New Exhibit showcases Avian Art
The Gilley's new exhibition, Avian Artistry: Treasures from Maine Collections, is open!
It features more than 100 pieces of art from private collections, all inspired by birds in some way, and many of which have never been exhibited in public before.
“The range of rendering is remarkable, from geese made from tamarack twigs by Cree artists to Hiroshige’s stylized eagle’s-eye view of Edo, Japan,” says exhibit curator Carl Little. “This aviary of art includes a flamingo, crows, herons, a chickadee, owls, a dodo, catbirds, curlews, loons, wood ducks, and hummingbirds. Artists include the museum’s namesake, Wendell Gilley, along with Ashley Bryan, David Driskell, Carol Shutt, Amy Pollien, Bernard Langlais, Gina Sawin, Rick Alley, Paul Plante, Katie Bell, Dan Falt, and Neil Welliver. “From beak to toe, from feather to flight, birds offer artists incomparable subject matter.”