LEWISTON — Large-scale paintings by Lewiston artist Michael Libby are on display now through April 26 at Forage Market, 180 Lisbon Street. His multi-layered aggressively-surfaced works are inspired by parking lots.
With paint applied by hand instead of brushes and scratched-in lines that reference parking spaces, Libby uses his subject matter to represent a contemporary oasis of sacred space in a cluttered urban landscape. The resulting surfaces appear rich and energetic.
"As the drawings accumulated in my notebooks," Libby said, "the lots became more evocative than their surrounding buildings. Who has not experienced the relief of finding a parking lot, the sanctified glory of bright yellow lines and granite curbing? The wide, untrammeled vista of asphalt, neatly apportioned and entirely democratic?"
A reception, featuring brick oven pizza, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Forage Market. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 333-6840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.