Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a two-person show of new work by Robert Morgan and Jane Paradise, opening on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 423 Commercial St. The artists’ reception will be on opening day, Friday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be on view through September 1.
Artist Robert Morgan, 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 during 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 15th annual show.
For the last decade, photographer Jane Paradise has been photographing the Dune Shacks — rustic, largely isolated structures in the pristine dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore that frequently serve as limited residencies for artists and other seekers of solitude amid a stunning natural landscape. Paradise’s show this year at the Alden Gallery is composed of photographs from her new book, Dune Shacks of Provincetown, to be published by Schiffer this October. The book, a copy of which will be viewable at the gallery, includes 100 photographs of the Dune Shacks, inside and out, accompanied by quotations and essays by artists and writers, from Henry David Thoreau to Marsden Hartley, who stayed in them.
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.
Future schedule for the 2022 season:
Cathleen Daley and Alice Denison: September 2 through September 15
Sean McCabe: September 16 through September 29
Press contact: Howard Karren, firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-483-8164.