28 make the cut for biennial

2013 biennial logoFor the 2013 Portland Museum of Biennial: Piece Work exhibition, the following 28 out of 900 entries have been chosen to participate and will be on view October 3, 2013 through January 5, 2014:

Nate Aldrich, Penobscot, ME; Kate Beck,Harpswell, ME; Matt Blackwell, Brooklyn, NY; Allison Cooke Brown,Yarmouth, ME; J.T. Bullitt, Milbridge, ME); Crystal Cawley, Portland, ME; Caleb Charland, South Portland, ME); Lauren Fensterstock, Portland, ME; Alina Gallo, Portland, ME; Candace Gaudiani, Menlo Park, CA; Bryan Graf, Portland, ME; Julie Gray, Saco, ME; Gary Green,Waterville, ME; Adriane Herman, Portland, ME; Alison Hildreth, Portland, ME; Garrick Imatani, Portland, OR; Joe Kievitt, Portland, ME; Jocelyn Lee, Brooklyn, NY; Sage Lewis, Columbus, OH; Rahul Mitra, Pearland, TX; Duane Paluska,Woolwich, ME; Abbie Read, Appleton, ME; Justin Richel, Rangeley, ME; Jason Rogenes, Georgetown, ME; Carrie Scanga, South Portland, ME; Marguerite White, Newton, MA; Aaron Williams, Ridgewood, NY; and Michael Zachary of Jamaica Plain, MA.

     This exhibition is the PMA’s eighth consecutive biennial and the first to include a subtitle, Piece Work which is derived from the exhibition’s thematic approach. According to Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art, Jessica May, who curated this biennial, “Throughout the art-making communities in Maine, and the contemporary art world in the United States, we are in a particularly rich moment for art that evokes process, time-intensive labor, as well as the translation of media from one form to another.” The 2013 PMA Biennial will seek to expand on this insight by presenting a broad range of perspectives—including, for several artists, a direct engagement with the notion of time and human experience. Piece Work is meant to evoke the traditional labor-based notion of artisans and factory workers who are paid “by the piece,” but also to conjure the image in visitors’ minds of “one thing after another,” a seemingly endless repetition of making, passing, and making again.

About: The Portland Museum of Art (PMA), Maine’s premier art museum, showcases fine and decorative arts from the 18th century to the present. From Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth to Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, the PMA features three centuries of art and architecture.

PMA-Maine bldg     The museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. Memorial Day through Columbus Day, the PMA is open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with I.D., $6 for youth ages 13 to 17, and children 12 and under are free. Special exhibition fees may apply. Admission is free on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. No admission is required to visit the PMA Café and Store. Winslow Homer Studio tours are available by reservation.

     For more information, call 207.775-6148 or see www.portlandmuseum.org.


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