With the reopening of its refurbished galleries in the Provincetown Art Colony, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s (PAAM) summer 2004 exhibition schedule includes the following highlights:
Provincetown photographer Joel Meyerowitz’s captured scenes of Ground Zero and his world-renowned exhibit “Aftermath” provokes visitors to delve into the irony produced when photojournalism’s objectivity reacts with one’s personal response to tragedy.
This exhibit will be accompanied by a panel discussion exploring the relationship between images and art, as well as historical representation and propaganda. It opens July 30 and runs through September 5.
Truro’s Catherine Widgery is among the artists to begin the summer season with a site-specific installation June 11-July 25, its concept having been actively evolved by the artist during 2003-2004 using found objects and a suspended “whirlpool” abstraction into which visitors can walk and experience.
Also June 11-July 25, the work of painter Angelo Ippolito will engage visitors in the mid-Twentieth Century world of Abstract Expressionism, challenging them to gaze into the works’ quality of light and atmosphere that is often contrasted against the work of the painter’s peers, who included Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning.
Hananiah Harari’s body of work defies categorization, as is his preference that art be “inclusive, not exclusive.” His preference to work in a variety of styles ranging from the abstract Fauvist and Cubist schools, to techniques that incorporated printmaking and etching that made Harari’s art accessible and affordable. The exhibition opens September 10 and runs through October 24.
PAAM is at 460 Commercial Street. For information about these exhibitions and other PAAM programs and events, 508-487-1750 or paam.org.