Opening Friday, June 26, 2015, 7 to 9pm.
Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will launch its 2015 summer season with “Anne Salas, Linda Reedy and Robert Glisson,” a three-person show of new work, opening on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served; the gallery is open to the public and free. The exhibit will be on view through July 9.
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 and pond landscapes, which she paints in her Marstons Mills studio, have grown in complexity and in the depth of her layering (including 22-karat gold leaf backgrounds) since her first show at the Alden Gallery in 2008. “It is my intention,” Salas says, “to create a connection, which is perhaps instinctive, of a viewer’s own inner energy.”
Linda Reedy’s Outer Cape 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.”
Robert Glisson lives in Syracuse, New York, and often paints with majestic Finger Lakes landscapes before him. His bold use of color and thick paint-strokes are reminiscent of post-Impressionism and Fauvism, but his inspiration often comes from the romantic landscapes of the American realist George Inness. “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.”
As of June 26, the gallery will be open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m., throughout the summer season. Press contact: Howard Karren, 646-483-8164 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The rest of the Alden Gallery summer schedule:
July 10–23: Paul Kelly and Mike Wright
Opening reception: Friday, July 10, 7–9 p.m.
July 24–August 6: Laurence Young and Paul Pedulla
Opening reception: Friday, July 24, 7–9 p.m.
August 7–20: Joerg Dressler and Heather Toland
Opening reception: Friday, August 7, 7–9 p.m.
August 21–September 3: Kevin Cyr, Raúl Gonzalez III and Robert Morgan
Opening reception: Friday, August 21, 7–9 p.m.
September 4–17: Catherine McCarthy and Alice Denison
Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 7–9 p.m.