Summer 2019

WELLFLEET SUMMER  SHOWS  2019 

JIM HOLLAND
July 6-19 | artist reception July 6, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

SUSAN ANTHONY & PETER BATCHELDER
July 20 - August 2 | artist reception July 20, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

JAMES CARTER, CINDY CRIMMIN & TRACY W. HAMBLEY
August 3-16 
| artist reception August 3, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

DEBORAH HOWARD & KATE NELSON
August 17-30 | artist reception August 17, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

 

JIM HOLLAND: NEW PAINTINGS




Jim Holland 2019

“A beached catboat or light slanting on clapboards and through windows, these are simple forms I find endlessly fascinating in how different light affects the mood.”
–Jim Holland 

July 6-19, 2019
Reception: Saturday, July 6, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Rowboat in the Sunset” 
oil on canvas 
30” x 40"

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SUSAN ANTHONY: TEXTURE

“My new work continues my exploration of “paper paintings” collaged from found media material. In many of my recent pieces instead of carefully trimming out all text from the found paper, I have started to incorporate text into the final image. I am interested in including text in such a way that at first glance it does not immediately jump out at the viewer. Upon closer inspection, the text, the collage process, and the repurposed and recycled material are revealed. Because I am especially drawn to color it remains a central focus of my work. I am experimenting with conveying an image primarily via color and shape—sometimes searching through my materials to find the exact color I want to evoke a particular landscape in a particular light, sometimes searching for colors that in combination have the precise tone and hue relationships to convey my image, and sometimes finding that the collage process intervenes and I find a color that is just what I need but is not the color I thought I was searching for.”
–Susan Anthony 

July 20 - August 2, 2019
Reception: July 20, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Summer Gold” 
cut paper collage
7 3/8” x 6”

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PETER BATCHELDER: SUMMER PLACES

“Throughout my life I have had the benefit of living in different rural environments within New England. From the coastal landscapes of Massachusetts to the woods, mountains and farmlands of New Hampshire and Vermont I have experienced the differences in nature, geography and light in these varied environments. Childhood interests in architecture and archaeology have led me to consider the context of time-worn structures within the New England landscapes. I am fascinated on many levels when coming across a barn or seaside cottage.”
–Peter Batchelder 

July 20 - August 2, 2019
Reception: July 20, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Dune Path” 
oil on canvas 
30” x 20"

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JAMES CARTER: BIRD WATCHING

“Through my acrylic paintings I strive to give the viewer a fresh, whimsical view of familiar and some not so familiar situations.  I like to employ the underlying humor of reality vs. fantasy and delight in juxtaposing unexpected objects where the animate and inanimate interact seamlessly together.” 
–James Carter 

August 3-16, 2019
Reception: August 3, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Radio Flyer” 
acrylic 
12” x 16"

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CINDY CRIMMIN: 
WHERE LIGHT MEETS SHADOW: CAPE COD IN SUMMER

“In childhood, a school art teacher identified an early love and introduced me to world of texture and color that struck an important chord. In college, I chose to focus on two great loves: Spanish language and art. A year in Madrid led me to end my Art History studies with an honors paper on the works of Francisco Goya, the perfect way, I thought, to combine those two parts of my life. Only coincidentally did I discover that, while in Madrid, I was studying within two blocks of the home of Joaquin Sorolla, that marvelous painter of summer light and shadow. It is his voice that pulls me towards paintings of coastal landscapes, light on moving water and summer florals. Sorolla would have loved painting New England in summer!

I realized that the act of painting has helped me to see and to appreciate the world around me more than I ever realized. The chance to explore a variety of genre never seems to end. It is the dance of light and shadow that pulls all genre together.” 
–Cindy Crimmin

August 3-16, 2019
Reception: August 3, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Nantucket Beauty” 
pastels 
9” x 12"

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TRACY W. HAMBLEY: 
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX IN A BOX

“Inspired by my love of writing and collecting, I use vintage, commonplace, and found items as narrative to explore a variety of themes. By juxtaposing these objects in my assemblages, my aim is to create whimsical visual vignettes using things we can see, to express ideas, memories, dreams and impulses we can't see. I hope to lure the viewer into a world that at first seems distantly familiar, but upon further inspection inspires them to make a personal connection based on their own memories and experiences.” Tracy W. Hambley 

August 3-16, 2019
Reception: August 3, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Love Letters” 
assemblage 
15” x 17"


DEBORAH HOWARD: THE EVEN KEEL PROJECT

"My recent work reflects where I am, and have been. Always inspired by the dynamic and ethereal qualities of the Cape- my paintings are not only a reflection of my many favorite places here, they also convey what I experience here as well."
–Deborah Howard

August 17-30, 2019
Reception: August 17, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “listing...” 
oil on baltic birch panel
16” x 24"

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KATE NELSON:
 GESTURES OF TRANSIENCE

“A paradox? An absurdity? To 'capture' a sense of transience in a painting? Capturing anything has never been my intent in creating art — rather I react to the moment, to the color, the atmosphere, to the mood or the music. I react to change itself, its demands and its comforts. My method is to erase the self as I work, through involvement in the act of spreading color and layering, exploring the conversations between colors and the shapes they find. The gestures arrive with mark-making and rubbing out and scratching through. Transience? The paintings are a record of a long process of change. They themselves change with each time we stop to really look at them. Reminding us of our transience.”
–Kate Nelson 

August 17-30, 2019
Reception: August 17, 6-8pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Waiting for an Idle Stone to Move” 
pigment stick and wax on board
18” x 24”

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Also showing throughout the summer:

Phyllis Adams, Chris Roberts Antieau, Carol Aust, Del-Bourree Bach, MJ Blanchette, Mark Brennan, Amy Brnger, Anne Brown, Ed Chesnovitch, Laurel Oswald Clark, Linda Cordner, Michele Dangelo, Melanie Despres, Walter Dorrell, Willoughby Elliott, Vicki Essig, Nan Hass Feldman, Charlotte Foust, Ken Girardini, SP Goodman, Ellen Granter, Rebecca Grace Jones, Philip Keohan, Brian Kershisnik, Brian Kiernan, Houston Llew, Teresa McCue, Alice McLean, Mincing Mockingbird, Rosalie Nadeau, Jennifer O'Connell, Page Railsback, Stephen Setteducati, Fay Shutzer, Katie Trinkle Legge, Hardie Truesdale, Donna von Holdt, Graceann Warn, Joanne Williams, Joyce Zavorskas, and Denise Zompa