Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a three-person show of new work by Robert Glisson, Linda Reedy, and Anne Salas, opening on Friday, June 23, 2023, at 423 Commercial St. Please note that the artists’ reception will be on the following Friday, June 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be on view through July 6.
Robert Glisson lives in Syracuse, New York, and often paints in plein air with majestic Finger Lakes landscapes before him. “To have my paintings shown in Provincetown, with its remarkable arts heritage, is a privilege,” Glisson says. “Though most of my paintings start out as plein air works, I’m less concerned with an exact depiction of a scene than with the emotional response. I will add or subtract shapes, push spatial planes, break down an object into abstraction, and exaggerate color in order to best represent that emotion.”
Linda Reedy’s landscapes and feathery brushwork have a haunting, emotional quality that is both joyful and pensive. Reedy, a former weaver who studied painting at Massachusetts College of Art and at the Fine Arts University of Hanoi, Vietnam, now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, but continues to return to Provincetown periodically to capture images for the Alden Gallery, where she first started showing her work in 2008. “I aim to reveal quiet paintings,” Reedy says, “that reflect a sense of time, place, and above all, tranquility.”
Anne Salas is a Cape-based artist who worked as a glass blower and studied painting with such Provincetown legends as Selina Trieff and Robert Henry for years before exhibiting on her own at the Alden Gallery. Her floral compositions, which she paints in her Marstons Mills studio, have grown in complexity and depth (including gold leaf backgrounds and splatter underpaintings) since her first show at the Alden Gallery in 2008. “It is my intention,” Salas says, “to create a connection, which is perhaps instinctive, with a viewer’s own inner energy.”
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, 2024. It is free and open to the public. During gallery hours, call 508-487-4230; off-hours, call 646-483-8164.