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Bringing out the fall’s art endeavors

Fall art shows not to miss
 Let's get visual
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2013

Recalling the year’s most notable shows

Looking back over this year's art exhibitions, some of the most exciting shows could be discovered at uncommon venues.
In the rearview mirror
By BRITTA KONAU  |  December 21, 2012

Jeff Kellar’s work plays with understanding

Jeff Kellar's work is formal, cool, and reserved, bringing to mind the Dave Brubeck Quartet back in the "Take Five" days, dressed in dark suits and narrow ties with Paul Desmond blowing alto magic under his black horn-rim glasses.
Having it both ways
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 21, 2012

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

Intricate works on paper by one of Maine’s best abstract artists

Geometric shapes like rectangles and circles have been the formal ingredients of some of the most sophisticated abstract art.
Complete in themselves
By BRITTA KONAU  |  October 28, 2011

Don Voisine’s careful placements at Icon

In his essays on interpretation in the 1970s, Frank Kermode assigned a couple of conditions to the apprehension of a text: carnal and spiritual.
Reading shapes
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 23, 2011


Bill Manning's relationally intense paintings

Bill Manning has been a central figure in contemporary art hereabouts for something close to five decades.
No rules, just reasons
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  June 17, 2011

Charlie Hewitt & Martha Groome gallery opens at Icon Contemporary Art

And at Brunswick's Icon Contemporary Art gallery, the great Charlie Hewitt has a new sculpture show up this month, where his works will be paired...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

More than black and white

In “Drawing,” the spare, residential Icon gallery offers the work of 13 Maine artists on intimate display.
‘Drawing’ at Icon explores the power of line
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 21, 2010

Andrea Sulzer + Joe Kievitt + Meghan Brady at Icon Contemporary Art

The most handsome and shapely art show of the month will open at Brunswick’s Icon Contemporary Art this afternoon, with drawings, paintings, and prints by...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009

Deep layers

Throughout his long career Mark Wethli's work has been studied, careful, and formally rigorous.
Mark Wethli's latest work is some of his best
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 25, 2009


Groups + solos

First on the list of this year's points of interest is the anticipated Portland Museum of Art Biennial, which opens in early April.
Looking forward to 2009
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 31, 2008

A print apart

Anna Hepler's major works are sculptural installations made from wires and joints that are held together in tension, creating mighty metallic clouds that fill big spaces and change with the light.
Anna Hepler 'flattens' sculptures into woodcuts
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 01, 2008