The Owen Gallery at Gould Academy in Bethel features “Time & Place: Narrative Landscapes 2009-2014,” a solo exhibition by local artist Veronica Cross.

The exhibit includes more than 25 paintings and will be on display through Dec. 17. This is the second of back-to-back solo shows for Cross, who recently returned from a New Orleans solo show, “Rich Inner Life,” at the Tigermen Den Gallery as part of the Prospect 3 Biennial Satellite P3 + Project.

Cross, of Greenwood, uses the term landscape to describe this ongoing body of work. A press release about the exhibit says, “… the portraits of children based on vintage anonymous photographs found at yard sales serve as windows into a particular New England sensibility, of a bygone era. A series of discarded cars transformed by time into terrariums, salvage heaps and animal shelters also speaks of a particular regional psychology.”

The paintings cover mostly Maine-centric scenes in areas such as Lubec, West Paris, Cape Elizabeth, Cornville, Greenwood and Baxter State Park. Some of the paintings incorporate cut-paper elements. Some smaller drawings will be on view as well.

Cross is represented in Maine by the Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth. She will give a talk with Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram art critic Daniel Kany at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Trustees Auditorium in the McLaughlin Science Building at Gould.

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