River Arts in Damariscotta presents Carol Wiley in a solo show, “Figures and Shapes.” This West Gallery show runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 4.
Three summers ago at the West Gallery, Jefferson Maine artist Carol Wiley had a solo show featuring the many ways she paints the human figure and face. This summer in her West Gallery show “Figures and Shapes,” she exhibits paintings which further explore figures and their environment.
Wiley has a teacher and friend who often refers to her as a “shape painter.” Perplexed a bit by this moniker, Wiley, who describes herself as a colorist, decided to push into the idea of shapes by paying closer attention to both negative and positive space and by breaking images into smaller shapes. This searching has expanded her perception and the results are intriguing forays into spacial exploration.
Wiley will be present at the gallery on Saturday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. during her show. On Aug. 24, she plans a finger food brunch. On Aug. 30, stop in for cider and a chat with the artist.
River Arts is located in Damariscotta at 241 Route One (north). Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information call River Arts at 563-1507.