Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a two-person show of new work by Robert Morgan and Kevin Cyr, opening on Friday, August 28, 2020, at 423 Commercial St. As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no opening reception. The show will be on view through September 10.
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 13th annual show.
Kevin Cyr’s hyper-real oil paintings result from the artist’s ongoing fascination with the vehicles he frequently saw in his childhood. “I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape,” he says. The subjects of his paintings have included RVs, vans, Land Rovers, and VW buses, all in a state of disrepair and often marked by graffiti and rust. This year he focuses mainly on ice cream trucks. He puts his vehicles on solid, brightly colored backgrounds, which he likens to a set-up for portraiture. Common themes in his work include mobility, sustainability, mortality and consumer culture.
The Alden Gallery is open daily, noon-5 p.m., through Labor Day, after which it will be open weekends through New Year’s Day, 2021. It is free and open to the public. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, masks must be worn within the gallery and only one party of up to two people will be admitted at one time. Appointments will be given priority. During gallery hours, call 508-487-4230; off-hours, call 646-483-8164.
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The remainder of the 2020 season schedule for the Alden Gallery:
September 11 through September 24: Jane Paradise and Cathleen Daley