Local Artist Residency: Joerg Dressler, Peter Hocking, and Patti Fitzmaurice

Sponsored by the Betty E. and Chester C. Thompson Foundation and East End Books Ptown


Sunday, May 20–Friday, May 25

Open Studio: Thursday, May 25, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Free - RSVP

Ptown artists and longtime collaborators Hocking, Fitzmaurice, and Dressler will spend their shared residency examining the meaning of landscape in contemporary image making, creating shared experiences through traversing and viewing the local landscape. Their excursions will provide the inspiration for conversation, written reflection, and influential readings, leading to the creation of new work, which will be on display during their Open Studio event. 

Pete Hocking is a visual artist and writer from Provincetown, MA. His work is concerned with personal narrative, place, poetics, and political consciousness. He teaches at Goddard College in the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. He's a founding board member of the Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the arts and creative economy. He is represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA and his work may be viewed at http:// www.petehocking.com.

Patti Fitzmaurice is a visual artist and poet living in Provincetown, MA. She holds an MFA in photography from the University of Michigan. After interning for Kodak’s Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, ME she worked primarily in pinhole photography with a focus on fabricated landscapes and domesticated horses, along with paintings of the rural Rhode Island landscape. Her work was exhibited in RI at Hera Gallery and as a member of 19 on Paper. Her current work in printmaking and drawing combines elements of both gesture and graphics to describe, in an abstract representational form, present-day landscape. She may be reached at p.fitzmaurice@cox.net

Joerg Dressler is a visual artist from Provincetown, MA whose paintings are driven by nature and how we perceive it. Working between the representational and the abstract it includes recurring themes of passage of time, impermanence, frailty, and perception. His work was highlighted in the 2016 Provincetown Arts Magazine and he is a recipient of the Romanos Rizk Scholarship. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York. Joerg is represented by Alden Gallery, Provincetown and Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. His work may be viewed at http://joergdressler.com.