Hatches Harbor Exhibitions Presents Mike Wright: Scrap Works
She walks Provincetown beaches and streets searching for painted wood, and in the studio, pulls old nails, sorts and stacks the wood according to color while waiting for it to tell her what it wants to be. Her subject matter—the sea, fishing vessels, architecture, still life—along with inspiration from early Provincetown Modernists. Mike Wright says, “The point of using found wood is that, as debris, it seems unpromising. But that lack of promise is also its appeal. The peeling paint, the color scrubbed by sand, salt waves, or human use allows you to infer the influence of its life as a boat, floorboard or table. I interfere with what it originally was and make it something else: a sculpture that includes some aspect or detail from its archeological memory.” She is the recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; has works in the collections of Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Art, and many private collections; and is represented by Alden Gallery in Provincetown. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Hatches Harbor Room