REBEL WITH A CAUSE
Jun
1
to Jun 20

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

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Exhibition Dates: June 1st – June 20th 2018
Opening Reception: June 1st 7-10pm.
 

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Presenting artists: Michael Elsasser, Jo Hay, KJ Shows, O’Neil Scott,
Tess Barbato, and Cobi Moules.

Carolyn Kramer is pleased to present REBEL WITH A CAUSE.

If there was ever a time in our country that we need activists to follow in the footsteps of the most revered REBELS, IT’S NOW!

ART IS PART OF THE RESISTANCE!

We are proud to exhibit the interpretation of six extraordinary painters and their depiction of the past and present rebels of our time. Tarana Burke, founder of the #METOO movement will be painted by artist Michael Elsasser. Jo Hay is painting Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland shooting, an advocate for changing the gun laws in our country as well as a founder of March for Our lives. Rosa Parks, civil rights activist who would not sit in the back of the bus will be painted by artist KJ Shows. Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes, activists and the faces of the Feminist Movement as well as the founders of Ms. Magazine has been painted by artist Tess Barbato. Artist Cobi Moules is a transgendered man as well as the subject of his paintings. Moules’s paintings explore his transition from female to male. Football player Colin Kaepernick who took a knee to protest police brutality of people of color has been painted by artist O’Neil Scott. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a tireless advocate for the equality of women and the first Jewish woman to be appointed as a Supreme Court Justice has been painted by artist Jo Hay. Linda Sarsour, painted by Jo Hay is an activist for the rights of Muslims and one of the original four founders of the Women’s March which ignited our country to say no to President Trump’s mysoginist and racist agenda. These are the names of the real heros. We hope you’ll join us for what will be a very important exhibition.

#metoo #guncontrolnow #womensmarch #takeaknee #blackLivesmatter #NeveragainInthebackoftheBus #feministMovement #parkland #MarchforOurLives #ARTRULES
 

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STUDIO 54
Jul
13
to Jul 22

STUDIO 54

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The theme of this exhibition is the Disco era which originated in the early 1970’s. This era began to emerge from America’s urban nightlife scene gaining notoriety in the discotheques and clubs predominately in New York City.

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O' NEIL SCOTT - REASONABLE DOUBT
Sep
1
to Sep 16

O' NEIL SCOTT - REASONABLE DOUBT

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Self-taught and with just two years of experience painting under his belt, the Philadelphia-based artist’s large-scale portraits don’t only convey a technical aptitude that can be likened to the Old Masters, but, more importantly, they speak to the concerns that affect those from marginalized communities who remain in fear for the loss of their basic rights.

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JARRAD TACON-HEASLIP - ACROSS THE LINES
Aug
7
to Aug 17

JARRAD TACON-HEASLIP - ACROSS THE LINES

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Exhibition Dates: Monday August 7 - 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday August 11, 7-10pm

August 2017, Provincetown, MA: JO HAY OPEN STUDIO GALLERY is pleased to present new acrylic/resin works by Jarrad Tacon-Heaslip.  Across the Lines features meticulous, hand-crafted works that reveal the captivating relationship between bold, colorful lines, simple geometry, and precise angular forms.  Visitors are invited to see this exhibition at 167 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, from Monday, August 7, through Thursday, August 17, 2017.  The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, August 11 from 7-10PM.

New Zealand native Jarrad Tacon-Heaslip creates works which combine his knowledge of architecture with his ongoing exploration of symmetry and color.  During his early twenties, Tacon-Heaslip studied architecture at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.  There, he drew inspiration from the crisp lines and structural forms of modern and post-modern architecture, which later became the inspiration for the simple, geometric lines of his artistic works. “Lines,” states Tacon-Heaslip, “offer a quality of precision that other shapes lack.” 

Tacon-Heaslip’s interest with lines in conjunction with his long-term fascination of geometry come vibrantly to life in the multicolored pieces of Across the Lines.  Tacon-Heaslip invites his viewers to “enjoy the art experience through feeling rather than concept,” to take in the stunning impression of pure, unblemished form and color.  Combined with the large-scale size of many of his works and the masterful resin application which he has perfected over the last several years, the impact of Across the Lines is forcibly direct.  The resin application, in order to further augment the positive feeling that Tacon-Heaslip attempts to provoke in his viewers, “makes the colors pop, it makes the most vibrant quality of the colors emerge.”      

The colors employed in Across the Lines are part of an evolutionary process that has been manifesting for years.  According to Tacon-Heaslip, “the pieces in this series are inspired by what I feel as aesthetically appealing; they are part of a long process of acquainting myself with the way particular colors work and communicate with one another.”  Tacon-Heaslip is continuously working towards creating color contrasts that induce feelings associated with bright, glowing experiences. 

Across the Lines is a magnificent display of how art effectively maintains a dialogue with other disciplines in such a masterfully uplifting way. 

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A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTCLUB
Aug
4
8:30 PM20:30

A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTCLUB

A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTCLUB
FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH 7-10pm ONE NIGHT ONLY!

An exhibition of hundreds of Poloroids by guest artist Shann Treadwell.

Please join us in welcoming Shann for this one night extravaganza featuring photographs of the most iconic drag performers and celebrities in the world, such as #amandalepore #biancadelrio #raja #detox #courtneyact and hundreds of others. 

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