Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine
For more information: Nancy Walker; 207-775-3052; meca.edu
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12pm, Artist Lecture: Gary Stephan, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Osher Hall
New York based painter Gary Stephan’s work has been collected by The Guggenheim Museum of Art, The Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art. Noted American art critic Peter Schjedahl once wrote that Gary Stephan’s work “provides timely grist to the timeless mill of the soul.” Exhibiting since the late 1960s, Stephan traffics in an idiosyncratic abstraction that is free from declarative statements as to what the painting should be, what it should mean, or what it expresses. Instead, his pieces vacillate, suggest, and undermine.