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Cig Harvey, Kendall at Beauchamp, Rockport, Maine

CMCA presents, “Pairings: Selections from the Bruce Brown Photography Collection,” at Dowling Walsh Gallery from November 6 – December 19, 2015. Opening reception with Bruce Brown: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 4 to 6 pm.

As part of the year-long Maine Photo Project, CMCA, in conjunction with The University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) in Bangor, is presenting a two-part exhibition celebrating one of Maine’s most significant photography collectors. Bruce Brown, CMCA’s curator emeritus, began collecting photography in earnest in 2000. Since then, Brown’s passion for the discipline and its practitioners has resulted in an extensive collection of photographs taken by those residing in Maine and those inspired by the state’s unique, creative sense of place.

The exhibit at Dowling Walsh Gallery features eighteen pairs of photographs from the collection. The pairs were selected by the curators and Brown as a “call and response” between images, prompted by a number of factors such as composition and subject matter. The result is a unique visual conversation about collecting and the diverse practices of contemporary Maine-based photographers. At Dowling Walsh, the selections include works by John Goodman, Brenton Hamilton, Cig Harvey, Jocelyn Lee,  Rose Marasco, Scott Peterman, Peter Ralston and Todd Watts among others.

The second part of the Pairings exhibit is on view at The University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) in Bangor.

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