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Art Space Gallery opens for Works by Margaret Creighton

Art Space Gallery, at 405 Main Street, Rockland, opens its doors for the new season on Friday, May 3, 5-8pm for First Friday Art Walk. Gallery hours in May, Friday & Saturday, 11-4.

New member Margaret Creighton, of Yarmouth, shows her paintings in watercolor, oil, and pastel, inspired by the mercurial moods of nature. Realistic depiction of colorful clouds, dreamy yet lifelike, seem to move over serene land and seascapes, evoking memory and mystery. Returning members of this 15 artist cooperative will have exciting new pieces on display in sculpture, paintings, woodwork, metal, and jewelry. Be sure to visit our new “Gift Nook” with small crafts, cards and little artworks, to find Maine souvenirs and treasures.

Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of May: Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O’Brien, and New Works by Gallery Artists

Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland will host three exhibitions in the month of May: Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O’Brien, and New Works by Gallery Artists.  Opening Friday, May 3rd from 5-8pm in conjunction with Rockland First Friday Art Walk.  Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.

Jenny Brillhart, Selectman’s Office Print and Lawn Chair, Oil on aluminum, 40″ x 30″

 

Using common elements from her environment, Jenny Brillhart creates work concerned with the construction, process and design of medium, light, color, value and form. Brillhart, born in 1972, graduated with a BA from Smith College, studied at the Art Student’s League, and received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She lives in Stonington, Maine.

For Brillhart, the studio environment is both the space in which she works and the subject of her art. Through painting, installation and photography, she documents the passage of time, subtle shifts in light, the play of shadows, and the process of her decision making. Her surroundings, both found and created, become exercises in form and tone often with a reduced palette, to emphasize pigment, material and routine. Confronting the fundamental elements of visual art—space, color, light, and form, alongside questions of function and seeing—Brillhart’s practice also addresses philosophical issues of perception, experience, and memory. With such focus, her renderings probe the inner psychology of inhabiting a given space.

Brillhart has had recent solo exhibitions at Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida. Brillhart is included in the 2019 deCordova New England Biennial, and in 2017 she showed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in a two person exhibition titled Temporality. Other past projects include an outdoor architectural installation at The History Museum in Miami, and the show and published book Room Service, organized by Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Museum in Germany. Brillhart also participated in exhibitions with Locust Projects in Miami; the Sammlung SØR Rusche Museum in Germany; the PAMM, Miami; the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Dimensions Variable in Miami; the Anhaltinischen Gemäldegalerie Museum in Dessau and Roemerapotheke Gallery in Zurich.

 

Tessa Greene O’Brien, Off Season, Oil on panel, 40″ x 40″

 

Tessa O’Brien makes paintings that reference light, play with architectural space, and revel in color. Combining representation with process-based abstraction, O’Brien uses color & mark-making to impose a narrative upon the structures that she depicts in paint, or paints upon. Tessa received her B.S. from Skidmore College, and her MFA from Maine College of Art. She currently resides in South Portland, ME.

O’Brien states that observing her surroundings is a constant exercise, an action that brings joy and fascination. Her works convey a sense of place and the passage of time. Photographs of the artist’s daily environment and travels become reference material for the work, recalling the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of light, the temperature and mood of the day. These records are then translated onto canvas. Time elapses between the initial moment of record and the making of a painting, creating gaps in information that turn into improvisation in the studio through color and mark making. Paint becomes a medium of experience, representing the space between moment, place, and memory.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including a recent solo exhibition at Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, ME, and an upcoming solo show at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME. She has attended residencies at Monson Arts, Haystack, Vermont Studio Center, Hewnoaks, and Stephen Pace House, and will be an artist in residence at the Studioworks Residency at the Tides Institute in Eastport, Maine, and the Joseph A Fiore Residency at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefforsonville, ME this fall. O’Brien co-founded the Portland Mural Initiative with her partner Will Sears, and operates a mural and sign painting business called Better Letter Hand Painted Signs.

 

Scott Kelley, Fournier Girls, 2018, Watercolor on paper, 55″ x 55″

 

New Works by Gallery Artists presents recently completed works by Scott Kelley, Marilyn Turtz, Warren Seelig, Cig Harvey, Greta Van Campen, Susan Van Campen,  and Shawn Fields.

 

For more information, visit us online at www.dowlingwalsh.com  or call 207-596-0084

The Harlow presents “Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards: HYPERTEXTURE”

Kill Your Television by Ian Trask

The Harlow presents “HYPERTEXTURE”, a two-person art exhibition featuring work by Topsham artists Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards. The exhibition is on view May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 5-7pm.

