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Northshore October 2015

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136 | MAY + JUNE 2015 136 November 2012 163 main street, essex ma 01929 978.768.6045 A PAIR OF GRAPHIC AND BEAUTIFULLY MADE BENCHES IN DARK WALNUT STAINED SOLID OAK, American, circa 1910 Originally from a library in Pennsylvania FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE 136 in-depth LIVE dinghy resting near an inlet, a neighborhood across the salt marsh; in the foreground, a convertible with six finely dressed passengers races past two women strolling on the sidewalk. Clearly enjoying their newfound free- dom and speed, two passengers look over their shoulders at the pedestrian past. These are real-life people coping warily, or exuberantly, with change. Unlike many artists who paint on Cape Ann, Sloan nev- er markedly included the sea in his works. He was clearly more interested in terra firma, where the geometry and colors of a place remain rooted. Perhaps the ever-chang- ing sea was too mutable and evanescent for his liking. By 1918, Sloan had exhausted the subject of Gloucester. It was time to move on. The following year, he got into a touring car headed for Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he would begin a new chapter in his art- ist's quest. But Sloan's Glouces- ter paintings left an imprint on American art—one that we, as a region, can perhaps appreciate a little more than most. Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant St. Gloucester 978-283-0455 Passing through Gloucester, 1917, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach, Florida. Gift of Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum, 2005.55 ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York CO N TAC T

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