As part of the year-long Maine Photo Project, CMCA, in conjunction with The University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) in Bangor, is presenting a two-part exhibition celebrating one of Maine’s most significant photography collectors.
Bruce Brown, CMCA’s curator emeritus, began collecting photography in earnest in 2000. Since then, Brown’s passion for the discipline and its practitioners has resulted in an extensive collection of photographs taken by those residing in Maine and those inspired by the state’s unique, creative sense of place.
Eighteen pairs of photographs from the collection will be featured at each of the exhibition’s venues. The pairs were selected by the curators and Brown as a “call and response” between images, prompted by a number of factors such as composition and subject matter. The result is a unique visual conversation about collecting and the diverse practices of contemporary Maine-based photographers.
At CMCA, the selections include works by Jocelyn Lee, John Goodman, Rose Marasco, Scott Peterman, Cig Harvey, and Brenton Hamilton, among others.
At UMMA, featured artists include Joyce Tenneson, David Brooks Stess, Kris Larson, David Hilliard, Claire Seidl, and others. The UMMA exhibition is on view October 2 – December 31, 2015. FMI – Click Here
Reception and gallery talk, Saturday, November 14, 4 – 6 pm.
Photo: Benjamin Rush, “Fuel Pumps, Rt. 201, South Main St. Bingham, ME,” 2005, Lambda C-print, 38 x 32″