Paintings by Marc Leavitt at Aarhus Gallery in Belfast

Posted July 22, 2014, at 8:19 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast, ME

For more information: 207-338-0001;

BELFAST, Maine — Belfast Artist Marc Leavitt will be guest artist at Aarhus Gallery for the month of August. The show runs July 29-Aug. 31, with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday Aug. 1.

Marc Leavitt is an artist who investigates, examines and studies, images, text, signs and music, with a paint brush and color. His research manifests as multilayered abstract paintings, but only after days, sometimes weeks of analysis of color relationships which in turn require more visual discussion and particularization. Predetermined colors that seem “wrong” together create excitement in the heart of this artist, this color psychotherapist, because they present the artist with a meaty problem to be worked, explored, layered and refined to be made “right”. Marc leavitt’s oil paintings exude a scrumptious attention to detail, layer over meticulous layer.

Marc’s paintings and works on paper have been placed in U.S. and international collections and featured in Architectural Digest and other publications. Selected local juried exhibitions include, the ‘I-95 Triennial—From Connecticut to Maine’ at the University of Maine Museum of Art, and CMCA’s ‘Art to Collect Now’.

Aarhus invites the public to meet the artist and share in his meditative observations of color, language, and the grid in his first solo exhibition with the gallery.

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