Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Kenneth Stubbs
Tradition and Idea: Works on Paper
July 19 - August 8

Provincetown Cemetery Williamsburg

A selection of paintings and drawings by the late Abstract painter Kenneth Stubbs will be exhibited in the Hudson D. Walker Gallery at the Fine Arts Work Center. Curated by painter and Former FAWC Visual Fellow Bob Bailey, the show features watercolors and drawings that span Stubbs' career, and includes several Provincetown-related pieces.

Described by Frank Getlein as the "master of a perfectly developed cubist technique," Stubbs came to Provincetown in the '30's to study with the modernist E. Ambrose Webster. He spoke of his work as the merging of tradition and idea: "I feel that the structure of my painting is based on tradition - while the content is based on ideas. Where these two things - tradition and idea - meet in the form of my painting, they become real." His work is alive with a sense of place, from the angled rooftops and tree-lined streets of Provincetown, to the gray-bricked Italian tunnel opening on a light-filled piazza.

The show will run from July 19 through August 8, 2000, with an opening reception in the Gallery on Friday, July 21, from 6 - 8 pm.

24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
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