Repurposed pareidolia in Port Clyde

Aug 16, 2014
“Corrugated Design” is an assemblage by Greg Pinto.

Port Clyde — The Port Clyde Art Gallery will present the works of Greg Pinto from Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Sept. 8. The public is invited to attend a reception Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Pinto is the proprietor of G.P.I. Custom Picture Framing in Rockland. A 2004 transplant from Florida, he does not plan on ever leaving Maine. Avoiding labels and definitions as a matter of principle, the best description of his work would be figurative assemblages created from recycled and repurposed found objects wrought into representational figures. He also creates geometric hanging wall designs using reclaimed packaging materials such as corrugated boards and tubes.

Pinto’s mission is threefold: to make something enjoyable to view; to find extraordinary uses for ordinary objects; and to employ his own sense and recognition of pareidolia (finding images and meanings in objects).

Pinto’s works and those of the 11 members of the Port Clyde Art Gallery may be enjoyed in the Red Barn at the Seaside Inn, Route 131 in the village, Wednesdays through Mondays from noon to 6 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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