Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Consider the Lobster!

Lobster with Brioche, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, 2009

If you are in Stonington, Maine I hope you will stop in and see

Consider the Lobster
The gWatson Gallery is presenting a group exhibition of new paintings entitled Consider the Lobster. Twenty-three artists, most of whom regularly exhibit in the Gallery, have created images inspired by Maine’s iconic crustacean.
The paintings range from the photo realism of Mark Workman to the abstractions of Robin Reynolds and Hannah Bureau. Pamela Parsons and Nancy Morgan Barnes contribute pictures of lobsters in their environment. Nancy Bea Miller and Alexandra Tyng prepare their lobsters on a plate. To the table, Joel Janowitz delivers six montotypes; and Jon Imber brings three small paintings. The exhibition celebrates the creativity of these twenty-three artists and salutes the men and women who sustain the area’s most important industry: lobster fishing.
~Stonington Galleries News

Consider the Lobster opens on Friday, June 26. A Celebration of artists and their lobster images will take place on Friday, July 3 from 4 to 7 PM.
gWatson Gallery
68 Main Street
Stonington, Maine 04681

The full story on how I became acquainted with this lobster can be read here!