New Paintings Explore Love, Loss, and Wonder
Wiscasset artist Leonard Meiselman will exhibit a selection of recent abstract oil paintings during the Wiscasset Art Walk on August 30, from 5pm to 8pm at 65 Main Street in Wiscasset Village. The collection of large paintings, titled Black and White, explore the shades and nuances of love, loss, and wonder. The artist will be present in the gallery and will talk about his work at 6:30pm.
Meiselman describes himself as an ‘intuitive painter’ without a specific goal or image in mind as he takes brush to canvas. About his work as an artist he says: “In my painting I seek to explore the world within, to learn what is inside me. And so, my painting discovers me into life. I learn from brush strokes – who I am at that very moment – and what it is that I am seeking to express.” www.lmeiselman.com
Born and raised in New York City, Meiselman received his art education at the Cooper Union in New York City, the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine, and the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. After living in Florence, Italy, for more than 18 years, he returned to the United States and is now a full-time Wiscasset, Maine resident.
The artist’s recent exhibits include The Dilemma of Memory, a group show at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center (UMA), Augusta, ME (2014); Protest Artist on Monhegan, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, ME (2016); Unspoken, a two-person show at Midcoast Conservancy, Wiscasset, ME (2016); Home(less), a group show at the Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC (2017); Portraits of Treesat the Green Lion Gallery, Bath, ME (2017); America Now, a group show at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center (UMA), Augusta, ME (2017); and America Now, a group show in the Portland Public Library, Portland, ME (2018).
Above: Singularity by Leonard Meiselman