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Betty Parsons, Hugh Steers

Intimate Companions, installation view, Mary Heaton Vorse home, Provincetown, RI (2020)

Betty Parsons and Hugh Steers included in Intimate Companions, a group exhibition curated by Joe Sheftel, at the Mary Heaton Vorse home, Provincetown, RI. 

The institution's press release follows: 

Intimate Companions focuses on figurative painting, photography and sculpture by historic and contemporary artists. The over 30 artists on view range from Jared French, George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus and David Wojnarowicz, to Paul Sepuya, Doron Langberg, Jenna Gribbon and Danielle Orchard. The artists explore the body and intimate personal relationships as inherently political spaces wherein one can create meaning and a foundation of mutual support, despite hostile external conditions.

The location of the exhibition at the former home of Mary Heaton Vorse underscores the exploration of these themes. Vorse was a journalist, novelist, labor activist, suffragette and peace advocate, whose home was as an important node in the development of progressive culture through activism, writing, and the arts. A new addition to the Provincetown cultural scene, the Mary Heaton Vorse House has been restored as a community-oriented ArtsHub by designer Ken Fulk. The exhibition furthers the Provincetown Arts Society's mission to create a platform and home for the town’s arts organizations, welcoming new perspectives and promoting wide-reaching, inclusive arts engagement on the Cape.

Intimate Companions
July 3 –  September 8, 2020
Mary Heaton Vorse home
Providence, RI