Finding the 'Middle Site' at Carver Hill
Rockport — Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will open "Middle Site," a solo show, with a First Friday reception for artist Megan Hinton July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Carver Hill also will host an artist's talk the next day, Saturday, July 7 at 1 p.m., which will be followed by a reception until 4 p.m.
This recent body of work depicts scenes around Hinton's nautical surroundings — swimmers, wharfs, schools of fish, flocks of birds and fleets of boats — and is an expansion of the style she has been working on for some years. The work evidences a dynamic surface due to a variety of paint applications including washes of large brushwork, dripping paint and thick slabs of pigment.
"These paintings arise from the location between memory and experience; they occupy a chronological and spatial 'middle site,' before the emotional nostalgic memory but after the experience of seeing," Hinton said.
Hinton studied at Ohio Wesleyan and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and earned a master's degree in studio art at New York University. To read learn more about the artist, visit carverhillgallery.com. Carver Hill is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. other days of the week.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.