June 16, 2013

Show features geometry-infused landscapes

AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Maine landscape artist Brian Krebs in Maine's Capitol Complex, 193 State St.

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“Clary Hill June” by Brian Krebs.

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“Floats Under Bristol Kaleidoscope” by Brian Krebs.

The exhibit, which runs through August, is part of the agency's Arts in the Capitol program.

Visitors to the capitol will experience the way Krebs uses "various layers of geometric abstraction to achieve a sense of realism that has developed over the years into a colorful and striking vision of the Maine landscape," according to a news release.

"Just as a symphony has mathematics woven into its composition, I value geometry in the design and composition of my paintings," Krebs said in a prepared statement. "I am a realist focused on natural landscapes and water views and am especially intrigued by instances when a two-dimensional representation of a subject can be overlaid with geometric forms. My work is informed by shapes, patterns and proportions that we are intuitively attracted to. I apply oil paint very deliberately and with a palette knife, embracing its limitation of marks while emphasizing perspective and light."

Krebs lives in Warren and has exhibited his work throughout the midcoast region and beyond.

All Arts in the Capitol events are free and open to the public. Exhibitions are self-guided and may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Maine Arts Commission office; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Maine State House.

For more information about Krebs and other programs through the Maine Arts Commission, go to MaineArts.com.


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