Maine artist Julie Crane is bringing her unique perspective to Local Color Gallery this June and July. Her multimedia pieces depict creatures in an atmosphere of objects with amplified scale. Microscopic elements from the ocean mingled with seed pods and the trails of birds’ flight patterns enter into the layering of marks.
Crane’s work considers the impact of change upon our common and familiar environment, inviting the viewer to approach what is unseen in our midst. DNA, diatoms and other phytoplankton erupt from the background as an accompaniment to creatures one might encounter while out and about.
Recent collaborations at marine laboratories have supplied access to viewing the single-cell organisms often included in her repertoire of shapes.
Local Color Gallery is at 135 High Street in Belfast, open every day. For details, visit localcolorgallerymaine.com.