Mix of media at Art Space
Rockland — Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., will host a First Friday opening reception July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Art Space Gallery is home to works by 19 artists, a few of whom are featured each month in the gallery’s front salon. Featured in July are monotype prints by Anne Wooster, paintings by Hannah Nelsbach, forged artwork by metalsmith Lara Max and fine art figure and nature photography by Charles Laurier Dufour.
Using fresh, succulent verdant ferns harvested locally, Wooster creates monotype prints using oil-based etching inks, forever fixing each plant’s impression on paper. Wooster has added a delicate touch of paint to some of these works.
Nelsbach's bold and colorful paintings are fancifully imaginative and often textural, as she creatively utilizes paper, pencil, canvas, acrylic paints, pastel, fiberglass, wood, gouache and occasionally even bone china.
Inspired by the natural surroundings on her small farm, Max uses traditional blacksmithing techniques combining hammer blows and high heat to forge metal into art. Her work includes marsh birds, truly perennial copper flowers and steel ringing bowls.
Primarily recognized for his nature photography and inimitable fine art figure work, Dufour will exhibit newly created pieces as well as a few recent award winners. He describes some of his work as narrative, like a story.
The balance of Art Space Gallery displays the works of 15 more artists, adorning the walls in two additional rooms and a hallway. All media exhibited. For more information and examples of the artists’ works, visit artspacemaine.com.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.