In 1950 with the announcement of the construction of a state bathhouse on the "New Beach" at Provincetown, steps were already being taken to prevent the "honky tonk" influence from creeping in via "mobile hawkers" or any "catch penny device". Never the less the bathhouse was constructed and open to the public in 1953.
The paintings in this exhibit are a tribute to the 1950's era bathhouse and the concession stand that withstood the test of time and neglect providing millions of visitors with a restroom, a place to shower and change and perhaps a hotdog, a grilled cheese and a good humor ice cream.
SHe is an exhibition of artists who through contemporary interpretation are exploring what it means to portray the female persona. Rediscovering the art of depiction, informed by historic imagery each artist translates their own construction of identity as it questions the face of femininity.
*Sarah Vanderlip Site Specific Installation Untitled (Double Ellipses), 2018 is open to the public through October, 2018 (Rough Play Projects Site Path #2)
Xander Berkeley, Don Bachardy, Jeff Britton, Shane Guffogg, Laura Hipke, Doro Hoffman, Michael Lindsay – Hogg, Deborah Martin, Ed Ruscha, Paul Ruscha, Vonn Sumner and Alison Van Pelt.