Rockland, ME, July 19, 2019 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to attend a slide presentation by artist Dan Mills on Tuesday, July 30, at 5:30pm. The artist will present a talk about his process and inspiration for the work included in the exhibition “Human Topographies,” currently on view at CMCA.

Dan Mills makes work that is full of observations about historic and contemporary 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 and information on the subjects.

“Human Topographies” is the first full-scale exhibition of Mills’ work in Maine since he moved to the state in 2010. In addition to his work as an artist, Mills serves as Director of the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston.

In his recent review of “Human Topographies” in the Portland Press Herald, art critic Daniel Kany writes, “…Mills dredges up maps and data that spill light onto our current – and ostensibly informed – understanding of ongoing conflicts around the world, including many bubbling under our feet right here at home. Mills’ wit fits the model of, say, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert: It’s timely, relevant, funny and it helps us connect well-informed historical understandings to often outrageous events.”

The event is free to CMCA members, others with admission. Participants are encouraged to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion. “Human Topographies” is on view at CMCA through October 13, 2019. For further information about the exhibition, please visit

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CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages.

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):
Tuesday Talk | What’s in a Name? with Dan Mills
Dan Mills, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (+ Incarceration and Murder) State Ranking, 2017, acrylic and graphite on collage laid down on board, 78 x 141 inches