Linden Frederick: Night Stories exhibition opens

  • August 22, 2017

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) presents Linden Frederick: Night Stories that opens Friday, August 18, 2017 and runs through November 5, 2017. The exhibition pairs fifteen newly created paintings by the noted realist painter with fifteen new works of fiction by some of America’s most acclaimed writers. The exhibition, Night Stories, and the accompanying book, have been eight years in the making.

The writers include:

Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See)
National Book Award-finalist Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog)
National Book Award-winner Louise Erdrich (The Round House)
National Book Award-finalist Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End)
International bestselling author Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles series)
Academy Award-nominee Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Kirkus Prize-winner Lily King (Euphoria)
Edgar Award-winner Dennis Lehane (Mystic River)
Newberry Medal-winner Lois Lowry (The Giver)
PEN/Faulkner Award-winner Ann Patchett (Bel Canto)
New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice (Crazy in Love)
Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo (Empire Falls)
Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge)
Academy Award-winner Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs)
PEN USA Award-winner Daniel Woodrell (Winter’s Bone)

A native of Amsterdam, New York, Linden Frederick’s paintings are celebrated for their evocative light and atmosphere. Compared favorably to Edward Hopper’s American scene paintings, Frederick’s contemporary works suggest the human presence without depicting it, allowing the viewer to complete the narrative.

Frederick has lived and worked in Belfast, Maine since 1989. He has had more than twenty solo exhibitions of his work throughout the United States, including the exhibition You Are Here, held at CMCA in Rockport, in 2010. He is represented by Forum Gallery in New York and Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Frederick will present a gallery talk on the inception and creation of the Night Stories series on Tuesday, August 29, at 5:30pm. Space is limited to 40; reservations are required. The event is free to CMCA members; others with admission. To reserve: call 207-701-5005 or email

Additional upcoming Night Stories programs include a conversation in the gallery with Linden Frederick and author Tess Gerritsen on Sunday, September 17, at 3:00pm; and a conversation between the artist and author Richard Russo on Sunday, October 22, 3:00pm.  

About CMCA - CMCA, founded in 1952, is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Rockland’s burgeoning arts district, the new 11,500-square-foot CMCA building -- designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori (New York City and North Haven, Maine) -- provides more than 5,500 square feet of exceptional exhibition space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists. The facility also includes a gift shop featuring the work of Maine artisans and designers, an ArtLab classroom, and a 2,200-square-foot public courtyard displaying a monumentally scaled sculpture, Digital Man, by Ogunquit, Maine-based artist Jonathan Borofsky. 

Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: June through October, Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm; November through May, Wednesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5 pm; closed Federal holidays. Admission $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free. For more information, call 207.701.5005 or visit


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