JAY MILDER: Unblotting the Rainbow
PAAM 2019 exhibition catalogue
A significant 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.
“The exhibition, Jay Milder: Unblotting the Rainbow, is a significant survey of Jay Milder’s works on canvas and paper between 1950 and today, focusing on his use of painterly Expressionism as a means to address physical and spiritual themes affecting the human condition. For Milder, it’s a return to exhibiting in Provincetown, a community that had a tremendous impact on his career. He first came to Provincetown roughly 61 years ago to experience the vibrant summer art colony and its pristine natural environment. The exhibition stands as a testament to a complicated relationship with this bountiful landscape, enjoyed by generations of artists and naturalists alike, reflecting an optimistic as well as a foreboding outlook on humankind’s impact on our world. Ultimately, the impact of his work is hopeful. By ‘unblotting the rainbow,’ we can remove the pollution, both literally and figuratively, that sullies the Earth and our connection with others, and allow ourselves to see our next steps more clearly.”
– Adam Zucker, Curator
Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibition dates: September 13 – November 10, 2019.