Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 5pm - 7pm, gallery talk at 6:15pm by art critic Dominique Nahas
Each of the eight artists in this traveling group exhibition commemorates the profoundly mysterious, elusive, and imaginary qualities of landscape. Below is an excerpt from a review in New York Art Beat by Mary Hrbacek of the exhibition’s debut at the Elga Wimmer, PCC in New York City:
“Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape, curated by Robert Curcio and organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates, displays eight distinctive artists whose fresh perspective on landscape reinvigorates the genre by infusing it with issues that span time, real space, digital intervention, and altered observed reality. This diverse show includes paintings, sculpture, digital drawings, photography, and glass works by Kathleen Elliot, Sandra Gottlieb, J.J. L’Heureux, John Lyon Paul, Rebeca Calderón Pittman, Gerry Tuten, Gail Watkins, and Martin Weinstein.”
“Each artist on view has formulated a complex oeuvre that is attuned to his or her overriding vision of postmodern landscape work in an era of ecological degradation. All the works embody a sense of hopeful commitment to manifesting their intentions to make their distinctive voices heard. These artists forge their art in a joyful attitude of engaging enquiry; despite the global environmental crisis the works show no trace of morbidity or despair.”
All exhibitions and events hosted by the USM Art Department and Gallery are free and open to the public. To learn more about 2017 exhibitions and programs, visit usm.maine.edu/gallery.