Lunar Attraction at Peabody Essex Museum I’m happy to announce that one of my largest collages, Papermoon, will be on exhibit for the next year. As Earth’s closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about the connection between werewolves and the full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth’s tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.
Lunar Attraction features works by Michael Benson, Adam David Brown, Craig Dorety, Fred Espenak, Foster + Partners, Sharon Harper, Beth Hoeckel, Mike Libby, Scott Listfield, Vera Lutter, Greg Mort, Takashi Murakami, Young Sook Park, Adrien Segal, Reel Water Productions, Sputniko!, Peter C. Stone, Brian Thomas, Philip Weber and Joseph Wheelwright.
Showing through September 4, 2017
Peabody Essex Museum / 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA / www.pem.org
The PINE TREE STATEment Join AUTUS for the opening of their first juried show. Special performance by Waco Sparkler. Maine is widely known as a tourist destination—a land of lighthouses, sailboats and seafood. From Thoreau’s idyllic Maine Woods, the noir scenes of Stephen King’s Shawshank Redemption, and Robert McCloskey’s wholesome Blueberries for Sal, Maine is often portrayed as a bucolic destination for visitors near and far. Maine, deemed Vacationland, in its catering to appeal to the seasonal tourists, has become the lobster caricature, the pot buoys on the side of the garage, and all the moose-themed paraphernalia available for sale.The PINE TREE STATEment exhibition invited Maine artists (and artists with a connection to the great state) to re-imagine, re-assign, re-invent and take ownership of Maine’s iconography.
December 5 / Opening reception 5pm - 7pm
Showing through January 21, 2016
Engine / 128 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 / www.feedtheengine.org
First Friday Open Studio 2015 One-year (in Portland) anniversary! It’s been an invigorating and productive year of making, meeting, talking and sharing in the best studio I’ve ever had, located in the India St. neighborhood here in Portland, Maine. Swing on in, bring a friend, enjoy the warm night, fresh-made pie (made that day — yeah!), cool conversation and new projects. Just a bit on the edge of the Artwalk circus downtown, it’s a fun and mixed crowd that gathers here.
Friday, June 5 / 5pm - 9pm
Up ramp, on right side of the building / 277 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Intricate Worlds 2015 Twelve artists–emerging to those with regional and national reputations–were selected by curator and artist Stephen Burt. Artists include Stephen Burt, Kimberly Convery, Fritz Drury, Rachael Eastman, Yizhak Elyashiv, Lauren Fensterstock, Sarah Gorham, Alison Hildreth, Ellie Hollinshead, Jon Langford, Mike Libby, Carrie Scanga, and Wendy Seller.
May 1 - 23 / 11am - 4pm Saturdays, 1pm - 6pm weekdays (not open Mondays)
May 2 / Opening reception 5pm - 7pm
Engine / 265 Main Street #103, Biddeford, ME 04005 / www.feedtheengine.org
Victoria’s Wonderama 2012 This exhibition at the Victoria Mansion is curated with works relating to the concept of fantastic realism. The artists are exhibiting works that present a narrative of an alternate fantastic reality. The idea being that the artist realizes or “makes real” fantasy through the physicality of their art objects. The exhibition represents contemporary artistic excellence in craft.
Apr 1 / Opening (private gala event, times will be announced)
Apr 6 / First Friday Artwalk Opening (public event $5 at the door 5:00 - 8:00pm)
Mar 30 - Apr 21 (11:00am - 4:30pm daily, not open Mondays or Tuesdays)
Victoria Mansion / 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101 / www.victoriamansion.org
Portes 2012 An exhibition of works on paper by Maine artists will travel to Portland’s Sister City of Mytilene, Greece. Accompanied by representatives from the Hellenic Society of Maine and Tetra Projects, the exhibition, reception and events surrounding the show will support the mission of cultural exchange and goodwill between the citizens of Greece and the United States. The exhibition is a survey of works on paper by fifty Portland-area artists, including drawing, painting, collage, photography, printmaking and mixed media.
Mar 21 - Apr 7 / Portland Preview (artist’s reception Apr 2 - 5, public reception Apr 6)
Jun 8 / Mytilene Opening
SPACE Gallery Annex / 538 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 / www.space538.org
Mytilene Public Theater / Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece