Caldwell brings ‘Edges’ to Bonnie Farmer

Jun 30, 2018
Paintings by Jill Caldwell, left, and assemblages by Bonnie Farmer meet in “Edges.”

Rockland — Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 Main St. in the South End, presents its guest artist for the month of July, abstract painter Jill Caldwell of Key West, Fla., and Rockland. The show is pushing Farmer to edges she's never been before — edges where Caldwell lives. The public is invited to celebrate “Edges” during the First Friday Art Walk, July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Color is how Caldwell relates to the world; her abstract paintings are about time, experiences and relationships. Her process involves layering and removing of paint, moments of reflection, mixing textures and editing and revealing as the painting evolves.

The gallery has evolved out of Farmer's moving back to the coast eight years ago, beginning to create assemblage art and now having an opportunity for a gallery just below her studio. She said Caldwell's work “energizes me and it is adding more color to my work.” Both artists are busy producing new, smaller, affordable pieces for this show. Farmer’s black and white fine art documentary photographs also are on exhibit.

Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery is open Thursday s through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m.; and during First Friday Art Walks in July and August. There is plenty of parking off Holmes Street. For more information, call 542-2679.

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

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