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  • Karle Woods

Lynne Barr has been a working artist since 2016, after publishing three books with Stuart, Tabori & Chang/Abrams in which she developed new techniques, stitch patterns, and constructions for hand knitters. In 2021, Barr had her first solo show, Telling Stories, at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was awarded a Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission in support of this show.

Barr received a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Art from the University of Miami. She was raised in Coral Gables, Florida, and currently lives in Cornish, Maine.

What do we show the world of ourselves, and what do we choose to keep private? How well do we really know ourselves and why do we choose to believe what we do? These are among the questions that interest me as I work and reflect on my own behavior and beliefs and the behavior and beliefs of others, particularly in our current political climate. Also, as religion is ever more influential on politics and policies enacted and retracted in this country, my concern about religion plays a prominent role in my work.

  • Karle Woods

After winning a Charles Burchfield scholarship in 1976, Kenny Cole studied drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, earning a B.F.A. in 1981. He exhibited extensively in alternative spaces in and around New York City until moving to Maine in 1994. Here he has continued to exhibit in alternative spaces and was awarded the 2012 Spring Monhegan Artists Residency, exhibited an interactive solo installation at the Zillman Art Museum, University of Maine in January 2014 and in 2017 he was awarded a mid career Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant.

"I began my art career with a desire to take on relevant content that could address and engage power structures. Much of my work has since gained an activist perspective in order to begin identifying and defining emerging moral calculi and has lead me to explore; language, a schematic color palette, interactive canvas structures, and silk-screen printing. My attraction to these forms lies in their ability to interpret, archive, and engage in, the immense degree of digital and technological communication prevalent today, while maintaining the resistance of a hand-rendered traditional liquid medium base."

  • Karle Woods

Bradford is best known for her paintings of swimmers, superheroes, and ships that critics describe as simultaneously representational and abstract, luminous, and richly metaphorical.

She began painting when she was living in Maine in the 1970s. She moved to New York City in the ’80s, but returns each summer with her spouse, Jane O’Wyatt, to her home in Brunswick.

Her work has been the subject of one-person shows at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (2013) and Modern Museum of Fort Worth Texas (2017) and is currently the subject of a survey exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, which will travel to several venues.

"My figures appear against ephemeral grounds that toggle between the representational space of dark sky, ocean waters, and abstract fields of color. The vastness of the canvas becomes an intentional place for imagination, as the paintings convey a personal universe of my own making, a universe populated with characters who explore who we are, how we fit together visually, and how we all stand next to each other. I find there are quite a lot of options for how to look and be with one another."

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