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Screen | Adam Lampton | Museums

February 15 - May 27

Using the physical structure of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and MASS MoCA as starting points, Adam Lampton is interested in how the specific architecture of these museums relates to the geography around them. In both of the short videos presented in Screen, he suggests alternate lives for these spaces. In CMCA in Three Alternative Landscapes, Lampton questions how the landscape influences one’s understanding of the museum. Is there anything that is supremely important to the mission of the museum in being a building…

Richard Blanco + Jacob Hessler | Boundaries

February 17 - May 27

“Our nation’s original motto: e pluribus unum (out of many, one) is charged with the utopian ideal that no single narrative is more important than another, and that America could and ought to someday be a nation where all narratives converge into one. In other words, a place where boundaries dissolve.” –Richard Blanco Boundaries is a collaborative project between Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together investigate the visible…

John Moore | Resonance

March 3 - June 17

This survey exhibition of paintings and drawings by John Moore (b. 1941) is the artist's first solo exhibition in a Maine museum, and his first at CMCA (then Maine Coast Artists) since the group exhibition, Looking at the Land, in 1993. A highly esteemed teacher and painter, with more than forty-two solo exhibitions to his credit, Moore has lived and worked in Belfast, Maine, for more than a decade, first seasonally and more recently full-time, since retiring from the University…

KJ Shows | Portrait of an Artist

March 3 - June 3

"With shoes there's no judgement. It's not like painting someone's face. There's a lot of personality in them. It's amazing, if you really get into it, because that's our connection to the Earth, through our feet. Whatever you're walking through or whatever you're experiencing is being imprinted into them, that's the way I feel about it." — KJ Shows In 2008, KJ Shows began working on a series of oil paintings paying homage to a variety of contemporary artists worldwide. Connecting…

Tom Burckhardt | Studio Flood

June 9 - October 7

Studio Flood is a life-size, walk-in installation executed entirely in cardboard and black paint, and centered on the image of an artist’s studio that has experienced a catastrophic flood. Here the floor plane, now an extended surface of water, appears above our heads. One’s world is turned upside down, both figuratively and literally. In the floodwater, black monochrome canvases—emblems of intellect, will, and discipline—are floating and have been wrenched from their creators’ control and set adrift. Imagine an artist who…

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