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Slideshow: Portland Museum of Art 2009 Biennial

For it’s 2009 Biennial, the Portland Museum of Art whittled down 970 applicants to just 17 Maine (or at least Maine-affiliated) artists.  
The 2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, April 8 to June 7, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2009

Growing pains

Although no one piece in this spartan biennial is lacking in value, the collective effect is one destined to get lost in the Rolodex.
The 2009 PMA Biennial steps awkwardly forward
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 10, 2009

Searching for the self

At Whitney Art Works, Maine-based artist Yeshe Parks reveals to us this trajectory of translation with a collection of recent work.
Yeshe Parks explores the junkyard at Whitney Art Works
By IAN PAIGE  |  August 20, 2008

Maria Taylor

Singing in harmony with Orenda Fink in the indie-folk duo Azure Ray, Maria Taylor sounded so at home that it seemed a waste when the two pursued solo careers.
Lynn Teeter Flower | Saddle Creek
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 12, 2007

Ah, painting!

“Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century” rounds up 15 painters who reinvigorate abstraction by drawing inspiration and imagery from computers, stars and constellations, quantum physics, data mapping, the Internet, genetics, squiggly microscopic
At the DeCordova, abstraction is new again
By GREG COOK  |  January 29, 2007

My Baby Shot Me Down

“Abstract painting” is a broad historical category that takes in everything from the utopian spiritual and formal purity of the early decades of the 20th century to the macho of the purely visual as championed by Clement Greenberg later in that century.
'Big Bang!' at the DeCordova, 'Classified Documents' at Harvard, 'Trans am' at the New Art Center
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 09, 2007