Archives: Exhibitions

One Hand Clapping: Jo Sandman

Sandman’s innovative artistic practice explores complex interconnections between the physical world and the structural underpinnings of abstraction. Working with a variety of materials, including traditional artist tools and supplies, found objects, industrial hard goods and soft goods, Sandman realigns the connections between painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and assemblage with highly personal imagery. Each outcome is a supposition about the natural world and her own self-study.  Sandman studied with…

Remember the Ladies: Women Painters in Ogunquit, 1900-1950

Women have long been the subject of art, traditionally depicted as objects of beauty, or engaged in domestic and practical arts. When regarded for their achievements as creators of fine art, women of the Ogunquit colony may be remembered as vanguards of American arts and culture throughout the 20th-century. Trained at Charles Woodbury’s “Summer School…

Kahlil George Gibran: The Surface and Below

The first focused exploration of its kind, this exhibition examines a finite selection of paintings from Kahlil Gibran’s early and formative years as a Boston Expressionist. Working in encaustic and oil—alongside contemporaries including Mark Tobey, Karl Zerbe and Maud (Cabot) Morgan—Gibran’s visual meditations on mysticism and abstraction identify the immediacy, beauty and prescience of painting. The exhibition, organized by OMAA with guest curator Anthony Moore, includes 12 works of art painted between…

Light Southerly: Henry Strater in Verde Valley

In the wake of the economic collapse that triggered the Great Depression, and following his first one-man exhibition at Montross Gallery in New York City, artist and OMAA founder Henry Strater explored 2,000 miles of Southwestern territory before settling in the copper-mining, cattle-raising community of Rimrock, Verde Valley, Arizona. Strater’s winter sojourns between 1931 and…

The View From Narrow Cove

Opening its 68th season, OMAA reimagines the Barn Gallery Associates Wing with a rotation of selections from the permanent collection as well as recent acquisitions from the Estate of Michael Kenslea, OMAA board president emeritus. Exploring the roots of the Ogunquit’s heritage as a premier art colony from the late 19th century, the view from…

Charles Woodbury: Open Studio

Held over through 2021, this “living history” installation reimagines Woodbury’s workspace as it appeared between the 1890s through the end of his life. As founder of the Ogunquit Summer School of Drawing and Painting, Charles Woodbury is credited with formalizing Ogunquit’s reputation as a premier art colony. The original Woodbury studio – now a summer rental property near the Ogunquit…

Art’s Ball: Wood Gaylor & American Modernism, 1913-1936 

Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957) was a prime mover in the New York art scene from the 1910s to the 1930s, but has been unjustly overlooked by art historians. The exhibition spotlights Gaylor’s contributions to the heady and vibrant post-Armory Show American art world, in which groups of artists—some well-known, others forgotten—collaborated to promote the cause of modern art. Gaylor’s paintings, teeming with color and action,…

Life Streams: Alberto Rey, Cuban-American Artist

Alberto Rey’s work explores identity, place, and the natural environment. While Rey’s early work investigates the experience of dislocation brought about through the immigration experience of Cuban Americans, more recent work explores biological regionalism as a means to reconnect local audiences with their unprotected natural resources. Rey’s native fish series began with small studies of fish in the landscapes where they were caught. The series continues with larger, ten-foot paintings, videos, water data, large–scale maps, and informational panels about the history of the stream and the communities that…

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