The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) presents the virtual exhibition “Shelter (Earth, House, Body, Spirit),” on view through Feb. 20 at https://cmcanow.org/event/on-now-shelter-earth-house-body-spirit.
The show features 20 artists who examine the slippery nature of what seeking cover and comfort looks like. For some, these explorations are specific and literal. For others, they move like brackish water between the four categories that emerged from the submissions: earth, house, body and spirit.
Some artists offer shelter by grounding the viewer in the underbrush; some use rich textures to explore the care, tenderness and occasional exhaustion that bodily shelters can offer to the self and others; and some look deeply inward towards the spirit as a reprieve. This collection of works show how multi-faceted the idea of shelter can be: comforting, powerful, fallible, tender, exhausting, and essential.
[ON]now is a series of online exhibitions juried by guest curators that present the work of Maine artists in a digital venue, expanding the possibilities of showing and viewing contemporary art beyond CMCA’s physical walls.
CMCA, in Rockland, is temporarily closed. For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.