Richard Moore and Tom Ridlon
In the Window
This month, Spindleworks and YES Art Works collaborate to highlight the work of two talented artists who elevate everyday structures and happenings to another plane entirely. For Richard Moore of Litchfield, it’s a literal raising of his eyes to observe and capture all that resides overhead: telephone poles, ceiling tiles, and contrail lines. Dynamic pen and ink lines carefully pulled from one edge of the page to the other draw the viewer into a tense, yet meditative, space. For Tom Ridlon of Alfred, certain buildings and vehicles he passes each day on the way to his studio in Brunswick etch into his mind. With no drawing, plan, or photo, Tom creates meticulous architectural models from the most basic of supplies—cardboard and construction paper, transforming a simple trailer home into a miniature castle. This month SPACE gallery’s window gallery features a selection of Tom’s models and Richard’s telephone pole drawings, bringing attention and new perspective to aspects of American daily life.
Spindleworks is a non-profit art center in Brunswick, Maine. As a program of the Independence Association, Spindleworks provides supplies, studio and gallery space to over 40 artists with disabilities. Artists range in age from 20-80 and work in a wide range of mediums including: painting, drawing, weaving, fiber and fabric arts, wood, sculpture, ceramics, poetry, music, acting, and jewelry. The Spindleworks artists have shown locally, nationally and internationally, and work regularly on commissions throughout the year. Spindleworks gallery, studios and store are open Monday through Friday 9-4.
Spindleworks – 7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick Maine 04011
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