Saturday, May 6| 2:30-5:00pm
Free and open to the public
Join us for a closing reception celebrating our 2023 CMCA Biennial which features the work of 35 Maine-based and connected artists. The event will include music from local DJs Zoë Sessums + Jordan Crosthwaite and refreshments in the courtyard and be preceded by a performance from Biennial artist, Heather Lyon titled, Milk Feed, taking place from 2:30–3:00pm.
The CMCA Biennial is the longest-running statewide juried exhibition in Maine and highlights the latest developments in contemporary art by Maine-based and connected artists.
About Milk Feed performance
Heather Lyon’s performance Milk Feed explores intimacy, nourishment and connection. Positioned on the lobby floor in direct relationship to her large scale fabric works, Lyon and co-performer Sam Jones will engage in slow gestures of exchange. The reach is an extending gesture of care. Marks representing code and whale song in Lyon’s quilts are signals of exchange – reaching and transmission. Repetition refers to the ongoing urge to communicate, to connect. Milk is care, is nurturance. Milk links us to the whale, our mammalian natures. When the breast no longer suffices, language of other sorts arrises, we begin to speak. We are milky, leaking creatures, within the slippery, spilling nature of being.
The 2023 CMCA Biennial is made possible by grants from the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and by generous donors to the Suzette McAvoy Exhibition Fund.