Wednesday, May 27, 2015

art current: A Studio Visit with Autumn Cipala

Ceramicist Autumn Cipala creates incredibly delicate vessels that are inspired by ancient porcelains from China, Korea, and Morocco.

Portland Phoenix: Rose Marasco at the Portland Museum of Art

Photographer Rose Marasco's first museum retrospective shows off her endless inquisitiveness.

Portland Phoenix: Michel Droge at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery

The show ranges from large atmospheric abstractions and small cartoonish narratives to darkly moody etchings.


art current: Bearing Fruit at the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

A spirited collection of ceramics by Anne Alexander, multi-media objects by Leah Gauthier, photographs by Jacinda Martinez, and fiber art by Julie H. Rose.

from top: Rose, Martinez, Gauthier, Alexander

Portland Phoenix: Salt, Silver, and Sun: Historic Processes by Photographers Today

This beautiful show at Portland's PhoPa Gallery explores how contemporary photographers use historical processes.

Kari Wehrs, Alex


art current: Recent Acquisitions at the Farnsworth Art Museum

While there are many more recently acquired artworks on view throughout the galleries of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, this review focuses on James Fitzgerald's depictions of Mount Katahdin.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Portland Phoenix: Karen Kraven at MECA's ICA


Canadian Karen Kraven explores the difference between appearance and substance encountered daily.

art current: The Coast & the Sea - Marine and Maritime Art in America


This exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art was organized by the New York Historical Society and has been touring the country.

Robert Havell Jr. (United States, born England, 1793-1878), View of Hudson River from Tarrytown Heights, circa 1842, oil on canvas, 22 x 30 inches. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Harry Peck Havell, 1946.179

Saturday, January 31, 2015

art current: 3D Contemporary Works at the Farnsworth Art Museum


Rockland's Farnsworth Art Museum has installed a wide range of contemporary sculptures from their permanent collection in one gallery. Artists include Leonard Baskin, John Bisbee, Eric Hopkins, Louise Nevelson, Celeste Roberge, and Brian White.

above: John Bisbee's Zero; below: Celeste Roberge's Northern Archives: Geographies

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

DigPortland: Kyle Bravo at SPACE

New Orleans-based Kyle Bravo plays with space and scale in his site-responsive narrative at Portland's SPACE Gallery. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

art current: Bernard Langlais at the Colby College Museum of Art

Bernard "Blackie" Langlais (1921-1977) followed his own vision in art and life.

(image courtesy Colby College Museum of Art)

art current: Joshua Cardoso at Rockland's Win Wilder Hall


You have to see these ink drawings in person, up close, to be able to appreciate their fluidity of form. (detail above)