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Temporality | The Process of Time

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020

Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas

Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are asking the viewer to slow down and consider the relevance of time, resulting in work that uses time as a material including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and others. 

Temporality | The Process of Time is the second in an ongoing series addressing current themes in contemporary art in alternating years from the CMCA Biennial. Materiality | The Matter of Matter was the first of the series, taking place in 2017.

Artists in the exhibition include:

Gideon Bok
Astrid Bowlby
Caleb Charland 
Amy Stacey Curtis
Nathan Kroms Davis
Grace DeGennaro
Clint Fulkerson 
Carly Glovinski 
Robin Mandel
Danica Phelps
Julie Poitras Santos
Jesse Potts
Kate Russo
Deborah Wing-Sproul


Visual arts preview: This fall, find a heady blend of far-flung shows – Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald, September 1, 2019
Art review: CMCA takes on the theme of time in series’ latest show – Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald, November 17, 2019
Art Seen: Time for Art – Edgar Allen Beem, Portland Phoenix, December 24, 2019
HiLo Art: “Temporality – The Process of Time,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Through February 23 – Alan Crichton, The Free Press – January 28, 2020


Opening Reception | Saturday, November 2, 5-7pm
Sunday Salon | Sunday, November 24, 3-5pm
Sunday Salon | Sunday, January 5, 3-5pm
Sunday Salon | Sunday, January 26, 3-5pm
Closing Reception + Performance by Ariel Hall | Sunday, February 23, 12-3pm


Clint Fulkerson | Time Lapse
Temporality | Behind the Scenes

Virtual Tour


Header image: Grace DeGennaro, Continuum (Magenta), 2018, oil on linen (detail)


November 2, 2019
February 29, 2020
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Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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