CAROL EISENBERG and DIANNE SCHELBLE are the featured artists
in our SUNDAY, SEPT. 6th opening.
Carol and Dianne will be in attendance from 3 – 5 pm.
Appropriate precautions will be taken.
Show runs through Monday, October 5th.
Although they read as paintings, these lushly colored photographic images of trees, flowers and birds are digitally ‘’constructed’’ by means of various blending, erasing and transforming techniques. They are further altered by modifications to hue and saturation … and by the insertion of appropriated imagery, gestural strokes or other marks. All of the imagery has been exclusively created and arranged by the artist.
The images are slyly subversive in that although they depict nature, which connotes ‘’beauty,’’ they are replete with urban components in the form of paint, plaster, dirt, words, graffiti or other elements transposed from city walls and sidewalks. The scarred surfaces speak to Carol’s lifelong struggle against feelings of helplessness in the face of injustice, her drive to rebel against conformity, her need to rescue what is damaged and her attraction to the sensuality in decay.
Carol earned an MFA in Media Studies and Photography from Maine Media Workshops + College after a 30 year career as an attorney. In August/ Sept. 2020 The Maine Jewish Museum in Portland will host a solo exhibition of Carol’s work and her work is featured in the August 2020 issue of Decor Maine.
Not unlike the urban escapee homesteaders that arrived in Maine a generation ahead of her, Dianne lives with nature inside and out. The space she designed and handcrafted with her husband is carefully considered. Form, function and utility are paramount, but every thoughtfully selected object she surrounds herself with seems to be beautiful. She is a painter’s painter, and highly regarded by her peers. Her work is gestural and energetic. Bold colors are applied with wide brushes and the light is always intriguing. These current works are an expression of her wonderment and fascination with the architecture and nature around her.
Dianne’s work was featured in Palette Magazine with six pages and ten images in an article called “Gutsy Color, Poetic Light – Maine artist Dianne Schelble Captures a Moment” by Martha Wakefield. Her work is part of the United States Art Bank’s permanent collection and thirteen works were installed in a major office building in Washington, D.C. Dianne received her BA from the University of Michigan School of Art in the late 60’s and after an early career in illustration and architectural design, she has spent the better part of 45 years painting and continuing her education through workshops.
* We are happy to show you work from our artists anytime!
Please email us at email@example.com or call/text our cell at
207-542-9895 to set up an appointment.
REGULAR HOURS THROUGH SEPTEMBER:
Mon – Sat ~ 11 – 5
Sunday ~ 12 – 4