Events Exhibitions

apparent contradictions

 apparent contradictions

September 5-27, 2014

Opening Friday, September 5, 5-7pm, ArtTalk 7-8pm

Jacob Fall, an independent curator based in southern Maine, is pleased to announce that he will be organizing an exhibition of the work of Freeport artist James Chute at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine September 5-27, 2014.  

In apparent contradictions Fall attempts to demonstrate the links between two disparate bodies of work by Chute: several collaborative drawing projects in one hand, and a multi-year series of abstract paintings on the other. Mr. Fall will interrogate what seem to be discrepancies in the work and practice of a not-atypical artist practicing in Maine during the early decades of the current century.  The work to be shown will range from early student work to Mr. Chute’s current collaborative projects. James Chute’s current production is primarily drawing, but he has also made paintings, prints and sculpture. Although the exhibition will have a broad range, Mr. Fall believes that viewers will be able to discern underlying aesthetic and conceptual unity.

On September 10th, from 1-4 pm, James Chute will be present at the gallery to engage in his current collaborative active project, Blind Eye Contact Contour. Two people drawing on the same sheet of paper for 60 seconds while maintaining eye contact. Interested members of the community are invited to participate.

For more information on the artist visit James Chute online at

Our 2014 exhibition season has been made possible by the generous support of our Season Sponsors:  The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell,  Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings FamilyKennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.  

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