Matter Matters in Maine

{ Saturday, November 11th – Sunday, February, 11th } Explore the matter of matter in Materiality, a CMCA exhibit in Rockland.

What matters about matter? The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine will explore this and other heady questions with Materiality: The Matter of Matter, a new exhibition on view from November 11th, 2017 through February 11th, 2018. The exhibit features work from 12 artists connected to Vacationland. They look to questions of material use, agency, and other implications as they consider why they choose to explore certain content with certain materials. Artists included in the exhibition are: Jackie Brown, Stephanie CardonLisa KellnerAdam LamptonJonathan MessLoretta ParkGelah PennBen PotterShannon RankinEmilie Stark-MennegAaron T Stephan, and Ian Trask. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. A series of talks and performances will complement the show on Sundays.

Materiality features new paintings, sculpture, installation, and video. “Last year at this time, we held our inaugural Biennial here in the new building, showcasing the work of twenty-five artists, which spoke to the diversity and scale of work being made in the state,” says Bethany Engstrom, CMCA associate curator and curator of this exhibition. “We are taking the opportunity again this year to work with a number of artists to highlight what is happening in contemporary art in Maine now, and in this case, how artists are considering a particular idea that connects them.”

Materiality: The Matter of Matter
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
21 Winter Street
Rockland, Maine
November 11th, 2017 through February 11th, 2018
Opening reception, November 11th, 5-7pm
Admission: $8, $6 for seniors; free for members, visitors under 18, students with valid id
Top image courtesy of Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Nathan FrontieroMatter Matters in Maine

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