The University of Maine Farmington Art Gallery is presenting a retrospective of the sculptural work of multimedia artist Greta Bank at 246 Main St. in Farmington. Shown is “Plague.” Submitted photo

The University of Maine Farmington Art Gallery is scheduled to present an exclusive 15-year retrospective of the sculptural work of multimedia artist Greta Bank at 246 Main St. in Farmington.

This exhibition will run from Thursday, Jan. 26 through Friday, March 10, and is free and open to the public. A public reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

This work focuses on the dizzying excesses of the contemporary global economy and the resulting desertification of cultures and environments. Bank’s artworks are exquisitely crafted visual essays that respond to specific examples of extravagant greed and corruption, according to a news release from April Mulherin, associate director for media relations at the university.

Bank draws on natural and human histories, science and science fiction to create artworks that at first visually seduce the viewer, then darken to reveal the connections between the toxic truths of capitalist ecology and the pretty pleasures one enjoys as dazzled and distracted consumers, Mulherin said.

This retrospective exhibition at UMF interfaces with the artist’s residency and exhibition of new work, “Deep Fake,” at the Speedwell Projects in Portland.

Bank earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Arizona. She has received an Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation as well as many other grants, and has exhibited her work at the SPACE Gallery in Portland, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Hunterdon Museum.

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She teaches at the Maine College of Art and Design.

Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and by appointment.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Sarah Maline at [email protected] or 207-778-1062.

 

 

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