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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Opening Thursday morning, January 23, from 10-12

Beth Haggart


January 23-March 12

Office Hours is re-opening after a six month hiatus, and Beth Haggart will be exhibiting work made with Wonder bread, which she has used as metaphor and material for many years.

Beth received a BA in social psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 1973, a BA in Art from UVM in 1987, and a Master's in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990.  She has lived in Florida, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York City, Rome, Italy, and Ghana, West Africa (as a Peace Corps Volunteer).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Adam Farcus

Slow Onset Events
February 11-still up....
Opening February 11, 9:00-10:00
hours by appointment 

 Slow Onset Events is an umbrella term for slow-acting climate change effects such as "sea level rise, increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, glacial retread and related impacts, salinization, land and forest degradation, loss of biodiversity and desertification."1 Through poetic sleight of hand, the work in this exhibition exemplifies the fear surrounding climate change while also offering a psychological-cum-superstitious solution for said fear

Adam Farcus is an artist, curator, and educator who currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland where he co-directs the alternative art space, Lease Agreement. He is also an adjunct instructor and gallery director at Hood College. His work has been exhibited at the Gallery 400, Chicago; University Galleries, Normal, IL; Hyde Part Arts Center, Chicago; Columbia College's A+D Gallery, Chicago; The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids; and the Miami Bridge Art Fair, Miami. Adam received his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, B.F.A. from Illinois State University, and A.A. from Joliet Junior College. 

1 Stabinsky, Doreen & Juan P. Hoffmaister. Loss and damage: Defining slow onset events. 2012.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Philip Brou, Central Casting

Philip Brou, Faces in the Crowd, oil on linen, 20"x 30", 2012
Philip Brou, Glee, oil on linen, 20"x 30", 2012
Philip Brou
Central Casting
November 12, 2012 - February 1, 2013
Opens November 12, 9:00-12:00

You may not notice them.  In fact, if they do their job well they will go completely undetected.  They are background actors, more commonly known as "Extras."  These actors seamlessly become extensions of the environment.  They exist on the edge of the spotlight, in the space between the stars and the silver screen.  

Philip Brou contacted Central Casting, one of the oldest and most respected casting agencies in the film industry, and hired 5-veteran extras as subjects for a series of paintings.  This exhibition includes two paintings from this series.  Brou views these paintings as portraits of invisibility. 

For the past 7-years Philip Brou has been developing a series of interconnected projects based on research into seemingly disparate, often inane, facts from his own life. His projects have included investigations into his birth hospital, The Bermuda Triangle, the Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber, Steven Spielberg's childhood home, his high school senior class, and Space Probe Voyager 1's intergalactic mission; to name but a few. His interdisciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, and video.

Philip Brou received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University. He currently resides in Portland, Maine, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Painting Department at Maine College of Art.