ROCKLAND — Carver Hill Gallery of Camden presents a pop-up exhibition at the Yellow Warehouse, 20 Winter St. (across from CMCA), opening Friday, July 1, titled “Reboot: All Play, No Work,” featuring the work of Adam Umbach and Kaylie Kaitschuck. The artists will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk to say hello and answer questions. Music and refreshments will be provided. The show runs through July 30.

“Another Garden Scene” by Adam Umbach.

After living locally on Islesboro and later in East Hampton, N.Y., Umbach currently resides in Brooklyn. He received a B.F.A. in Painting from The University of Wisconsin in 2009 and is represented nationally. He began his painting career with minimalist canvases based on the enigmatic names of color swatches. Umbach’s creative approach has expanded to experiments with abstraction, geometric painting, and expressionism. The evolution of Umbach’s painting is markedly influenced by the maritime imagery and seaside colors from his time living in East Hampton and Islesboro but also by the graphic style of New York City’s architecture and graffiti. Umbach’s work pairs formalist explorations with realistic depictions of recognizable objects, including boats, toys such as rubber ducks and teddy bears, and pink flamingo lawn ornaments. A biographical painter, Umbach’s chosen subjects, which often repeat through differing bodies of work, belong to a personal and familial iconography.

Kaitschuck lives in Detroit and received her MFA in Fiber and Textile Design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hill, Mich. in 2021. She holds a BFA in Fiber and Textile Designs from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She is a 2021 Microgrant Recipient from Red Bull House of Arts and received the 2020 Robert C. Larson Art, Design and Architecture Venture Award. Kaitschuck uses machine embroidery to illustrate colorful dreamscapes scribbled with yarn. These psychedelic embroideries emulate her dreams, anxieties and humorous idealizations. “Starting from a simple sketch, I collage icons and symbols to blend together into a confusing yet relatable reality. These works are an outlet for my mind to try to stay at ease during the very confusing time we are all in,” she said. “The act of scribbling with yarn becomes meditative and sends me back to my first days using crayons. I find comfort in the material I use. I think I gravitate towards fiber and yarn because it’s cozy and inviting. My embroideries are like blankets on a wall. The texture reminds me of home.”

This is Carver Hill Gallery’s fifth year hosting pop-ups in Rockland’s Yellow Warehouse. For more information, visit or call (207) 975-6563.

“Long’s Farm” by Kaylie Kaitschuck.

“Shark Talk” by Adam Umbach.