Monday, December 9, 2013
From staff reports
PORTLAND — The Maine Jewish Museum is holding an exhibit of new work by Harold Garde, a master painter and printmaker, who will show in Portland for the first time in 20 years.
"Kimono with Blue” by Harold Garde.
Images courtesy of Maine Jewish Museum
“Red Ovals” by Harold Garde.
The exhibit, "Garde Addendum," will open from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 267 Congress St.
The exhibit will include large non-figurative canvases completed this summer in Garde's Belfast studio. Referring back to his abstract expressionist roots of the 1960s and early '70s, Garde's work has a lighter and brighter palette, different from the thick impasto of his early work. These more thinly painted acrylic surfaces use brush-stroke movement in formal contrast with more densely created areas of color. Complementing the canvases will be a selection of his strappo monotypes.
Garde's work is featured in permanent museum collections throughout the country, including a comprehensive retrospective at the Museum of Florida Art and the permanent installation of a large 8- by 22-foot mural, "Iconoclass," on the museum's exterior entrance wall.
The exhibit runs through Oct. 25. For more information and museum hours, call 329-9854 or go to treeoflifemuseum.org.