With his new solo show, Relevant Histories, Maine Media faculty member Brenton Hamilton caps off a banner year. Recently featured in the October issue of Maine Home & Design, and currently part of the Portland Museum of Art’s Between Past and Present exhibition celebrating the work of Winslow Homer, Hamilton and his work are creating quite a buzz.
Taking cues from northern German paintings and refashioning images from multiple sources, Hamilton uses 19th century processing techniques to compose new narratives for old fables and allegories. The 20 works in the exhibition demonstrate platinum, cyanotype, gum bichromate washes and free hand painting with gum printed in the sun.
Relevant Histories will be on display in the Addison Woolley Gallery in Portland through December 1st.
“Death at the Tower”, 2012, Brenton Hamilton