Wednesday, October 29, 2014

art current: CMCA Biennial


The Center for Maine Contemporary Art 2014 Biennial is far from representative but it includes a wide range of media and conceptual approaches.

above: Adam John Manley
below: Scott Davis, Jeff Woodbury

Portland Phoenix: Whoever Said Painting Was Dead?


Tom Hall and Joshua Ferry provide powerful counterarguments.

above: Ferry
below: Hall 

Monday, October 13, 2014

art current: A Dialogue with Two Belfast Poets Laureate

The topic of this column is not visual art but poetry. Two Belfast poets laureate, Jacob Fricke and Ellen Sander, speak to the importance of poetry, especially for youth.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

art current: Daniel Anselmi at Carver Hill


All of Daniel Anselmi's two- and three-dimensional work is sophisticated, but his monotype and collage Monhegan Series is especially subtle, loose, and suggestive.

Portland Phoenix: Jessica Gandolf and Jack Montgomery


Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland shows two widely different artists at crossroads in their practice: photographer Jack Montgomery and painter Jessica Gandolf.

above: Gandolf
below: Montgomery

art current: Julie H. Rose at Åarhus Gallery


Displayed in custom-made shadowboxes, Julie Rose's exquisite fabrications are paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, fiber art, and jewelry, all at the same time.