ON VIEW: JANUARY 4-FEBRUARY 9
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 5-7PM
The Harlow presents “Maine Flora: Three Views”, a three-person exhibition featuring artwork handpulled prints by Kathryn SB Davis, photography Laura Dunn, and paintings by Julia Einstein. The exhibition is on view January 4 – February 9 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 4, 5-7pm.
What happens when artists focus on scale, working larger-than-life as well as miniature? In Maine Flora: Three Views, the three artists invite viewers to experience and join in their investigations of the flora of Maine. Davis, Dunn, and Einstein will also display documentation of their creative processes alongside the finished work.
In her contemplation on impermanence, Kathryn SB Davis has spent hundreds if not thousands of hours exploring those places and moments where beauty comes into being and passes away. In each image, the she aims to capture some small still point and intentionally allows the rest of detail to soften, suggesting motion of change however large or small in the subject. In Maine’s short growing season, Kathryn spends most of her waking hours in her gardens or exploring along the coast. Natural illustrations of fleeting nature of reality, flowers have become the dominant subject of her photography.
Laura Dunn creates multiples of modern botanicals. Her process is of investigation into and experimentation with a shape drawn from life and repeated, re-positioned, and changed by chance. She uses the medium of printing to explore the simple within the complex. It is both an intuitive and fantastic way to understand nature.
Julia Einstein makes paintings as if walking into a garden room with an artist’s eye on to nature in vivid compositions, elegant arrangements, and painterly surfaces. The artist refers to these paintings as “flower portraits” as the flowers sit as if on a stage for a quick capture of a flower’s gesture & bouquets with a bit of wildness, arranged for dramatic effect.
The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.
Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard Press, Capitol Dental Care, Chris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Slates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.
Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.