Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a two-person show of new work by Robert Morgan and Jane Paradise, opening on Friday, August 23, 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 September 5.
Artist Robert Morgan, now based in Indiana, fell in love with Provincetown many years ago, when he took workshops with Robert Henry, Jim Peters, Gregory Amenoff and others at the Fine Arts Work Center. “Most of my oils and watercolors deal with men in relationship to the outdoors and each other, often at beaches,” says Morgan, who can be found photographing subjects around town in the summer. “The seductive combination of sun, sea, sand, and men’s bodies is one I long to preserve in paint.” The Alden gallery welcomes him back for his 12th annual show.
Biking through the Dunes, by Robert Morgan, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
Photographer Jane Paradise, after many years traveling the world, now calls Provincetown her home. This is her first show as a gallery artist at the Alden Gallery. The photographs she is presenting are part of a series called “Not Quite Strangers.” “I have been photographing people in public places, often finding them in unguarded, private moments,” Paradise says. “All the photographs are candid shots—no one is posed, no manipulation is done. Just catching a moment in time. Searching for home. It is surprising and somehow heartening to run across these personal moments on a bustling street or commuter train. For me, this work speaks both to our isolation as individuals as well as to our desire for connection.”
Lunch, NGV, Australia, by Jane Paradise, archival pigment print, 17 x 22 inches; framed: 21 x 28, edition of 5
The gallery will be open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., 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.