‘Gratitude’ at Addison Gallery
Addison Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road in Orleans, is hosting “A Benefit Show of Gratitude,” running through Dec. 31, with work by Paul Batch, Paul Schulenburg, Maryalice Eizenberg, Andrea Petitto, Marc Kundmann, Jonathan McPhillips, and Jonathan Earle. There will be a reception on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with music by Fred Fried. A portion of sales benefits Cape Cod Foster Closet.
Alexandra Thompson at Gallery 444
“Returning Trains,” a show of paintings and sculptures by Alexandra Thompson, opens at Gallery 444, 444 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Nov. 26 and runs through Dec. 6. There will be a reception Saturday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Dividing her time between Idaho and Cape Cod, Thompson creates work that is raw and expressive. She applies color over large, unstretched canvases, delighting in the possibility of the drip. “In paint, I try to muscularly inhabit other things,” she says in a statement, “to create worlds of sometimes disparate or dreamlike pieces tethered to the chaotic logic of this one.”
It’s a ‘Small’ World at Bakker Gallery
Bakker Gallery is showing 16 “smalls” by Arthur Cohen through Dec. 31 at 359 Commercial St. in Provincetown. These notecard-size paintings, no bigger than 5 by 7 inches, are looser than Cohen’s larger, more exacting work, where the surfaces are built up over multiple layers. These, instead, depict intimate moments: the silhouette of the Provincetown Monument on the harbor; studio interiors; Cohen’s wife, Elizabeth, seated at the piano. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Printing a ‘New Provincetown’
The Fine Arts Work Center presents “A New Provincetown Print Exhibition” at the Mary Heaton Vorse House, 466 Commercial St. in Provincetown, opening Friday, Nov. 26 and running through Jan. 1.
Seventeen artists have created limited edition monoprints in a benefit for FAWC and the Provincetown Arts Society. The project, revived in 2018, is a contemporary iteration of the late Michael Mazur’s “New Provincetown Print Project,” which ran from 1990 to 1994. There will be a reception on Friday, Nov. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. RSVP at fawc.org.
Winter Wonderland at Galley West
Curated by Brewster fiber artist Gail Binney Sterne, “Holiday — Winter — Wonder” is a group show at Galley West Art Gallery, 204 Monument Road in Orleans, running through Dec. 23. The show consists of paintings, monoprints, photographs, and objects by 19 artists hung in a space with a recently restored Vernon Smith mural taking up one of the walls. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Artists Cooperative Comes to the Truro CoA
Through the month of December, swing by the Truro Council on Aging at 7 Standish Way for a group show by the Cape Cod Visual Artists Cooperative (CCVAC). All 14 members are Cape artists, most without gallery representation, working in photography, painting, printmaking, and mixed media.
There are black-and white photographs by Jude Bartlett and Lew Schwartz that tell a story. Joanne Maaloe Burdick’s watercolors are buoyant and breezy; Christine Fitzsimmons and Rita Doddridge work at the intersection of abstraction and landscape; and Taylor Fox’s still life paintings are witty and out of the box.