Jon Imber: Power of the Mark at Greenhut Galleries

Posted July 24, 2014, at 2:06 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland, Maine

For more information: 207-772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com

Opening Reception Thurs. Aug 7 from 5-7pm, exhibit runs through August 30.

Power of the Mark is an exhibition of Jon Imber’s pastel drawings from the 1990’s. This exhibition is particularly cogent in that it was one of the final shows Jon curated last winter (along with Peggy Greenhut Golden) at a time when his ALS was progressing rapidly. He delighted in knowing that this particular body of work would be exhibited as it documents a chapter in his life in Stonington when he and his wife, the artist Jill Hoy were courting…..a time of pure joy. The rich, colorful, bold and gestural strokes are a prelude to his later paintings.

A new DVD titled Jon Imber: My Left Hand directed by Richard Kane and produced in conjunction with the Union of Maine Visual Artists is a remarkable record of Jon’s determination to continue to paint as his ALS progressed. It is a real testament to his tenacity, courage and passion to paint. An abbreviated version of the film will be shown during the run of the exhibit.

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