Opening on Friday, July 25, 2014, 7–9pm
Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present “Laurence Young and Paul Pedulla,” a two-person show, on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served at the reception, and the artists will be attending; the gallery is open to the public and free. The exhibit will be on view through August 7.
Laurence Young has titled his part of the show “Destinations,” which is inspired by recent trips he made to Venice, Italy, and Havana, Cuba. Venice, Young says, is “all about the architecture, the iconic imagery, the food, and especially La Biennale,” and Cuba is “about a country frozen in time and about a people full of heart and generous of spirit.” Young, trained at the University of Hartford and the Rhode Island School of Design, lives and paints in Provincetown year-round, and his passionate and colorful oil-and-wax painting style grew out of his experience working with local masters. He has been showing at the Alden Gallery since it opened in 2007.
This is Boston-based artist Paul Pedulla’s first show at the Alden Gallery, though he has been a frequent presence in Provincetown over the years. “My paintings are representational yet abstract,” he says of his boldly pared-down, acrylic-on-canvas work. “What you see is a moment, one that reveals a relationship between a building and sky, a road and the landscape, the sky and the sea, figures in an environment, or a window and the world it views. I’m drawn to an uncluttered sensibility — what I leave out of my paintings is probably as important as what I put in.”
The gallery is 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