Jim Forsberg: Motifs In Color and Form

July 7 - August 27, 2017

Curated by:
Marit Cranmer
Opening Reception:
Friday, July 7, 8pm

About the Exhibition

This exhibition will include a survey of Forsberg’s work from the mid-1940s until his passing in 1991, concentrating on his achievements on canvas from 1980-1991. A widely-respected colorist, Forsberg was drawn to common motifs: stones, portals/arches, birds, and issues of color and form.

Artist Robert Motherwell wrote about Forsberg: “I have followed his work with great respect for its independence, integrity, and beauty, and with equal respect for his intelligence and modesty as a man.”

Jim Forsberg was an important figure in Provincetown, where he made his year-round home from the 1950s on. He made important contributions there as a teacher, mentor, developer of arts programs, provider of art supplies (and advice), and contributor to theater projects. His thought processes and his work demonstrated a high standard for all serious artists dealing with formal issues of color and form.

Ancillary Events

Fredi Schiff Levin Lecture

Tuesday, August 1, 6pm, $10 general admission (free for PAAM members)

Join exhibition curator Marit Cranmer as she discusses Jim Forsberg’s life and work.