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Rockland, 04841
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June 2016

Alex Katz: Small Paintings

June 26, 2016 - August 17, 2016
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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Small Paintings features the small-scale oil paintings that Katz (b. 1927)—who has had a home and studio in Lincolnville, Maine, for more than sixty years—produces at the start of all of his works, regardless of finished size. Intimate, direct, and fresh, Katz’s small paintings reveal his close connection with his subjects and a side of the eminent artist’s work that is rarely seen.  Member's Opening: June 26, 2016; 11am-1pm Public Opening: June 26, 2016; 2-5pm alexkatz.com Alex Katz in conversation with Rob…

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February 2017

Mark Wethli | Piper Cub

February 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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Who can do anything better than this propeller? Can you? —Marcel Duchamp, speaking to Constantin Brancusi in front of an airplane, 1914 The most noticeable thing about artist Mark Wethli’s Piper Cub is that it’s incomplete; the abstract framework of an airplane rather than one that’s ready to fly. Piper Cub’s identity is further complicated, like Magritte’s famous pipe, by its uncertainty. Is it an actual plane, a sculpture of a plane, a full-scale model of a plane or in…

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May 2017

Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites | Temporality

May 20, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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Temporality 1) relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs 2) of or relating to time. synonyms: secular, nonspiritual, worldly, profane, material, mundane, earthly, terrestrial The sixth iteration of CMCA’s Counterpoint exhibition series brings together the work of artists Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites. The concept of light moving over time offers a foundation to both artists’ intuitive ways of working and individual narratives. For Brillhart and Stites, the studio environment is both the subject and source of their work.…

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August 2017

Linden Frederick | Night Stories

August 19, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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Opening in conjunction with the CMCA Summer Gala on the evening of Friday, August 18, is the exhibition Linden Frederick | Night Stories, featuring fifteen new paintings by the Belfast, Maine-based artist, created in collaboration with fifteen outstanding American writers, including: Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See) National Book Award-finalist Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog) National Book Award-winner Louise Erdrich (The Round House) National Book Award-finalist Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the…

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November 2017

Materiality | The Matter of Matter | Gallery II

November 11, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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  You begin with the possibilities of the material. –Robert Rauschenberg The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media…

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March 2018

KJ Shows | Portrait of an Artist

March 3, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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"With shoes there's no judgement. It's not like painting someone's face. There's a lot of personality in them. It's amazing, if you really get into it, because that's our connection to the Earth, through our feet. Whatever you're walking through or whatever you're experiencing is being imprinted into them, that's the way I feel about it." — KJ Shows In 2008, KJ Shows began working on a series of oil paintings paying homage to a variety of contemporary artists worldwide. Connecting…

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June 2019

Dan Mills | Human Topographies

June 29, 2019 - October 13, 2019
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841
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Dan Mills makes work that is full of observations about historic and current 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/information on the subjects. Mills frequently uses maps as the space to explore these ideas. He began incorporating maps into his work in the early 1990s while researching the quincentennial of what is euphemistically referred to as The First Encounter. Since…

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July 2021

Portrait of a State | S.B. Walker + Edward Earle

July 23 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bruce Brown Gallery, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, 04841

Friday, July 23 | 5:30 pm Admission to this event is free Join CMCA for a conversation between exhibiting artist S.B. Walker and Edward Earle, former Curator of Collections at the International Center of Photography, with an introduction by exhibition curator, Suzette McAvoy. The two will discuss Walker's ongoing documentary project and the work included in the exhibition, Nor'East. This event will be held in-person in the Bruce Brown Gallery, no RSVP required.

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