Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St., presents an exhibition of recent paintings by Jim Condron through July 28. An artist reception’s Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. coincides with the downtown First Friday Art Walk; Winter Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4:45 to 8 p.m. to accommodate the festivities.

The exhibition marks Condron’s first with the gallery and includes works completed during a residency at the Heliker LaHotan Foundation, Great Cranberry Island. The show’s title, “I Quit,” refers to the artist’s recent forfeiting of rigid ideas of what a painter and a painting is.

Condron’s thickly painted abstractions in vibrant colors are set off by supports covered in fine silk, leather and repurposed animal fur. These materials complement the tactile quality of the work. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., and Connecticut, Condron lives and works in Baltimore. He earned his MFA at the Hofffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art; and his undergrad degree in art and English from Colby College. He also studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Since 1993, Condron has studied with his mentor, Rohini Ralby. His work appears nationally and internationally in galleries and museums as well as in corporate, university, public and private collections.

Yvette Torres Fine Art hours are Wednesday s through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by chance or appointment. For more information call 332-4014 or visit yvettetorresfineart.com.

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