The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to celebrate the opening of its new fall/winter exhibition, Temporality: The Process of Timeon Saturday, November 2, with a reception from 5-7pm.

Organized by CMCA Associate Curator Bethany Engstrom and featuring the work of 14 Maine-connected artists, the exhibition explores ideas of repetition, duration, and process. 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 ask 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 of exhibitions addressing current themes in contemporary art, held 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 (Camden, ME), Astrid Bowlby (Brooks, ME), Caleb Charland (Brewer, ME), Amy Stacey Curtis (Lyman, ME), Nathan Kroms Davis (Rockland, ME), Grace DeGennaro (Yarmouth, ME), Clint Fulkerson (Portland, ME), Carly Glovinski (Berwick, ME), Robin Mandel (Cushing, ME), Danica Phelps (Cushing, ME), Julie Poitras Santos (Portland, ME), Jesse Potts (Farmington, ME), Kate Russo (Portland, ME), Deborah Wing-Sproul (Cape Elizabeth, ME).

Temporality: The Process of Time fills all three exhibition galleries at CMCA. The exhibition will remain on view through February 23, 2020. For programming related to the exhibition, please visit

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Images: (from top) Kate Russo, Jasper and Robert (Artist Couples), 2017, oil on panel; Robin Mandel, Always Never, 2017, installation with HD video, pedestal, and candle ; Carly Glovinski, Heirloom, 2019, acrylic and spry paint on laser cut paper, photo: Stewart Clements