The exhibition “Bright Fathoms: Michel Droge in Collaboration with Dr. Beth Orcutt, Marine Scientist” is on view in Lord Hall Gallery from August 29 – October 28, 2022.
Who: Michel Droge is a painter and printmaker whose work engages with the environment and ideas of multi-species, non-binary, and entangled life systems. Inspired by the landscape, mapping and environmental research, their large scale abstract paintings unravel existing grids and structures and make way for new ones that are emerging. In an effort to de-master the landscape they model a queer matrix in conversation with nineteenth century landscape schools and naturalists.
An element of Michel’s practice is collaborative engagement with scientific researchers, conservation groups and communities including the Bigelow Laboratories, Eastport Health Care, and Maine Audubon, as well as ongoing collaboration with their partner and archaeologist Sarah Loftus.
Lord Hall Gallery is open weekdays, 9–4 p.m.