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Bangor, Maine ‑ The University of Maine Museum of Art is pleased to present two exhibitions beginning July 13. Being Where Looking Into Landscape offers a wide variety of approaches to the ideal associated with landscape while stretching the traditional definition of what we hope a landscape is or really looks like. Millions Taken Daily Photographs from Everyone and Everywhere explores the idea that photographs are an integral part of daily life and we all have a hand in creating and collecting them.
Being Where Looking Into Landscape
Being Where: Looking Into Landscape presents a wide variety of approaches to the ideal associated with landscape. Through various mediums including painting, printmaking, and photography, the landscape is seen from 1860 to the present as anywhere from a place to record and cherish, to a sublime ideal or even a place to be pitied. The exhibition includes work by Eugene Atget, Emily Muir, Ralph Blakelock, Paul Caponigro, Stephen Etnier, John Marin, Frederick Childe Hassam, Marsden Hartley, Neil Welliver, Andrew Wyeth and Marguerite Zorach as well as many younger, contemporary artists.
Throughout the history of art, work that deals with landscape has usually been two-dimensional and representational: paintings of fields, forests, or other types of scenery. The outcome of looking at a landscape painting, print, or photograph can often result in an episode of self-inflicted questioning. Much like the tenets of a journalist, the who, what, where, and how of the work helps root the viewer “into” the landscape. Many of the works in this exhibition will pose this type of inquiry. Yet other questions may suddenly occur because with closer inspection all is not always what it seems. Works like George Inness’ The Elm and Beate G