Sunday Salon | Materiality I | Adam Lampoon + Ben Potter + Ian Trask

  • Date: December 3, 2017
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Location: Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockland

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Sunday, December 3, 3-5pm
Free to CMCA members; others with admission

Join us for an engaging talk with artists Adam Lampton, Ben Potter and Ian Trask discussing their work in the current exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter. Stay after the talk for further conversation and refreshments.

Living in South Portland, Adam Lampton has exhibited internationally and his work has been published in Art in AmericaMaisonneuve Magazine, and Polar Inertia Journal. Using household materials and small scale models, he makes visible the image of Colorado’s Front Range that he has constructed in his head since leaving there as a younger man. He is interested in the distance between physical geography and one’s personal experience of that geography.

Ben Potter lives in Belfast and his art practice stems from his interdisciplinary background. He uses subjects drawn primarily from the landscape and the sciences as the basis for his formal and conceptual investigation. He is interested in the oscillation between representation and abstraction and works with the connotations of materials and the nuances they lend to the work. Materials such as clay and silver have meaning beyond their physical qualities: stability, wealth, transformation. Simple forms can have many layers of nuance.

Ian Trask is a scientist-turned-artist who received a degree in biology from Bowdoin College and has returned to Brunswick. After working as a lab research technician, he left the world of science to pursue a career in fine art and saw potential in refuse and discarded manufactured goods and began using them as the main platform for his pieces. His sculptures transform waste materials and commercial byproducts into refined aesthetic objects through an alchemistic procedure of reinterpreting a material’s value and usefulness. Trask chooses to create his art from things that are either discarded or donated by others in the deliberate effort to let scarcity and access dictate the direction of his work.


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