About Maine Media Gallery
Maine Media Gallery showcases photographic and multi-media work of students, alumni, and faculty, as well as innovative media artists pertinent to our community. The gallery offers an outstanding collection of donated faculty work for sale, with proceeds benefiting Maine Media’s scholarship fund. Additionally, the Maine Media Gallery houses Tim Whelan’s bookstore, a nationally recognized bookstore for its impressive collection of fine art photography books.
Maine Media Gallery is located in Rockport Village, a short walk from the Maine Media Workshops + College campus.
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Drawings and Photographs
November 10, 2016 - January 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5 - 6:30pm
The exhibition will feature new drawings and photographic work by Gary Briechle. Briechle makes black-and-white photographs, often using a large format camera and the wet plate collodion process. Turning to the family, friends, and moments closest to him for subject matter, Briechle does not shy away from dark or disconcerting imagery. Without judgment, he photographs women and children, the old and the young, the run-down and the beautiful, capturing an unfiltered and poignant reality. Of the medium, Briechle has said, "photography has the power to show the broken pieces, made whole again, for a moment.” Gary also makes mixed-media drawings of similar subject matter, which will be displayed in conjunction with the photographs. The abstracted figures and simplified forms found in his drawings complement the stark realism of the photographs, while conveying a similar spirit and sensitivity toward his subjects.
Gary Briechle was born in Morristown, NJ in 1955. He moved to midcoast Maine in 2001. His work has been published in several issues of the New York Times Magazine and he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015. With a few exceptions he draws and photographs daily.
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The Gallery is situated in the Shepard building in Rockport Village, next to new restaurant 18 Central.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the gallery. Interested? Contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald at rmcdonald[@]mainemedia.edu
Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community and to see some of Maine’s most wonderful artwork! Maine Media Gallery leans on the help of its volunteers to maintain its open hours, interact with gallery visitors, and assist in the general upkeep of the space. The help of our volunteers is incredibly important to the life of our gallery! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald, at rmcdonald[at]mainemedia.edu
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