This year ACME Fine Art will open the gallery's much-anticipated annual Summer Salon exhibition in new digs at 450 Harrison Avenue, Suite 308 in Boston's South End. The opening will coincide with SoWa's First Friday events on Friday the 5th of July, and the gallery will be open from 3:00 to 8:00 on that evening. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday 17 August.
This year's Summer Salon will feature a variety of summer-themed artworks created during the twentieth century at New England's renowned summer art colonies, as well as a selection of Gallery Director David Cowan's personal favorite works reprised from gallery and museum exhibitions of the 2012/2013 season. Highlights will include a very rare, early watercolor of the Provincetown waterfront by Edwin Dickinson, a mid-career gem titled Polynesian I (small version) by Hans Hofmann, an important oil painting titled Seaside Holiday by Kenneth Stubbs that was featured in the recent Tides of Provincetown exhibition mounted by the New Britain Museum of American Art, and an oil painting by Dorothy Eisner from her celebrated Croquet Series that was created on Cranberry Island, Maine during the 1970s. Other artists whose artwork will form a part of the exhibition include: Michael Loew, Charles Littler, Myrna Harrison, Haynes Ownby, George Lloyd, William Freed, Lillian Orlowsky, Maurice Freedman, Panos Ghikas, Daniel Brustlein, and Jack Tworkov.
Timed to coincide with what promises to be a blockbuster exhibition titled Pioneers of Provincetown that is being mounted this summer by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, this year's Summer Salon will also include a number of significant artworks by artists who will be featured in the PAAM exhibition. The theme of the PAAM exhibition is "the genesis of the Figurative Expressionist Movement in Provincetown." In concert with this, ACME Fine Art will feature Figurative Expressionist works by such pioneers of that movement as Jan Muller, Lester Johnson, Tony Vevers, Jay Milder, and George McNeil.