“Don Voisine: X/V” will be on view Friday, Sept. 2, through Oct. 23 in the main gallery of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. A reception for Don Voisine and for Lauren Henkin, whose work is on view in the Bruce Brown and Guy D. Hughes galleries, will be held Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited to meet both artists and experience their work.

“Don Voisine: X/V” features work created in the past 15 years by painter Voisine (born 1952), a native of Fort Kent now based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Rooted in the language of architecture, Voisine’s paintings, prints and drawings convey a sense of shifting spatial interactions through the use of symmetry, color, surface and precise, hard-edged forms. The exhibition is the first in-depth look at the artist’s work in his home state. A fully illustrated catalog with an insightful essay on Voisine’s work by fellow artist Ken Greenleaf accompanies the show.

Voisine attended the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art) from 1970 to 1973; and in 1974 studied with William Manning at the alternative Concept Center for Visual Studies, a short-lived but important institution in the state’s art scene in the early 1970s. A central figure in abstract art in New York, Voisine has exhibited there since the early 1980s, along with exhibitions in San Francisco, Chicago, Paris and Berlin.

"To see a large group of Don Voisine’s paintings is to experience not only the basic important tenets of abstract art, but also to learn how the experience gets to the heart of why the best abstract art speaks directly to human perception," Greenleaf writes in his catalog essay.

“Don Voisine: X/V” is sponsored by the Hurley and Weindling Family Charitable Fund. In conjunction with the exhibition, Voisine has made available, exclusive to CMCA, a limited edition print, “Red, hot and cool.” The edition consists of 30 numbered copies and 10 artist’s proofs. Each print has been individually signed and numbered by the artist, and all prints are dated 2016. Prints are available for purchase at the CMCA shop for $225 or online at cmcanow.org for $225 plus $25 shipping and handling. All proceeds from the sale of the prints directly benefit CMCA.

Through Thursday, Sept. 1, CMCA is partially closed for installation of the show. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is $6, free during the art walk. For more information, visit the website.

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