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Art Exhibition: Maine and Again

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

An exhibition of the works of Jack Balas.

“Maine and Again” features over forty works by painter Jack Balas, who lives and works in Arizona and Colorado. The UMMA exhibition is the largest assembly of the artist’s works to date. Balas’s works, principally watercolor on paper and oil on canvas, are featured in a wide range of sizes including small compositions, multi-paneled paper pieces and several large canvases.

For nearly twenty years the depiction of athletic, youthful men, primarily of the all-American type, has been a focus of Balas. The artist’s buff subjects, some of whom seem to have just finished a gym session, offer a counterpoint to the proliferation of images of women throughout art history. These images of idealized masculinity celebrate the virility and wished-for invincibility of youth. Balas’s male subjects, at this particular stage of their lives, are full of desires, confidence and hope. They possess an optimism and vitality as yet unfettered by the pressures of life.

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

University of Maine Museum of Art
Phone:
207.561.3350
Website:
www.umma.umaine.edu

Venue

University of Maine Museum of Art
40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Phone:
207.561.3350
Website:
www.umma.umaine.edu/