Cove Street Arts in Portland present works by:
Described by former LACMA curator Dr. Edward Robinson as “the greatest living American painter you’ve never heard of,” Harold Garde’s career spans seven decades, and his work is included in many important museum collections. A New York Abstract Expressionist in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, Garde turned increasingly toward gestural abstraction into the figurative, mythic possibilities of Neo-Expressionism in the 1980s-1990’s, and remains vitally inventive to this day. This exhibition spotlights work from Garde’s Neo-Expressionist period.
Thomas Flanagan’s paintings have been referred to as “jumpy, pointy, sly and deceitfully clever complex hard-edge abstractions that go deep into modernist logic.” Emphasizing shape, both geometric and organic, Flanagan combines pure line mixed with saturated colors, middle tones, and grays into mesmerizing works that have been described as the physical representation of sound and movement.
Hungarian-born Maine resident, Miklos Pogany, is a prolific artist with an impressive exhibition history and work in the permanent collections of many major museums. A master of multiple media, Pogany creates vivid works based on nature and the built environment, exploring and pushing the parameters of each medium. The artist describes his motivation as follows: “I react to wonder, desires, conflicts, meanings, memories, revenge, sexuality, love and death. I gather all these fragments and make some personal sense of it all.”