Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta
Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr., Augusta, Maine
January 24 – March 6, 2024
Opening Reception with Gallery Talk: Tuesday, January 23 at Noon, in-person
Performances in Danforth Gallery: January 24, 25, and 26 from Noon – 1 pm, in-person
Brooklyn, NY and Venice, Italy-based artist Anne Mourier will be on UMA’s Augusta campus January 23 – 26 performing in her exhibition, While we still ask ourselves how to speak to each other, and meeting with students in UMA’s classes. Mourier’s exhibition and performances are titled after a quote from the Feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, and examine the Feminine as it is associated with practices, qualities, and visualities that Western societies tend to devalue and even suppress, and what the implications of that value system are more broadly. Mourier, whose work often centers domestic labor frequently associated with women, and uses craft techniques long undervalued in Western art history builds While we still ask ourselves how to speak to each other into a collaborative site of re-thinking and re-valuation in an associative field of artworks, performance, and texts.
Anne Mourier is an internationally known artist who was a founder of the influential New York art space The Invisible Dog. She works in media from lace to blown glass to performance. A strong representation of the artist’s recent work across media will be on view in the Danforth, along with UMA Katz Library books on themes addressed in the exhibition, which the artist and UMA’s library specialists selected in a collaborative process.
Anne Mourier is a French-born conceptual artist. She has exhibited in several international venues including the Caos gallery in Venice during the 2015 Biennale, The galerie Huit in Arles during Les Rencontres d’Arles, and the Henry Luce III center for the Arts and Religion in Washington, DC. Her works are included in the collection of the Watermill center, the MoMA library and the private collection of the French minister of culture, Rima Abdul-Malak.
The Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta is located in Jewett Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET starting (for the spring semester) January 23, 2024. The artist will offer a gallery talk at her opening reception January 23 at 12 p.m. ET, and perform in her exhibition January 24, 25, and 26 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
The Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta
Named after a renowned artist and former faculty member at the University of Maine at Augusta, the Charles Danforth Gallery serves the UMA campus and the wider community of central Maine with rotating contemporary art exhibitions. Conceived as a living classroom, and used for lectures and other events, the gallery is a site for faculty, students, alumni and community members to engage with ideas, forms, and conversations in art. The gallery is open during regular business hours from September through May.