A new downtown gallery — 25 Oak Street, owned by Jason Philbrook — will feature the work of four abstract painters during September and October.

“From the Depths” will open with a 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk reception Sept. 2. The show will continue Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3 through 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. daily; then Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. through Oct. 1, concluding with the Oct. 8 art walk from 5 to 8 p.m.

“From the Depths” explores the theme of water, as well as the inner journey of abstract painters who work intuitively. The show of Midcoast Maine artists features work by Katherine Aimone and Steven Aimone of Rockland, Krisanne Baker of Waldoboro and Ingrid Ellison of Camden.

Painter and environmental water activist Baker’s work reflects the ever-changing patterns of water. Her various works, whether paintings or sculptural installations; and her growing list of experimental/documentary short films, shown nationally and internationally, all focus on concerns for water quality, availability and water rights. Baker lives on the Medomak River estuary, and she teaches environmental art, plus 2D and 3D art, at Medomak Valley High School.

Ellison’s geometric and organic work merges the abstract and references to the actual. The Boston-born Ellison is a painter and arts educator working in oil, mixed media and printmaking. She moved here in 2007 and her art reflects her surroundings — shipyards housing old hulls, shells and vestiges of past journeys; and patterns discovered in the erosion of the tide or the planking of a wooden hull.

Katherine Aimone is a painter, arts writer and curator; and she teaches abstract painting workshops called Doing the Work of Your Life. Her gestural work reflects her deep love of the ocean, and she is heavily influenced by walking and biking, taking in what she sees and coming back to her studio to create work. Her series The Floating World references the Edo Period of Japanese history and the Ukiyo prints known as “pictures of the floating world.”

Steven Aimone is a painter, writer and nationally known workshop teacher who teaches abstract painting. He thinks of paintings as living things … and living things are in a continual state of flux. Water, as a primary natural element, continually reincarnates, alternating between forms; and the force of water impacts surrounding forms.

Katherine Aimone’s plunges us into the deep recesses of the subconscious and the ethereal,

Katherine and Steven Aimone live in Rockland and on Monhegan during the summer and fall months; and in Asheville, N.C., the rest of the year. For more information on the show, contact Katherine Aimone at katherine@25oak.com, or by text/phone at (828) 242-5833.

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