(Rockland, ME) On Friday, May 15, The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrated the opening of Jamie Wyeth’s new exhibition, Jamie Wyeth—Seven Deadly Sins, with their most successful Live at Night at the Farnsworth party to date. Over 500 people attended the affair at the Farnsworth’s Wyeth Center, which was catered by Lisa Tapken Catering of Camden. The Mister PC Live Jazz Trio performed throughout the event and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Live at Night at the Farnsworth parties, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and VillageSoup, are fun-filled evenings of tasty appetizers, a cash bar, great music and the opportunity to peruse the museum galleries free of charge. The remaining parties for 2009 are:
The Exhibition of Jamie Wyeth’s 2007 series of paintings is a rare example of a contemporary artist taking on a subject long associated with the history of Christian art. Wyeth’s take on the subject is characteristically his own—the sins are acted out by seagulls, birds the artist has observed for decades along the coast of Maine and from his studios on Monhegan and Matinicus islands. As he noted in an interview for the exhibition, “gulls are nasty birds, filled with their own jealousies and rivalries.”
The exhibition, which is on view at the Wyeth Center through August 30, focuses on these seven paintings, accompanied by written and visual materials that place Wyeth’s work within the subject’s long iconographic history. The primary media sponsor for this exhibition is Down East magazine, books, & online.
For more information regarding future Live at Night events, please visit the museum’s new website at farnsworthmuseum.org or call the Farnsworth’s membership office at 207-596-6256.