The show is titled "Building," with works by
"Building" is a collection of old and dilapidated
"What I love most about art is perspective," said Maher. "When starting a painting, I try to surprise people with the not-so-popular view of the subject to offer a fresh new take. In every beautiful vista or building I find what I think is horrifyingly delightful. From there, I like to stage the ugly in a new light, like a 'makeover' ... with the prettiest colors mixed from oil paints."
This show is part of the art colony's Summer Artists Series. The public is invited to a free opening reception and artist talk on
For Maher, this is a special show because it is her first as a juried artist here. An
The show includes some familiar paintings of the Birdseye building as well as fresh
She also has an image, "Good Harbor Dreamin,'" that is not a dilapidated building by any means, but a place where she and many others dream about living because of its waterfront location. That is the house that sits atop the rocks at the far end of Good Harbor Beach, which shows up in countless photographs and paintings.
"I wanted to capture the idea that legions of people from all over just dream about that house," she said. "I was going to call it the 'Global Dream' because people from everywhere dream about living in that house."
Maher, who has been painting for 10 years, recently exhibited with the
When Maher is not using her paint brushes, she wields a hair brush and more because she is the owner and stylist at the Beauty Bar,
If you go
What and who: "Building," a new exhibition of works by
Where: Rocky Neck Art Gallery Artist Collective,
How much: Free to public.
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