PR – Sunday Salon | Temporality #3

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Rockland, ME, January 17, 2019 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to attend the final edition of Sunday Salon gallery talks related to the exhibition, “Temporality: The Process of Time,” on January 26 at 3pm. Presenters will include exhibiting artists Nathan Kroms Davis, Grace DeGennaro, Danica Phelps, and Julie Poitros Santos. Each artist will share images and discuss how they use time as a material in their work.

Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, the exhibition “Temporality | The Process of Time,” 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 give value to it? 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 ask the viewer to slow down and consider the relevance of time as material.

Nathan Kroms Davis (Rockland, ME) has worked in finance, music, technology, and art, and is a co-founder of Steel House, a collaborative workspace in Rockland, Maine. He holds a PhD in music composition and theory from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in mathematics from Brandeis University.

Grace DeGennaro (Yarmouth, ME) creates paintings that are rooted in geometrical forms and the process of accretion. Connected by pattern, sacred geometry and mathematical proportions, each work shares an identical matrix of color beads set against shifting color fields. She received an MFA from Columbia University and a BS from Skidmore College.

Danica Phelps (Rockport, ME) makes work about money and everyday life. What began as an exercise in tracking her own spending, has evolved into a years long project examining the values of time and labor. She received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Julie Poitras Santos (Portland, ME) is a multi-media artist whose site-specific work comprises video, writing, installation and public projects, often with a walking component. The relationship between site, story, and mobility fuels a wide range of research and production, including the relationship between natural histories, myth, and individual story.

Sunday Salons are free to CMCA members, others with admission. Participants are encouraged to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion. For more information, please visit cmcanow.org.

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Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, MaineHours: November through May, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5pm; June through October, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission: $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free.

Images (from top):
Sunday Salon | Temporality
Grace DeGennaro, Continuum (Magenta), 2018, detail