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A six-artist group exhibition featuring artists who work now or have worked in Provincetown will open on Saturday 13 April\, 2013 at AC ME Fine Art in Boston. A reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. will mark the occ asion. The exhibition will be on view through 25 May\, 2013 at the gallery and on-line at www.acmefineart.com. 

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The exhibition features classi c paintings by twentieth century modern artists who practiced in Provinceto wn as well as cutting edge contemporary artwork created specifically for th is exhibition by artists who have been fellows at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. 

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The six artists included in this distinguished g roup are:

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Maurice Freedman was very much a "mid-century modern" art ist. Freedman's brilliantly colorful paintings of interior scenes at once v isually recall his study with Max Beckman during the first half of the twen tieth century and at the same time illuminate his own personal outward-look ing experiences in both Provincetown and his studio in New York. His work e xpressively captures both time and space.

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Mary Hackett was a self-t aught painter and longtime resident of Provincetown. Her scenes of everyday life contain numerous symbolic and memory-laden objects placed in an often naïvely constructed space that together create an autobiographical narrati ve that is so compelling that Hackett has developed a formidable cult follo wing among those fortunate enough to know and collect her rare creations.  

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Sharli Powers Land was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in 19 69-'70. Her boldly evocative paintings have an uncanny appeal with a dynami c composition and a palette that is downright explosive. Land's interior vi ews capture a sense of place while often making reference to a place in tim e through the incorporation of formal references to her contemporaries such as Mary Hackett and Myron Stout.

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Samuel Messer was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in 1981. Messer is currently Associate Dean of the A rt program at Yale University. His interior portraits are wildly expressive paeans to his subject. They convey an all-encompassing vision of their sit ter through the loosely rendered likeness that is central to the compositio n and through the complex interior environment created by Messer. 

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Meghan Gordon was a recent fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. Gordon's ar twork relies heavily on art-historical research. She creates paintings/draw ings\, objects\, film\, and installations that create an alternative art hi story that actively engages and challenges the observer. The interior is co nsistently a crucial theme and component of Gordon's artistry.

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Paul Kelly is a contemporary artist living in Provincetown whose subject matter is most often Cape related. Kelly's paintings have an elegantly edited qua lity both in palette and in composition. The resultant views appear both tr ue to their location and completely abstract\, simultaneously. Like Freedma n\, this artist is interested in the view through the opening\; however\, i n Kelly's interiors all but the essential has been eliminated.

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Beyond the obvious links having to do with the outer Cape\, the IN TERIORS exhibition will explore common threads in the genre as evidenc ed in the works by these six important 20th and 21st century artists. Some of the common threads are: visual and formal interests in the relationships between inside and out vis-à-vis the notion of containment\, the use of pe rsonal objects as symbols and the meanings associated with them\, the manip ulation of perspective to enhance a sense of space and volume\, the introdu ction of historical references and the connections such references make wit h the observer\, and how the introduction of the figure -portrait or self-p ortrait- animates the interior. 

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