James Everett Stanley: Double Vision

19 August - 15 October 2021
We are pleased to announce Double Vision — a solo exhibition of paintings by James Everett Stanley presented by the Provincetown Arts Society at the Mary Heaton Vorse House.

Speaking of this most recent series, the artist states: "Living year round on Cape Cod can be exhilarating and destabilizing: the gorgeous extremes of landscape and weather and the occasional social isolation are all things I wanted to document in the portraits and paintings for this show. The inherent vulnerabilities of Black identity, particularly in the rural landscape; of fatherhood; of our roles as climate citizens...it's all at the front of my mind when making these paintings. What do we see; what do we turn away from; what is barreling toward us as we move alone through time?"

James Everett Stanley (b. 1975, Waltham, MA) lives and works in Wellfleet, MA — he received a MFA from Columbia University and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He was awarded fellowships from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown. He is an Assistant Professor of Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the former Visual Arts Coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Barton College, Wilson, NC; the Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI; the Cape Cod Museum of Art; and the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts. His work is part of the permanent collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem.