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November 2019

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…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Main Gallery

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…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Bruce Brown Gallery

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…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Guy D. Hughes Gallery

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…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Karen + Rob Brace Hall

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…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Marilyn Moss Rockefeller Lobby

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…

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January 2020

Sunday Salon | Temporality

January 26 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 26 | 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon with artists Nathan Kroms Davis, Grace DeGennaro, Danica Phelps, and Julie Poitras Santos included in the exhibition Temporality | The Process of Time and hear how they use time as material in their work.

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February 2020

Artist Toolbox Talk

February 2 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 2| 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission | No pre-registration necessary  Presented by Kim Bernard, The Artist Toolbox Talk introduces artists to the most critical skills they need to represent themselves and advance professionally in the changing dynamics of today’s arts and culture sectors. Creating a strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but then what? This presentation covers hi-priority topics such as photographing your work, websites, gallery representation, pricing,…

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Temporality | Ariel Hall Performance + Closing Reception

February 23 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 23 | 12-3pm Free and open to the public Join CMCA for a performance by artist Ariel Hall and a closing reception celebrating our winter exhibition; Temporality | The Process of Time. Ariel Hall is a multi-disciplinary artist working mainly in performance and installation. She has shown her work in New York City at La MaMa, Panoply Performance Lab, and the Culture Project, in Maine through CMCA and the Steel House, and in urban and rural public spaces internationally. From…

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March 2020

Screen | Erin Dorney | Question the Body

March 7 - June 7

QUESTION THE BODY is a collection of photographs and time-lapse videos where gathered natural objects obscure pages from “The Question and Answer Book About The Human Body” by Ann McGovern (Random House, 1965). Through recorded erasure/redaction, each poem is built by the disembodied hands of the artist. The unobscured text reveals inquiries into physical form, preference, expression, and function. By emphasizing process over product, QUESTION THE BODY blurs the boundaries between writing, visual art, appropriation, performance, and assemblage. Works in…

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Skirting the Line | Painting Between Abstraction and Representation

March 14 - June 7

Skirting the Line presents the work of five contemporary painters whose work hovers on the line between abstraction and representation. Employing different techniques to create new forms of landscape, still life and the figure, each artist has a unique but cohesive visual language exploring the idea of what it means to portray a subject by looking at the interplay between abstraction and representation. Each reinvigorates painting today through energetic personal expression. Artists included in the exhibition are Meghan Brady, Inka…

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Erin Johnson | Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship Exhibition

March 21 - June 14

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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Spring Exhibitions | Opening Reception

March 21 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 21 | 5-7 pm Free and open to the public Join CMCA for an opening reception celebrating two new exhibitions: Skirting the Line | Painting Between Abstraction and Representation; Erin Johnson | Ellis Beauregard Fellowship Exhibition and SCREEN | Erin Dorney | Question the Body. Skirting the Line presents the work of five contemporary painters whose work hovers on the line between abstraction and representation. Employing different techniques to create new forms of landscape, still life and the figure, each artist has a unique…

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June 2020

David Row | The Shape of Things

June 27 - October 12

The Shape of Things is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s work in his home state. Born in Portland, in 1949, Row is a multi-generational Mainer. His father’s family settled in Perry, a small town in Washington County near the Canadian border, in the early 19th century. Row visited the family homestead many times as a child and thought of it “as the wildest place I’d ever seen.” In his teen years, Row’s family began…

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Joy Feasley + Paul Swenbeck | Will-o’-the-wisp

June 27 - October 4

The exhibition Will-o’-the-wisp by Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck creates an immersive environment of light, sound, and sculpture that nods to history and folklore to weave a mesh of ideas about the perception of light and color. In their recent project, Out, Out, Phosphene Candle at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Feasley and Swenbeck touched on these ideas through the exploration of shared internal visual experience. Phosphenes are the twinkling colored lights we see when our eyes are covered,…

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November 2020

2020 Biennial

November 7, 2020 - February 28, 2021

The CMCA Biennial Exhibition is an open juried competition for artists at all stages of their career who have a strong connection to the state of Maine. Work in all mediums is accepted for review. Submission guidelines are posted in early January of the Biennial year. Submissions are due in early April, and selected artists are announced in May. The Biennial Exhibition typically takes place in the fall of even numbered years. The CMCA Biennial is the longest running statewide juried exhibition in…

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