The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport has announced the 28 artists whose work will be included in the 2014 CMCA Biennial exhibition. CMCA has held juried Biennial exhibitions since 1970. The jurors for the 2014 Biennial were Jennifer Gross, chief curator of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Deborah Weisgall, arts and culture writer for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, and The New Yorker. Upon completing their review, Gross and Weisgall noted that “this Biennial grew to encompass work that uses a range of materials in a surprising array of forms.” They said the exhibition “offers a sense of what artists working in Maine, many of whom are beginning their careers, are thinking, feeling, and seeing: what has captured their attention–and ours.”
The 2014 CMCA Biennial exhibition will be on view at CMCA from September 27 through December 7. The artists are Jeffery C. Becton (Deer Isle), Emily Brown (South Montville), Stephanie Cardon (Cushing), Cole Caswell (Portland), Anne-Claude Cotty (Stonington), Cynthia C. Davis (Harpswell), Scott Davis (Rockland), Susan Dewsnap (Lewiston), Leah Gauthier (Brunswick), Lauren Gillette (York), Adriane Herman (Portland), John Knight (Portland), Linda Mahoney (Waldoboro), Adam John Manley (Portland), Fred Michel (Westbrook), Munira Naqui (Falmouth), Sean Patrick O’Brien (Freeport), Jordie Oetken (Skowhegan), Jan Owen (Belfast), Dennis Pinette (Belfast), Shannon Rankin (Rangeley), Meryl H. Ruth (Cumberland), Bridget Spaeth (Brunswick), Barbara Sullivan (Solon), Daphne Taylor (Montville), Sharon Townshend (Pownal), Jennifer Wilkey (Wiscasset), and Jeff Woodbury (South Portland). More than 475 artists submitted work for this year’s Biennial.