Hidden Gems by New York School Artist Jack Tworkov to be Unveiled in Boston Exhibition

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  • April 07, 2014

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On Thursday, May 1 Boston’s ACME Fine Art  on Harrison Avenue will host a special preview of Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture, a solo exhibit featuring unknown gems from the artist’s estate, most of which have never been shown publicly. The distinct group of ten paintings, mostly done between 1966-1967, bridges the formal gap between the emotionally powerful abstract expressionist masterpieces of Tworkov’s early work and the cerebral constructs of his later paintings.

Jack Tworkov  (1900-1982) was a founding member of the New York School and Chairman of the Department of Art at Yale University. He is regarded as one of the prominent figures of the abstract expressionist movement in America - along with Willem de Kooning, Phillip Guston, Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. The exhibition preview and reception will benefit the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, of which Tworkov was also a founder. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding (Tinkers) and Fine Arts Work Center writing Fellow (2000-2001), will attend the event as this year’s special guest. General ticket admission to the evening is $75 with Premier tickets also available. All proceeds, as well as a percentage of art gallery sales throughout the exhibit (through June 21, 2014), are earmarked to support the Work Center’s Fellowship Program for emerging visual artists and writers.  Complete event details are available at https://fawc.org or by calling (508) 487-9960 x101.

ACME owners David Cowan and James Bennette have selected ten large Tworkov paintings that command the viewers attention by virtue of their size and scale, while also bringing attention to the sensitively subtle and compelling personal intimacy that they evoke. Since their move last September, this will be the fifth exhibit at ACME Fine Art’s new location at 450 Harrison Avenue in the heart of the SoWa District in Boston’s South End. “We’re thrilled to be hosting this annual event at our new location, which is a hub of creative energy and a center for Boston’s artistic community,” says co-owner David Cowan. “The May 1 preview and benefit is a great opportunity to explore our colorful and vibrant neighborhood, while also supporting Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown’s celebrated Fellowship residency program for artists and writers.”

In addition to receiving a Pulitzer Prize for his 2010 debut novel Tinkers, special guest Paul Harding is also the author of the acclaimed Enon. Both works spotlight multiple generations of a New England family. Harding is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship. Harding cites his musical background as an inspiration for his writing, lauded for its distinct sense of rhythm.

The Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture exhibition preview and reception is made possible by the generous support of sponsors ACME Fine Art, and associate galleries Carroll and Sons and Miller Yezerski Gallery. The exhibition was also made possible by the generosity and support of Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov with special thanks to Jason Andrew. Catering provided by MAX Ultimate Food  of Boston and Provincetown. Additional support continues to grow from numerous individuals and community-based businesses.

The Fine Arts Work Center was founded in 1968 with the mission of providing time and space to emerging visual artists and writers through residency programs in Provincetown, MA. Today, its Fellowship Program is one of the most renowned of its kind. Complementing its core mission, the Work Center also offers an open-enrollment summer workshop program in visual arts and creative writing featuring award-winning faculty. Additional programs include a low-residency MFA degree in visual arts in collaboration with MassArt, an onlinecreative writing program called 24PearlStreet, and an extensive series of cultural events offered to the public throughout the year. The Work Center is located on an historic site in Provincetown, MA, the oldest arts colony in the country, minutes away from the pristine natural beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Ticket information is available through the Fine Arts Work Center website www.fawc.org, or by phone at 508-487-9960 x 101. The May 1 preview show of Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture is at ACME Fine Art, 450 Harrison Avenue in the heart of Boston’s SoWa District. The exhibit preview and reception is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In addition to the general ticket admission of $75, premium tickets are also available, including $250 Friend, $500 Patron and $1,000 Benefactor. These elevated ticket categories offer additional tickets and those purchasing Benefactor tickets are invited to a post-reception After Dinner with Special Guest Paul Harding. All ticket proceeds and a percentage of art gallery sales throughout the exhibit are earmarked to support the Work Center’s Fellowship Program.

The Fine Arts Work Center is located at 24 Pearl Street in the heart of Provincetown, Massachusetts.

2014 Event Information At A Glance

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown – Special Season Fundraising Events

Thursday, May 1
6:00 – 8:00 pm
– Reception and Preview
Boston Exhibition Featuring Rarely Shown Works
Special Guest Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Paul Harding
ACME Fine Art
450 Harrison Avenue, in the heart of Boston’s SoWa District
Boston, MA
Tickets $75 (Premium Tickets also available)
Saturday, July 12
6:30 pm
– Cocktails, Exhibition and Dinner
Honorary Guests To Be Announced
Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA
Saturday, August 2
Featuring Robert Pinsky with Laurence Hobgood and Stan Strickland
Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA
Saturday, August 16
4:30 – 9:00 pm
– Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres
Silent Auction & Live Auction
Featured Artist  To Be Announced
Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA
Saturday, August 23
A Premiere Collaboration of Music and Poetry
Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers and to maintaining the year-round vitality of the historic art colony of Provincetown. The Work Center is internationally known for its acclaimed Fellowship residency program, summer workshop program, online writing classes, and MFA program in collaboration with MassArt. www.fawc.org

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