September 7 – October 21

Engine Gallery, 163 Main Street

Opening Reception: September ArtWalk, Friday 9/17 5:30-7:30PM

Join us for the Opening Reception for GESTALT, a film photography exhibition, during September’s ArtWalk, Friday September 17th from 5:30-7:30PM. Free and open to the public. Special performance by: Arcuates (unplugged) from 5:30-6:30. And our friends over at Banded Brewing were kind enough to donate some of their delicious craft beer!!! You won’t want to miss this event.

Featuring work by:

Megan Bent

Shaina Gates

Rebecca Marella

Andrew D. McClees

Eric Nichols

Savanna Pettengill

Kiera Reese

Nicholas Reichard

Brittany Severance

Jonathan Pitts-Wiley

Like most artists during the COVID lockdowns, distancing, and general lifestyle changes that have taken place, photographers have continued to capture images. Many artists are sitting on stacks of paintings that have been created during this time, and photographers are buried under rolls of film. We create in times of stress. Amidst all of the uncertainty that this year has given us, artists are still creators and we continue doing what we know to do. And so, we think it’s important to shine a light on the works created during this time…to not just move on from this pivotal pandemic.

We aim to mount an exhibition that demonstrates the following: despite how personal and journalistic in nature art-making can be, images translate as universal and truly resonate with a broader audience. The artist/photographer this year (despite being isolated) is part of a community who has experienced similar fears, joys, stressors and emotions in general. This will be an exhibition that portrays this uniquely uniting time that we experienced singularly.

Curated By:
Julie K. Gray, interdisciplinary artist and curator
Tina Johnson, creator and director of The Darkroom at Engine

Main Gallery @ Engine

Engine houses a gallery the presents works by contemporary artists from Maine and beyond.

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