Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a two-person show of new work by Sean McCabe and Laurence Young, opening on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s newly renovated exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served; the gallery is open to the public and free. The show will be on view through July 25.
For this show, Sean McCabe, an artist who is based locally and in Miami Beach, continues to riff on views of the Bay from Provincetown town beach, based on a series he began two years ago, in which he switched from acrylic to oil and created canvases that are thick with paint and highlighted by scratched off surfaces. “I use color and line to express both tranquility and kinetic energy,” McCabe says. “These scenes are told through small hints of recognizable elements but often are purposefully vague as to allow a certain degree of personal association.
Tides (05), by Sean McCabe, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
“The human form has always captivated me in ways that other imagery cannot,” says Provincetown artist Laurence Young of his part of the show, “Figure as Muse,” which includes oils on canvas as well as mixed media on paper. “In painting the figure, I find that it’s like holding up a mirror to one’s self, reflecting the most vulnerable of feelings, regardless of time or place. In this new body of work, the spatial relationship between figures creates a narrative that reveals an inner story, one that moves beyond its surface. I hope that story will resonate not just visually but personally.”
Post No Dreams, by Laurence Young, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
The gallery will be open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., continuing through Labor Day, after which it will be open weekends through New Year’s Day, 2019. Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 483-8164.