book bundle trio / RECENT BOOKS
Fresh picked and beautifully bundled for you! This gift set includes a 2019 favorite and a trio of PAAM exhibition catalogues
getting creative book
IT SPEAKS TO ME: ART THAT INSPIRES ARTISTS
by Jori Finkel
Imagine your favorite artist leading you through a museum. In this beautifully illustrated book, fifty celebrated artists — from New York to New Delhi — discuss artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Highlights include: Cornelia Parker on Paolo Uccello, David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty jade, Nick Cave on Jasper Johns, Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton, Do Ho Suh on Jeong Seon, Mark Bradford on Mark Rothko, and Gillian Wearing on Rembrandt.
three PAAM exhibition catalogues from 2019
COLOR BEYOND DESCRIPTION:
THE WATERCOLORS OF CHARLES HAWTHORNE, HANS HOFMANN, AND PAUL RESIKA
Donald Beal and Rob DuToit, Curators
Charles Hawthorne, the great teacher of the early Provincetown Art Colony, was primarily a painter of portraits of local people in scenes of fishing life and romantic settings. Alongside and counter to these pictures he made free flowing watercolors using light filled planes of color, prefiguring modernist use of color and abstraction.
Hans Hofmann, seminal mid-20th century artist and teacher, loved the brilliant landscape of Provincetown, and his art school, which operated from 1935 until his retirement in 1958, promoted the idea of landscape and nature-inspired abstraction by encouraging students to work in direct response to the environment.
Paul Resika, Hofmann student and colorist painter of the New York School. Resika carries on the tradition of Hawthorne’s “color spot” and Hofmann’s “push-pull” with his use of vibrant watercolor and gouache.
JAY MILDER: UNBLOTTING THE RAINBOW
by Adam Zucker, Curator
A survey of Jay Milder’s work between 1950 and today, focusing on his use of painterly Expressionism as a means to address physical and spiritual themes that affect the human condition. Milder first came to Provincetown roughly 60 years ago to experience the vibrant summer art colony and its pristine natural environment. His work reflects an optimistic as well as a foreboding outlook.
STEPHEN PACE IN PROVINCETOWN
Cathy Claman, Curator
Early in the 1960s, Stephen Pace turned to representational painting characterized by remnants of his Abstract Expressionist brushwork –broad and bold planes of color with large areas of negative space – resulting in lively Post-Impressionist scenes inspired by everyday life.
Other trios in our summer Book Bundle series include:
– Back to the Garden
– Local Color
– Provincetown Time Machine
– Rainy Day Kids
– Women in the Arts
We will gladly create custom book bundles to suit your needs — birthday, retirement, anniversary, graduation — send us an email or give us a call.