JULY 28-AUGUST 3
RECEPTION FRIDAY JULY 28, 7-9pm
“Tiny Town”, featuring new paintings by Serbian artist Milenko Katic’, reaches the heartstrings of anyone who has a fondness for Provincetown, or any small town where charm and character are never in short supply.
Prior to joining Kobalt’s roster in 2014, Milenko Katic’ had never heard of Provincetown, but when he arrived for the first time in early July of that year with paintings for the gallery, like so many others, he quickly became enamored with Ptown. Since that initial visit, he has returned summer after summer to deliver work and collect new inspiration for his paintings. The consummate observer, Katic’ explores the main streets and hidden lanes from one end of town to the other. With eyes wide open, he sketches and photographs as he gathers reference material for his studio work back home in Virginia where he’s lived since 1989. Katic’ captures not only the quaint seaside nature of things here in Provincetown, but also the quirky heart and soul of this place – the tourists, the townies, the crooked cottages and inherent inclusiveness – all of it.
In his mid-seventies now, Katic’s paintings are narratives of his meanderings and the happenstance encounters that have indelibly left their mark. Wonderfully naive, yet keenly perceptive, “Tiny Town” is an enchanting portrayal of a lifelong road trip and the memorable stops along the way.
Katic’ studied medicine at the University of Belgrade before turning full time to painting and sculpture by 1970. He was mentored in drawing and painting by local artists in Belgrade until joining the Painting School of Machva in 1979. Meet the artist July 28th from 7 to 9pm.