• A Modest Revival: Egg Tempera Now

    Curated by Suzannah Sinclair

    Dahlov Ipcar
    John Gordon Gauld  
    Lee Maxey  
    Abby Shahn  
    Suzannah Sinclair  
    Kathy Weinberg  


    Able Baker Contemporary
    ablebakercontemporary (at) gmail (dot) com
    29 Forest Avenue 
    Portland ME 
    04101

    A Modest Revival: Egg Tempera Now. A tongue in cheek title for an ode to a niche medium that is one of the oldest techniques in paintings. It’s hay day(s) being the Renaissance (1400s), again in the 1800s, and a 20th century revival in the 1930’s with artists like Thomas Hart Benton, Ben Shahn, George Tooker, Andrew Wyeth, and Paul Cadmus. Perhaps there is another burst of renewed interest and devotion of painters here in the Northeast of America (a modest revival) or is this a Baader-Meinhof phenomenon because since I have started painting egg tempera in 2014 I now see it everywhere… #eggtempera

    An artist can make a large-scale egg tempera painting, but most tend to be small, small enough to be done in a home studio which is becoming more realistic for most artists these days in our current mid pandemic world. Egg tempera is like cooking or baking, a bit of science and measurements to get it the cook right but once you know the technique and follow some basic rules, the medium can really be pushed. The paintings are luminous, flat, with endless possibilities.

    These 6 selected artists love the raw and beautiful pigments, embrace the limits and yet push the boundaries of what one can and brush off what you should. This show is a short contemporary story of a contemplative sensibility that is heightened by the paint not laboriously dogged down in the tradition, the history, and the process but instead it vibrates and shines.

  • Ensemble:Together Again

    The Painting Center's on-line exhibition Ensemble: Together Again Aug 5th – Sep 15th

  • Plan B by Kathy Weinberg

    Plan B by Kathy Weinberg available at Staring Problem Press

    Plan B is a layered and intertwining story that takes place in an uncertain future world that is out of resources. A diverse cast of characters, including artists, plumbers, business moguls, space travelers, and a poetic minded police Sergeant go about their lives and professions, intersecting in surprising, sometimes profound ways. Plan B is a mystery story, a science fiction laced narrative, a fairy tale with a dash of art theory, a love letter to, and meditation on, the human spirit in its many forms.

    168 pages in three parts

  • The Missing Half-Second at Able Baker Contemporary

    The Missing Half-Second at Able Baker Contemporary
    curated by John Fireman.
    July 5-Sept 1, 2019.
    Opens First Friday July 5th. 5-8pm.
    29 Forest Ave Portland Maine.

  • Selected Artist in the CMCA Biennial 2018

    Selected Artist in the CMCA Biennial 2018

    Selected artist in the CMCA Biennial 2018

    CMCA Biennial Exhibition: November 3rd, 2018 - March 3rd, 2019

    The Center for Maine Contemporary Art
    21 Winter street, Rockland, ME

    Jurors: Kate Green, Guest Director, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, and Robin K. Williams, Ford Curatorial Fellow, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.

  • Hours and Days, at the Maine Jewish Museum

    Hours and Days, at the Maine Jewish Museum

    Maine Jewish Museum
    267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine—(207) 773-2339
    November 9, 2017- January 7, 2018
    Hours and Days, paintings, clay reliefs and woodblock printed scrolls

    ReviewPortland Press Herald November 16, 2017

  • Summer 2018 exhibition at the LC Bates Museum

    Summer 2018 exhibition at the LC Bates Museum

    Summer 2018 exhibition:
    On and Off the Wire: Birds in Urban and Natural Landscapes LC Bates Museum
    from May 18th, 2018 to October 15th, 2018.

    opening reception: May 11th 5-7pm