Able Baker Contemporary

January 18th - March 2nd  2019

Able Baker Contemporary
29 Forest Avenue
Portland, Maine

A group exhibition bringing forth a conversation between extreme realism and highly-articulated abstraction.

Philip Brou, Grace DeGennaro, Bill Donovan, Shaina Gates, Carly Glovinski, Mary Hart, Duncan Hewitt,  Isaac Jaegerman, Jim Mullen, Kate Russo, Andrew Scripter, Gail Spaien

Tamarind Institute

Unfolding (Night), lithograph, 26 x 16" each,  2018

New Geometry II

New Geometry II
February 10 - March 10, 2018

Fred Giampietro Gallery
1064 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 

It was 1968 and the first day of New Geometry at Cheshire High School. The teacher passed out the textbook, informing students that a new one was on order and would arrive soon. The old textbook, from the 1950's with it’s solid maroon cover, seemed daunting, having more information than anyone could ever learn. Nerves were heightened with the arrival of this “new” version. It had a jazzy green and pink cover and was full of hard-edged 1960's graphics and color. It soon became clear, that although this new book was teaching the same lessons, it was presenting a fresh perspective. While the rigor was still present, there was a degree of levity that seemed to open a door. “New Geometry” is inspired by those first few days of New Geometry in 1968.​

Amy Vensel, Will Lustenader, Don Voisine, Ruth Hiller, Robert Storr, Power Boothe, Steve Bartlett, Elisa Lendvay, Gregg Blasdel, and Grace DeGennaro.

Ordinary Time

curated by Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

Ordinary Time
​January 19 -April 14, 2018

Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Ordinary Time refers to two periods in the liturgical year in the Catholic church that are not “ordinary” as one might imagine in the sense of common or uninteresting. Ordinary here comes from the Latin word ordinalis, which simply refers to the numbers in a series or how we might order something.

Ordinary Time, the exhibition, refers to the ordering of nature and time, movement, man and machine based on patterns informed by geometry & mathematics, an ordering we don’t necessarily see.

Featuring the paintings of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly, Ordinary Time is an exhibition that reveals there is a structure at work, although one that perhaps is not as straightforward as one might like to believe. Both DeGennaro’s and Lilly’s work helps us become aware of negative spaces, the spaces in-between highlighting the layers upon layers of patterns, shapes and forms that are a result in the “empty” spaces. It is an exhibition in which the unseen becomes as important as the seen, where the counting of time is revealed not in a linear fashion but in multiple dimensions.

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