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Museum And Gallery
A distant culture of comic art at the PPL
The largest assemblage of original pulp illustrations in the world, this showcase of over 20 pulp artists comes sweating, scantily clad, and guns blazing.
| November 03, 2014
Ask your dealer
We Build Excitement at SPACE Gallery
The automobile is a thing of great ambivalence. On one hand, it’s contributed to catastrophic and virtually irreversible climate change, enabled the limitless profiteering of the oil industry, and served as symbolic fuel for a lot of dumb notions of masculinity. On the other, if you’re an American between the ages of 16 and 99, life’s most pivotal moments would have been impossible without them, whether they provided transport, escape, or a soft, cushiony interior.
| October 27, 2014
Whoever said painting was dead?
Tom Hall and Joshua Ferry provide powerful counterarguments
What makes painting so special? In Maine this seems a superfluous question.
| October 16, 2014
Any old town
Amy Stacey Curtis makes it Matter in rural Maine
It’s a long, ruminative drive from Portland to Parsonsfield, the site of a bizarre, unclassifiable, and oddly intimate sort of production by the renowned Maine artist Amy Stacey Curtis.
| October 11, 2014
Critique the hand that feeds you
Aaron T Stephan plays with the space of the PMA
The problem of the art museum and how it adapts with the progress of art has been an issue since before the Conceptualist movement, before Dada brought the weird and Situationists took to the streets.
| October 06, 2014
Forms and solutions
Wriggling out of the lockbox at the ICA
How do we think about art when the artists’ identities are removed?
| October 01, 2014
Two artists at crossroads
New bodies of work at Susan Maasch Fine Art
Susan Maasch Fine Art is showing solos of two widely different artists: abstract painter Jessica Gandolf and photographer Jack Montgomery.
| September 19, 2014
Summer was stolen
A look at artists who prepared for the fall
From here, the strongest pull of the art season comes—surprise, surprise—from the Portland Museum of Art, where a mostly sculptural assembly of works by Aaron T. Stephan should throw a wrench at the syntax of institutional aesthetics.
| September 12, 2014
The pull of the earth
The arc of Bernard Langlais at Colby's Museum of Art
Langlais found an authenticity of life on the Maine coast, as well as a lumber yard full of raw material.
| September 04, 2014
Abstraction built on emptiness
David Raymond draws worlds with a minute vocabulary
David Raymond can make substantive art with very little actual substance.
| August 22, 2014
Built to last
Nadal and Buckwalter fly the flags at Mayo
Just like kids’ forts, the room is a forum for the constant bending of logic.
| August 07, 2014
What the light reveals
Maasch's room of dark statues, fresh flowers
Their latest duo at Susan Maasch Fine Art, Brenton Hamilton and Kiki Gaffney, is worth a stop, its works adventurous enough to satiate the art-educated while sufficiently wall-mountable to please strict collectors.
| July 31, 2014
Inquiry under pressure
Richard Tuttle's experiments in printmaking
That said, “Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective” affords a fascinating opportunity to get a more complete picture of the artist, who, apparently, thinks like a sculptor engaging space even when paying his respects to the medium of printmaking, its practitioners, and its history.
| July 23, 2014
Inclinations & otherwise
Three artists break out at Corey Daniels'
In an assembly that is at once challenging, aesthetically diffracted, and oddly comforting, the Maine artists Peter Bennett, Heather Chontos, and J.T. Gibson unite their work at the breathtaking Corey Daniels Gallery, the Wells art house built on a plot half in the world of regional antique culture, and the other firmly in a modernist fantasia.
| July 18, 2014
Man is the sum of his arts
Marc Swanson sets stage for Rehearsal Space
Rehearsal Space has an atmosphere of sneaking into an abandoned house, a domestic arrangement of personal effects that contains nothing more, nothing less, than prescribed.
| July 14, 2014
Pollack collection dances with modernism
As Maine’s art tourists gobble up the area’s major summer exhibits—Richards Estes and Brown Lethem, Andrea Sulzer, and the inexhaustible Alex Katz—they’d be smart not to overlook the fine arts enclave on Forest Ave., where collector Edward Pollack has operated for much of the past decade.
| July 10, 2014
Gouge, break, and hammer
Katie Bell paints with building materials
The show is comprised of two sculptures and two site-specific installations. Collectively, they afford the excitement of seeing a young artist develop.
| June 25, 2014
Pull up the anchor
Highlights of Maine’s summer art offerings
If they know where to look, the Maine art summer should satisfy many of the interests of our culturally voracious populace.
| June 18, 2014
The existential artist
Self-portraiture at the height of selfie culture
Oneself is often the most ready model, but subjectively the most complicated muse.
| June 11, 2014
Upon further reflection
Richard Estes’ photorealism at the PMA
Richard Estes’ photorealism at the PMA
| June 06, 2014
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Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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