Carry Me- Howard Fonda
SPACE is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Howard Fonda augmented with weavings from indigenous artists across Maine.
“As a painter wrestling with the aesthetic and critical shallowness of the contemporary art world," Fonda writes, "the baskets act as an anchor, or frame. This simple juxtaposition draws a connection between content, craft and form – a connectedness that transcends time, enriches dialogue and attempts to break down any walls of imparity.”
An opening with the artist will be held during the first Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 2nd from 5p - 8p.
Howard will be in residence at SPACE from July 24 - August 3, 2019 where he will be working on a limited edition print with Pickwick Independent Press. Prints will be availbale for sale on a first come first served basis at SPACE. Please check back for more updates.
Howard Fonda is an artist, former educator, father and husband living in Portland, OR. Philosophical and introspective, Fonda’s work expresses a romantic worldview and mystical inner journey within a painterly dialogue. He has been the recipient of grants from a number of institutions including the Oregon Arts Commission and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Previously an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fonda has lectured, served on jurying and critique panels and pursued curatorial projects at numerous universities and art centers. The artist’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad since 2000.
Support for this exhibition is provided by Beverly Werber & Peter Goldman.