That dead coyote lay on the edge of the road. I’d pass it driving the girls to school, wondering why no DPW crew had removed it. Drivers whizzed by the luminous thing as if it were a figment of my imagination. It was spring and things were waking up. Finally I could no longer resist… Read more »
As an artist who exhibits in a gallery, I’ve wondered what it’s like to be the art dealer. So I persuaded Marla Rice to answer a few questions: What does she look for in work she’s considering for the gallery? “Above all it’s the quality of the work. I’m interested in diversity more than subject… Read more »
TENEBRISM: from the Italian, tenebroso (murky) – a style of chiarpscuro painting using violent contrasts of light and dark, where darkness becomes a dominating feature of the image. –Art Definitions And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the… Read more »
Stilled Life “I have fallen in love with a painting. Though that phrase doesn’t seem to suffice … rather it’s that I have been drawn into the orbit of a painting, have allowed myself to be pulled into its sphere by casual attraction deepening to something more compelling. I have felt the energy and life… Read more »
“The thing you need is often nearby.” – James Joyce “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery Before he died too young, Provincetown artist Ray Keyton constructed shadow boxes. Precisely conceived, their harmony, their mystery, their… Read more »
A virtual tour of Rice Polak Gallery’s first salon July, 2015 Featuring 6 Gallery artists: Olga Antonova, William Carroll, William Ciccariello, Deb Goldstein, Michele Harvey and Steven Skollar. Email us if anything catches your eye!
After listening to a radio piece about the discovery of France’s newest, oldest cave full of prehistoric drawings, the title of this entry was going to be, “The Ephemeral Drawing.” The site is called Cave Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc and into eons of pure, protective darkness, the cave’s discoverers introduced a new alchemy of light, and carbon dioxide…. Read more »
We invite you to follow our new online arts commentary Scratching the Surface by Ellen LeBow. A local artist represented by the Rice Polak Gallery, Ellen LeBow is also the former arts columnist for the Cape Codder and The Cape Cod Voice. In the commentary she will take a deeper look into the work of our… Read more »