August 24, 2014, Sunday Portland Press Herald
Art Review: Three artists at Harlow make strong case for the here and now
‘Choosings’ features painters David Estey, Kathleen Florance and Harold Garde.
By Daniel Kany
“Before photography, painting was transportive. The aim – as with language – was to represent things that are not present. Painting was not only mnemonic. It was also transcendent – it was religious.
“We now can look at a still life as a set piece of painting and revel in the composition, the color, the drawing and its artistic qualities. Yet the still life (or “nature morte” – dead nature; let’s keep in mind we’re talking about Western painting and Christian culture) was, for centuries, a metaphor for an abundance for which we were to be divinely thankful.” Click here to read more.