Everyone is invited to view Jean Kigel’s new paintings Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12 through 14, at the mid-century modern Brick House Gallery, 176 Winslow Mills Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days, and there will be an opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Now in its 18th season, Kigel’s annual “Eastern Views” show combines motifs from Asia and Maine. This year, she presents an unexpectedly broader vision, depicted in a style she calls geometric-realism. These paintings include slices of the sea and land.    Landscapes and other seascapes in this series are reminiscent of color field paintings, often with no recognizable anchor. Kigel’s current studio practice revolves around a whimsical series of attic windows from Rockland, Warren and Waldoboro.

“I like both abstraction and realism in art, and I work to combine the two. However, my subject matter leans towards realism,” she said. “I look for interesting shapes to give feeling to the painting. Then I work with the color to create harmony and mood.”

As usual, this show also presents a blend of more realistic paintings using watercolor and Asian brush techniques. Flowers are favorites, but almost any subject, from kitchen artifacts to insects, captures her attention.

An award-winning member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the Union of Maine Visual Artists, Kigel has work in galleries in Maine, Massachusetts and New York City. For more information, preview this exhibit at jeankigel.com or call 975-3262.

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