Showing posts from July, 2012

P-Town Recap

I had an incredible time during my first visit to Provincetown earlier this month for the opening of my two-person show with Thomas Acevedo at the Lyman-Eyer Gallery. What a wonderful experience! It was an honor to share the space with Tom's beautiful paintings.

I was really proud to see my "Ringmasters & Fabulous Oddities" series come together, and it was fun to meet and chat with the 200+ visitors to the gallery and hear what paintings were their favorites. As it was Bear Week in Provincetown, The Bear Tamer was particularly popular!

I was excited that Brian Williams, the model for The Strong and Silent Type, was able to join us for the trip and be there at the opening.

Also featured in the show on an adjacent wall were some of my other paintings in the Lyman-Eyer collection, including The Dollypop Guild. There were many Dolly Parton fans who enjoyed hearing that Dolly herself has a print of this painting hanging above her make-up stand.

Jim Lyman, the gallery direct…

Ringmasters & Fabulous Oddities

This Friday, July 6, my exhibit with Thomas Acevedo opens at the Lyman-Eyer Gallery in Provincetown. The reception begins at 7 PM, and the gallery is located at 432 Commercial St. Visit their website for more details. Here's a bit more about my new series that will be featured in the show:
With a nod to vintage circus, sideshow, and burlesque posters, my series Ringmasters & Fabulous Oddities portrays scantily-clad male figures as star attractions. Their roles are varied – from The Snake Charmer with his cool, seductive gaze to The Bear Tamer, shown losing control of his act (and his pants!). This series also features two contemporary male burlesque dancers, Tom DeLish and Bobbie Burlesque, both of whom entice their audience to new understandings of male sexuality. By placing men center-stage as both storytellers and objects of desire, I seek to challenge traditional ideologies around gender roles. And the sumptuous imagery of the big top provides a perfect setting for viewers …