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Friday, May 09, 2014


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May 17 & 18: FLOWER POWER! A Silent Auction & Benefit for the ASGCC
May 23 to June 23: Penny Arcade, Bobby Miller, Marian Roth & Sam Smiley -- OPENING RECEPTION, SAT, MAY 24 featuring a special in-gallery performance by Penny Arcade!
June 19, 20 & 21: Provincetown Int'l Film Festival, Screenings at AMP & a performance by Bobby Miller
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FLOWER POWER! | May 17 & 18
A Silent Auction & Benefit for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17th, 5-8pm.
Viewing & bidding times: Sat, May 17, 1-8 pm, & Sun, May 18, 1-5 pm
Flower Power! is a Photographic Exhibition comprised of donated work by 43 international photographers. Curated by Bobby Miller.

​All proceeds to benefit ASGCC. Featuring works by Marcia Resnick, Lisa Hull, Dan McKeon, John d’ Addario, Marcus Leatherdale,Linda Covello, Lynn Rodriguez, Brett Lindell, Scott Ewalt, James Smith, Rick Burrows, Amy Howell, Jamie Casertano, John LeClair, Loren Haynes, Michael Palladino, Suzanne Long, Scooter LaForge, Greg Gorman, Larry Collins, Bobby Miller, Susan Shacter, Christopher Souza, Zoltan Girliczki, Michael James O’Brien, Walt Cessna, Debbie Nadolney, Eileen Counihan, Stanley Stellar, Ric Ide, Mark Adams, Dana Demers, Paul & Susan Cezanne, Terry Rozo, Diane DiMassa, Merlin Monroe, Tim McCarthy, Michael Holman & many others.


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24, 6-9 with a special in-gallery performance by PENNY ARCADE at approx. 7pm.

PENNY ARCADE: Longing Lasts Longer
BOBBY MILLER: New York City Gay Pride Parade 1973-2000
MARIAN ROTH: Sight Unseen, Pinhole Photographs
SAM SMILEY: The Bicycle Thief in Glorious 3D!

​Longing Lasts Longer, 9" x 60", neon by Penny Arcade © 2014

”I have always considered myself a conceptualist. Since 1990 I have always worked collaboratively with small and fiercely dedicated groups of individual artists who shared my values and aesthetics. While my work is largely text and performance based, I have always used images, video, and sound as well, for example, using my image and text in street postering to bring the work to the public, even those who might never attend the actual performances. Since 1997 street postering has been illegal in New York, having been taken over by big business mafia using what was once a free, anarchistic art form as a tool of free market capitalist control. In the 80’s I maintained an anti-product stance, in part to protect my work and myself from the rising onslaught of the art marketplace’s capitalist values. But since 1992, I have long been interested in creating work that the public could take home. While ART can be product, PRODUCT can never be art.

Longing Lasts Longer is an intrinsic truth, one that resonates with many. When Debbie Nadolney asked me to participate in this group show at AMP, I knew the moment had come to begin this new chapter in my work. To that end, I gathered a small tribe of collaborators, including my long-time collaborator, video and sound designer Steve Zehentner, composer Chris Rael, and photographer and filmmaker Jasmine Hirst. I also invited sculptor Patrick Perry and paper restorer Marina Ruiz Molina to begin working with me. These collaborators have the ability to work with me intuitively. Steve and Jasmine have worked with me since 1992 and 1994 respectively, and Chris Rael since 1998. Patrick and Marina begin with this project."

Penny Arcade, Aka Susana Ventura, is an internationally respected performance artist, poet, writer, and conceptualist experimental theatre maker known for her magnetic stage presence, her take no prisoners wit and her content-rich plays and one liners. Her work is deeply rooted in rock and roll and the human experience. Her work has always focused on the other and the outsider, giving voice to those marginalized by society. Her decades long focus on the creation of community and inclusion as the goals of performance and her efforts to use performance as a transformative act mark her as a true original. Since 1999 she co-directs The Lower East Side Biography Project with longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner. Bad Reputation, a book on her work is available from Semiotexte Press.

​4 Boys Arm in Arm, photograph by Bobby Miller © 1970s

Bobby Miller
“When I moved to NYC in 1973 I discovered the New York City Gay Pride Parade. I went to the parade that year and began a 30 year relationship with the event and took photos every year until I left NYC in 2000. These images cover that period and are from a larger collection that will be a part of a slide show film with narration, currently in production to be released in 2015.”

