|Helltown is just one of Pearl's wonderful photographs on canvas, debuting tonight at Spiritus.
Inimitable Provincetown character Pearlene Dubois is known to most of us here in one way or another. As a taxi driver in Provincetown for a number of years, Pearl has hustled us up Commercial Street to work, picked us up with our groceries from the Stop & Shop, or carried us home after a night on the town. Driving through every square inch of PTown on a daily basis tends to reveal some interesting sights, and eventually came to be the inspiration for an engaging photo series entitled "A Driving Perspective, scenes from the driver's seat of Cape Cab." Each photo in the series was taken from behind the wheel, while Pearl was on duty for the taxi company, carrying locals and visitors alike to every conceivable destination in Provincetown, with three cameras of different types in the cab at all times, ready for any sort of shot that might present itself.
This exhibit of photographs on canvas by Pearl will be on display at Spiritus Pizza, a long-time supporter of Provincetown artists and imagery, at 190 Commercial Street, through May 21st. There will be an opening reception tonight, May 9th, from 6 to 8 PM. In typical, self-deprecating form, Pearl tells me this will be "…a grand, catered affair, with Ritz crackers, Cheez Whiz, and box wine with bubbles." Sounds like fun. See you there!