Photography in Maine August 2019

Please find below a list of photography exhibits in the state of Maine for August 2019. For Boston and greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews. If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize please let me know as well.

Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle continues Lynn Karlin’s “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” through August 4th, but switches to the next exhibition of my own work starting August 6th (if you’ll excuse the self-promotion!). My exhibit, entitled “Iceland”, extends until September 8th. There is an opening reception on Sunday, August 11th, from 2-5 pm, and I hope to see you there!

The Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport (of handmade furniture fame) is exhibiting the work of a group of photographers in an exhibition that extends until November 3rd. Besides myself, photographers also include Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman, and Jane Yudelman.

The very popular Melt Down exhibition that recently ended at the CMCA in Rockland heads south down to Portland very soon. Opening this Friday, August 2nd, from 6-8 pm at the Lewis Gallery (at the Portland Public Library), I highly recommend this exhibit of climate change-related work by ten Maine photographers (including myself). The exhibition will be on view through September 21st.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work and collection of Barbara Morris Goodbody through October 30th at the USM Glickman Library. It looks to be a wonderful show and I look forward to checking it out soon.

Cove Street Arts, a new space from the new owners of Greenhut Galleries, has opened at 71 Cove Street in Portland. They have a website now and the current exhibitions look good, particularly the one with the work of Ian Trask that goes until September 13th — I can’t wait to seeing this new space.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has one exhibition in August with photography, entitled “Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts”. The exhibition extends until November 10th, 2019.

The Colby Museum of Art has what looks to be a very interesting exhibit entitled “Theaster Gates: Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories” and extending though September 8th.

Exhibition and Opening at Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport

“Pyrotechnic #185”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m honored to be included in an exhibition at the beautiful Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport, Maine throughout the summer. The exhibition includes a number of wonderful photographers and friends — besides my Pyrotechnic work, the exhibition includes work from Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman and Jane Yudelman.

The opening reception is this Thursday from 6-8 pm, but I’ll unfortunately be able to make it because of obligations to my workshop in Rockport this week. I’ve seen the show already (it is up now!) and I definitely recommend checking it out.

 

Presentation of my work in Rockport on Tuesday Night

“Gold Coast, Woods Study”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday night, June 25th, I’ll be presenting my work in a free, public presentation at the Rockport Opera House (through Maine Media Workshops as part of their Arnold Newman Master Lecture Series). The presentation goes from 7:30-8:30 pm. I’ll be presenting brand new work as well as selected photographs from earlier projects. Hope to see you there!

I’m teaching my newish workshop, The Sense of Wonder, next week at Maine Media so I’ll be a bit slow in responding to communications as well.

Photography in Maine June 2019

“Jasper Beach Surf #8”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Please find below a list of photography exhibits in the state of Maine for the month of June 2019. For Boston and New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews (the June update is here). If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well, including

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Melt Down opened March 23rd and features ten photographers (including myself) who have photographed in the Arctic and Antarctic and whose work relates to climate change — it really is a wonderful show. The exhibition extends through June 9th, so you have this Friday night during the art walk and this weekend as your last chance!

The Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport (of handmade furniture fame) is exhibiting the work of a group of photographers in an exhibition that extends until November 3rd. There is an opening reception Thursday, June 27th, from 6-8 pm, but the work is already on the wall if you are in the area. Besides myself, photographers also include Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman, and Jane Yudelman.

Portland Museum of Art, Portland. The big photography show is Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970, which is a must-see (that I haven’t yet seen!). You and I both have until June 16th to see it.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work and collection of Barbara Morris Goodbody from June 27th through October 30th at the USM Glickman Library. There will be an opening reception June 27th from 6-8 pm.

The Colby Museum of Art in Waterville has an exhibition of seventy self-portraits by Zanele Muholi, entitled “Somnayama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness”, that continues through June 9th. In addition, Theaster Gates’s “Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories” opens March 12th and extends through September 8th. Both of these exhibitions look to be quite interesting.

“Lost + Found”, an exhibition of photographs by Susan Metzger, is exhibition at the Common Street Arts gallery in Waterville through June 29th.

Cove Street Arts, a new space from the new owners of Greenhut Galleries, has opened at 71 Cove Street in Portland. I haven’t seen it yet, but one of the first shows is “Photographing Coastal Maine”, curated by Bruce Brown and including 10 photographers. I can’t seem to find details online about the space in terms of hours and such, though.

Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle is open for the season, featuring photography from a wide range of Maine photographers.

