Gallery Talk on “Jon Imber: The Freedom of Abstraction”
August 24 @ 5:30 pm
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is pleased to present “Jon Imber: The Freedom of Abstraction,” a solo show of Imber’s large-scale abstract paintings done in the last decade of his life.
Imber is well known for his abstracted landscapes of the Maine coast, and going completely abstract was just next step. For Imber, this natural progression came from a lifetime of knowledge about painting, rhythm and light. He was able to open up to that freedom. An exhibition catalog with an essay by Chris Crossman is available. Crossman was the director of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland from 1988 to 2005, and the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark.
There will be a gallery talk about Imber’s work live at the gallery on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5:30–6:30 p.m., as well as on Zoom. Chris Crossman will join Jill Hoy, Imber’s wife, to talk about the paintings in the show and Imber’s extraordinary life.
Imber, who died in 2014 from ALS, continued to create vibrant work right up until his untimely death by training his left hand to paint and devising ways to overcome his physical limitations. The show and the talk are free and open to the public.
To preview the Jon Imber show, or to register for the Zoom talk, call 667-6611 or visit www.courthousegallery.com. Courthouse Gallery is located at 6 Court St. in Ellsworth.