December 3, 2010 - April 8, 2011
“Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture” explores the breath of expression achieved by contemporary sculptors who live in Maine and work with wood. That range includes an installation of beech swithces and jute by Barbara Andrus, Frederick Lynch's minimalistic #48 and #57, and Tom Chapin's enamal carving, Frequency and Modulation. According to the Messler Gallery Manager Beth Sauer, " Maine sculptors are doing fabulous work in wood, but there aren't many chances to see an exhibition specifically for wood sculpture - this is a great opportunity to do so."
In all there are 18 exhibitors from around the state. Those participants are: Anne Alexander (Windham), Barbara Andrus, (Belfast), Ray Carbone (Milbridge), Tom Chapin (Phippsburg), J.T. Gibson (Morrill), Stew Henderson (Northport), Steve Hansel (Friendship), Duncan Hewitt (Hollis), Charlie Hewitt (Portland), Matt Hutton (Portland), Jeff Kellar (Falmouth), Steve Lindsay (Tenant's Harbor), Lin Lisberger (Gorham), Cabot Lyford (New Harbor), Frederick Lynch (Saco), Duane Paluska (Brunswick), Stephen Porter (Searsmont), and Andy Rosen (South Portland).
This show is co-curated by Bruce Brown, Duane Paluska, and Steve Lindsay. Brown is the curator emeritus at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Lindsey is a sculptor who has received several Maine Percentage for Art commissions. Paluska is also an artist and the founder and director of the ICON gallery in Brusnwick, ME.
To read a review of the exhibition by Philip Isaacson click here.