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Melt Down



March 23 – June 9, 2019




Center For Maine Contemporary Art

Melt Down, features stunning photographs and videos by ten distinguished Maine artists whose work addresses climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. “Melt Down” has been organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, and includes the work of artists John Paul CaponigroJohn EideElla HudsonJonathan LaurenceJustin LevesqueJim NickelsonJan PiribeckPeter RalstonShoshannah White, and Deanna Witman.

Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change in the Polar Regions, the artists in “Melt Down” bring these physically remote places and the compelling need for action to a wider audience. Their work provides a route for inspiring awareness and response when overwhelming data and science have failed to motivate. 



Opening Reception

March 23, Saturday, 5-7 pm



Sunday Salons present artists talks.

I talk May 5 at 3 pm.

with World Ocean Observatory Director Peter Neill







Land In Land



Land In Land


By appointment through the spring of 2019.

Call 207-354-0578





Open Studio

August 4-5, 2018

10 AM - 5 PM

Artist's Talks 2 PM


73 Cross Road
Cushing, ME  04563

Come have an adventure in art. Be among the first to see new works from artist John Paul Caponigro’s new series Land In Land. Caponigro says, “I make the images in Land In Land to bring together the many different ways I experience the land. Two moments in time, experienced relatively closely together, in the same location, are merged; one, a detail of the ground I’m standing on; and another, a more expansive view of the landscape I’m moving through. All of the images are made and processed with a smartphone, where I hold images of the land in my hands before making the exposures and then touch them to select special moments. Wherever I go, I keep the images close to my skin. Over time, I carry one land into other lands. But where does one start and another end? As different as they feel, aren’t they really one? Are we lands in land?”

A second exhibit is also on display featuring the artist’s boldest work in color, made in Maine, his home for 30 years.

In addition to the state-of-the art digital photographs, also on display are a wide variety of related studies some drawn, some painted, and some computer rendered.

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