Solo shows open Caldbeck season

May 26, 2018
“Burnouts, Double Yellow Line” is a 2015 oil on panel by Jeff Epstein.

Rockland — Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., will open its 37th year with three solo shows, featuring paintings in oil by Jeff Epstein of Cushing and Brooklyn, N.Y.; paintings in oil and in watercolor by Frederic Kellogg of Thomaston and Washington, D.C.; and sculpture in alabaster and soapstone by Anne Kamila Alexander of Windham. The public is invited to a First Friday reception for the artists June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

In “Wires, Poles, Tire Tracks and Weather,” Epstein offers 30 recent paintings in oil on wood panel. All painted in his Cushing neighborhood, they represent various seasons explored, he said, “where the natural and made landscapes overlap.”

Kellogg’s exhibit of paintings in oil and in watercolor will include two large canvases, as well as a selection of smaller paintings.  The subject matter in a number of the works in watercolor on paper are iconic Maine — especially Midcoast Maine —, expressed in what can be called a Contemporary Realism.

Alexander’s new work in alabaster and soapstone includes 20 recent carvings, all based on the natural seed forms she encountered last fall at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, an Artist in Residency program in Jefferson run by Maine Farmland Trust. Alexander’s work explores the form and function of natural shapes.

These shows will run through July 7. Caldbeck Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 594-5935 or email caldbeck@midcoast.com.

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

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