is a multi-media artist based in Provincetown, MA. He has studied at New York University, the Ecole Nationale Superiere des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned a BFA in photography in 1994. In 2012, Tim received a MFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His work was featured in the 2011 Northeast edition of New American Paintings, in the 2011 Boston Young Contemporaries show and is included in the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston. He was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cape Cod National Seashore in 2012.
Tim’s collaborative work with artist Zehra Khan is represented by artSTRAND gallery. Website.
Pasquale Natale was born in Boston Massachusetts at the end of the second world war. He did his first art installation with his grandmother Arcangela at the age of 5. This consisted of making fresh pasta on a large round wooden board which they rolled out from behind a bureau in the cold water flat where she lived in Boston's North End. As the pasta was being made by both their hands Pasquale would scatter it gently on white metis sheets which had been placed on three beds. Iron beds, fresh sheets and the smell of the newly made pasta was just the beginnings of his life long love of making. In between was The Museum School of fine Art and the eventual settling of his life in Provincetown Massachusetts as an artist, still making. He lives with his boyfriend David. Pasquale has consistently shown his work in both solo and group exhibitions in Provincetown and throughout the country.
Take No Prisoners
Dana Ellyn is half of the DC-based artist/spouse team, along with Matt Sesow. They are known for their playful and “take no prisoners” style of art. She is a full-time painter who lives and paints in her studio in a subsidized artist housing unit in downtown Washington DC. Ellyn’s style sits on the fence between social realism and expressionism. Having spent her childhood and college years honing her skills and striving to be technically correct, during the past 10 years she has tasked herself with unlearning those restrictive habits. Ellyn’s paintings have stories to tell and opinions to profess. She delivers hard slaps to myths of all kinds – from religion, to politics to what it means to be a woman. Website.
I like color. I like to put one color next to another and see what happens to each. I like layering colors one on top of another and watching the surface change. I like to use texture and line to play with rhythm.
Sherry Edwards has shown work in the US and Europe. She lives in the Boston area and teaches middle school art.
Submersible |+14inches Gallery|
Dominique Pecce has created a site-specific water inspired environment for the +14inches gallery at AMP. She is a local artist who is a native of Truro. Contrary to the outsider’s view of this beautiful village by the sea, for her it’s a barren landscape. Thus, she has created her own world.
She recently received the 2013 Gail and Michael Mazur Scholarship at the Fine Art Work Center for printmaking. While at FAWC this summer she will be focused on turning her prints and drawings into installations, while continuing to experiment and evolve her work by employing new processes along with site and scale relationships.