Tuesday Talk of New Gallery Models

Sep 13, 2018

Rockland — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., invites the public to a Tuesday Talk Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. with gallerists Tobias Czudej of Waldo Exhibitions, Rockport; and Grant Wahlquist of Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, to discuss New Gallery Models in Maine.

Czudej and Wahlquist are breaking the mold of traditional galleries in the state by bringing cutting-edge national and international contemporary art to their recently opened exhibition venues.

Under Czudej's direction, Waldo Exhibitions is conceived as a series of temporary exhibitions in unique locations. This year's program takes place in a 19th-century former dance hall in an abandoned oceanfront resort in Rockport. Czudej formerly worked for PACE and Gagosian Galleries, two of the world's largest international galleries, and has curated temporary exhibitions in London and New York under the rubric CHEWDAY'S.

Wahlquist is a freelance curator, critic and theorist, formerly based in Los Angeles, where he was affiliated with the Orange County Museum of Art. He now splits his time between Vinalhaven and Portland, where he opened the eponymous Grant Wahlquist Gallery in summer 2017, featuring thought-provoking work by emerging and mid-career artists working in diverse media.

Tuesday Talks at CMCA are free with admission; participants are invited to stay following the talks for further conversation and refreshments. For more information, visit cmcanow.org.

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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