Two artists explore the landscape between the physical and the virtual, weaving a dialogue between their personal mediums. Ian Trask creates art out of the forgotten world of the material, recombining discarded bits of society into objects of mystery and reverence. Andrew Elijah Edwards transmutes light through the electronic moving image to explore the imaginal and subjective worlds. In HYPERTEXTURE, the two intertwine their practices, forming an exhibition expressing aesthetics of wild complexity in the meeting between the physical and the virtual, the inner and the external. As these two flows meet they spin off intricate eddies of texture and light. Through a series of personal and collaborative projects ranging from sculptural to video to the combination of the mediums through projection mapping and photogrammetry (in which the virtual is physicalized and the physical virtualized) Hypertexture exhibits a range of works created in dialogue and collaboration.

Objects From The Other Dimension by Andrew Elijah Edwards

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

Water and Fire, Drawings and Dirt: The 2018 Fiore Residents at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

Michel Droge, “Yesterday’s Fires,” oil on birch panel, 30 x 40”

 

The 2018 Fiore Residents Exhibit opened March 18 and will be on display until May 24th. It concludes with artist talks at 5pm and a closing reception from 5:30-8pm at the MFT Gallery in Belfast.

During the summer of 2018 six visual artists, one writer, one performance artist and one gardener lived and worked together at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson, Maine. All had been selected for the Maine Farmland Trust’s (MFT’s) Fiore Art Center residency program, because of the common thread running through their work: a meaningful engagement with themes related to agriculture or the environment.

The solitude, natural setting and communal aspect of the residency allowed the artists to focus, explore and create in new ways. The exhibit of the work produced during their residency is a fabulous exploration of color, atmosphere, and connection to the natural environment.

 

Carol L. Douglas, “Blueberry Barrens, Watercolor,” watercolor on Yupo, 24 x 36”

 

Performance artist Heather Lyon woke many mornings at dawn to walk through dew-covered fields down to the lake. Working in and with the water, she ultimately crafted several performative videos. MFT Gallery displays her “Safety Poncho (Orange)” video. With its hushed silvery greys and bright red-oranges, the video engages in a riveting dialogue of water and fire with Michel Droge’s vibrant, atmospheric oil paintings: “Yesterday’s Fires” and “Pleiades Showers.” Through her interactions with the land and observation of constellations above the farm, Droge explored patterns in the micro and macro relationships of life in her watercolor and graphite drawing of “Queen Anne’s Last Wishes.”

Carol L. Douglas created her vivid plein air landscape paintings “Blueberry Barrens, Clary Hill” and “Blueberry Barrens, WC” in oils and watercolors respectively, investigating the confluence of paired painting to see if the fresh mark-making that occurred in her watercolors on Yupo would translate to her more familiar oil paintings.

 

Clif Travers, “I Dream of Trees,” print on canvas, 17.5 x 20”

 

Maxwell Nolin took advantage of the uninterrupted time in the studio to work on two large, luminous oil paintings, “Self-Portrait, 2018” and “Tea,” which enabled him to slow down and reflect on the conceptual aspects of his work, as well as explore different experimental techniques with his process.

In addition to working on her narrative manuscript, writer-in-residence Jodi Paloni produced a beautiful lyrical writing called “Rain Begins the Day,” which captures the essence of the farm landscape and the connection felt by all who were taken in and nurtured by it.

Clif Travers spent time exploring the natural environment of the field and woods and connecting with the community at the farm. In the studio, he constructed an 8 x 6 foot sculptural panel using discarded lumber and other wood products, in an attempt to honor and reconstruct the beauty of trees. Travers then painted the three-dimensional panel in a style referencing church mosaics and stained-glass windows. He contributed a print of the stunning “I Dream of Trees” for this exhibit.

During her residency, Stephanie Mercedes continued building archives of missing violent histories and created a variation of her “Relicarios” installation. Mercedes’ work honors the grandmothers who protested the disappearance of their children by wearing lockets. Her work on display includes research on those that escaped political persecution in Argentina and relocated to Maine, drawings, and a lighted locket.

Thu Kim Vu, from Vietnam, was inspired by the personal bonds formed during the residency through the communal kitchen, food, and the garden. She created a wonderful series of miniature paper drawings of pots, pans, and utensils glued on several overlapping sheets of Plexiglas that are designed to be viewed through the natural light of a window.

 

Heather Lyon, RED, still from performative video

 

In addition to growing unusual vegetables and ornamental food for the residents, the resident gardener Rachel Alexandrou created a video installation called “The Nature of Stewardship”. This was inspired by her work in the garden and kitchen and explores the relationship between human, body and earth.

