Bowersock Gallery will present a small, select body of work by Patricia Schappler in “Daily gods; small G,” a special exhibition in honor of Provincetown’s Carnival Week.
Patricia has a preternatural ability for capturing the truth, the essence of a soul in a given moment, and for finding the utter beauty in that second in time. Her works are honest portrayals, straightforward, rarely apologetic, and most often vulnerable, which is why they are so captivating.
These are ordinary souls, special for the individual lives they live. They are captured in a moment of sheer honesty, staring directly at the viewer or lost in a private inner world. The figures that grace her canvases are poetic and rich with emotional content; romantic, yet gritty and startling.
Her figures are also perfectly rendered, each figure a solid, technical accomplishment. Schappler’s pallet is warm, and the layered hues, shadows and lights breath life into each figure.
Schappler, who generally paints/draws large works has created a number of small (rarer) canvases specifically for “Daily gods; small G.”
The longtime painter (MFA, Drawing and Painting, Brooklyn College, BFA, Drawing, University of New Hampshire) has exhibited throughout the US, and in Europe. She has taught throughout the Northeast, and is currently an instructor at both the NH Institute of Art and offers workshops throughout the year.
Patti is a powerhouse, an exceptional figurative artist, but more importantly skilled at finding the authentic human within that body. This is a short turnaround pop-up, special for the beautiful collection and the rare smaller size. It’s not to be missed.