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Tuesday Talk | Artists on the Border of Abstraction

July 21, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Tuesday July 21, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Online Zoom | Free | Preregistration required

Discussing the Line | Artists on the Border of Abstraction

Tune in for a virtual Tuesday Talk with Skirting the Line artists  Meghan Brady, Inka Essenhigh, Anne Neely, and Hannah Wade in conversation. Moderated by Amy Rahn.

Meghan Brady received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from Boston University. She was a 2019 and 2017 recipient of an Ellis Beauregard Foundation Grant, a 2018 Hewnoaks Summer Fellowship, and a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition, Reversible Roles at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME. Brady lives and works in Camden, ME.

Inka Essenhigh received her BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and her MFA from School of Visual Arts, NYC. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and internationally, including recently at the Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Jacob Lewis Gallery, NYC; Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center, Columbus, OH; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and Pace Prints, NYC. Essenhigh lives and works in St. George, ME, and New York City.

Anne Neely received her BA from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. She has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and the Cill Rialaig Arts Center. Her work has recently been featured in a solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation, NYC, curated by Sarah Sze; and a solo exhibition, Water Stories at the Museum of Science, Boston. Other recent exhibitions include Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME, and Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC, as well as numerous additional venues throughout the U.S. She splits her time between home and studios in Jonesport, ME, and Boston, MA.

Hannah Secord Wade received her MA Fine Art from Chelsea College, London, and her BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. She has been a resident at the Arteles Creative Center, Open Wabi, and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation. Her work has been featured in various publications including Boooooooom!, Design Crush, and Style for Mankind. She lives and works in Woolwich, ME.

Amy Rahn is a teacher, curator, and scholar of American modern and contemporary art with a focus on postwar painting and women artists. Her dissertation on New York School painter Joan Mitchell reconsidered the artist’s years in Paris from 1955 to 1965 as a condensing, transnational moment in her career when she bridged her painting practices in New York and in Paris. Rahn authored an essay on a Mitchell painting from the 1960s for the forthcoming 2020 Joan Mitchell retrospective exhibition catalogue co-published by SFMoMA and Yale University Press. Rahn’s current research concerns the historical consequences of women artists’ networks of understanding and camaraderie.



July 21, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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CMCA | Online