Rockland, ME, November 15, 2019 —
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to attend the first in a series of Sunday Salon gallery talks related to the exhibition “Temporality: The Process of Time,” on November 24 at 3pm. Presenters will include exhibiting artists Astrid Bowlby, Amy Stacey Curtis, Carly Glovinski, and Deborah Wing-Sproul. 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 measure and 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 are asking the viewer to slow down and consider the relevance of time as material.
Astrid Bowlby (Brooks, ME) makes drawings, sculptures, prints and installations. Much of her work focuses on accumulation and multiples. She is represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphis and Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston.
Amy Stacey Curtis (Lyman, ME) creates interactive installations that are activated by viewer participation. From 1998 to 2016, Curtis completed an eighteen-year project, presenting nine solo biennial exhibits of large-scale participatory works in vacant mill buildings throughout Maine.
Carly Glovinski (Berwick, ME) meticulously recreates everyday objects related to household goods or outdoor leisure, such as rag rugs or fold-out beach chairs, books on nature, and maps. Rather than making highly finished trompe l’oeil reproductions, she heightens the hand-drawn qualities of her work using media such as colored pencils, markers, and correction fluid.
Deborah Wing-Sproul (Cape Elizabeth, ME) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in photography, video, and performance. Her performances (or “performative acts”) permeate the genres of sculpture/installation, drawing, photography, and printmaking.
Sunday Salons are free to CMCA members, others with admission. Participants are encouraged to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion. The next Sunday Salon in the series will take place on January 26, 2020. For more information, please visit cmcanow.org.
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Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: 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.
Sunday Salon | Temporality
Main Gallery Installation view