THOMASTON, Maine â€” Haynes Galleries celebrates that spirit in â€śAmerican Realism: Works on Paper, 1862-2011â€ť a diverse, sweeping survey that includes old and new masters with a opening reception from 5 to8 p.m. Friday, July 1, at 91 Main St. in Thomaston.The exhibit runs through Aug. 4.
There is something personal and immediate that is unique to paper. Itâ€™s as if the viewer is able to watch the artistâ€™s creative process unfold. In some cases, notes, scribbles, eraser smudges, even a stray fingerprint serve as evidence of the artistâ€™s hand and mind at work.
Among the highlights are Everett Raymond Kinstlerâ€™s serigraph of Portugalâ€™s craggy coastline â€” an uncommon piece in an unusual medium. Cindy Houseâ€™s moody, majestic landscapes achieve a breathtaking level of detail with an unforgiving medium: pastel. Perhaps most striking are the portraits and figure pieces. The artist Andrew Winter stares from Keith Shaw Williamsâ€™ page, young and pensive. Burton Silvermanâ€™s portraits embody the very best of what a watercolor can be â€” a daub here, a wash there, giving way to precise strokes that make the subjects seem to rise from the paper.
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Contact Name: Gary R. Haynes
Telephone Number: (207)354-0605