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Marking mud time in Portland galleries
Galleries tend to hunker down for the annual Maine economic recession, and are more or less vamping until full spring. Which is OK, since they are often picking from gallery inventory, and they have some good things.
An afternoon’s wander
| March 22, 2013
A peek at Portland art shows in 2012
Degas and the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART headline the news for early next year. We're so used to Degas and his point of view it's easy to overlook what a difficult and radical artist he really was.
Radicals and friends
| December 30, 2011
Hope and energy
As we launch into the next decade with a collapsing economy and apocalyptic themes bleeding into every facet of culture, it's particularly hard to be optimistic about the arts, as yes, they are often the first to go.
Looking ahead to Maine's art scene in 2010
| January 01, 2010
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
| December 25, 2009
Jack of all trades
Ken Greenleaf is a pretty familiar name around here. His byline has accompanied art reviews for this paper and others dating back to the late '70s. Among other things, I have heard him touted as an "authority on modernism."
Ken Greenleaf moves from the word to the walls
| December 18, 2009
An artistic intersection between Joseph Nicoletti and Ying Li happened in northern Italy. These very different painters from widely differing backgrounds found common interest in the Italian landscape, and have made paintings whose similarities illumina
Divergent approaches, the same landscape
| May 22, 2009
Hanging in the balance
Septuagenarian Andre LaPorte may be a veteran artist but, relative to his long career, he is a new painter.
Andre LaPorte exhibits variation on the theme at Greenhut
| March 11, 2009
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