Dowling Walsh hosts diverse trio

Jul 26, 2014
Tadashi Moriyama and strives to illustrate analogies across topics including cities and memories, dreams and myths, home and displacement.

Rockland — Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St., will open three exhibitions showcasing the work of Colin Page, Eric Hopkins and Tadashi Moriyama during a 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk reception Aug. 1. The shows will run through Aug. 30.

“Colin Page: Summer” highlights Maine’s iconic summer scenes from the artist’s vantage point as a father in Midcoast Maine. The show includes landscape, still life and figure paintings. Baltimore-raised Page attended the Rhode Island School of Design, transferring to Cooper Union with a concentration on painting. Upon graduation, he lived in New York City for three years and was an active member in its art world. In Maine, he has found more diverse landscapes and time to devote to his art.

“Eric Hopkins: Atmospheres” features large-scale oil paintings of Maine’s coastline. Maine native Hopkins has engaged numerous people through his art and with his thoughts about life on this Big Blue Planet, capturing the dynamic forces and rhythms of nature in watercolors, oils, blown glass, mixed media and photography. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School; and exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Waterfall Arts Center, University of Maine Museum of Art and a number of galleries nationally.

Moriyama is a multi-media artist, working in painting and drawing, animation and sculpture. He has been influenced by science and science fiction, medieval paintings from East and West, Buddhist philosophy and beyond; and strives to illustrate analogies across topics including cities and memories, dreams and myths, home and displacement.

Born and raised in Japan before moving to the United States in 2001, Moriyama studied at Tyler School of Art and University of Pennsylvania. He has exhibited in Japan, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Italy and across the United States. He lives and works in California.

Dowling Walsh Gallery is located directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment Sundays and Mondays. For more information, visit dowlingwalsh.com or call 596-0084.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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