444 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Jay McDermott – New Mexico Impressions at Gallery 44
Week long show 9/12-19. Opening on Friday night 9/14.
The work should engage and stimulate the viewers imagination. Each piece starts with either an actual scene or a concept which, once underway on canvas, develops its own voice.
My painting is more about the process of each piece, with color, gesture, shape, balance and line evolving as the voice of that painting starts to be heard.
Many of my paintings are anchored in emotion, which seldom is singular, but usually identifiable. The beauty of abstract work is that imaginary forms are the norm. Human figures are often present, with their forms reflecting either that emotion or attitude which can be elusive in representational painting. Lastly, the process should be fun! If a work cannot reflect that fun, it will morph until it does.www.jaymcdermott.com
Also in Provincetown this week: September 7 25th Annual Celebration of Life Concert, produced by John Thomas, co-sponsored by UU Meeting House and Great Music on Sundays @ 5, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street. September 8 31th Annual Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla – Swim4Life.org, September 10-16 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts Festival – AfterGlowFestival.org, September 13-16 National Gay Pilots Association Cape Cod Classic – ngpa.org, September 14 Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award Ceremony– ProvincetownLibrary.org, September 15-16 Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown Book Festival– ProvincetownLibrary.org, September 14-16 13th IWFFA Ptown Classic Women’s Flag Football Tournament, sanctioned by International Women’s Flag Football Association, Provincetown Motta Field – www.IWFFA.com, September 14-16 Annual Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade. 2017 theme is First Ladies and Their Presidents., Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30pm Parade through town – yankeelcc.com/invitational/, September 15 Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride Boston to Cape Cod, Saturday – ASGCC.org