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DARKNESS

Tom Hall, Nina Jerome, Christopher Peary

Lord Hall Gallery

Department of Art

February 7 – March 21, 2014

Gallery Hours: M-F from 9:00 – 4:30pm

Opening Reception: Friday, February 21, 5:30-7:00

Public Invited

 

Image Description: Tom Hall Landscape

In the Lord Hall Gallery

Nina Sutcliffe, Homage to the Ocean

Featured Faculty / 2013

4 October – 15 November, 2013

The Lord Hall Gallery currently is displaying the exciting new works of Kerstin Engman, Wayne Hall, Michael Lewis, Nina Jerome Sutcliffe, Andy Mauery, Ed Nadeau, Owen Smith, and Alan Stubbs.

M-F 9:00-4:30
The exhibition is free and open to the public
Lord Hall Gallery is handicapped accessible.
For information, contact the Department of Art at 207.581-3245

Image Description: Nina Suttcliffe Homage Ocean

Past Exhibitions: TWO NEW PRINT EXHIBITIONS

February 8 – March 15, 2013

PRINT PORTFOLIOS: SELECTED IMAGES

SURFACE TENSION: PRINTS BY SCOTT MINZY

 

Opening Reception: Friday, Feburary 8, 5:30-7:00 pm

M-F 9:00-4:30
The exhibition is free and open to the public
Lord Hall Gallery is handicapped accessible.
For information, contact the Department of Art at 207.581-3245

Image Description: sample prints

Image Description: print by Scott Minzy

Past Exhibitions: Making Matters: Without Borders IX

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the 9th annual With Out Borders Festival and Thesis Exhibition titled “Making Matters,” which begins August 10, 2012 and runs through September 28, 2012.  The opening reception is planned for September 7, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Lord Hall Gallery.  This exhibition features the culmination of research and creative practices of ten graduating MFA students. For more information on the With Out Borders Festival or on the individual artists represented in this show please visit: http://www.withoutbordersfest.org/2012/.

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies.

Beginning in 2004, w/o borders festival has brought together graduate students and professional artists from around the world. This year, the festival is comprised solely of students – representing a wide range of media and material. The 2012 graduating class includes Carol Ayoob, Sarah Cotrell, Gabriella D’Italia, Resse Inman, Kat Johnson, Jessica Moulton, Heather Small, Dennis St. Pierre, and Pieter Tryzelaar.

For contemporary artists the question of the nature of experience, whether it is grounded in a concern for moral, ethical, social, aesthetic, or economic issues drives their engagement in a wide variety of media and topics. This exhibition includes intermedial work that engages with elements as diverse as food, economics, gender, technology, housing, philosophy, spirituality, identity, memory, and health. The choice of materials by these artists and performers suggest, and even calls for, a direct participation, seeking to engage the public in new ways to transform their perceptions and thoughts. The creative producers included in Making Matters come from a variety of backgrounds: community building, painting, fabric design, performance, culinary arts, graphic design, computer technology, acting, book-making, and farming, but all engage a territory of fluid, process-based action and reflection and seek to establish a means of working and living that gives meaning to their lives and the lives of others. The aims of this work is to get us to think and act in the new spaces and roles in which we find ourselves in the changing world of the 21st century.

Click here for more information of the Intermedia Program.

www.intermediamfa.org

Click here for more information on the With Out Borders Festival or on the individual artists represented in this show.

For more information, please contact Kat Johnson.

Summer Exhibition 2012: Structures: Work by Matthew R. Foster

Lord Hall Gallery
May 24, 2012 – July 20, 2012

Structuresan exhibition of recent work by Matt R. Foster. A graduating senior with a BA in Studio Art from the Department of Art at the University of Maine, Matt Foster’s work explores the fundamental desires of freedom, love, and growth.  His work focuses on parallels, between these essential needs and the artist’s motivation to create and grow with and through creative practice. In this sense, Foster sees each of his works as a form of self-portraiture, as a reflection upon the experiences of his life.

Summer Exhibition 2012: Art of the 80s

Lord Hall Gallery
May 24, 2012 – July 20, 2012

Art of the 80s, represents a wide spectrum of American art created in the 1980s. Featuring images on paper, the show includes works by Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Louisa Chase, Chuck Close, Sol Lewitt, Susan Rothenberg, Mimmo Paladino, Elizabeth Murray, Gregory Amenoff, Nancy Graves, Charles Garabedian, Judy Pfaff and Robert Rauschenberg. With works from the University of Maine Museum of Art collection, the exhibition was curated to coordinate with the upcoming Poetry of the 1980s conference to be held on the UM campus, June 27-July 1. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Department of Art, the University of Maine Museum of Art and the National Poetry Foundation.   

2011-2012 Faculty Exhibition Closes

Lord Hall Gallery
February 10 – March 16, 2012
Department of Art
Lord Hall Gallery
University of Maine

Presenting an overview of the research and creative accomplishments of featured studio, art education and art history faculty, the 2011-2012 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition included work by David Boffa, John Eden, Kerstin Engman, Wayne Hall, Laurie Hicks, Andy Mauery, Ronald Nadeau, Owen Smith, Alan Stubbs, and Nina Sutcliffe.

Fall 2011: Drawing On

Lord Hall Gallery

Drawing On, held, October 12 – November 18, 2011, an exhibition of drawings by eight Maine artists, presented work drawn directly on the walls of the Lord Hall Gallery. Working over the course of two weeks, the artists created an environment of unique but temporary drawings that focused on the immediacy of the drawing process as well as the impermanent nature of artistic forms.

The artists in Drawing On included David Allen, Kathleen Florance, Susan Groce, Orson Horchler, Reese Inman, Nina Jerome, James Linehan, and Ed Nadeau.

This exhibition was part of Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project, a statewide visual arts initiative, developed by the Maine Curators Group, which represents a unique collaboration between Maine’s arts organizations. During 2011, museums and galleries across the state offered exhibitions that focused on the process of drawing and how artists use it as a vehicle for creating diverse forms of visual expression.

2010-2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Lord Hall Gallery

Joan Grubin: Scissors / Paper / Light

Lord Hall Gallery

Joan Grubin

Scissor / Paper / Light: Installations

This past spring, February 4 – March 18, 2011, the Lord Hall Gallery, with the help of a University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinquished Lecture Series grant, was pleased to present Scissor / Paper / Light an exhibition by Brooklyn, NY-based visual artist Joan Grubin who creates dimensional installations in paper. Her work deals with issues of perception, color, and optical illusion. Grubin says her intention is to “orchestrate perception in ways that are at once pleasurable, disorienting, and hypnotic. . . .Underlying all the work is the desire to harness and include the immaterial­–that which is visible but not physically present, such as reflected color, negative spaces, and shadows. . .”  She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in and around New York and beyond, including the Hosfelt Gallery in NYC, and the Islip Museum, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY, and the Weatherspoon Museum in Raleigh, NC. In 2008 she was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.


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Department of Art
5743 Lord Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-3245 | Fax: 207-581-3276E-mail: um.art@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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