Monday, June 08, 2009

“On and Off the Midway” at CMCA

Here are some photos from “On and Off the Midway” at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The exhibit, organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, brings together 25 Maine photographers who have documented folks at Maine state fairs, Old Orchard Beach, an ice fishing festival on Sebago Lake, dog sled races in Fort Kent, and more. What strikes me about the photos here is how they seem so summer.

Pictured from top to bottom: Dee Peppe, “Tickets, Union Fair, Maine,” 1995/2003; Leslie Bowman, “Pie Eating Contest (Lubec),” 2001; Brad Maushart, “Watching You (Fryeburg Fair),” 2005; and Liv Kristin Robinson, “Old Orchard Beach: Summer #1,” 2006.

“On and Off the Midway,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., Rockland, Maine, March 21 to June 13, 2009.


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