I'm honored to be a part of the 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial: Piece Work curated by Jessica May, the Museum's Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art. The show will be on view October 3, 2103 - January 5, 2014

The subtitle Piece Work is derived from the exhibition’s thematic approach. According to Jessica May, “Throughout the art-making communities in Maine, and the contemporary art world in the United States, we are in a particularly rich moment for art that evokes process, time-intensive labor, as well as the translation of media from one form to another.” The 2013 PMA Biennial will seek to expand on this insight by presenting a broad range of perspectives-including, for several artists, a direct engagement with the notion of time and human experience. Piece Work is meant to evoke the traditional labor-based notion of artisans and factory workers who are paid “by the piece,” but also to conjure the image in visitors’ minds of “one thing after another,” a seemingly endless repetition of making, passing, and making again.

Collecting Collections

This exhibition is an investigation of objects collected by individuals, many of whom are artists. The exhibition itself is a project by Emily Staugaitis. I've contributed a small collection of Herkimer diamonds and a larger collection of photo clippings of diamonds from my studio files, and I'm looking forward to seeing the accumulations of others. Opens Friday, February 3rd at City Art Center in Delaware, OH.

October 12–November 5
new watercolors at Aucocisco Gallery

89 Exchange St. Portland, Maine

as well as new work by these fine folks:

Cassie Jones
Chris Keister
Mark Wethli

"Sage Lewis has contributed a series of watercolors on sheets of propylene mounted on Plexi. Titled "Facet Studies," central forms shaped like irregular gems float in white space. They are beautifully delicate, like whispers of blue liquid, layered and pooling along the edges. It is fascinating to observe how our mind latches onto any intimation of representation, craving the satisfaction of recognition. We will thus see lunar surfaces and wild seas in some of these images. But we should not be deceived for long and give them the attention they so richly deserve as entirely abstract works of art that engage material possibilities to exquisite effect."

-Britta Konau, The Free Press (online), Oct. 26, 2011

read the full article here: art current: Four Intriguing Artists at Aucocisco Galleries

The Question of Drawing
July 1–August 21, 2011

The Question of Drawing examines the varied and adventurous definitions of what contemporary drawing can be. Are manipulations of pencil on paper the only acceptable definition of drawing? From paper to canvas to new media, the exhibition features artists who push the parameters of what is acceptable as a drawing. This exhibition is part of Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project, a collaborative exhibition project of almost two dozen Maine museums and galleries.

Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine 207-646-4909