‘Attention to Detail’ rewarded

Jun 11, 2014
Photo by: Lynn Karlin Lynn Karlin’s “Pomegranate” reflects her recent interest in the Dutch Masters approach.

Belfast — City fine art photographer Lynn Karlin returns to Maine Farmland Trust Gallery for her second solo show, “Attention to Detail,” Friday, June 13. There will be a Maine Fare reception for the show, which also includes images by Jaap E. Helder, Terry Hire, Michael Reid and Mary Woodman, Friday, June 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

MFT Gallery was the first venue to showcase Karlin’s photography as fine art. In 2009, Karlin began working on the now famous Pedestal Series, honoring the beauty of the vegetable. MFT Gallery exhibited the Pedestal Series in 2012. Karlin continued to expand this body of work and it has since traveled to Napa Valley in California, the James Beard House Gallery in New York and other galleries around the country; and was reviewed in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, London’s Sunday Telegraph and several Swiss magazines.

Recently, Karlin’s work started taking a direction that is reminiscent of the Old Dutch Masters, both in lighting and in composition. MFT Gallery will be showing a particularly exquisite piece that is a classic still life of fruits and vegetables, printed on an impressive scale.

“I also like the modern look: one simple vegetable, close-up, looking for the perfect lines or form,” Karlin said. “Right now, I am somewhat torn between the two styles.”

“Attention to Detail,” which will run through July 14, will highlight some of Karlin’s most recent works, many of which have not been previously exhibited. In addition, the show features select works by four other Maine photographers, shown on the gallery’s second floor. Helder, whose abstract photography and paintings were included in an exhibit at MFT Gallery in 2012, will be showing new photographs; and Hire, Reid and Mary Woodman all will be making their first appearance at MFT Gallery.

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; from 5:30 to 8 p.m. during Belfast’s Final Fridays Art Walks. For more information, visit mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org or contact Gallery Coordinator Anna Abaldo at anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide nonprofit organization working to keep Maine’s farms farming. Maine Farmland Trust created its gallery to celebrate art in agriculture, and to inspire and inform the public about farming in Maine. For more information on the Trust, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Terry Hire offers a portrait of “Hosta” at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. (Photo by: Terry Hire)
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