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Artist Dialogue | Darkness Visible

May 5 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Sunday, May 5 | 3-4pm | In-person at CMCA

Join us for an engaging, in-depth conversation between artist Alison Hildreth and CMCA’s former executive director and chief curator Suzette McAvoy as they discuss Hildreth’s life in art and her work on view in the exhibition Darkness Visible, part of the statewide retrospective celebration of the artist’s more than sixty-five-year pursuit of the disciplines of painting and drawing.

Following the talk, the artist will sign copies of the recently released 86-page monograph, Alison Hildreth: A Retrospective, published by SPEEDWELL Contemporary, with written contributions by Jocelyn Lee, Jessica May, Jaime Desimone, Grant Wahlquist, Katarina Weslien, Katherine Watson, Lauren Fensterstock, Sean Foley, and Adam Weinberg.


About the panelists:

Alison Hildreth received a BA in Art History from Vassar College. While in New York, she attended night school at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Art. Later, Hildreth relocated to Maine, where she graduated from the Maine College of Art and Design. She has since established herself as a leading figure in the statewide arts community, with her practice encompassing mixed media drawing, painting, printmaking, and installation work. Hildreth has exhibited internationally, and her work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Portland, Boston, and New York public libraries.


About the curator:

Suzette McAvoy is an independent curator, arts writer, and museum consultant with over forty years of experience in fine art and museums. A frequent lecturer and writer on art and artists of Maine, she previously served as Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and as Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum, where she curated the exhibition Alison Hildreth: Lost Stories in 2002.


Header image: Alison Hildreth, Soundless as Shadows III, mixed media on Gampi paper, 2018 (Detail).


May 5
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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