ROCKLAND — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), 21 Winter St., invites the public to a dialogue between artist David Row and exhibition curator Suzette McAvoy, discussing the artist’s landmark solo exhibition, “The Shape of Things.” This closing event will be followed by a reception where Row will sign copies of the newly released catalog accompanying the exhibition.

This event is offered free of charge and will be held in person Sunday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. in CMCA’s Main Gallery and streamed to Facebook Live.

“The Shape of Things” is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s work in his home state. Born in Portland in 1949, Row is a multi-generational Mainer.

Known for his use of irregularly-shaped canvases and rich colors, Row manipulates symbols of infinity and juncture—ellipses and x’s—to create spatially complex compositions that transform the illusory two-dimensional painted plane into multi-perspectival infinite space. Citing the unabashed physicality of Row’s work, art critic Stephen Maine has described it as “calisthenic abstraction.”

This is the final in-person viewing of “The Shape of Things,” “S.B. Walker | Nor’east,” “Will o’ the Wisp,” and “SCREEN: Cherrie Yu,” as these CMCA exhibitions close at 5 p.m. CMCA’s galleries reopen Oct. 1.

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