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They, and Gideon Bok, are nothing but subjective

Time and perspective
Commonly artists prefer to work away from public scrutiny, shielded from revealing the awkward phases of creation, to emerge with a finished work of art that will last, if not for eternity, at least for quite a while.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  November 23, 2011


Intricate works on paper by one of Maine’s best abstract artists

Complete in themselves
Geometric shapes like rectangles and circles have been the formal ingredients of some of the most sophisticated abstract art.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  October 26, 2011


Abstract artists look at craft

A show of hands
Abstraction is currently getting a lot of attention in Portland.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  September 28, 2011


Multiple layers of looking

One beautiful head and another's questions
Dan Dowd's installation "Anna Hepler's Head" fills the cavernous space of the Coleman Burke Gallery with photographs and three-dimensional objects that light-heartedly ask serious questions about artistic observation and the transmission of visual information in general.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  August 31, 2011


Nation-building in Egyptian museums

Unreliable past + imperfect present    
Jason Larkin's photographs taken in 2008-2009 inside Egyptian museums have gained an aura of premonition in light of the country's recent turmoil.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  August 03, 2011


Review: Three artists converge at Bates

Drawing on chaos + order
Drawings by Andrea Sulzer, Alison Hildreth, and Amy Stacey Curtis do not have much in common visually as they range from colorful exuberance to thoughtful layering of imagery to repetitive mark making.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  June 29, 2011


Painter and sculptor converse at CMCA

An unlikely pairing
Paintings by Elizabeth Cashin McMillen and sculptures by Duane Paluska currently share the main gallery at the Center for Maine Contemporary in Rockport.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  June 10, 2011
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