• February 16, 2024

Zillman Art Museum (ZAM) announces New Exhibition

BANGOR – The Zillman Art Museum - University of Maine, located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor, ME, opens a new
exhibition that will run January 19 - May 3, 2024. ZAM is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and brings modern and
contemporary art to the region, presenting approximately 21 original exhibitions each year. Admission to the Zillman Art
Museum is free in 2024 thanks to the generosity of Birchbrook.

January 19 - May 3, 2024

Frost and Bloom brings together works of art from the Zillman’s permanent collection that evoke feelings of winter and spring
and how these seasons influence human experience. Images of landscapes document nature’s annual changes and are
complimented by abstract pieces that represent how the environment may impact one emotionally and psychologically.

Works depicting winter dominate this exhibit, representing the season in Maine that may feel like it lingers too long. In these
works, color is reduced to stark white and black or the cool of monochromatic blues, with a few warm pops of red and yellow.
In Maine Winter with Tree, artist Bernard Langlais uses these brighter hues to illustrate the inviting comfort of interior spaces. At
the same time, the claustrophobia and restlessness resulting from months spent confined indoors can be felt from the surreal
imagery of Roz Leibowitz’s Midnight Dream. Winter is also a season for reflection, nostalgia, and patience—emotions conveyed
in the quietness of Michael Alpert’s Branch Mills Church and Beth Van Hoesen’s Postcards.

Moving between galleries, notice the soft difference between Sylvia Plimack Mangold’s two prints Nut Trees. One in blue and
the other in red, each hints at how the lengthening daylight hours begin the process of seasonal change. Spring’s emergence
is expressed here with an exuberant burst of color, used playfully in Matt Phillip’s Ravel. As life returns to the landscape, lush
greens and peach tones fill Prospect Park Series by Joseph DiGiorgio. Romare Howard Beardon’s In the Garden is an invitation
to celebrate the outdoors and is a hopeful reminder that spring will blossom again.

Curated by Sarah Renée Ozlanski, 2023-24 Curatorial Intern


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Kathryn Jovanelli

40 Harlow Street
Bangor  ME  04401-5102