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Installation view of "Lichtung" at Gaa Gallery

‘Lichtung’ at Gaa Gallery

“Lichtung,” a group show now on view at Provincetown’s Gaa Gallery, is named after the German word for a forest glade — fitting because the show is, indeed, a breath of fresh air.

Highlights include Zoe McGuire’s colorful geometric paintings that resemble optical illusions or Rorschach blotches. Dan Schein’s thick oil-painted surfaces depict stylized people with humor. Autumn Wallace’s Your ass is grass is voluptuous and bestial. It’s impossible not to look at Anina Major’s Loci sculptures without thinking of Covid spike proteins, though these are dripping with a sparkly, crusted glaze.

There are also excellent works by Melissa Brown, Angelina Gualdoni, Adam Helms, Hipkiss, Heidi Howard, Kaylie Kaitschuck, Hélène Padoux, James Everett Stanley, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Lumin Wakoa, and Erin Woodbrey. The show runs through July 3 at 494 Commercial St.

—Saskia Maxwell Keller


Image: Installation view of "Lichtung" at Gaa Gallery.