OCTOBER 20, 2018 at 6 p.m.
PANEL WITH "PRINTERS WITHOUT MARGINS: A FELLOWSHIP FOR CHANGE"
PICKWICK PRESS AT SPEEDWELL//projects
Pickwick Independent Press is a community print shop in Portland, Maine that as had the opportunity to give six activists a fellowship this year. Each Fellow was guided through the process of printing and distributing their own supporting materials. This panel will host and highlight these fellows as they talk about their activism, the printed matter they created at Pickwick, and then disseminated into their larger communities. Posters, postcards, broadsides, books, and apparel were created in service of youth advocacy, sexual exploitation of women, immigration, communities of color, and de-stigmatizing addiction. Come learn about the entire Printers Without Margins project and see the work made by these artist-activists.
OCTOBER 16 - OCTOBER 21, 2018
BARÇA/BARZAC - PAPA MENDY
We will be hosting a pop up shop featuring furniture by Senegalese artist Papa Mendy in conjunction with Traces, Tracks, and Pathways. Each piece is handcrafted and made one-of-a-kind from repurposed wood sourced from traditional West African boats.
"The canoe is legendary. Noah used it to save humanity. Westerners have used it for four centuries
for the needs of the slave trade. My African brothers use it for illegal immigrants to the West. I turn it into furniture as a sign of hope." - Papa Mendy
More information can be found here: MECA
Traces, Tracks, and Pathways is a group exhibition on Immigration in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA and Colby College.
OCTOBER 26 - DECEMBER 1, 2018
SOLO SHOW WITH ALISON HILDRETH
Alison's sources are often derived from literature and history. In her current body of work she has been combining disparate ideas concerning migrations, refugees, medical drawings, astronomy, architectural traces, and more. Visual representations of these interests appear as a shape shifting progression where one image morphs into another, changes but still holds the prior imprint.
After graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in Art History, Hildreth worked in New York and went to night school at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Art. Hildreth then moved to Maine where she continued her studies in studio art and graduated from the Maine College of Art in 1976. She taught for a number of years as a non-resident instructor at the Maine College of Art, Vermont College and Lesley University. Since that time Hildreth has had several studios in Portland and is now located at the Bakery Studios at 61 Pleasant Street. Her practice includes mixed
media drawing, painting, printmaking, and installation work. Her work is included
in numerous collections and has been featured in exhibitions nationally and internationally.
FIRST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
THE BAKERY PHOTO COLLECTIVE'S ANNUAL PHOTO A GO-GO
We are delighted to once again host the Bakery Photo Collective's Annual Photo A Go-Go auction and event. This is a wonderful night featuring live music and photography from artists in Maine and abroad.
MID FEBRUARY - LATE MARCH
MARCH - APRIL
May - Mid June 2019
4-REAL? FOUR VIEWS
Four Views is a group show which includes four artists taking formally distinct paths to re-imagine known subjects. Mary Behrens, Vico Fabbris, Mary Louise Geering, and Jan Lhormer employ unlikely combinations of visual means to highlight ambiguities in perception and challenge belief systems. All four artists emerged from the 1980s, a decade in which visual artists often veered away from being defined by a particular school and rather embraced a more complex development of intersecting and sometimes overlapping styles. These artists appropriate aspects of these 1980s idioms in varying ways - aspects embedded within the formal and conceptual choices of each.
(There will be a gallery talk accompanying this exhibition with at least two of the artists discussing their work and answering questions from visitors).