“The Group Show of All Group Shows” is the official launch of the Bowersock Gallery’s 2022 season, complete works by stable artists, summer guest debuts, first-year artist presentations and a preview upcoming exhibitions.
It will open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and will continue through Tuesday, June 2 at the Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St., Provincetown.
“The Group Show of All Group Shows” will feature new pieces by nearly all of the gallery’s four dozen stable artists in its two salon-style exhibition spaces. Works include the use of oils, acrylics, encaustics, found objects, sculpture in many mediums, glass, ceramics, clay, and works on paper and print.
The “Male Show” will be back for the fourth year.
New England guest artist Shelia Barbone will showcase Provincetown cityscapes in the show’s galleries. John Brickels, a new member of the stable, will present his series of allegorical sculptures, featuring buildings that convey a sense of passing time and evoke a wide range of human emotions.
It will offer an unusual personal exhibition of works by Christopher Pothier, which probe the depths of human emotion and address cultural issues.
Other performers on the season’s three-week star list include Scott Conary, Stanka Kordic, Darlou Gams, Emma Ashby, Alan Ammann and Erik Durant, each also featured in the “Group Show” prequel.
Two artists return after a brief break. Todd Bonita will present his water scenes. And Tim Christensen is back with his sgraffito-engraved black and white porcelain, each piece heavily adorned with fantastical creatures and scenes.
The Bowersock Gallery will feature painter Joshua Langstaff, named one of “21 Under 31, Artists to Collect Now” by Southwest Art Magazine. He studied traditional painting at the classical workshop of the Gage Academy of Art.
“As COVID marched into 2021 and continues to batter into 2022, many artists have spent an inordinate amount of time in the studio exploring and taking on more difficult creative challenges,” said curator/owner Steve Bowersock. “I have discovered that artists and their works are at their best after such rigorous introspection, and creativity expands exponentially as boundaries are pushed to the limit.”