“Crew Scapes” Exhibit Starts October 16
Artist Reception: October 16, 5-9pm
ArtProv gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building at 150 Chestnut Street, announced today that its newest exhibit titled “Crew Scapes” will open October 16. The show will feature Nick Paciorek’s oil paintings of rowers on the Charles River in Boston, inspired by the Head of the Charles regatta held each fall. It will run through November 14, with an opening reception during Gallery Night Providence on October 16 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Paciorek has attended the Head of the Charles for several years, returning each time to his studio with a sketchbook of drawings of the three-mile-long celebration of light and color that serve as the inspiration for his paintings. His finished crew works vividly depict the sport’s orchestrated motion, the rowers’ intensity of emotion, and the vibrancy of the landscape through which the boats pass.
“Nick loves the Head of the Charles race for its range of subject matter, from the athletes’ powerful release of bottled force to the interplay of the clean, bright light with the landscape,” said gallery co-owner Michele Aucoin. “His crew paintings are not only stunning, but they also represent what has become a New England tradition every fall, and make for the perfect works to exhibit in October.”
ArtProv gallery will be open to the public on Tuesdays – Fridays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., from October 16 - November 14. Visitors can also view the exhibit by appointment.