Libby’s current project, Acadia and Climate Change, offers perceptual and tactile experiences to the viewer, with the possibility of creating a shared experience through interactivity. Some works allow the viewer to choose the orientation of the picture plane by turning the piece on a rotating base. Others contain visible or hidden objects which suggest the impact of global warming on the park. In the “Erasables,” viewers have the opportunity to wipe out, erase, and change the surface, creating a sense of mutability and change over time.
In April of 2016 Libby will install a 15-foot erasable drawing installation of Acadia’s forest environment during the conference Community, Culture, and Conservation: Sustaing Landscapes and Livelihoods, held at Colby College. (See http://web.colby.edu/communitycultureconservation/conference/)
Maggie Libby studied at Tufts, Colby College (BA in art,) and attended the New York Studio School. She received the William and Marguerite Zorach fellowship to the Skowhegan School in 1987, and a partial fellowship to the Vermont Studio School. She also did an independent study program with Maine painters Fred Lynch and Jim Linehan. Libby taught a figure painting course for several years as part of Colby’s January Program. She has participated in the Portland Biennial of Art, had two solo shows at the Colby Museum of Art (2004, 2012), and shows throughout the New England region.
Maggie Libby, Erasable 1, Closeup Otter Cliffs with Kneadable erasers and yarn 3 years ago
Maggie Libby, Erasable 2, Otter Cliff with pink erasers and screws 3 years ago
Maggie Libby, Erasable 3, Snowy Ledge View from Gorham, pink insulation, twigs, erasers 3 years ago
Maggie Libby, Erasable 4, Gorham Summit with trayful of erasers and charcoal sticks 3 years ago
Maggie Libby 3 years ago