opening reception July 5, during Rockland First Friday Art Walk

Adam Umbach is ‘Finding Home’ in his newest exhibit at Carver Hill Gallery

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    ROCKLAND — Beginning July 5 and running through July 28, Carver Hill Gallery presents Finding Home, an exhibition featuring 24 works by artist Adam Umbach. Known for experimenting with abstraction, geometric painting, and expressionism within his work, Umbach’s chosen subjects, which often repeat through differing bodies of work, belong to a personal and familial iconography. Though sourced from his life, Umbach’s paintings invite viewers to connect with this imagery by evoking their own experiences and memories.

    In his latest exhibition, the paintings represent the ways in which Umbach pondered the idea of finding home in different forms and at different stages of his life. Heavily influenced by his surroundings, including the maritime imagery and seaside colors from his time living in Maine, many of the paintings in this show feature boats and reference perseverance, shelter and fortitude.

    According to the artist, “There have been times when home has seemed elusive, yet visible, as in the painting Light Home.” He continues, “In Father & Child I return to the familiar sense of place that building with Legos gave me as a young boy. Legos feature in many of the paintings and evoke a nostalgia for childhood. Whimsical, playful titles such as Whaley and Racey Daze further explore this connection to early memories and a sense of child-like freedom."

    Umbach has participated in solo and group exhibitions up and down the Eastern Seaboard, has exhibited in art fairs nationwide including Moniker Art Fair, New York, Market: Art & Design, Miami, West Palm Beach, Bridgehampton, NY, and Philadelphia, and is included in notable private art collections across the U.S.

    The opening reception of Finding Home will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5 – 7 p.m., at The Yellow Barn, during the Rockland First Friday Art Walk where the artist will be present. The exhibition will be on view seven days a week through July 28. Umbach’s paintings can be viewed year-round at Carver Hill Gallery.

    For more information, visit https://carverhillgallery.com/.

     

    About Adam Umbach

    Adam Umbach was born in Chicago, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. After being inspired from an early age by the modern masters collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, he received his BFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin.

    Beginning his painting career with minimalist canvases based on the enigmatic names of color swatches, Umbach’s creative approach has expanded to experiments with abstraction, geometric painting, and expressionism. The evolution of Umbach’s painting is markedly influenced by his surroundings, from the maritime imagery and seaside colors from his time living in East Hampton, New York and Islesboro, Maine to the graphic style of New York City’s architecture and graffiti.

    Umbach’s work pairs formalist explorations with photorealistic depictions of recognizable objects, including boats, toys such as rubber ducks and teddy bears, and pink flamingo lawn ornaments. A biographical painter, Umbach’s chosen subjects, which often repeat through differing bodies of work, belong to a personal and familial iconography. Though sourced from his life, Umbach’s paintings invite viewers to connect with this imagery by evoking their own experiences and memories.

     

    About Carver Hill Gallery

    Now in its nineteenth year, Carver Hill Gallery continues to inspire art enthusiasts with an atypical collection of contemporary fine art from its home state of Maine, spanning the country to Los Angeles, and including work from Spain, Italy, Argentina, Canada and beyond. All the gallery's artists are career artists and art professionals who have taught in some of the finest institutions worldwide. Commissions, corporate sales and installation are welcome and available. Visit us at the gallery or set up an appointment for us to visit you in your home or office. We are always happy to show work by appointment outside of business hours.

    Event Date: 

    Fri, 07/05/2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Carver Hill Gallery

    Address: 

    Carver Hill Gallery
    Rockland, ME 04841
    United States