UMaine Museum of Art Announces Fall Exhibitions

Contact:  Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350

October 2 – December 31, 2009

High resolution digital images available upon request

Roadside Ghosts:  Photographs by Dave Anderson

Arkansas-based Dave Anderson exhibits a series of photographs captured on his travels throughout 30 US states. The photographer’s journeys on America’s back roads result in images that are familiar yet mysterious. Some works stir up feelings of nostalgia, while others convey an eerie, atmospheric quality. Through the use of natural light and unconventional camera angles, Anderson emphasizes the beauty of locations off the beaten path and the often abstract nature of mundane objects. Above all, the artist offers a prolonged contemplation of his chosen subjects—a stretch of farmland, a ramshackle Ferris wheel, or a plastic grasshopper. What many may only catch in a fleeting moment or glimpse in their peripheral vision, Anderson records with great patience and reverence.

Evergreen:  Installation by Wendy Wischer

Installation artist Wendy Wischer transforms the Zillman Gallery into a captivating environment that reflects her fascination with the disparity between natural and man-made materials. Vivid green leaves, hand sculpted by the artist and covered with thousands of Swarovski crystals, sprout from the walls. Clusters of succulent-like plants creep around the gallery while light interacts with the faceted glass. The installation is inspired by the tenacious plants that grow on urban bridges and concrete overpasses with little soil or water, and speaks to the perseverance of nature despite harsh conditions.

Abstract New England:  Six Perspectives
Jennifer Amadeo-Holl • Meg Brown Payson • Jon Petro • Louis Risoli •Terry Rose • Dudley Zopp

Abstract New England: Six Perspectives features works by six painters who reside in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and reveals diverse approaches to materials and abstraction. Compositions range from dynamic, shaped-canvases to works arranged in a large-scale, rhythmic grid. Some paintings incorporate expanses of fluid colors and subtle bleeds that evoke the meditative, while others pulse with energetic brush strokes and complex layering of forms that draw associations to graffiti art.

UMaine Museum of Art fall exhibitions are generously supported by Wells Fargo Advisors.
Admission to the Museum is FREE in 2009 thanks to Machias Savings Bank.
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