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University of Maine Museum of Art

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September 2018

SECOND NATURE: SHELLEY REED

September 14 @ 8:00 am - December 29 @ 5:00 pm
University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
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Shelley Reed’s meticulously rendered subjects, derived from the paintings of old masters, are shrouded in beauty—but within the opulence there’s a glimmer of turmoil and peril. Reed’s paintings highlight essential dualities and are imbued with profound messages related to fragility, power and life’s uncertainties. Using black and white oil paint, Reed has stripped color of its symbolic and seductive potential, while shifting the viewer’s focus to the subtle details of the scene. The artist adds, “In this age of radical…

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OLIO: DARREN EMENAU

September 14 @ 8:00 am - December 29 @ 5:00 pm
University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
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Darren Emenau’s creations emerge through unharnessed and playful explorations of form and materials. As the title suggests, showcased in Olio is a miscellaneous collection of hand-made ceramic objects ranging from irregularly-shaped vessels to wall-oriented pieces. The works featured are the culmination of a fertile period of experimentation resulting in innovative leaps for the artist. New forms were developed, dramatic shifts in scale employed, and new objects conceived within the context of contemporary installation. Among the new creations are vessels of…

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