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Yvette Torres Fine Art Opens 5/24

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Hed. Yvette Torres Fine Arts opens for season
Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St., Rockland, Maine will open for the season on Friday, May 24.

The scheduled exhibitions include:
Eastport artist Arthur Cadieux’s exhibit “The Edge Of Spring” opens Friday, May 24. An Artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk.

The artist, considers himself a Downeast Expressionist and the exhibit includes oils on canvas and paper. Each large landscape is taken from Downeast imagery and reveals nature about to shed its winter stillness before warming up to its inevitable animation in the changing spring light. Cadieux’s expressive style observes nature in anticipation, nature in readiness for change.

Speaking of the series Cadieux remarks, “I use Downeast images as a pretext to create the paintings within me. I use nature as a jumping off place to make those feelings within come alive in the work, sometimes even disregarding the rules of good taste in order to create a successful painting.”

Jim Condron, a Colby graduate, will follow with an exhibit of his abstract paintings from June 28 – July 28. The reception will be held on Friday July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Originally from Long Island, NY and Connecticut, Condron lives and works in Baltimore, MD. He earned his MFA at the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and a BA in Art and English from Colby College, Waterville, ME (1992). He also studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (1993-’95). Since 1993, Condron has studied with Rohini Ralby, the artist’s mentor. His work appears nationally and internationally in galleries and museums as well as in corporate, university, public and private collections.

“Now and Then”, the work of well-known Maine artist, Charles DuBack, includes selections of his life’s work. The exhibit takes place from Aug. 2 to Sept. 2. Opening reception will be held Aug. 2 from 5 -to 8 p.m.

A long time resident of Tenants Harbor, DuBack came to Maine to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He also winters near Sarasota and obtains inspiration from the panoply of colors found in Florida’s flora and fauna. DuBack’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the world.

“We are excited to be able to show this sampling of his work in several mediums and spanning several decades. All the works are from the artist’s own collection and are presented below from his most recent pieces to ones from the 1970’s,” says Yvette Torres, gallery owner.

Henry Isaacs will bring his paintings down to Rockland from Little Cranberry Island for his exhibit, Sept. 6 to Oct. 14. The artist reception is still to be determined.

Over the past thirty- plus years the natural and inhabited landscape have evolved as the consistent subject for Isaacs’ pictures. From gestural abstractions to more realistically defined images, these have clear origins from his many years of observational, anatomical and studio work. His great love of nature is evident in his views of glistening snowfields and staccato-like visions of desert flowers, in the luminous violet of storms as well as in the warm bright reds of sunlit flowers.

Isaacs received degrees in painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He has taught in art schools in Britain, Italy, and the US., and maintains a home and studio on Little Cranberry Island off the coast of Maine.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or by appointment.
A catalog of the exhibit is available by emailing ytfa@midcoast.com or calling 207-332-4014 or 888-777-1077
Yvette Torres Fine Art
21 Winter St.
Rockland ME 04841
P.O. Box 163
South Bristol ME 04568
Gallery hours: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or by appointment.
A catalog of the exhibit is available by emailing ytfa@midcoast.com or calling 207-332-4014 or 888-777-1077.

Yvette Torres Fine Art
21 Winter Street
Rockland ME 04841

PO Box 163
South Bristol, ME 04568