Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a two-person show of new work by Jim Broussard and Kevin Cyr, opening on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 423 Commercial St. The artists’ reception will be on opening day, Friday, July 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be on view through July 21.
Jim Broussard is a Provincetown painter who works primarily en plein air in oil, painting street scenes, seascapes, and dunescapes. He studied at MassArt and, having spent summers in Provincetown since his youth, moved here year-round more than 20 years ago. His enduring subject is the town itself, which he has portrayed from every angle and during every season in his unique style and palette, which is rooted in Provincetown art colony impressionist traditions. He also frequently escapes into the Cape Cod National Seashore, where he’ll spend time alone in the dune shacks.
Kevin Cyr has been showing at the Alden Gallery since its opening in 2007; he was trained at MassArt and worked for several years in the studio of Kehinde Wiley. Cyr’s hyper-real oil paintings result from an ongoing fascination with the cars and trucks of his childhood in northeast Maine. “I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape,” he says. Common themes in his work include mobility, sustainability, mortality, and consumer culture. This year he focuses on vehicles he spotted near his studio outside of Portland, Maine, and vintage cars he discovered in Cuba. He paints them on solid, brightly colored backgrounds, which he likens to a set-up for portraiture.
The Alden Gallery is open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday evenings, 6-9 p.m., through Labor Day, after which it will be open weekends through New Year’s Day, 2023. It is free and open to the public. During gallery hours, call 508-487-4230; off-hours, call 646-483-8164.