“Mirrored,” acrylic on panel by Liz Prescott

Local Color Gallery in Belfast is pleased to announce that Liz Kalloch will join the gallery as a full-time artist and Liz Prescott will return as a guest artist in the month of March. The new show will be up from March 1-28 at 135 High St.

Liz Prescott’s art is driven by a love of process and color. Her work often focuses on reflected images, particularly of boats and buildings—forming, dissolving, reforming. Currently she is investigating rock formations along the coast. She is a graduate of Maine College of Art and Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches online courses at Winslow Art Center and leads several in-person workshops in Maine each summer. Prescott’s work is included in the permanent collections at the Portland Museum of Art, Colby College, Bowdoin College, New York Public Library, and the University of New England. She maintains a studio practice in Freeport.


“Straightening the Curve,” oil pastel by Liz Kalloch

Liz Kalloch works in acrylic and oil pastel, but some of her favorite (though intangible) mediums are intersections, interactions, and inquiry. Her work explores memories, dreams, and experiences—the places where edges meet, where paths diverge, where we meet each other, and where we part from each other. The stories her work tells are more often about place—maps of both an external and internal geography—about where we come from, where we’ve gone, how we return (if we return), how we move through these transitions, and, most importantly, how we observe them. Who would we be without the landscapes we grew up living in? Who are we because of the landscapes we moved towards? Where do the two meet? Her work is built upon layers and strata, most of which the viewer never sees, but perhaps can feel in the attention to detail and the relationships between color and line.

Born in Virginia beside the Atlantic Ocean, and raised in an eclectic mix of Europe, South America, and New England, Kalloch studied art at Massachusetts College of Art and comparative literature at The American University in Paris. Her work has been shown in California and the Northeast, and is in private and public collections in California and New England.


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