Bert Yarborough Makes a Mark
“Marked” is a show of selected works on paper by Bert Yarborough at Farm Projects, 335 Main St. in Wellfleet, running through May 2. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show, curated by Susie Nielsen, consists of unframed works plucked from Yarborough’s Truro studio and spanning the artist’s long career. “Years of mark-making in a variety of mediums, across multiple disciplines that include drawing and printmaking, have honed Yarborough’s skills and given him the ability to allow engaged play, chance, and accident to have a major role in his work,” says the press release.
‘Lichtung’ at Gaa Gallery
“Lichtung,” a group show now on view at Provincetown’s Gaa Gallery, is named after the German word for a forest glade — fitting because the show is, indeed, a breath of fresh air.
Highlights include Zoe McGuire’s colorful geometric paintings that resemble optical illusions or Rorschach blotches. Dan Schein’s thick oil-painted surfaces depict stylized people with humor. Autumn Wallace’s Your ass is grass is voluptuous and bestial. It’s impossible not to look at Anina Major’s Loci sculptures without thinking of Covid spike proteins, though these are dripping with a sparkly, crusted glaze.
There are also excellent works by Melissa Brown, Angelina Gualdoni, Adam Helms, Hipkiss, Heidi Howard, Kaylie Kaitschuck, Hélène Padoux, James Everett Stanley, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Lumin Wakoa, and Erin Woodbrey. The show runs through July 3 at 494 Commercial St. —Saskia Maxwell Keller
‘Beautiful Things’ at the Commons
A show of works by Tessera Knowles-Thompson and Caroline Carney is on view at the Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford St., through Sunday, April 17.
“I am a collector of tiny, beautiful things,” writes Knowles-Thompson in a statement. “It is rare that I return from a walk without a bone or claw or some other little treasure in my pocket.” Her watercolors of moss-covered branches are rendered with astonishing detail and fantastical colors.
Carney’s portion of the show, titled “Surrounding Research,” captures Outer Cape scenery — oyster nets, shingled houses — with bold strokes of paint. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.