THE ROBERT E. WHITE GALLERY AT HUSSON UNIVERSITY INVITES YOU TO THE ART RECEPTION OF
MARY HART: MY CURIOSITIES
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 11, 2016 – JANUARY 13, 2017
Artist Reception: December 1, 2016 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Artist’s Gallery Talk at 4 p.m. on December 1, 2016
Bangor, Maine – The Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University presents My Curiosities, an exhibit highlighting selections from over 15 years of original oil paintings and intaglio prints by artist Mary Hart. Hart is a visiting professor of printmaking at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Her studio and art practice are based in Portland, Maine.
The title of this show refers to an old tradition of collecting marvelous objects into a “Cabinet of Curiosities.” From the Renaissance to a recent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, as the scholar Francesca Fiorina writes, these collections provide us with “…a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater.” Hart has a similar goal for the body of work now showing at the White Gallery in Campus Center at Husson University. One will find 30 artworks, including paintings and prints, as well as a small installation case of the objects she uses as a visual reference.
Of her work, Hart says: “We all collect unique things; it could be a penny on the sidewalk, a piece of