“Mary Bourke: Standing in Place” opens at Greenhut

Mary Bourke, “Standing in Place” acrylic on linen, 40 x 40 inches

Greenhut Galleries in Portland proudly presents “Mary Bourke:Standing in Place” with an Opening Reception Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 29.

“Standing in Place,” is the eighth solo show by Mary Bourke, in an exhibition that captures the essence of everyday life in her signature style.  Bourke shares her observations of the ordinary with a perfect balance of lively color, light and narrative. She states “Finding one’s place in the world has been a recurring theme in my work. This current group of paintings, ‘Standing In Place’ began one year ago. It depicts the passing of four seasons from a fixed point in space, my Lincolnville home.  As I grow older it seems I have learned that it does not take much to be connected. Less becomes more … just step outside. The simplicity of this thought brings with it a heightened sense of intimacy and speaks to the very basic question of what it means to be a part of the world and in turn, what it means to be home.”

Mary Bourke has pledged a portion of all the proceeds from this exhibition to Maine Audubon in Falmouth. To see more images by Bourke, please visit www.greenhutgalleries.com