This summer, the Lord Hall Gallery on the University of Maine campus hosts exhibitions by two of Maine’s leading artists, both of whom live in Port Clyde.
“Susan Groce: Prints and Drawings” will present the work of Groce, a professor of art at UMaine.
Both Groce’s small- and large-scale images speak to the nature of space and the environment. Through her art, Groce makes visible the complexity and impermanence of the world and “how through environmental time, elemental forces such as wind, water, fire, as well as human activity, can dramatically alter our surroundings.” She is particularly interested in how such changes often exist in the margins of our awareness.
“Antonia Small: Photographs” is a selection of images related to the fishing and lobstering cultures of Maine’s seacoast
The project began in 2009 as an effort to document the ground fishermen who worked to save their fishery through the development of the first community-supported fishery (CSF) in the country. The exhibition includes more than 30 black-and-white photographs from Port Clyde and Monhegan, making visible the places, people and processes that make up the fishing and lobstering cultures of Maine. Many of the images included in the recent book, “Caught: time. place. fish.” co-written by Small and Glen Libby, are included in the exhibition.