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2012 Statewide Juried Showcase (Gallery 07: Marguerite Ogden | Michele A. Caron | Riley Hemmings | Anna Griffin)


 














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Marguerite Ogden - Hallowell, ME (web) | "Prelude" | Collagraph/Monotype Paper | 15"X20"

Marguerite Ogden - Hallowell, ME (web)
Printmaker & Painter

"Prelude" | Collagraph/Monotype Paper | 15"X20"

Artist Statement: "I started to create monotypes when I discovered that the complexities I enjoyed as a painter could be combined with the unexpected pleasures of printmaking. Each new print begins with a feeling of playfulness as I invariably choose the lightest colors to flood the plate. After the first few layers I react to this image. While the paper is beautiful, it lacks depth and strength. Playfulness now gives way to structure as I make critical decisions about additional layers. My drawings, paintings and printmaking represent the stages of my life, what I have gone through, the people and places who have influenced me. My work shows emotional themes common to many people – frustrations, doubts and on the other side – joyfulness and fulfillment. The layering and choices of colors express the different emotions I go through during the printing process. My current work conveys the breaking of boundaries, the struggling and the overcoming of obstacles as my journey evolves." -- Marguerite Ogden

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Michele A. Caron - Buxton, ME (web) | "Suzuri Number 9"| Lettering Enamel on Aluminum Panel | 22"X15"

Michele A. Caron - Buxton, ME (web)
Painter

"Suzuri Number 9"| Lettering Enamel on Aluminum Panel | 22"X15"

Artist Statement: "This monochromatic series has been my focus for the last number of years. It has allowed me to explore the ideas put forth by the Japanese concept of Notan. This study has been informed by many sources, the most prominent has been my study of Arthur Wesley Dow." -- Michele A. Caron

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Michele A. Caron - Buxton, ME (web) | "Suzuri Number 14"| Lettering Enamel on Aluminum Panel | 22"X15"

Michele A. Caron - Buxton, ME (web)
Painter

"Suzuri Number 14"| Lettering Enamel on Aluminum Panel | 22"X15"

Artist Statement: "This monochromatic series has been my focus for the last number of years. It has allowed me to explore the ideas put forth by the Japanese concept of Notan. This study has been informed by many sources, the most prominent has been my study of Arthur Wesley Dow." -- Michele A. Caron

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Riley Hemmings - Hebron, ME (web) | "Stop Sign" | Photograph | 14"X11"

Riley Hemmings - Hebron, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Stop Sign" | Photograph | 14"X11"

Artist Statement: Riley has always been artistic and loves to explore many different mediums. However, when Riley's dad took her out to take some pictures with him one day a few years ago, she couldn't get enough of it and hasn't stopped since. Riley loves to capture the ordinary from a different perspective and give it her own creative twist.

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Anna Ruth Griffin - Portland, ME (web) | "Spike" | Mixed Media | 2''X1"

Anna Ruth Griffin - Portland, ME (web)
Sculptor

"Spike" | Mixed Media | 2''X1"

Artist Statement: Artist Statement: "The direction my work has taken recently has been one of expressive, organic forms juxtaposed with rich, textural details. The material choices I make are to emphasize the incredible nature of the insects that I use as inspiration. Beads, hardware, nails, tacks, cloth, string and a variety of other choices are made to celebrate the brilliance and natural detail of these bugs. I am drawn to sculpture rather than two-dimensional mediums to depict these creatures because I believe the material presence makes them come alive more so than painting or drawing would. I consider these abstracted insects to be a celebration of the creatures that we walk over every day and the distortions that they take on in our minds. My sculptures are exaggerations and distortions of the common insect. The bright shiny beads emphasize their beauty while the tacks and nails reiterate the qualities that terrify us. These forms appear to be crawling and congregating on the walls in a whimsical fashion that is meant to both horrify and excite the audience." -- Anna Ruth Griffin

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Marguerite Ogden – Hallowell, ME (web)

Printmaker & Painter

"Prelude" | Collagraph/Monotype Paper | 15"X20"

Artist Statement: "I started to create monotypes when I discovered that the complexities I enjoyed as a painter could be combined with the unexpected pleasures of printmaking. Each new print begins with a feeling of playfulness as I invariably choose the lightest colors to flood the plate. After the first few layers I react to this image. While the paper is beautiful, it lacks depth and strength. Playfulness now gives way to structure as I make critical decisions about additional layers. My drawings, paintings and printmaking represent the stages of my life, what I have gone through, the people and places who have influenced me. My work shows emotional themes common to many people – frustrations, doubts and on the other side – joyfulness and fulfillment. The layering and choices of colors express the different emotions I go through during the printing process. My current work conveys the breaking of boundaries, the struggling and the overcoming of obstacles as my journey evolves." --Marguerite Ogden

Call 207-623-8020 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Michele A. Caron – Buxton, ME (web)

Painter

"Suzuri Number 9"| Lettering Enamel on Aluminum Panel | 22"X15"

"Suzuri Number 14"| Lettering Enamel on Aluminum Panel | 22"X15"

Artist Statement: "This monochromatic series has been my focus for the last number of years. It has allowed me to explore the ideas put forth by the Japanese concept of Notan. This study has been informed by many sources, the most prominent has been my study of Arthur Wesley Dow." --Michele A. Caron

Call 207-929-8822 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Riley Hemmings – Hebron, ME (web)

Photographer

"Stop Sign" | Photograph | 14"X11"

Artist Statement: Riley has always been artistic and loves to explore many different mediums. However, when Riley's dad took her out to take some pictures with him one day a few years ago, she couldn't get enough of it and hasn't stopped since. Riley loves to capture the ordinary from a different perspective and give it her own creative twist.

Call 207-890-7268 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Anna Ruth Griffin – Portland, ME (web)

Sculptor

Spike" | Mixed Media | 2''X1"

Artist Statement: "The direction my work has taken recently has been one of expressive, organic forms juxtaposed with rich, textural details. The material choices I make are to emphasize the incredible nature of the insects that I use as inspiration. Beads, hardware, nails, tacks, cloth, string and a variety of other choices are made to celebrate the brilliance and natural detail of these bugs. I am drawn to sculpture rather than two-dimensional mediums to depict these creatures because I believe the material presence makes them come alive more so than painting or drawing would. I consider these abstracted insects to be a celebration of the creatures that we walk over every day and the distortions that they take on in our minds. My sculptures are exaggerations and distortions of the common insect. The bright shiny beads emphasize their beauty while the tacks and nails reiterate the qualities that terrify us. These forms appear to be crawling and congregating on the walls in a whimsical fashion that is meant to both horrify and excite the audience." --Anna Ruth Griffin

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