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Richard Neal: Submarine

  • Oct 21 — Nov 26, 2023

"The ocean has always seemed terribly immense, thrillingly powerful, and wildly mysterious to me. As a child I would hold my breath as long as possible and glide slowly along the sandy floor, almost weightless, as if I were a submarine exploring a silent, alien world. While swimming over my head, a chilling fear would suddenly grab me, as I fantasized about what could lurk below, unseen. The ocean also seems that it could hold all memories of the past and possibilities for the future, a subliminal repository of experience. Many of the paintings in this show reflect my impressions of an ocean, real and imagined."

- Richard Neal


Richard Neal was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Maryland. He earned a Master's degree at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and works at Chalkboard Studio in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod. His work was recently featured in a three-city tour of Cuba. Richard will be presenting Submarine at the Cotuit Center for the Arts this fall and will be featured in a one-person show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2024.

Richard is the inaugural recipient of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Fellowship. The writer, André van der Wende has observed that “Neal is a master at creating distressed surfaces full of invention and the unexpected, tough and confrontational in their manufacture and effect.”

On View October 21 - November 26
Opening Reception October 22