Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland will host three exhibitions August 1 – 30 with an Opening Reception on Friday, August 1 from 5 – 8 p.m.
“Lobster Blues” by Colin Page
Colin Page: Summer highlights Maine’s iconic summer scenes from his vantage point as a father in mid-coast Maine. The show includes landscape, still life and figure paintings.
Colin Page was raised in Baltimore, MD and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He transferred to Cooper Union with a concentration on painting. Upon graduation he lived in New York City for three years where he was an active member in the art world. In search of a more diverse landscape, Page moved to Maine where he found more time to devote to his art.
Eric Hopkins: Atmospheres is punctuated by large-scale oil paintings of Maine’s coastline. With the eyes of an artist, the words of a poet, and the mind of a scientist, Eric Hopkins has engaged numerous people through his art and with his thoughts about life on this Big Blue Planet. He captures the dynamic forces and rhythms of nature in watercolors, oils, blown glass, mixed media, and photography. His vision focuses on the Big Picture of the natural world, geological and geographical forms, and the exchange of energy between Earth, Water, and Sky. From this intimate study of nature, Eric has developed a keen awareness of light, form, color, and pattern, which is reflected in all of his work.
“I was lucky enough to spend my early days on North Haven,” says Eric, “where my worldview consisted of roaming the woods, fields, shorelines and exploring the edges where land, water, and sky meet. I was drawn to shapes, spaces, patterns, and the rhythms of nature. I was and still am fascinated by the incredible variety of life forms and forces on this Planet.”
Eric is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School. He has exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Waterfall Arts Center, University of Maine Museum of Art, and a number of galleries nationally.
“Disc City” by Tadashi Moriyama
Tadashi Moriyama is a multi-media artist, working in painting and drawing, animation, and sculpture. Tadashi Moriyama was born and raised in Japan before moving to the United States in 2001. Moriyama studied at Tyler School of Art (BA 2003) and University of Pennsylvania (MFA 2006.) He has exhibited in Japan, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, and across the United States. He now lives and works in California.
Moriyama has been influenced by science and science fiction, medieval paintings from East and West, Buddhist philosophy and beyond. He strives to illustrate analogies across topics including cities and memories, dreams and myths, home and displacement.
Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit us online at dowlingwalsh.com or call 207-596-0084.