Bobby Miller is a performance poet, writer, actor and photographer. He is the author of four books of poetry; Benestrific Blonde, Mouth Of Jane, Troubleblonde and Rigamarole. He has been published in many magazines and periodicals including Verbal Abuse, Vice Magazine, UHF Magazine and the Village Voice. He is included in The 1995 American Book Award – winning Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Verses That Hurt; Pleasure And Pain From The Poemfone Poets, and The Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry, listed on the top ten Poetry National Bestseller List. Mr. Miller’s book, Fabulous! A Photographic Diary Of Studio 54, 144 black and white photographs with text, was published by St. Martin’s Press in September 1998, He is also the author A Downtown State of Mind: NYC 1973 – 1983, Wigstock in Black & White: 1985 – 2005, Jackie 60 Nights, Amina, Queer Nation, PORTRAITS: Volumes 1 – 3, Ptown Peeps Volumes 1, 2 and 3, Forget Them Not, Fetish and Fairytale Folk, Diva’s, Dudes & Dandies, and Fabulous! A Photographic Diary of Studio 54: REDUX. His work has been exhibited in NYC, Palm Springs and Provincetown at AMP Gallery, Patty DeLuca Gallery and Woodman Shimko Gallery. Bobby has been taking photographs since 1974. His first influence was his mother Dorothy C. Miller, a prolific amateur photographer. His first contemporary influences were Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe and Jimmy De Sana. He studied photography with Lisette Model in 1976 in NYC at The New School during the last year of her life. As a hairdresser and make up artist he has worked with some of the greatest photographers in the business including Lynn Goldsmith, Francesco Scavullo and Robert Mapplethorpe.

The Red Pond, 30" x 58", negative image on R4 color paper_pinhole van camera by Marian Roth ©

Marian Roth
“Over the twenty five years I have spent making and using pinhole cameras, I have come to understand that they are vehicles to transport me from the physical world to the magical. There are hardly any rules, and even those are meant to be broken. In the time it takes to hold back a piece of tape and allow light to enter the tin can or the van or the dune shack, one is transported into the now, so that when the tape returns to cover the opening, the unseen yet apparent and timeless world has come to record itself inside the camera. Everything about the process of making images with a camera obscura partakes of joy and mystery for me — from the sometimes months it will take to make the camera to the actual moment of exposure, to the moment of revelation. And then it keeps going, so that now I am adding lithographic stencils and marks to the paper positives and negatives. After years of painting I have learned that I can still make more, add to the image with new feeling. I used to think the power of pinhole imagery was in their reflection of a dream world, haunting in their softness and timelessness. Now I have come to understand not only that the camera obscura itself is the place where the dreamer is protected and nourished, but also that there is no separation between artist and camera and image. What a miracle it all is — time and space and light!”

Marian Roth was born in Coney Island in 1944. Although as a child she dreamed of making art, she became obsessed with social justice as a teenager in the 50’s and studied political science, earning a PHD in 1968. Her career as a professor ended in 1973, when her feminist activity lead to her politically motivated and highly charged dismissal. A self-taught photographer and painter, Marian moved to Provincetown in 1982 to live among artists and open her consciousness to the mysteries and joy of living once again at the edge of the Atlantic. Her pinhole photography — with imagery crafted from tin cans, huts, a travelling van and lately a geodesic dome — has brought her great acclaim.

Roth received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 and has received various fellowships and grants from the MASS Cultural Council over the last 20 years. Her work has appeared in Eric Renner’s classic Pinhole Photography, in various magazines and journals, and she was highlighted in Adventures With Pinhole and Home-Made Cameras by John Evans. Marian has exhibited internationally and taught widely.

The Bicycle Thief in Glorious 3D!, video still by Sam Smiley © 2014

Sam Smiley
A mysterious stranger is pushing people off their bicycles and stealing them! This film features local luminaries and Provincetown’s favorite transportation technology: the bicycle.
Sam Smiley is a media artist and educator. Her recent masterpiece was called JAWS 3-D and was shot entirely on location in Provincetown. Her work has been featured on the Boston Cyberarts Art Marquee, and she has performed at last year’s Hacking Arts: MIT Media Lab. She recently screened new work at Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico City.

Looking forward to welcoming you this season!
Feel free to email me for a PDF copy of the 2014 Season Catalog!
all the best,
Debbie Nadolney
AMP Gallery, director & curator
148 Commercial Street | Provincetown MA |
646.298.9258 | |

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