Form Follows Function

2019 Gala Honoree Breon Dunigan

September 20 - October 20, 2019

Curated by:
Christine McCarthy
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 27, 8pm
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About the Exhibition

Two-thousand and nineteen is the 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus, a German art school founded in 1919 that posited the idea to “reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts.” In Bauhaus ideology, functionality dictates form, meaning that the usage of the object is its primary design principle. Celebrating the centennial of the Bauhaus is especially poignant with the 2019 PAAM Party honorees–Breon Dunigan, Ken Fulk, and Doug Dolezal–who use design principles like the ones invented by the Bauhaus every day.

Breon Dunigan is a sculptor living and working in Truro, Massachusetts. Dunigan studied at The North Carolina School of the Arts, Atlanta College of Art, The Massachusetts College of Art and holds an MFA from The Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University. In her words, “Much of my recent work is focused on my perception and interpretation of our attachment to objects of all kinds. The sculptures are created using items I have collected both conceptually and literally, as well as items that have been handed down through generations of my family.” Integrating her familial items into her work bodes well for her collectors; Dunigan hails from a family that boasts four generations of beloved Provincetown artists, giving her deep-rooted connections to the Art Colony in Provincetown.

Also featured in the exhibition is work by Dunigan’s family members and close friends, including: Harold Haven Brown, Florence Bradshaw Brown, Barbara Haven Brown, Philip C. Malicoat, Anne Lord, Conrad Malicoat, and Bailey Bob Bailey.