Land, Sea, and Sky: Contemporary Art in Maine
January 28 - March 18, 2012
Complementing John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury and curated by Brian T. Allen, the Addison’s Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director, Land, Sea, and Sky: Contemporary Art in Maine features works by nine contemporary landscape painters: Dozier Bell, Katherine Bradford, Alan Bray, Terry Hilt, Michael Lewis, Dennis Pinette, Vivien Russe, Susan Shatter, and Robert Solotaire. As the two exhibitions attest, Maine’s rugged coast and rocky topography has long been a fertile source of artistic inspiration. In addition to Marin, Maine has historically attracted a large and varied group of artists among them, Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, William and Marguerite Zorach, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andrew Wyeth. Representing a similarly diverse range of artistic styles and approaches, the nine contemporary artists included in Land, Sea, and Sky continue this tradition and confirm Maine’s enduring role as artistic muse for artists.