Maine Art Gallery

Artists portray glimpses of their reality in new show

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 10:30am

Story Location:
15 Warren Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578
United States

    “Contemporary Realism,” the upcoming show of painting and sculpture at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset is a turnabout from the gallery’s most recent show, “Lost and Found,” which featured abstract representations of the artists’ view of reality. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 4-7 p.m.  Singer/songwriter Kat Logan will perform. The show continues through Sept. 18. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Paul Brown’s landscape paintings show nature at its best. He captures the serenity and beauty of what he sees outside his studio window.

    Carolyn Gabbe paints in the tradition of the Old Masters of the Renaissance.

    Seaver Leslie’s watercolor and pastel paintings of classical ruins sometimes question the modern people that he portrays in front of these ancient façades. His work is thought provoking indeed. Leslie worked closely with Dale Chihuly from 1975 to 2014 to complete the “Ulysses Cylinders.” Chihuly adapted Seaver’s drawings to glass in a narration of the story of James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”

    Winslow Myers is very precise in defining his space with a lyrical, soothing palette.

    Mat O’Donnell’s work has an edge to it. He asks the viewer to complete the story on his canvas.

    Daphne Pulsifer uses classical sculptural techniques to render her bronzes of figures and animals.

    Douglas Smith celebrates life through paintings that convey a sense of time and place and quality of light.

    Susan Tobey White presents a series of paintings that tell the story of lobster women at work.

    Sponsor of the “Contemporary Realism” show is Bath Savings Institution, serving the coastal Maine community since 1852.

    The Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults.  More information can be found at and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.

    The gallery is located at 15 Warren St.,  just a two-minute drive or an eight-minute walk from downtown Wiscasset. Route 1 from the north, turn right onto Federal Street (Rt. 218) then left onto Warren Street. Route 1 from the south, turn left onto Federal Street, then left onto Warren Street. Free on-street parking.