Debbie Nadolney, Art Market Provincetown
by Brian Goslow
Earlier this year, Art Market Provincetown (AMP) moved to a new location in the beloved art colony’s East End (it first opened its doors in 2012). Artscope managing editor Brian Goslow visited the gallery on two occasions this spring and exchanged follow-up questions via email with gallery director/curator Debbie Nadolney about the relocation, the start of the 2016 season, her gallery’s intense, high-quality schedule and how she attracts new potential buyers for AMP and its artists.
HOW HAS THE SEASON BEEN SO FAR FOR AMP AND PROVINCETOWN?
It’s only mid-June, but the 2016 season for AMP Gallery, and Provincetown in general, has begun with a great sense of fluidity. Many people are wandering into town, great weather … a good feeling all around.
HOW HAS THE MOVE EARLIER THIS YEAR TO THE EAST END (432 COMMERCIAL STREET) OF PROVINCETOWN FROM THE WEST END BEEN FOR THE GALLERY?
I’m really delighted by the move eastward. The new space is open and full of light and possibility, and is located in the East End Gallery District of town. I see it as nothing less than a positive move for AMP, and believe the artists will greatly benefit from the wider exposure. The West End location was lovely in so many ways these past four years, but to now be in the heart of things is fantastic!
HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR ARTISTS? MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF YOUR SHOWS TEND TO HAVE A GOOD MIX OF LOCAL AND OUT-OF TOWN ARTISTS.
Essentially, I look to show work by artists who inspire me in one way or another, have a context and depth, and who I believe have a life beyond the moment. I aim to encourage emerging artists, but also try to provide a home for ideas and for work that isn’t limited by medium (installation, film, performance, conceptual, experimental).