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Artist Dialogue | Into Action

January 6, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Thursday, January 6 | 6:00-7:00pm | Zoom
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Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Into Action artists Jennifer Calivas, Ray Ewing, Julie Poitras Santos, and Shoshannah White. The artists will discuss their individual practices before moving into a moderated discussion about their relationships to nature, the role of (inter)action in their practices, and other intersections found in the exhibition.

This programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

About the Exhibition:

This thematic exhibition features photographic works set in nature that document actions as they naturally occurred; actions as they were performed for the camera; interactions created in post-production; or to propose actions to be taken by the viewer. The exhibition features installation-based works by Cig Harvey, Shoshannah White, and Julie Poitras Santos along with more traditionally formatted works by Jennifer Calivas, Mark Dorf, and Ray Ewing.

Into Action is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is curated by CMCA’s Executive Director & Chief Curator, Timothy Peterson, in collaboration with Curatorial Assistant, Rachel Romanski.

About the Artists:

Jennifer Calivas has exhibited extensively at venues including David Zwirner (New York), LTD (Los Angeles), and Buoy Gallery (Kittery, ME). She received an MFA from Yale University in 2018 and currently teaches at Princeton University and Parsons School of Design. Calivas lives in New York and has strong ties to Rockland, ME, where she recently completed a residency at the Ellis Beauregard Foundation.

Ray Ewing ‘s photographs have been published in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Cape Cod Times, and he is the recipient of awards from the New England Newspaper Awards and the Beaumont Newhall Fellowship from the University of New Mexico. He received a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He currently lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard.

Julie Poitras Santos‘ works have been exhibited internationally at venues including at the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) (Sweden), Queens Museum (New York), and the Centre for Contemporary Culture (Barcelona). Poitras Santos holds two MFAs, one in visual arts from the University of Chicago at Boulder and the second in poetry from the Stonecoast Creative Writing Program. She has taught at the MFA program at Maine College of Art for over a decade and is currently Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA (Portland, ME).

Shoshannah White has exhibited extensively at venues including at the Robert Berman Gallery (Los Angeles), The Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York), and the Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME). Her work has appeared in NewsweekPsychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal. She’s received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia). White divides her time between New Mexico and Maine.


January 6, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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