shrine installation by James Fangbone
Four Maine Assemblage Artists
August 5 - Sept. 24, 2005
show titled "Assembly Required" features four outstanding Maine based
Portland based artist Margot McCain, who's work evokes the spirit
of Joseph Cornell like no others. This will be a rare opportunity to
see this amazing work that McCain has been hiding away for a while.
Saco based artist Nancy Kureth who Portland art viewers will
be familiar with from shows at Local 188 and The Filament. Small and
delicate, Kureth's work uses lace fabric and jewelry creating a "feminine"
portrait without the cute factor.
Solon based artist James Fangbone has taken the world of religious
shrines and reliquaries and shaken it up like a snow globe. Often using
small suitcases his work evokes a traveling salesman of religious paraphernalia
after he got rolled in a subway.
Portland based assemblage artist Frank Turek will be showing
his latest creations with a focus on "book assemblages", boxed assemblages
that appear within the covers of a book.