The summer of 2016 could be the best yet at Haynes Gallery’s Thomaston, Maine, location, with a host of stellar solo and group exhibitions showcasing today’s best representational painters.
Although we’re just over a month away from Haynes Gallery’s opening its Thomaston, Maine, location, anticipation might be at an all-time high. Starting June 30 and running through September 24, the gallery will host four different exhibitions and special events. The summer season kicks off with two solo exhibitions at opposite ends of the style spectrum. “John Baeder: Work from 1962 to 2015” and “Teresa Oaxaca: Exuberance” will run jointly through August 13.

John Baeder, “Salem Diner,” 2012, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. (c) Haynes Galleries 2016

Baeder will showcase a number of his oils, watercolors, photographs, and more during this celebratory retrospective at the gallery. The gallery writes, “With an emphasis on detail, storytelling, and strong, clear graphics, Baeder’s images have subtly conveyed what has been at the heart of each of his subjects, whether it is small-town America, classic aircraft, or the roadside diners for which he is most known. This career retrospective will include many of his early travel & postcard based paintings, several of his latest monochromatic endeavors, and a collection of Baeder’s personal memorabilia that will further immerse guests into the world of John Baeder.”

Teresa Oaxaca, “Venetian Carnival,” oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in. (c) Haynes Galleries 2016

Equally captivating are the works of Oaxaca, whose colorful neo-Baroque figurative paintings have entranced the art world. Unlike anything collectors have seen before, Oaxaca’s works celebrate costume, drama, and the bygone cultures of the Rococo, Victorian, and Romantic periods.

Roger Brown, “Cadillac Mountain,” oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. (c) Haynes Galleries 2016

The second half of the summer season at Haynes will showcase the works of Zoey Frank and Roger Dale Brown. “Frank has begun to explore human interaction and change in her paintings,” they report. “Her latest figurative works explore specific events in Frank’s life but the content is open enough for viewers to connect with because of their inclusion of underlying universal feelings. Another prominent theme in Frank’s new work is change, specifically how paintings change over the period of time she works on them. In her figurative work, a model’s pose can be adjusted over the course of several sittings. In a cityscape, it’s how the skyline grows with each passing day.
“In his return to the Thomaston gallery, Roger Dale Brown is once again bringing with him his newest landscapes and seascapes of Maine’s natural beauty. Maine has been inspiring Brown for several years now. With his brushes Brown captures what is so difficult to express in words about Maine — its enchanting light, the variety of its coastline, the feeling of history throughout the state. He uses a controlled mix of Realism and Impressionism for each scene, varying his brushstrokes, and layering on the paint thick or thin depending on the vista.”
“Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes” and “Roger Dale Brown: A Passion for Painting” open on August 19 and will show through September 24.
To learn more, visit Haynes Galleries.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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