In Geocache, Maine-based and Massachusetts-born artist Jimmy Viera displays all areas of his creative process in an installation including sketchbooks, paintings and drawings, alongside rocks and natural objects the artist collects that become the references for paintings. The artist states: “Usually the viewer only sees the end product of an artist’s efforts. As a painter who spends most of my time drawing, I wanted to use this opportunity to highlight the aspects of my work that usually stay in my studio. In Geocache I aim to display all areas of my creative process at the same time.”
Jimmy Viera is a painter and printmaker born in Dartmouth, MA. He currently lives in South Portland, ME and works in Portland, ME. He received his BFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014, where he was awarded the 2D Department’s Award for Excellence. Viera has shown work at Buoy, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, New Systems Exhibitions, Baklar Gallery, and Space, among others. His work has been featured in The Maine Arts Journal, The Portland Press Herald, Vice, and Create! Magazine. He also curated Periscope at Able Baker Contemporary in 2017. In 2016, Viera helped co-found the New England Art Book Fair which has showcased bookmakers from across the country to thousands of visitors.