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Duane Paluska

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Extreme reduction yields to openness

Encountering Martha Groome's paintings forces one to slow down, observe coloristic and spatial relationships, and ultimately tune in to the works' quietude.
Balancing shapes of color
By BRITTA KONAU  |  June 15, 2012
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Painter and sculptor converse at CMCA

Paintings by Elizabeth Cashin McMillen and sculptures by Duane Paluska currently share the main gallery at the Center for Maine Contemporary in Rockport.
An unlikely pairing
By BRITTA KONAU  |  June 10, 2011
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Take a seat and consider the chair

Richard Prince's 2008 "Nurse Hat Chair" sits next to a gothic French "Joined Chair" in the first gallery of the extensive "Sit Down!" — book-ending the six centuries of chairs represented in the exhibit.
Form + function
By ANNIE LARMON  |  December 10, 2010
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Bright lines

The task of abstraction is never complete. At the very least, there will always be less stuff to represent.
A group show of abstract art at the June Fitzpatrick
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 23, 2010
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A special Maine feel

This may be remembered as the year that the Center for Maine Contemporary Art smashed headlong into a fiscal brick wall, and at this writing it is not clear if, after its current show closes this week, it will open again in the spring.
Exhibitions to remember from 2009
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 25, 2009
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Simple and distinct

“Planes of Abstraction” at the Maine Center for Contemporary Art brings together five artists with broad experience who share a common interest in a simplified image.
Solid, serious abstractions at CMCA
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  November 13, 2009


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Retro for fall

Leaves are turning, roads aren't crowded; it's time to look ahead for interest in the fall art season.
Major artists of Maine's past go on display
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 18, 2009
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It’s useless, but is it art?

Duane Paluska constructs more than he paints and configures more than he creates.
Duane Paluska manipulates form and function at June Fitzpatrick
By IAN PAIGE  |  September 12, 2007