2018-10-04 / Community News

Two-part exhibit opens

Engine held the opening of Drawing I: The Everyday, part one of a two-part exhibition curated by Deborah Whitney, curator/gallerist formerly of Whitney Artworks in Portland Friday, Sept. 28, during the season-finale Biddeford, Saco ArtWalk. The exhibition will run through Oct. 20 and will be followed by Drawing II: The Other Day, which will open 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 and show through Nov. 24. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drawing I: The Every Day will feature works by Terrence Brett, Sabrina Small, Brian Lynch, Paul Ridyard, Alex Sax, Nicola Saunderson, Tanja Kunz, Melinda Barnes, Judith Allen-Efstathiou and Deborah Whitney.

“The Everyday is a collection of works, some made with traditional materials and some not, with subject matter and concepts that are familiar to us, perhaps even surround us, yet are presented in a more compelling way. Thinking about this notion of the everyday, I am incorporating that familiarity with the elements which drawing may convey – beauty, functionality, irony – with an emphasis on economy and simplicity,” Whitney said.

Drawing II: The Other Day will feature works by Terrence Brett, Clint Fulkerson, Deborah Randall, Ling- Wen Tsai, Bridget Spaeth, Noriko Sakanishi, Avy Claire, Kate Beck, and Grace DeGennaro.

“The Other Day, will be a collection of works that are more about abstract concepts – less recognizable imagery with an emphasis on pattern and color. I am thinking about it as music – with big and small notes, a sort of different view of life. Terrance Brett is working on a conceptual piece in which he is responding to a piece of music that he heard years ago and which stayed with him. Please excuse the pun, but, I am riffing on that idea of the connection of our visual and aural senses. I have always envisioned the installation of artwork in a space as music, and this is the first time that I have endeavored to intentionally construct a show around this notion of vision and sound,” Whitney said.

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