Anne Brecher-Bogart Paintings in Bath

Leaving Reid State Park, acrylic, Anne Brecher-Bogart

 

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC invites the public to a wine and cheese reception to open the new exhibition by gallery members and guest artist Anne Brecher-Bogart, on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Artists will be present to meet visitors and discuss their works.  Admission to the Gallery is free and refreshments will be served.  Anne lives in Georgetown and Connecticut and paints with a local plein air group.  She says “My work, and my life are entwined, the art part reflecting emotion and experience. I have used a variety of media, techniques, and approaches, and have worked in series. One body of work may lead naturally into another. I like to work on more than one piece at a time. I have recently returned to Plain-Air painting, as I now reside part of the year on a beautiful Maine Island, where the land and sea views are constantly evolving with changes in the light, the sky, and the weather.”  The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday.  For more information visit centrestartsgalleryllc.com
 

CMCA to Reopen March 23 with New Exhibitions

Jim Nickelson, “Svinafellsjokull, Iceland,” archival pigment print, from the exhibition, Melt Down

 

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will reopen to the public on Saturday, March 23, with two new exhibitions for the spring season. A reception celebrating the exhibitions will be held that evening from 5 to 7pm, with a gallery talk by artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen preceding the reception at 4pm. The public is invited to attend the reception and gallery talk free of charge.  “Melt Down” will be on view at CMCA through June 9; the Kavanaugh and Nguyen installation will remain on view through June 19.

Artist Julie Babb’s Works at the Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery in Brunswick

Artist Julie Babb will hold a solo exhibition of her paintings at the Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery in Brunswick.  The Church is located at 1 Middle Street, and the exhibit will run from Sunday, March 24th until the end of April.  The Gallery is open from 10 – 4.  Babb is well-known in the area for her detailed gouache paintings of birds and natural subjects.  Gouache is an opaque form of watercolor which lends itself to the intense detail that she gives to her paintings.  Babb has studied ornithology with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Biology course of home study, plus winning a scholarship to attend the ornithology camp at Audubon’s Hog Island.  She has exhibited in many area locations, including the Audubon Guildsland Farm, and a solo show at the Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.  She has won many awards for her work, including Best of Show for several years at the Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance Wildlife Art Show in Augusta.  Babb also teaches classes for Lincoln County Adult Education and River Arts in Damariscotta.  Julie Babb is represented by the Bayview Gallery in Brunswick, and seasonally, the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park.  Her work can also be seen at www.covehousestudios.com.

Maine: The Painted State at Greenhut Galleries

Dozier Bell, 22:00, Acrylic on linen, 30 x 50 inches

 

 

Maine: The Painted State showcased at Greenhut Galleries from April 4 – 27 with an opening receptions on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00-3:00pm.  In curating this exhibition, we asked 50 of Maine’s best artists to get personal – to show us the places in Maine that are the most meaningful to them. The most memorable places — the ones that keep calling them back, again and again. We are thrilled with the work we received – work grounded in a sense of place, but occupying a liminal space where the personal intersects with the universal.

John Whalley, Monhegan Storm, Oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches

 

 

In our 41st year and dedicated to showing the finest art made by Maine’s best artists, Greenhut Galleries is pleased to host this celebration of our majestic state, and its amazing artists. Join us!
Featured artists:  Jacobus Baas, Susan Barnes, Dozier Bell, Chris Beneman, Todd Bezold, MJ Blanchette, Mary Bourke, Jeff Bye, Sam Cady, Thomas Connolly, David Dewey, David Driskell, Grant Drumheller, Kate Emlen, Maurice Freedman, Kathleen Galligan, Roy Germon, Alison Goodwin, Tom Hall, Lindsay Hancock, Thomas Higgins, Bayard Hollins, Julie Houck, Jon Imber, Tina Ingraham, William Irvine, Henry Isaacs, Sarah Knock, Philip Koch, Margaret Lawrence, George Lloyd, Amy Lowry, Daniel Minter, Nancy Morgan Barnes, Colby Myer, Colin Page, Tom Paiement, Alison Rector, Glenn Renell, Alec Richardson, Paul Rickert, Bjorn Runquist, Kathi Smith, Mike Stiler, Jan ter Weele, Alexandra Tyng, Michael Walek, Neil Welliver, John Whalley and Timothy Wilson.

The Harlow Presents Joe Klofas Solo Exhibition and True to Life

Image credit: Joe Klofas, Pam Hetherly

True to Life is on view in the downstairs gallery March 29-April 27, highlights work by artists from the Harlow’s weekly life drawing group, which was run by Joe Klofas for over 20 years. A solo exhibition of drawings by Joe Klofas is on view March 29-May 4 in the upstairs gallery. The public is invited at attend and meet the artists at an opening reception for both exhibitions on Friday, March 29, 5-7pm. The Harlow is located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

 

Neil Welliver at Dowling Walsh Gallery

Neil Welliver, Study for Barren with Snow, 1989, Oil in linen, 12″ x 14″

 

Works by Neil Welliver can be viewed at Dowling Walsh Gallery from July 5th, 2019 – July 27th, 2019.