EXHIBITION

Frank Yamrus, low brush on the side of Route 6A, Truro
low brush on the side of Route 6A, Truro
Frank Yamrus, first snow, Provincetown Harbor from Cook Street Beach, Provincetown
first snow, Provincetown Harbor from Cook Street Beach, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, high tide at Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
high tide at Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, sky over Race Point Beach
sky over Race Point Beach
Frank Yamrus, light on Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown
light on Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, sand (behind Pilgrim Lake), Truro
sand behind Pilgrim Lake, Truro
Frank Yamrus, coral brambles at the base of High Head, Truro
coral brambles at the base of High Head, Truro
Frank Yamrus, dune (behind Pilgrim Lake), Truro
dune (behind Pilgrim Lake), Truro
Frank Yamrus, glare on Pilgrim Lake, Provincetown
glare on Pilgrim Lake, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, brambles at the base of High Head, Truro
brambles at the base of High Head, Truro
Frank Yamrus, tree in Nickerson State Park, Eastham
tree in Nickerson State Park, Eastham
Frank Yamrus, the Moors, Provincetown
the Moors, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, snow on Pilgrim Lake, Provincetown
snow on Pilgrim Lake, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, ice on Duck Creek, Wellfleet
ice on Duck Creek, Wellfleet
Frank Yamrus, along Nauset Bay, Eastham
along Nauset Bay, Eastham
Frank Yamrus, the Moors, Provincetown (2)
the Moors (2), Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, low tide at the Far East End Beach, Provincetown
low tide at the Far East End Beach, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, at the edge of Pilgrim Lake, Truro
at the edge of Pilgrim Lake, Truro
Frank Yamrus, trees at Snail Road, Provincetown
trees at Snail Road, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, snowstorm over Provincetown Harbor (from Cook Street Beach), Provincetown
snowstorm over Provincetown Harbor (from Cook Street Beach), Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, trees in snowstorm at Snail Road (3), Provincetown
trees in snowstorm at Snail Road (3), Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, clouds over Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
clouds over Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, sand on snow on sand (Cook Street Beach)
sand on snow on sand, Cook Street Beach, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, dune grass at Snail Road, Provincetown
dune grass at Snail Road, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, last snow, Provincetown Harbor (from Cook Street Beach), Provincetown
last snow, Provincetown Harbor from Cook Street Beach, Provincetown
Frank Yamrus, tree at the side of High Head Road, Truro
tree at the side of High Head Road, Truro

January 4 – February 18, 2006

Opening reception:
Thursday, January 12, 2006
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Cape Cod is the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts. . .” – – from “Cape Cod: The Shipwreck” (1865) by Henry David Thoreau.

ClampArt is pleased to announce “Bared & Bended: Photographs by Frank Yamrus,” an exhibition of abstract landscapes chronicling the artist’s first winter in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

While Yamrus has frequented Cape Cod for over two decades, it was not until last year that he experienced the region’s harsher months. Seeking space from a spiraling personal relationship and solitude for artistic inspiration, Yamrus headed to Provincetown, the place he considers his true home. As part of his daily routine, Yamrus wandered through the frozen landscapes of the Cape. During these walks, he found his psychological space mirrored in the snow, fog, mist, and rain, and with these elements he created the images included in this exhibition.

In her essay which is reproduced in the limited edition book that accompanies the show, curator Diana Gaston comments: “[T]hese images explore the flip-side of what [Yamrus] knows about Provincetown, after the parties wind down and summer guests empty out. He now knows the landscape in its winter persona, its most raw and brilliant version, stripped to its shimmering bones.” Yamrus’ modest, minimalist pictures represent “the meditative calm that comes through the small rituals of solitary living.”

“Bared & Bended” is Frank Yamrus’ first solo show at the ClampArt. He has been exhibiting internationally for over ten years, with his work represented in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, England; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; and the Denver Art Museum.

Work by Frank Yamrus

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