The William Thomson Retrospective: A Life of Beauty Sept 4th, opening reception 7-9pm

Retrospective runs through Sept 24th, 2015
Where: Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA

William Thomson, an outstanding, contemporary American artist, whose work is part of numerous University and International art museum collections, gently passed away at the end of 2014.  "The William Thomson Retrospective: A Life of Beauty." The exhibit will include familiar series, along with some works, never publically shown, kept close in Thomson’s private collection.  

William was quite the prolific painter, his work marked by a unique hand as the master of many mediums.  He had much to say, as he observed the human spirit, and cared very much about how he communicated onto the canvas.  He unleashed a power; an unseen energy pulsates throughout every landscape, figurative piece and abstract.

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Palmer August 28 through September 3, 2015 opening reception August 28, 7 to 9pm

Michael Palmer, is one of the gallery's most popular, longtime painters; a renowned East Coast artist who's distinct work is exhibited regularly throughout the US and Canada, and appears in collections worldwide.


Bayside Beach 24x24

"And Provincetown has him!" says Curator Steven Bowersock. "We've been fortunate enough to represent Michael for years, a consummate painter and a great guy."

"This year we're honoring the talent and the relationship with one of Bowersock's rare solo shows," Bowersock adds. "There's never enough Palmer, but this stunning collection may help satisfy costumers always asking for more."

Palmer is known for his painterly, stylized, abstracted/ representational work, the deft use of shapes, design and color.

This latest collection further explores the aerial, "bird's eye view," landscape, Palmer is best known for. There are marshes seen from miles away, mere blocks of color, and beach houses from across town blocks.  One painting depicts a sea town of muted colors against a vivid blue sea, set under tumbling clouds, another a white-grey farm atop a bold, pumpkin-colored field.

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"Refined View" Opening Reception Friday, July 31st

Darlou Gams, Debbie Kinson and Carey-Armstrong-Ellis ; impressionistic/interpretive/representational painters are the featured artists for "Refined View," the latest exhibit , which runs July 31 – August 14, 2015.

 
This exhibit has something of an old master's feel to it, yet each of these artists bring a very contemporary sensibility to their work. Our collectors will recognize Gams’ style, if not the genre, and we're proud to officially introduce and welcome Debbie into the Bowersock family of artists.
Darlou Gams Debbie Kinson
Carey Armstrong Ellis
 

"Icon" opens with an artists' reception, Friday, July 17, 7 to 9 p.m.

"Icon," will feature the works of Patrick McCay and Christopher Volpe, two painters who take the viewer outside, for an inside look. Both artists draw from exterior environments, but focus on essence.
 

Chris Volpe Patrick McCay


This is an exciting exhibit, of two outstanding painters. It not only introduces Patrick, a mature, accomplished painter who we're thrilled joins us this season, but it also will include new works by Chris, one of our most sought after painters, which he will paint plein-air throughout Provincetown and Truro the week before the show.

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WILLIAM THOMSON (March 16, 1931 - October 9, 2014)


His work runs the gambit: landscapes, cityscapes, interior and figurative works, in either acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, oil or watercolor, most often in warm, rich, earth tones.

There is a power in his works which defies definition. Each, even the most abstract, is imbued with such a strong sense of emotion that it’s impossible not to feel moved. Bill works in all kinds of mediums from acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, oil to watercolor but somehow they all tie together producing an amazing image. The discovery of how mediums operate, individually or in combination, is what drives this artist.

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