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TECTONIC INDUSTRIES | DREAMS CAN COME TRUE

June 29 - October 6

In DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (If it's not working for you, you're not doing it right), a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams” are presented to the audience. Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build and leave in the gallery. Merchandise can…

Dan Mills | Human Topographies

June 29 - October 13

Dan Mills makes work that is full of observations about historic and current events. He conducts extensive research on topics such as current wars and conflicts, colonialism, and life expectancy by state, and creates paintings and works on paper that visualize data/information on the subjects. Mills frequently uses maps as the space to explore these ideas. He began incorporating maps into his work in the early 1990s while researching the quincentennial of what is euphemistically referred to as The First Encounter. Since…

Ann Craven | Birds We Know

June 29 - October 13

Ann Craven (b. 1967) is renowned for her lushly colored, mesmerizing portraits of the moon, birds, flowers, and other iconic images which she revisits in serial fashion, as well as her painted bands of color called Stripe or Band Paintings, which document her process. Craven says, ”My paintings are a result of mere observation, experiment, and chance, and contain a variable that’s constant and ever-changing—the moment just past. The stripes are so I can see what I just mixed. The mixing process is a…

Screen | Andrew Elijah Edwards | Monochromatic

June 29 - October 13

Monochromatic presents two new 3D animations by artist Andrew Elijah Edwards. Based on a deep fascination with vision and looking, Edwards utilizes the transmutation of light through digital media in his animations. He creates work that explores the moving image as a medium for experimentation within a perceptual landscape of direct experience that lives on the outskirts of linguistic expression and a metaphysical power channeled through the imagination. His processes develop in fascination with the horizons of consciousness and new…

Melt Down | Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery Satellite Show

August 2 - September 21

The Lewis Gallery | Portland Public Library Opening Reception August 2, 6-8pm “If engaging with climate is not a matter of winning, but more a matter of character and style, then the making of art, story, and literature also becomes part of our responses.” —Per Espen Stoknes, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming How do we confront what climate strategist Jorgen Randers calls “the burden of ‘Big Grief,’” when nature is increasingly destroyed around…

Temporality | The Process of Time

November 2, 2019 - February 23, 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…

Erin Johnson | Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship Exhibition

March 14, 2020 - June 7, 2020

In partnership with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, CMCA presents the 2nd annual exhibition of the 2019 Ellis-Beauregard Fellow, Erin Johnson (Portland, Maine). Johnson is the second recipient of the Fellowship award through a blind jury process by jurors Michelle White, Senior Curator at the Menil Collection in Houston, TX ; Marshall Price, PhD, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; and Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum, N.Y. Erin Johnson is currently a…

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