In a state known for its magnificent outdoors, this exhibition brings together works by 10 Maine-based and connected artists that explore the vast world of interior spaces. Spanning installation, painting, photography, assemblage, and printmaking, the artworks on view explore rural and urban spaces ranging from homes, historic spaces, museums, and vehicles.
Whether offering an up-close view of a countertop, taking in the intimacy, grandeur, or decline of domestic space, looking within a moving automobile, or serving as inspiration for abstraction, these artists’ works underscore the rich discoveries that can be found when we turn our attention indoors.
As we move into the fall and winter following two years of pandemic, it is invigorating to be reminded that interiors are far greater than sites of isolation and shelter, and can also inspire imagination, exploration and wonder. Artists featured in the exhibition include Matthew Brannon, Jenny Brillhart, Corinna D’Schoto, Smith Galtney, K. Min, Peter Moriarty, Carrie Schneider, Alec Soth, Gail Spaien, and Jay Stern.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and by the generous support of CMCA donors and members.
Interior is curated by Executive Director and Chief Curator, Timothy Peterson, and Curatorial Associate and Exhibition Manager, Rachel Romanski.
A special thank you to Annie Bailey, Hannah Berta, Emily Fitzpatrick, Isabel Gimlewicz, Luke Myers, Seth Richardson, and Vincente Weber for their installation expertise in making this exhibition possible.
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Header image: Matthew Brannon, “Mouth-to-Mouth, Set & Setting” – Character Study. Set 02: Conceptual Art Curator, Soho, New York 1977 (II), 2022