Above, Below, Before, Behind, Within
Charles Danforth Gallery
Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta
October 4th – November 7th
Eileen Gillespie, Frank Mauceri, Kristin Dillon, Rachel Zheng, and Heather Lyon use point of view as a point of departure for their works: paintings, algorithmic drawings, portrait photography, installation, and performance/video.
Five Maine artists working in five different media – painting, installation, photography, performance and computer programming – explore how their work addresses point of view.
The artwork provokes such questions as: Does a work of art put the viewer in a unique place? Are you as an artist putting me in your shoes? Do you want me to see from a certain vantage point in order to gain perspective? Do you want to celebrate a space, person or an object differently?
Eileen Gillespie’s painting has become inspired by a bird’s eye view while sitting in a plane. Rachel Zheng’s “site-specific, sculptural installation of monofilament interrupts a familiar space and draws attention to architectural specificities.”
Frank Mauceri uses “the computer as a tool for stipulating procedures and constructing systems; making marks that refer to, and resist, the gestures of drawing.” Heather Lyon uses her body to probe a depth of emotion, “video and performance work to explore the ways in which we negotiate longing, loss, power, and desire within interpersonal relationships.”
And Kristin Dillon explores the relationship between people and their most prized possessions, “expos[ing] truths about each person while generating more curiosity.”
Events scheduled throughout the exhibition include a series of Potluck Talks where the artists will discuss their work, and a dinner reception on Thursday, October 18th at 5:00pm. These events are hosted by CAUSE (Community of Artists for UMA Social Empowerment) and are scheduled as follows:
CAUSE Potluck Talks in the Danforth Gallery:
- Tuesday, October 16th, 11:30am-12:30pm, Frank Mauceri, digital drawing.
- Tuesday, October 23rd, 11:30am-12:30pm, Eileen Gillespie, painting.
- Reception and Dinner in the Danforth Gallery:
Thursday, October 18th
- Open reception – 5:00-6:00pm
- Sit-down Dinner 6:00-8:00pm (Tickets required)
During the meal, artist Rachel Zheng will provide an installation talk and Heather Lyon will perform.
Tickets available at umabookstore.com (click on Danforth tab). $20; $10 with Student ID.
Artists may be reached through email for an interview:
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm