His Labor Day shows have traditionally caused a feeding frenzy among collectors and generally sell out, but there are some choice paintings left in Provincetown icon John Dowd’s new show, “Summer Work,” at William Scott Gallery at 439 Commercial St. in Provincetown. It’s on view through September 18th.
New paintings by Provincetown artist Marilyn Massad, “Jewels by the Sea,” are on view at the Red Inn at 15 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The work is inspired by “walks through a garden, rustled by sea-salt-scented breezes, or a rooftop floral escape from the crazy hum of the bazaar in Morocco.”
Gary Marotta Fine Art is hosting a two-night opening for “Cosmic Fire,” a show of new encaustic work by Maggie Simonelli, on Friday, September 4th, and Saturday, September 5th, at 7 p.m. at 162 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The show runs through October 31st. Simonelli’s deep red abstract artworks are made of cosmetic-grade beeswax, an assortment of metal leaf, and traditional and cosmetic pigments. They explore elements of human nature and the physical Earth.
Provincetown artist James Frederick will host a virtual opening on Frederick Studio Provincetown’s Facebook page on Friday, September 4th, at 7:00 p.m. The paintings in the exhibit, which express the light and color of the Outer Cape, are on view at Frederick Studio Provincetown at 237 Commercial St., Whaler’s Wharf, through September 13th.
The Bowersock Gallery at 373 Commercial St. in Provincetown is presenting a three-person show, “Assorted Appearances,” featuring the work of painters Christopher W.A. Pothier and Alan Ammann and sculptor Neil Grant. In his announcement, gallery director Steve Bowersock calls the work “challenging … an intense drop down the rabbit hole.” There will be a live opening reception, on Friday, September 4th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The work will be on view at the gallery (no end date given) and virtually, at bowersockgallery.com.
An exhibit of ice cream truck portraits by hyper-real painter Kevin Cyr, and male figure paintings by Robert Morgan, are featured in a two-person exhibit opening at the Alden Gallery on Friday, August 28th. Located at 423 Commercial St. in Provincetown, the gallery is open daily from noon to 5 p.m., and the show will be on view through September 11th. Kevin Cyr’s vehicle portraits, a celebration of flawed Americana, have been Provincetown favorites for more than a decade. Robert Morgan’s paintings of men on the beaches and streets of Provincetown have been featured at the Alden Gallery since its opening in 2007.
James R. Bakker Antiques is holding its summer auction of Provincetown art completely online, with live bidding happening now through Saturday, August 29th, at 1 p.m. Among the 150 lots, there are some high-priced masterworks available, from Peter Busa, Ross Moffett, Salvatore Del Deo, Marion Hawthorne, and Jean Cohen Miller, and pieces by Arthur Cohen, Nanno and Pat de Groot, Henry Hensche, William Littlefield, Bruce McCain, Ray Nolin, Tony Vevers, Nancy Whorf, Sol Wilson, and many more. To learn how to bid and sample all the offerings, go to bakkerproject.com.