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Sarah Lamb, Dexter II, 2010, Oil on linen, 35 x 53 in., Collection of Spanierman Gallery, LLC

Sarah Lamb, Olives, 2009, Oil on linen, 5 x 12 in., Collection of Spanierman Gallery, LLC

The NEW/NOW Series is made possible by the generous support of Marzena and Greg Silpe.

NEW/NOW: Sarah Lamb
Aug. 13 - Oct. 30, 2011
Opening Reception
5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

Sarah Lamb—still-life painter and realist—seduced by the art of trompe l’oeil.

“Incredibly beautiful,” “truly amazing,” “clarity and colors reminiscent of the Masters,” these are all online comments about the work of our next NEW/NOW artist, Sarah Lamb. Lamb’s exhibition will feature 18 recent paintings, mainly still-lifes, a few landscapes, and a small self-portrait.

Among a younger generation of American painters who carry on the tradition of representational realism, Lamb fuses her classically realistic style with a bold compositional sense and a perceptive use of color. She is drawn to arresting colors and subtle textures and is also fascinated by the way light absorbs, reflects, and shines through objects. Says Lamb, “Being predominantly a still-life painter and a realist, I’ve always been seduced by the art of trompe l’oeil. The genre seems a natural fit with the subjects I find interesting, the compositions I’m drawn to, and the way I see the world through paint.”

Lamb was born in Petersburg, VA, studied in Italy and France and is an alumna of the prestigious Water Street Atelier in Manhattan, led by her mentor, Jacob Collins. She boasts an impressive exhibition record in fine galleries coast to coast and a large following of admiring and discerning collectors. She currently resides with her artist husband David Larned on a 300-year old farm outside of Philadelphia, near Chadd’s Ford, and is represented by the Spanierman Gallery in New York, where she recently had a sell-out, one-woman show.

Willem de Kooning (1904–1997). Untitled, 1948. Oil on paper, 13.5 x 12 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Judith H. Miller (1990.006.0004)

Paul Resika (b. 1928). Fanfare, 1989. Oil on canvas, 69.5 x 49.5 in., Courtesy of Berta Walker Gallery

The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony
July 15 - Oct. 16, 2011
Opening Reception
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2011

This exhibition will focus on Provincetown's legacy as an art colony, and will cover over 100 artists from Charles W. Hawthorne's founding of the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899 to the present day. This will be the largest and most comprehensive survey of the art colony completed in over 40 years.

The exhibition and accompanying scholarly catalogue will be divided into nine sections that focus on various events in the art colony, such as Forum 49 and the founding of the Fine Arts Work Center. The artists included will be displayed in one of these sections to highlight the narrative of Provincetown's importance in America's art history. While many of the artists-such as Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell-worked or lived in Provincetown for years, some major figures of the 20th century-including Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and Mark Rothko-also "passed through." We aim to show that many of the most important artists of the past century were inspired by Provincetown.

In the News:
McQuaid, Cate (August 2, 2011). "Beacon for art on Cape",

Caitlin, Roger (July 17, 2011). "Provincetown Has Timeless Appeal for Artists", The Hartford Courant


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