April 13, 2019 – February 9, 2020
April 13, 2019 – February 9, 2020Exhibitions are free with admission.
Slab City Rendezvous, whose title comes from a 1964 painting by Red Grooms, features the work of a group of young New York-based avant-garde artists who in the years following World War II discovered the pleasures of summering and working in Maine. They became some of the most successful and important artists of their generation, charting new directions for contemporary art. Their work presented a return to realism and figuration in the face of Abstract Expressionism, the style then dominating the increasingly important center of international contemporary art in New York. Their accomplishments formed another chapter in the story of Maine’s ongoing role in American art.
The exhibition will include works by Rudy Burckhardt, Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, Red Grooms, Mimi Gross, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, Neil Welliver, and Bernard Langlais, among others.
Slab City Rendezvous’ Lead Sponsor is Camden National Bank. This exhibition is made possible thanks in part to the generous support of the Arete Foundation. The primary media sponsor of Slab City Rendezvous is Maine Home + Design. Contributing Sponsors include 250 Main Hotel.
Enjoy this short Farnsworth-produced film entitled Slab City Rendezvous!
Directed by Sam Brosnan, this 2019 film, is told through compelling interviews with Alex Katz, Lois Dodd, Yvonne Jacquette and Mimi Gross. The film provides insight into what brought these wonderful artists to Maine and what contribution Maine had on their careers.
The Lead Sponsor of Slab City Rendezvous is Camden National Bank and Edith F. Dixon. This exhibition is made possible thanks in part to the generous support of the Arete Foundation.
Contributing Sponsors include 250 Main Hotel. The primary media sponsor is Maine Home + Design