Movement – A Two Man Show at The Gallery at Maine Art Hill
Two artists are coming together to celebrate movement in art, one in paint and one in sculpture.
This two-artist show features the works of painter Jeffrey Fitzgerald and sculptor Mark Davis. It opens at 10 AM on Saturday, September 24, for three weeks at The Gallery at Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk. The artists attend the opening reception from 5 to 7 PM on September 24.
“These two talented men capture movement in very different ways,” John Spain, owner of the gallery, says. “Fitzgerald uses acrylic paint on canvas to create the illusion of movement with broad strokes and organic shape. Where Davis bends and shapes metal to form three-dimensional mobiles that not only move with the slightest breeze but also have a feeling of flow that is felt even in stillness.”
Jeffery Fitzgerald, a Maine native, has his home and studio on the southern coast. Though his work leans toward the abstract, the ocean and coastline of his home are an integral part of his inspiration.
“I have been blocking in designs since I could draw a box. The scenes in my head, or now drawings, begin immediately with a set of shapes, whether rocks, sea, or sky, explains Fitzgerald. “My paintings are about the relationship between the marks and brushstrokes in color and its life on canvas.”
Mark Davis is a sculptor based near Boston. Like Fitzgerald, his work is abstract, with bits of realism dangling to create a familiar subject. However, two aspects come into play for Mark Davis. One is each piece’s actual craft and engineering, and the other is the overall concepts behind the body of work. As to the making of each piece, each piece is a small universe, using form and balance as an identity to achieve a fully three-dimensional sculpture that moves and changes as it does so.
” I am playing with many ideas, but there is always a tremendous debt to Alexander Calder. His love of playfulness, movement, and spatial relationships are the foundation of what I do,” says Davis. “From that foundation, I have expanded the field by working with color and fully formed shapes, as opposed to flat cut-out shapes. My more mature work is inspired by painters and sculptors I admire and learn from. Playing constantly with color and form is the greatest joy in my life. And it is endless.”
On Saturday, September 24, Mark Davis and Jeffrey Fitzgerald welcome you to visit this incredible show at The Gallery at Maine Art Hill. These two unique artists form a fabulous duo that shows through October 13. Both artists look forward to discussing their work and process at the opening reception from 5 to 7 PM on Saturday the 24th. The Gallery on Maine Art Hill is at 14 Western Avenue and is open at 10 AM FMI Maine-art.com or 967-2803.
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