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Screen | Loretta Park | Recent Animations

January 24 - June 12

Questioning when a work is finished, Loretta Park’s animated pieces reside in a  constant state of flux, made of various lines, shapes, and lengths. Although the forms do not depict any specific ideas or items, the work is embedded with a sense of figure and passage of time. Moving drawings are created by combining photographic images, marks, and colors--the small visual elements accumulate and turn into complex, animated structures. These densely detailed structures move continuously at varying speeds, becoming both…

David Driskell | Renewal and Form

February 11 - June 4

“Religion and ritual and the mythic are concerns I have always nurtured in my art.” – David Driskell Boldly drawn and richly patterned, David Driskell’s imagery in his prints, as in his collages and mixed media work, derives from his childhood experiences growing up in the rural South, his deep love for the Maine landscape, and his in-depth knowledge of and appreciation for African art and textiles. Presented in this exhibition are selected examples of the artist’s recent woodcuts, serigraphs,…

Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole

February 18 - June 11

“The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson The first full-scale retrospective of the work of artist Sam Cady, this exhibition presents a broad selection of the artist’s emblematic shaped and rectangular paintings created over four decades, as well as a sampling of drawings, studies, and recent “fragments,” painted abstractions culled from the remainders of the shaped canvases. Ever tuned to seeing aesthetic possibility in…

Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites | Temporality

May 20 - August 13

Temporality 1) relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs 2) of or relating to time. synonyms: secular, nonspiritual, worldly, profane, material, mundane, earthly, terrestrial The sixth iteration of CMCA’s Counterpoint exhibition series brings together the work of artists Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites. The concept of light moving over time offers a foundation to both artists’ intuitive ways of working and individual narratives. For Brillhart and Stites, the studio environment is both the subject and source of their…

June First Friday

June 2 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 2, 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

June ArtLab for All Ages

June 3 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

Sunday Salon | Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites

June 4 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for our Sunday Salon artist talk, featuring artists Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites in conversation with CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy on their recently opened Counterpoint exhibition Temporality. Stay after the talk for refreshments and conversation.

William Wegman | Reel to Real

June 10 - October 22

An important pioneer in video art, William Wegman created hundreds of short performance-oriented videos between 1970 and 1978, which are now considered classics in the field. He began experimenting with the new medium in earnest in 1970, while living in Southern California, where he taught for a year at California State College, Long Beach. Working concurrently with other West Coast artists such as Bruce Nauman and John Baldessari, Wegman perfected a deadpan humor and absurdist logic in his videos that…

The Honor and Glory of Whaling | Staged Reading

June 10 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An epic tale that follows the fate of legendary New England fishing captain Robby Foerster and his boat, The Northern Star. After a fatal first encounter with heroin—the "Great White Whale" of the modern commercial fishing community—Robby falls deeply into addiction. The past becomes the present and Robby and his boat in a delusion become Ahab and the Pequod, leading the audience on a thrilling chase to kill the white whale and rid the town of the drugs that are…

Screen | Pop Killed Culture

June 13 - September 18

The second iteration of our Screen series, focusing on video works, will feature the work My Body is Your Body is Everybody is Nobody by Pop Killed Culture.

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