Press Release


July 19 - August 5, 2019

Opening reception, Friday, July 19, 6 - 9 pm

Gaa Gallery Provincetown


Gaa Gallery Provincetown is pleased to present new work from artist Erika Wastrom, opening Friday, July 19 from 6-9pm at 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA. This exhibition of mixed media works on paper is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, and will be presented in the Gaa Gallery Provincetown Project Space through August 5.


With this show, the artist continues to pair gesture and dimension with the timeless joys of color to create a body of work that celebrates the transcendent qualities of everyday experience. A toy truck rests on a table; a stylish woman journals by a vase of lively cuttings; a man carries a pair of potted flowers. These pieces are rich with physicality, delight, and atmospheric energy.


Erika Wastrom (b. 1984, Barnstable, MA) lives and works in Barnstable, MA. Her paintings are immediate and direct, moving nimbly between narrative and stylistic considerations that include collage-like, two-dimensional portraits and still lifes. Creating color-saturated worlds of texture, pattern, figures, and inspired objects, Wastrom’s off-kilter scenes and tablescapes comprise a rich variety of ordinary objects and heirloom quality artifacts. 


The artist received her MFA from Boston University in 2012, and recent solo exhibitions include In Light of Nothing, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA; and This Must be the Place, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. Wastrom’s group exhibitions include Against Forgetting, Gaa Gallery Provincetown, MA; The Grass is Green, Gaa Projects, Cologne, Germany; Summertime, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA; New Talent, ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, MA; and Asterisk Projects, AAF, New York.


ERIKA WASTROM is on view at Gaa Gallery Provincetown from July 19 - August 5.