To bring more attention to Maine artists, and creatives associated with Maine our publication will help promote online shows with Insights Gallery.
OCTOBER- NOVEMBER EXHIBIT
This documentary photographic series, People at Work: The Low Wage Earners of Maine, depicts some of our fellow neighbors who work for the state’s minimum wage of just $7.50 an hour. The dedicated photographer, Jeff Kirlin, works in his free time documenting them. This is just a sample from his series.
“The photography project was started after I was told by a person, in a position to help bring about a higher minimum wage, that he didn’t feel it was a real problem because it hasn’t been brought to his personal attention,” said Jeff, a speech therapist and Bangor based photographer. “This project is intended to give, not a voice, but a platform for those earning low wages and their supporters, and how their lives are affected by stagnant wages.”
View in more detail HERE.
JUNE- JULY EXHIBIT
The current exhibit is by fine art photographer Takafumi Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan Called Hindsight.
Professor Takafumi Suzuki, also known as Yohaku Yorozuya, has had multiple exhibits over his forty year career as a photographic artist. He is renowned for his use of classic darkroom techniques spending days perfecting his images. In Hindsight, many of the images were taken years before historic events that changed the world.
He visits Maine yearly.
To see more about Takafumi Suzuki's May exhibit please go HERE
APRIL - MAY EXHIBIT
Ramona du Houx's March exhibit and book called Transformations . To read and see more please go HERE.
Gallery Storks is publishing a book of Ramona’s art called, Transformations—
Revealing nature’s complex balance. Later this year the gallery will hold an exhibit solely of the work in Transformations when the book is released. The April exhibit images below are from the book, some were exhibited at Gallery Storks, in Tokyo, Japan in the show Treasures.
Ramona du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Some find them nostalgic and some mystical.
“Sometimes when people look deeply into these images, they relax and find a tranquil place in the soul, as one would by taking time to be at peace in nature. At other times, the photographs can refresh, excite, and energize one’s soul, as if one were standing by a waterfall. The images have been said to be dreamlike, healing, Zen meditative, and thought provoking,” said Ramona.
Disclaimer: Ramona du Houx is a Director of Maine Insights.