We have all seen them, these ‘free-range’ children. Some of us were even lucky enough to have been one. They are the children who head out the door with bathing suits on underneath their clothes on a bicycle that used to belong to someone else. They are the children who, when the first light of day breaks, “go play” until summoned home for a meal, or more likely, bed-time. They are the children of Maine.
When speaking with Philip about this show, some specific pieces of work, and how he moves through the creation of his work, he paraphrased Jackson Pollack. “It’s about the paint and the process, its not about the artist.”
To uncover the secrets and stories behind a piece of art is one thing, to discover the physical secrets hidden underneath the paint is quite another.
Next Saturday, June 27th, from 5-7 pm, Philip Frey will host the opening of his solo show, New Work, with Maine Art Shows. All three rooms of the gallery at 10 Chase Hill will be filled with pieces Philip has put together for this one-man show.
Appreciation for a painting grew ten fold when both artist and patron were able to share memories of a place so perfectly captured on canvas.
It is definitely a treat to wander through the rooms with nothing but silence to critique the work. Time is undisturbed as the memories and visions of Philip Frey spill into each room. Views of Acadia National Park and Schoodic Pennisula, abstracts of water and sky, and children captured in play complete the celebration of summer.
When heading into Kennebunkport from Rt. 9 it is impossible to miss Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture. Known for the large display of Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures in the front yard, Maine Art has greeted visitors and locals alike for over twenty years now.
Everyone sees through a different eye. Beauty, as well as art, is objective. Even artists stand before the same landscape, encapsulated by the same surroundings, yet the results captured on canvas vary in a way that is indescribable.
It was only after a conversation with Vermont State Curator, David Schutz, that Susan truly began to understand her work’s connection to the concept of reflection.
The image she created is one of new growth scattered with the multitude of colors wildflowers in Maine bring.