Nocturnes at UMF OPENING 9/8

For immediate release:

 

Michel DrogeNocturnes

 

UMF Art Gallery

 

8 September – 9 October 2016

 

Opening reception: Thursday, 8 September 5-7pm, with a conversation with the artist at 5:30

 

In Nocturnes, a new series of large oil paintings, Michel Droge approaches the qualities of night that evoke feelings of the sublime—the powerful and disorienting diminution of the self absorbed by the vastness and impenetrability of the deep night sky and ocean. Climate change and its effect on coastal communities are concerns at the heart of Droge’swork--beneath the mystery and melancholy of her darkly luminous environments runs the artist’s insistent question of how to represent what cannot (yet) be clearly seen?  

 

Michel Droge exhibits internationally. She conducts research in Maine’s island and coastal communities along with her students at the Maine College of Art (MECA).  

The UMF Art Gallery and the Department of Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry are grateful for the generous assistance of the Maine Arts Commission in developing this exhibition. 

The gallery is located at 246 Main Street in Farmington, behind the UMF Admissions Office. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment please contact Sarah Maline, UMF Art Gallery director, at maline@maine.edu or 207-778-1062. Please visit us at artgalleryumf.org

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