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2012 Statewide Juried Virtual Showcase (Gallery 04: Charles L. Dufour | Arla Patch | Paul Oberst & Patrick McNamara)


 














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Charles Laurier Dufour - Belfast, ME (web) | "Memories" | Photograph | "16X24"

Charles Laurier Dufour - Belfast, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Memories" | Photograph | "16X24"

Artist Statement: ""I like to create images that capture the continuity that exists between the human figure and the surrounding environs." --Charles Laurier Dufour

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Arla Patch - Bryant Pond, ME (web) | "b.1950J" | Archival Photograph | 19"X13"

Arla Patch - Bryant Pond, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"b.1950J" | Archival Photograph | 19"X13"

Artist Statement: "This portfolio is the most recent in a decade of images that celebrate the body. Childhood trauma created the need to regain a connection to my body and in the early 2000s I created a portfolio of work called A BODY STORY (and a book by the same name). The photographs were made by projecting a slide of nature onto myself and reshooting that image in the dark. I then shared that process with women in prison and teen girls at risk and called those images FINDING GROUND: GIRLS AND WOMEN IN RECOVERY. A book by the same name was published in 2010. In this portfolio, "b.1950," I am celebrating and honoring this reclaimed relationship with my body as I turn 60. The images I used for projection onto myself are watercolors I did earlier in my career. In this way, I am connecting my younger self with a more healed and embodied self, the photography having been the balm that got me there." -- Arla Patch

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Paul Oberst - Freedom, ME (web)
and Patrick McNamara - Cape Neddick, ME (web)
"Summoning" | Archival Ultrachrome Print | 28"X38"

Paul Oberst - Freedom, ME (web)
Sculptor and Painter

Patrick McNamara - Cape Neddick, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Summoning" | Archival Ultrachrome Print | 28"X38"

Artist Statement: Paul Oberst and Patrick McNamara have combined over 30 years of Oberst's interdisciplinary art work with as many years of McNamara's photography to collaboratively create the Banded Men Series. The photographs in this body of work are part of a much larger project of both men and women representing each decade in the lives of each. This series of images show males in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The models are not professionals. They are friends or associates who were asked to join in this project not even knowing the other participants in most cases. The black and white banding pays homage to trickster and clown body painting and costuming the world over. Most importantly, the artists honor the Clown Kachinas of the Southwest Pueblo Indians who celebrate great human mysteries in their liberating presences and performances. -- Paul Oberst and Patrick McNamara

Paul Oberst Call 207-382-3133 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Patrick McNamara Call 207-363-8474 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it















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More Information About the Maine Artists in this Gallery:


Charles Laurier Dufour – Belfast, ME (web)

Photographer

"Memories" | Photograph | "16X24"

Artist Statement: "I like to create images that capture the continuity that exists between the human figure and the surrounding environs." --Charles Laurier Dufour

Call 207-338-6448 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Arla Patch – Bryant Pond, ME (web)

Photographer

"b.1950J" | Archival Photograph | 19"X13"

Artist Statement: "This portfolio is the most recent in a decade of images that celebrate the body. Childhood trauma created the need to regain a connection to my body and in the early 2000s I created a portfolio of work called A BODY STORY (and a book by the same name). The photographs were made by projecting a slide of nature onto myself and reshooting that image in the dark. I then shared that process with women in prison and teen girls at risk and called those images FINDING GROUND: GIRLS AND WOMEN IN RECOVERY. A book by the same name was published in 2010. In this portfolio, "b.1950," I am celebrating and honoring this reclaimed relationship with my body as I turn 60. The images I used for projection onto myself are watercolors I did earlier in my career. In this way, I am connecting my younger self with a more healed and embodied self, the photography having been the balm that got me there." --Arla Patch

Call 207-665-2224 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


COLLABORATIVE WORK:

Paul Oberst – Freedom, ME (web) | Sculptor & Painter

Patrick McNamara – Cape Neddick, ME (web) | Fine Art Photographer

"Summoning" | Archival Ultrachrome Print | 28"X38"

Artist Statement: Paul Oberst and Patrick McNamara have combined over 30 years of Oberst's interdisciplinary art work with as many years of McNamara's photography to collaboratively create the Banded Men Series. The photographs in this body of work are part of a much larger project of both men and women representing each decade in the lives of each. This series of images show males in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The models are not professionals. They are friends or associates who were asked to join in this project not even knowing the other participants in most cases. The black and white banding pays homage to trickster and clown body painting and costuming the world over. Most importantly, the artists honor the Clown Kachinas of the Southwest Pueblo Indians who celebrate great human mysteries in their liberating presences and performances. --Paul Oberst and Patrick McNamara

Paul Oberst Call 207-382-3133 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Patrick McNamara Call 207-363-8474 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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