Belfast painter David Estey and Lincolnville painter/sculptor Jack Silverio have repeat solo exhibits at Studio 53 with 20 recent paintings and 20 paintings and 3 sculptures, respectively. The show opens Monday, June 28 and runs through Aug. 1. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 2 from 5-7 p.m.
Estey’s works are improvisational abstract images in a variety of sizes done in acrylic on canvas, panels or paper mounted on panels. This is his third solo show at Studio 53. He is an award-winning native, with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design as a participant in the Rome Honors Program, a MSA degree from George Washington University, and years of study at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely in the Mid-Atlantic States, North Carolina and Maine. He has produced over 10,800 pieces of art, some of which are in private and public collections in 20 states and seven countries.
Silverio’s paintings and sculptures are a study in graduated proportions working with the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ratio. This is his second solo show at Studio 53. He also is a graduate of RISD and a participant in the Rome Honors Program. He was a practicing architect for 40 years and now devotes himself entirely to painting and sculpture. He has exhibited widely in universities and galleries throughout Maine. He is the author of three books about architecture and a new book called “Art with Fibonacci – Working with the Golden Ratio.”
According to Studio 53 owners, Terry Seaman and Heidi Seidelhuber, “David’s exemplary education and wide-ranging exploration are evident in the strong sense of design and mastery of color in his latest paintings.
Of Silverio’s work, they explain that his use of Golden Ratio proportions has a humanizing effect, “Golden Ratio proportions are present in all organic things and so we have noticed that people relate with a sense of comfort to Jack’s work which makes use of them. People have found that the quiet harmony of his pieces is something they just want to live with.”
Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery is at 53 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. The gallery is open daily 11 a.m to 5 p.m. with free off-street parking. For more information: call 633-2755 or visit the gallery online: www.studio53fineart.com.