Current and Future Exhibits
Beyond This Place
Thursday, May 19th through Monday, June 27th
Gallery Walk, Saturday, June 4th, 5:30 to 8pm
Last Fall, Port Townsend became home to painter Gary Nisbet, lured here from Boston to teach at the Port Townsend School of the Arts by his old friend, Max Grover. Before Boston, Gary had spent many years in Seattle, so, returning to the Northwest is already familiar and homey.
The familiar and homey are consistent themes in his artwork, elevating ordinary objects from the domestic realm—books, chairs, pencils, bowls, eye glasses, to iconography, a private language of place and time. The artwork from Simon Mace’s mid-May through June show, Beyond This Place, is new, all created since Gary’s cross-country move, it feels modern, yet has an intriguing sense of age, as if it has been uncovered during an archeological dig. Perhaps the ultimate up-cycler, Gary uses layers of collaged wall paper, pattern tissue, fabric, vintage newsprint and other funky bits of odd shaped items often attached to found, odd-shaped wood. It’s gritty, urban, sophisticated, approachable, colorful and always super fun!
Continuing our extended show length experiment we are changing over to June’s show early. Beyond This Place begins Thursday, May 19th. Meet Gary at Port Townsend’s First Saturday Gallery Walk, June 4th, 5:30 to 8pm.
Get to know Gary better, at our first ever, Art Talk, Sunday, June 12th, at noon for a discussion between much-loved Port Townsend artist, Max Grover, and, his friend, Gary Nisbet.
Beyond This Place runs Thursday, May 19th through Monday, June 27th.