This is the second in my new series of monthly posts that cover photography exhibits in the state of Maine. For Boston and some of greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews (here’s the February post). If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well. Onward to the list for February…
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 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Peter Turnley: Refugees through March 23rd, photojournalism of refugees throughout world. Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, also through March 23rd, includes a variety of artwork (including work by a number of photographyers) focused on nature and the effect of mankind upon it in the 21st Century.
162 Russell, Rockport. I definitely recommend checking out the extended pop-up exhibition at 162 Russell Ave in Rockport (the old CMCA building. The exhibit takes advantage of the beautiful space with collected works from Paul Caponigro, Ni Rong, and Dirk McDonnell. The show extends until February 2nd (that is tomorrow!) and is open Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 pm. You can hear an interview with them about the show here.
Portland Media Center, Portland. “The Way Life Is — Maine Working Families and Communities” has moved to this new location at the Portland Media Center until February 22nd. There is an opening reception I think tonight (!) from 5-8 pm at the Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery at Portland Media Center at 516 Congress St. There is a good article about the exhibition here. This should be a great show if you are in the area and can check it out.