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[ON]now Exhibition | Concurrence

April 30 - August 2

Juror | Valeria Missalina Bembry is an independent curator, a former curatorial fellow at SPACE Gallery, Portland, and a humanitarian activist on a global level. She’s worked internationally at the nexus of art and international development and cooperation, previously in Kurdistan and currently back home in Maine.

Juror’s Statement

Concurrence features 20 artists whose works are exhibited in a curatorial experiment in the form of contained fortuitous meetings. Through the simultaneous events of the global health crisis and social justice uprisings, the need for connection has never been greater. And yet, the pleasures of chance encounters, of curious conversations with strangers, were set to pause over the last year. Instead, we had monologues while looking in mirrors and ruminated on our reflections.

With the arrival of spring and relaxation of safety guidelines, we are cautiously emerging from quarantine, optimistic about the prospect of reaching beyond the imposed boundaries of the past, and reconnecting with spontaneity.

The artists in this exhibition were invited to respond directly to these synchronistic pairings. Click on the images below to read these confabulations. If viewing on mobile, the left image will appear above and the right, below.

Artists Included

John Bowdren, John Chang, Barbara Cone, Michelle Hauser, Anna Hitchcock, Lisa Houck, Juliet Karelsen, John Knight, Fredrick Kuhn, Jeff Loxterkamp, Haley Nannig, Chris Osgood, Beverly Rippel, Oliver Solomitz, Kathryn Shagas, Sandra Stanton, Sarah Szwajkos, Joanne Tarlin, Loretta Turner, and Kitty Winslow.

[ON]now is a series of online exhibitions presenting the work of Maine artists through a digital venue. Juried by guest jurors, [ON]now goes beyond the physical gallery walls to expand possibilities of showing and viewing contemporary art.


Barbara Cone   |   Oliver Solomitz

 

 

left:
Fusion of Work and Dream No. 1, 2020
wood, hardware, steel wire, crushed cardboard boxes, gesso, graphite
64 x 25 x 24 inches

right:
Untitled 03, 2021
cardboard, paint, wood, glue
11.5 x 13 x 3 inches

 


 

     John Chang   |   Haley Nannig

 

 

left:
Language 02, 2019
newspaper, acrylic, resin on wood panel
18 x 18 x 2 inches

right:
Swell, 2021
oil and acrylic on eco-printed cotton
24 x 27 inches

 


 

 Beverly Rippel   |   Kathryn Shagas

 

 

left:
Receding Tide, Cape Ann, 2017
Oil on linen
14 x 16 inches

right:
Starlight, 2021
Acrylic and mixed media on paper
22 x 30 inches

 


        John Knight   |   Sandra Stanton

 

 

left:
Horns and Passing Storms, 2020
acrylic on canvas
24 x 20 inches

right:
Concurrence, 2020
oil on canvas
10 x 20 inches

 


 

  Kitty Winslow   |   Anna Hitchcock

 

left:
Tilting, 2021
Acrylic on panel
12 x 9 inches

right:
Let Go!, 2018
basswood and oil paint
52 x 25 x 8 inches

 


 

Michelle Hauser   |   John Bowdren

 

 

left:
Meeting Hall Maine: Former Progressive Grange Front View, 2020
archival digital pigment print on Canson Infinity rag
6.2 x 9 inches

right:
15 MIN, 2020
oil on canvas
36 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches

 


 

Juliet Karelsen   |   Lisa Houck

 

left:
Bee Flowers, 2021
cut silk screen prints, colored paper, glue
47 x 35 inches

right:
Nesting Between Swaying Saplings, 2020
glass, ceramic, mosaic
20 X 12 inches

 


 

       L. M. Turner   |   Jeff Loxterkamp

 

left:
Farm Quilt, 2018
acrylic on archival paper
11 x 14 inches

right:
View from Belfast Footbridge, 2021
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

 


 

Sarah Szwajkos   |   Joanne Tarlin

 

 

left:
Horizon Mirage, 2021
dye-sublimated print on aluminum
45 x 34 x 2 inches

right:
Tidal Poem 4, 2021
oil on linen
48 x 36 inches

 


 

Chris Osgood   |   Fredrick Kuhn

 

left:
Burgeon, 2016
watercolor and ink on paper
11 x 14 inches

right:
Sachems Advance, 2020
acrylic on wood
13.25 x 20 x 2 inches

 

 

Header image: Kathryn Shagas, Starlight, 2021, 22” x 30”, acrylic and mixed media on paper

Details

Start:
April 30
End:
August 2
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