CMCA Sunday Salon

Svínafellsjökull #1, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

This Sunday  (May 19th) I’ll be part of the CMCA’s Sunday Salon with three other artists from the current Melt Down exhibition. We’ll be talking about artist residencies in the Arctic…more info below, and hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 19 | 3-5pm
CMCA Members free; others with admission

Join us for a Sunday Salon panel discussion with Melt Down artists Jonathan Laurence, Justin Levesque, Jim Nickelson, and Shoshannah White as they share opportunities and experiences of Arctic Residencies.

Annals of the Former World

Jökulsárlón, Iceland, 2018
Iceland’s famous diamond beach, near the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, was the result of chunks of ice calving off a melting glacier into the lagoon, drifting into the ocean, and then washing ashore on the black sand beach before they ultimately melted. Eventually all of Iceland’s glaciers retreated far enough that melting ice never reached the ocean, but for many years Jökulsárlón was one of Iceland’s premier tourist attractions.

I’m proud to release my newest body of work, Annals of the Former World. As you’ll see from the portfolio on my website, this project is a big departure for me in that in includes text and also, and more importantly, is intended to be advocacy for environmental causes relating to climate change.

Annals is structured as an exhibition a century in the future, looking back at what we had and lost in the twenty-first century through the eyes of a viewer in the twenty-second. I believe that this project will occupy me for the indefinite future, so please consider this the first incarnation of the work.

I’d love to hear what you think once you’ve had a chance to take a look. Through June 9th, you can also see six large pieces from this portfolio at the Melt Down exhibition at the CMCA in Rockland. Thank you!

Melt Down Exhibition Opens This Weekend

Svínafellsjökull #1, Iceland, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m honored to be included in the new Melt Down exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland. The exhibition, curated by curator emeritus Bruce Brown, brings together ten Maine-based photographers who have photographed in the Arctic, Antarctic, or Iceland and that are concerned about climate change. The opening is this Saturday, March 23rd, from 5-7 pm, and the show extends through June 9th.

I have six large-scale photographs in the exhibition, all from my trip last year to Iceland. I absolutely love how they come out at 30″x30″ as exhibited — and I can’t wait to see all of the other work in the show as well!

Hope to see you Saturday night!

Harmony of the Spheres Exhibition at NESOP in Boston

“Ouroboros #2”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

A solo exhibition of my Harmony of the Spheres project just opened at the Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions at the New England School of Photography in Waltham, MA. Next Tuesday, November 6th, is the opening exhibition from 6-7:30 pm. So if you’d rather avoid hitting refresh on your browser on election night as you agonize about the future of our country, consider joining us as we ponder the mysteries of the cosmos instead.

But make sure you vote first!

The exhibition extends until December 7th.

…and don’t forget to check out Elin Spring’s list of New England photography exhibitions in November…and thank you to Elin for giving my show a shout-out! I’m hoping to catch many of these exhibitions myself on my journeys back and forth to Boston over the next few weeks…

Santa Fe here I come…

Copyright Jim Nickelson. White Sands, New Mexico, 2015.

Next week I’ll be in Santa Fe for the juried portfolio reviews at Review Santa Fe. I’m very much looking forward to this — this one has been a challenge for my work to resonate with the jury in past years, but apparently the eighth time is the charm! I look forward to getting comments on my work and to seeing the work of all of the other photographers that were selected.

I’m going for a little extra time, too, to photograph some of that gorgeous New Mexico scenery. I’ll be back in my studio on October 29th.

If you are in the Santa Fe area and want to check out all of the work from the full list of photographers, there is a portfolio walk open to the public featuring all of the photographers on Friday night, October 19th, from 6-8 pm. Those events are always an excellent chance to see a wide variety of work up close and personal. Hope to see you there!

A Sense of Wonder Exhibition at Pascal Hall

I’m back from Iceland now (much more on that soon) and I’m very excited to announce a new solo exhibition coming up very soon — next week, in fact! “A Sense of Wonder” includes a wide variety of my work (really, some of almost everything, including Iceland prints fresh off the printer). The exhibition will be at the beautiful Pascal Hall in Rockport, Maine, a place I’ve always thought would be perfect for my work.

The exhibition starts next Wednesday, August 8th and extends through August 19th. I’ll be manning the gallery myself during the gallery hours of Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 pm. We’ll have an opening reception on Friday, August 10th, 5-7 pm, and I’ll give an artist talk on August 16th at 5:30.

I can’t wait to see how it all comes out, and hope to see you sometime during the show!