Three Exhibitions Open at CMCA

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments


Please join us on Saturday, August 4, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at an Artists’ Reception for the opening of three new exhibitions: Counterpoint III with painter Anne Neely and sculptor Tom Chapin, Here From There with photographer Samantha Appleton, and Intercept with artist Ken Greenleaf. The exhibitions will run through September 22.

Counterpoint III

This is the third exhibition in a series that pairs the work of a painter and a sculptor. It brings together the richly colored, mosaic-like paintings of artist Anne Neely and the spare, elegantly abstracted work of sculptor Tom Chapin. Grace, weight, and balance are hallmarks of each artist’s work, as is a reverence for the natural world. Both artists have had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries across the U.S. and abroad, and their work is represented in the collections of many major institutions. Neely lives in Jonesport, Maine, and Milton, Massachusetts, and Chapin splits his time between Phippsburg, Maine, and Los Angeles.

Counterpoint III: “Bog,” by Anne Neely
Counterpoint III: “7th Seven,” by Tom Chapin

Here From There

Photographer Samantha Appleton, whose work comprises the exhibition Here From There, covered the war in Iraq for three years. After that, she covered the last U.S. presidential campaign for the New Yorker magazine and then became an Official White House Photographer for the Obama administration. For Camden, Maine, native Appleton, these profoundly different experiences were merely different sides of the vortex of modern history, and the images she created reflect rather than contrast each other. This exhibition suggests that to make a line, you must make a circle — like the idiosyncratic Maine saying, “You can’t get there from here.”

Here From There: “Local Amara Men Play Dominoes,” by Samantha Appleton


Ken Greenleaf’s exhibition, Intercept, presents selections from two of his recent series of works on paper. The Blackwork pieces are black, messy, and reworked again and again. The Gauge works are almost polar opposites: They are colorful, neat, carefully arranged, and done in one set of actions. Together they bracket the range of how Greenleaf looks at things. Greenleaf’s work has been in more than thirty exhibitions nationwide and is in the collections of many major museums. He and his artist wife, Dozier Bell, currently reside in Waldoboro, Maine.

Intercept: “Gauge 24,” by Ken Greenleaf


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