BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Paintings by New York City artist Victoria Wulff will be on view at the Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, 53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, beginning Wednesday. The show will remain on view through Sept. 24.

A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Wulff was lured to Boothbay Harbor because of its history with early modernist painters Robert Henri, Edward Redfield, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Birge Harrison, George Bellows and Leon Kroll, among others. They spent summer hours sketching and painting, or waiting for the boat to Monhegan Island.

Wulff paints in the same tradition, though she pictures another world — a world of intuitive knowing and mythic poetry. She creates compelling environments for her complex, idiosyncratic stories. While particular meanings are often ambiguous, the imagery is familiar, stirring memories tucked away long ago or daydreams of things that might be.

Wulff grew up in Cincinnati and studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting in 2002.

For information, call 633-2755.