Jennifer Day’s paintings bring the viewer to an almost surreal step into the ocean. The Addison Art Gallery is pleased to virtually present her first Cape Cod show and, for every work purchased June 7 through June 14, will make a donation to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Shipping within the continental U.S. is free. Additionally, each collector will receive two complimentary tickets to a 2021 WHAT performance!
Having spent every summer of her life on the edge of Cape Cod Bay, Day’s reach is never far from the ocean, literally and figuratively. Like most artists, she has made art from the beginning, whether prints, illustrations, miniature furniture, and more recently, scale models of primitive industries. Yet she has always come back to painting, and to water. Day was educated at Bowdoin College, the University of Lancaster, England, and Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 under the mentorship of Neil Welliver. Day has taught art and cultural studies at St. George’s School, Newport, RI, at Philips Academy, Andover, MA, and as an assistant professor at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. Major exhibitions include Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Cotuit Center for the Arts, and Agora Gallery, New York City. Her work is collected as far east as Venice, Italy, as far west as California, and in many states in between. Day’s request that her show support WHAT aligns with the Addison Art Gallery’s strong commitment to the health and enrichment of our community.