Artist, author, lecturer and digital pioneer John Paul Caponigro will present a stunning collection of never-before-seen images, simultaneously representational and abstract, in his annual open studio exhibit Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7 at 73 Cross Road.

Everyone is cordially invited to tour Caponigro’s state-of the-art studio and experience his new work by viewing prints and portfolios, hearing the artist speak and more. Hours for the popular one-weekend-only event are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The artist will discuss his work each day at 2 p.m.

It has been the artist’s most prolific year to date: thanks to more than 120 new images, three bodies of work, some in progress for 15 years, have been brought to completion. Two new books featuring this work have been released, “Refraction” and “Respiration,” which can be previewed and purchased online at

Photographs from the Refraction series present fragments of geometric patterns rendered as if they are made of light and integrated into fantastic landscapes. Light becomes a tool for understanding unseen levels of reality and the connections between all things in these “light drawings.” The shape of number, geometry, becomes a tool for exploring deeper orders in nature. This work creates a felt connection with the strange, new world-view contemporary science presents to us but which we have not yet come to fully understand, and moves us one step forward toward reconciling relativity.

Images from the Inhalation and Exhalation series display symmetries created from images of water and sky. The resulting patterns reveal a hidden dimension in the world around us and draw forth a rich upwelling of association within us. At once a window into the world around us and a mirror into the world within us, these organic Rorschach patterns are revelatory on multiple levels. this daring new work contains powerful energies that will transport you.

Special preview discounts are available for a limited time only. After the open studio weekend, private viewings may be scheduled by appointment only. For more information including directions, previews, reviews, statements, audio and video, visit the website or send email to

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to