Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture is pleased to announce our upcoming show, Tangle. This one-woman show is an up-close look at some of Maine’s most intricate natural works of art- its trees. Liz Hoag, a Maine artist, has found beauty in the most simple of pleasures; looking at the amazing play of light and sky as it winds around, in and through the branches of the incredible trees that decorate our entire state. We have all spent time looking up and watching the light play in the web of branches overhead. Liz has captured these moments perfectly in this collection of work.
Hoag describes these works as, “cutting it out.” “It is just the branches and the sky and the light,” she says. “It’s balance and shape.” Liz began the collection the winter before last and has added to it this summer. After taking photographs on walks around her neighborhood or local trails, she comes back to her studio. This is where the magic happens. Starting with a dark canvas, or negative space, she builds up by adding light. The result is a “stained glass” image that is both abstract and representational.
The online preview for Tangle opens today, Thursday, October 22nd. Liz does have other work on display in the gallery, which may be viewed on her Artist Page. Please take the time to look into the wonderful world of Liz Hoag.
Tangle by Liz Hoag will run from October 24th to November 25th. We will have an Artist Reception on Saturday, October 24th from 5-7 pm at Maine Art, 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. We hope you will be able to stop by and meet this amazing woman and check out this intriguing new show.
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