Tom Curry, Center Harbor, oil on panel. Photo credit: Ken Woisard
Tom Curry, Center Harbor, oil on panel. Photo credit: Ken Woisard

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents the second group exhibition of the season, “Cross Currents”, featuring the artwork of Tom Curry and Lari Washburn. I am fortunate to exhibit the artwork of Tom Curry, an artist whose paintings of the Maine landscape feel symbolic of isolation and a deep longing for connection. His choice of color enlivens us and vitalizes the landscape in ways that our eyes do not often see. Curry writes, “As a plein air painter, I immerse myself in landscape to explore the relationships between stillness and flux. What we call a “place” is a paradox—it is not fixed but always changing: the light shifts from moment to moment, water is never still, clouds come and go.” In his Island series, he has painted a singular island, Chatto, while exploring “the interplay of light, island, sky and water as metaphor and meditation on place and time and the dance between what we perceive as eternal and ephemeral.”  Curry lives in Brooklin Maine and has exhibited his work throughout the state. In 2012, his book, The Island, was published by Down East with essays from Carl Little and Terry Tempest Williams.

The gallery is pleased to present the paintings, works on paper, and ceramics of Lari Washburn. About her current work, Washburn writes, “I am exploring surface quality, and how looking at intricate surfaces can relax our bodies and integrate our thoughts.” Through her explorations of mark-making and shape, her intuitive work becomes an invitation to rest and mend our minds. The abstract and figural shapes in her artwork are organic and reminiscent of pools, webs and roots. She began working in clay in 2012, and is discovering her own visual vocabulary through both the ceramic and two dimensional mediums. Washburn lives in Wiscasset, and has a studio in Brunswick, Maine.

We are fortunate to include in this exhibit new work from David Hornung, Kevin Gilmore, Diane Green, Heather Lyon, Buzz Masters and Jerry Rose. Also included in this show is work from Louise Bourne, Tim Christensen, Heidi Daub, Roberta Amina Greany, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Goody-B. Wiseman, and paintings from the estate of Russell Smith.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, and was formerly known as the Leighton Gallery.

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