Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of May:
Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O'Brien, and New Works by Gallery Artists
Opening Friday, May 3rd from 5-8pm in conjunction with Rockland First Friday Art Walk.
Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.
For more information, visit us online at www.dowlingwalsh.com or call 207-596-0084
Using common elements from her environment, Jenny Brillhart creates work concerned with the construction, process and design of medium, light, color, value and form. Brillhart, born in 1972, graduated with a BA from Smith College, studied at the Art Student’s League, and received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She lives in Stonington, Maine.
For Brillhart, the studio environment is both the space in which she works and the subject of her art. Through painting, installation and photography, she documents the passage of time, subtle shifts in light, the play of shadows, and the process of her decision making. Her surroundings, both found and created, become exercises in form and tone often with a reduced palette, to emphasize pigment, material and routine. Confronting the fundamental elements of visual art—space, color, light, and form, alongside questions of function and seeing—Brillhart’s practice also addresses philosophical issues of perception, experience, and memory. With such focus, her renderings probe the inner psychology of inhabiting a given space.
Brillhart has had recent solo exhibitions at Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida. Brillhart is included in the 2019 deCordova New England Biennial, and in 2017 she showed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in a two person exhibition titled Temporality. Other past projects include an outdoor architectural installation at The History Museum in Miami, and the show and published book Room Service, organized by Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Museum in Germany. Brillhart also participated in exhibitions with Locust Projects in Miami; the Sammlung SØR Rusche Museum in Germany; the PAMM, Miami; the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Dimensions Variable in Miami; the Anhaltinischen Gemäldegalerie Museum in Dessau and Roemerapotheke Gallery in Zurich.