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Materiality | The Matter of Matter

November 11, 2017 - February 11, 2018

 

You begin with the possibilities of the material. –Robert Rauschenberg

The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media and narratives or utilizing everyday objects to construct new forms. Exploring these concerns in their work, the artists included in the exhibition, all with ties to Maine, are also considering why they choose to work with certain matter in our current material culture and social climate, and the role that these materials play within it.

Artists included in the exhibition are Jackie Brown, Stephanie Cardon, Lisa Kellner, Adam Lampton, Jonathan Mess, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Aaron T Stephan, and others.

Above: Jackie Brown, installation view

Details

Start:
November 11
End:
February 11, 2018
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Venue

CMCA
21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Phone:
207-701-5005