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A strong, solid finish to Maine Women Pioneers III
The 18 artists featured do not necessarily strike me as occupying the frontlines of contemporary art; however, their work is mature and confident. Gender and its societal associations only rarely come to the forefront of the artists' conception or the v
Women lead at UNE
| July 06, 2013
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
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
| June 17, 2011
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
| July 23, 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
| May 21, 2010
Growth + maturity
The Phoenix 's first 10 years in Portland roughly bracket the period during which I stopped writing about art.
Portland's art scene has changed quite a lot
| September 18, 2009
In the early ’90s the sleepy little Downeast town of Belfast had its 15 minutes of fame.
The mature art of longtime Maine artists
| April 09, 2008
Seems like it was a pretty good year.
Portland art: 2007 in review
| December 19, 2007
Noriko Sakanishi’s work offers the viewer very little and delivers a great deal.
Noriko Sakanishi creates her own way
| October 17, 2007
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