Saturday, August 18, 3pm
Beside the Sea with John Yau
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
A lecture in conjunction with the exhibition
Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea, on view
July 20-September 30, 2012
Join the distinguished critic John Yau for a gallery
discussion on Motherwell's work and life. John Yau is a poet, fiction writer, critic, editor, and publisher of Black Square Editions, an award winning press, which has published poetry, fiction, criticism, and translations. His latest books include A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns
(Distributed Art Publishers 2008), Egyptian Sonnets
(Rain Taxi, 2012), and Further Adventures in Monochrome
(Copper Canyon Press, 2012). After being the longtime Arts Editor for the Brooklyn Rail (2007- 2011), he left to start the online journal Hyperallergic Weekend, where he frequently posts his essays. Recently, he contributed an essay to
Robert Motherwell: Open (21 Publishing, 2010). He teaches at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) and lives in New York.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Robert Motherwell's first visit to Provincetown and the 50th anniversary of the creation of his Beside the Sea series, based on his experiences living and working overlooking Provincetown's bay and tidal flats.
In celebration of these milestones, PAAM will present the landmark exhibition, Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea, curated by Lise Motherwell and Daniel Ranalli; the exhibition features rare work created by the artist in his Provincetown studio during the summer of 1962 until his death in 1991. This is the first major exhibition of Motherwell's work on Cape Cod and provides a neverbefore-seen look at many pieces held in private collections.