July 17, 2020
Street Series I by Karen Cappotto

The Provincetown Collagists:
The Collection

Old school meets new school.

New School: Karen Cappoto, Pasquale Natale, Jay Critchley, James Ryan, Christopher Patterson, Lennie Alickman, Celeste Hanlon, Lydia Hicks, Zehra Kahn, Cleveland Storrs, and Pahdric Meagher.

Old School: Leo Manso, Robert Motherwell, Dorothy Seckler Gees, Hugo Rizzoli, Henry Dix, Henry Botkin, Jim Forsberg, Ray Nolin.

July 17, 2020

Karen Cappotto:
Tender Buttons

Tender Buttons by Karen Cappotto

Collage is a layering of thoughts and ideas as well as of paper, printed materials, graphite and paint. To the collagist, the very gathering of materials adds yet another layer of meaning.

July 17, 2020

Ray Nolin:
World War I

World War I by Ray Nolin

“As a person, he was like an innocent,” she said. “He was very childlike; money meant nothing to him. He’s one in a million. You’re never going to meet another person like him, on any level.” - Julie Heller.

July 17, 2020

Robert Motherwell:

Gaulosies by Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell was among the most literate and articulate of the Abstract Expressionists. He wrote extensively about modern art and in his work he became an interpreter of Modern literature. Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, by the great twentieth century writer James Joyce, have played a crucial role in the "subject" of his paintings.

July 17, 2020

Christopher Patterson:
Untitled I

Peterson I by Christopher Peterson

Brooklyn born artist, Christopher Patterson works in multi media, most recently collage patterns with a quilted lyrical quality. He ttended the Students Leauge of New York, College of Santa Fe.

July 17, 2020

Pasquale Natale:

Clothesline by Pasquale Natale

Long devoted to textiles, Natale accumulates high-quality upholstery and fabric samples for his houses, then hand-sews and assembles the colorful patterns and textures, collage-like.

July 17, 2020

Jay Critchley:
Undulating Road

Undulating Road by Jay Critchley

He has utilized sand, Christmas trees, fish skins, plastic tampon applicators washed up on beaches, pre-demolition buildings and selected sites in his work. He is a conceptual and multi-media artist, writer and activist whose work has traversed the globe, showing across the US and in Argentina, Japan, England, Spain, France, Holland, Germany and Columbia.

July 17, 2020

Henry Botkin:

Beige by Henry Botkin

“Art is a collision of new truths and awakened sensibilities; it is a serious understanding of the untried and unexpected,” Botkin once said. “Collage for me is the intensification of painting; it is an expansion that can be added to the progress of the artist.”

July 17, 2020

Lennie Alickman:
Night Owls

Night Owls by Lennie Alickman

My subject matter is simply what inspires me about living in Provincetown. I’ve been exploring the concept of man made items vs. nature so you may see an animals or trees juxtaposed with a truck, boat or a building.

July 17, 2020

Jim Forsberg:
Untitled (1946)

Untitled - 1946 by Jim Forsberg

In 1976 he opened the Depot Gallery in Wellfleet, showing his own work and that of other Provincetown artists. His work was becoming more simple; he was using circles in squares, suns and moons and lots of red. He began to make collage with Japanese papers and the circles. Gradually the circles disappeared and the collage took over.

July 17, 2020

James Ryan:
Devil's Witches

Devil's Witches by James Ryan

James Ryan is an artist based around New England working in 2-d drawing, collage, and found object arrangement. Interpreting universal symbols through intuition, repetition, and dreams, Ryan creates compositions designed to satisfy the picture plane.

July 17, 2020

Zehra Kahn:
Provincetown Records

Provincetown Records by Zehra Kahn

Zehra Khan is a multi-disciplinary artist who likes to make things by hand. She works in drawing, sculpture, installations, performance, and painting on people.

July 17, 2020

Leo Manso:
Trip To Rome

Trip To Rome by Leo Manso

"One of collage's masters during the past decade is Leo Manso, whose impeccable sense of placement and musical silence amidst a noisy world calls up the Quattrocento of Manso's beloved Italy, if not its grandeur. Manso's work is small in scale, secular and intimate in its subjects, but no less implacable in its ethical integrity, its aesthetic of formed sensuousness. Seductively beautiful as the work is at first sight, it holds its own like iron, a visual poetry that never compromises, never loses its inner life." - Robert Motherwell

July 17, 2020

Dorothy Gees Seckler:

Collage By Dorothy Gees Seckler

Throughout her career as a writer and critic, Seckler painted and worked in collage, and her work was shown in several Provincetown galleries, and in the Provincetown Art Center and Museum. She married Jerome Seckler in 1937 and they had one son. Seckler received the American Federation of Arts Award for outstanding writing in the field of American Art in 1952. She died in 1994.