Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Alice Spencer and Heather Perry

Alice Spencer and Heather Perry both look toward another culture and time for inspiration. They are currently showing together at Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine.

above: Heather Perry
below: Alice Spencer

art current: Michael Waterman at Harbor Square Gallery

A true Portland, Maine original.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

art current: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Oz mania has hit midcoast Maine. Pictured here is the little house dropped by a whirlwind of creativity in the middle of Rockland.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Morris David Dorenfeld’s Woven Geometries

Weaver Morris David Dorenfeld creates serene and boisterous modernist      "paintings" with his loom.

art current: Nature at Waterfall Arts and Åarhus Gallery


Waterfall Arts and Åarhus Gallery in Belfast have nature themed shows up right now, one part of a larger initiative.

top: installation shot of Åarhus Gallery
bottom: detail of Nancy Manter's work

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Portland Phoenix: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

Nick Schroeder's and my take on this year's Biennial at the PMA.

above: Garrick Imatani
below: Michael Zachary

art current: Steven Laxton at Maine Media Gallery


A small selection of photographer Steven Laxton's series Circo El Salvador is currently on view at the gallery of the Maine Media Workshops.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Ahmed Alsoudani at the PMA


Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted is currently on view at Maine's Portland Museum of Art.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Four Decades of Photographs by Olive Pierce


This show of veteran documentary photographer Olive Pierce focuses on her images of children taken in Maine, Cambridge, and Iraq.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

art current: Tillman Crane and Friends at Montpelier


Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine, is doing a little navel gazing by showing nine artists' photographs, all taken at the museum on the same day.

top: David Puig
bottom: Jim Nickelson

Thursday, August 15, 2013

art current: Meghan Brady at Perimeter


Exciting paintings full of well-considered daring by Meghan Brady at the Perimeter Gallery in Belfast's Chase's Daily. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Katherine Bradford's show "August" at Bowdoin


A small but wonderful show of recent paintings by Katherine Bradford at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

art current: John Goodman at the Caldbeck Gallery


John Goodman, a highly successful fine art, editorial, and fashion photographer, is showing for the first time at the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

art current: The New and Improved Colby College Museum of Art


The Colby College Museum of Art just reopened with another new wing that showcases the gift of 500 works of art from the Lunder Collection - making it the largest museum in Maine.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Last Installment of Maine Women Pioneers III at UNE


This exhibition series of contemporary women artists working in Maine is coming to a stellar conclusion.
photography: Luc Demers

Sunday, July 7, 2013

art current: Realism at Haynes Galleries


Haynes Galleries in Thomaston, Maine, presents two concurrent shows of painters Linden Frederick and Vincent Giarrano - two realists pursuing very different directions.

top: Linden Frederick
above: Vincent Giarrano

Saturday, June 22, 2013

art current: A Dialogue with Waterfall Arts About Community

Alan Crichton and Martha Piscuskas of Waterfall Arts
(Lorna Crichton not pictured)
Three co-founders of Maine's Waterfall Arts on art and community.

Monday, June 17, 2013

art current: Four Shows at CMCA


The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport opened its season exhibiting the work of Claire Seidl, Duncan Hewitt, Anna Hepler, Peter Soriano, Crystal Cawley, and Lesia Sochor.

above: an installation view of Anna Hepler's work

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Sophia Narrett at SPACE


Sophia Narrett's aqueous paintings and intricate embroideries draw on Romanticism, literary works, song lyrics, music videos, and reality shows. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

art current: Susan Headley Van Campen and Scott Kelley at Dowling Walsh

These two solos at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine, are a study in contrasts.
above: Scott Kelley
below: Susan Headley Van Campen

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Portland Phoenix: Changing Parameters

I have taken the current rather unusual exhibition schedule of thirteen three-day two-person shows at Portland's Aucocisco Galleries as an occasion to reflect on the changing structure of the global art world.

top: Amy Ray; left: Tanya Fletcher

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

art current: Sublime Monotony at Aarhus Gallery

It may sound like an oxymoron but Sublime Monotony at Belfast's Åarhus Gallery offers up some pretty great work.

above: Clint Fulkerson
below: Gabriella D'Italia

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

art current: Art and Politics

Artists Alan Magee, Natasha Mayers, and Kenny Cole share their thoughts on the connection between art and politics.

Friday, March 29, 2013

art current: A Studio Visit with Jessica Stammen

Everything Jessica Stammen does, she seems to do with great enthusiasm and great talent.

(these paintings are tiny!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Portland Phoenix: The New Landscape at Rose Contemporary

Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons, and Erik Weisenburger both innovate and continue traditions of landscape representation in smart and interesting ways.

images top to bottom: Badger, Weisenburger, Irons