Open Studio: Tomory Dodge
Thursday, June 14
6:00 p.m. FREE
Our 2018 Hans Hofmann Artist in Residence is Los Angeles–based abstract painter Tomory Dodge, who will spend his time in the Barn doing works on paper. His early landscape-like paintings—based on photographs of swamps and deserts, clouds and trees, appliances and explosions—have slowly given way to pure abstraction, the canvases covered with hybrid gestures that he creates by laying down a mark and then altering it, a process that has become even more important in his recent mirrored images. His robust, sensual handling of paint has earned him comparisons to Joan Mitchell and Gerhard Richter. Learn more about his Twenty Summers residence here.
Sponsored by the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust
Come early to try Butch Judy’s, who will be offering their very own Rosé Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth Spritzers and White Pear Spritzers!
Kevin Morby in Concert with Bedouine
Friday, June 15
6:30 p.m. $30
Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby makes his Provincetown debut with a solo performance in the Hawthorne Barn. Morby rose to prominence as bassist in the band Woods; he also formed The Babies with Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls. He describes his latest album, City Music, as "a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.”
Opening up the evening will be Syrian-born songstress Azniv Korkejian, known onstage as Bedouine, whose sound can be described as sixties folk meets seventies country-funk, with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Her self-titled debut album won the hearts of countless 2017 top album lists, and as Fader put it "is gorgeous, drifting folk music filled with sun."
POLLOCK: A Staged Reading
Featuring Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch
Saturday, June 16
7:00 p.m. $25
Following its sold-out premiere in February at Manhattan's Abrons Art Center, we are pleased to present a theatrical reading of Pollock, featuring the original actors, Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch. French playwright Fabrice Melquiot's drama, translated into English by Kenneth Casler and Miriam Heard, and directed by Paul Desvaux, illuminates the profound connection between the brilliant madness of Jackson Pollock and his marriage to artist Lee Krasner, exploring the charged space between his genius and her spirit, his inhibitions and her frustrations. In her New York Times review, Laura Collins-Hughes wrote, "[T]he production is tactile, kinetic, carnal, but its world is interior, dark and seductive." It is our honor to shine a spotlight on these two important artists, both of whom spent time in the Hawthorne Barn.
This performance is made possible through the support of The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the U.S.