ELLSWORTH — Courthouse Gallery will present exhibitions Charlie Hewitt, Philip Barter and Rosie Moore Aug. 14- Sept. 6, at 6 Court St. The shows are free.
Charlie Hewitt: “Abstract Paintings and Neon Dreams” Charlie Hewitt is a nationally known Maine-born painter, printmaker, and sculptor. His abstract paintings and recent sculptures using metal and neon lighting are highlighted in the show. Hewitt’s work, which is stylistically rooted in expressionism and surrealism, is both playful and serious, a quality he shares with artists Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, Paul Klee and his mentor Philip Guston. Hewitt is largely influenced by the energetic culture of the mill-towns of Lewiston/Auburn and Brunswick where he grew up. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress in New York and Washington, DC, Portland Museum of Art, and Farnsworth Art Museum, among others.
Philip Barter: “My Maine” Philip Barter’s solo show highlights new paintings and wood reliefs pf fishermen, houses, landscapes and his fondness for Maine’s four distinct seasons, especially fall when the blueberry barrens turn a deep crimson red. A prolific self-taught artist, Barter has become the poet laureate of Down East Maine. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Portland Museum of Art and Farnsworth Art Museum
New Work: Rosie Moore Rosie Moore’s new series of mixed media painting and collages explore her love of color, texture, and line. These energetic still lifes invite the viewer to simply enjoy the glorious shapes and colors. Moore’s work has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Washington, Maryland, Virginia, Mexico and Maine. Moore, who taught at The Studio School in Washingtion D.C, often told her students “A painting is a discovery. The possibilities are infinite.”
For gallery hours and more information on upcoming shows, call 207-667-6611, or visit courthousegallery.com.