Acquired Symbols preview exhibit is online from July 10th to August 7th
The Maine Art Gallery’s second online show, “Acquired Symbols,” features former students and friends of the important Maine artist and teacher John Lorence. Because the gallery is closed for the season due to COVID-19, the images in the online show will provide a preview of works that will be exhibited in the 2021 season. The show is up through August 7th.
Works in mixed-media collage, sculpture and painting by Camille Buch, Clara Cohan,
Peter Haller, John Lorence, and Jorge Pena are included in the online preview. Next year’s show in the gallery will be expanded to include more of their art, plus works by Matt Blackwell, Elliott Borowitz, Felice Boucher, Ellen Gutenkunst, Patrick Plourde, and Teresa Sullivan.
Art is often a symbolic expression of what is going on in the world around us. In his artist’s statement for the pieces that are included in this show, Jorge Pena notes: “The scenery, season’s colors, and life in Maine have also made an impact, and this influence is reflected in my latest paintings. I can’t avoid being motivated by the latest attack, death, and injustice suffered by my kinfolks. Then, some of my paintings show my response to injustice and racism.”
"Still Life," by Jorge Pena
Our virtual member show is online from June 10 through July 10!
Our first virtual Member Show has arrived!
Over 20 artists are participating. We are delighted so many people are part of this show.
A range of styles is represented in this show. In addition to many painters, we have photography, sculpture, mixed-media collage, and even garden design.