Frederick solo show set for summer

Haynes Galleries plans a two-fer

Feb 19, 2013
“Watcher” is an oil painting by Linden Frederick of Belfast.

Thomaston — Haynes Galleries will open its 2013 exhibition season with two exhibits showcasing two artists in two galleries. In the East Gallery, Linden Frederick’s quiet, dusky scenes of rural Maine will hint at lives hidden from view. In the West Gallery, Vincent Giarrano’s work will pulse with the heartbeat of the city. The solo shows will be on view from June 28 to July 30 at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. The pair of contemporary masters will be feted with a reception on the opening day from 6 to 8 p.m.

Frederick’s works are tinged with nostalgia, but also haves a touch of apprehension. The Belfast artist is a master of the untold story — the mystery lies in what just happened, what is about to happen or, better yet, what might have been.

“My paintings intentionally don’t include a figure — then it becomes about that person,” Frederick said. “I really like the viewer to be part of the picture, to feel like they are participating … like they were there.”

Giarrano captures ordinary moments from daily life and transforms them into still lifes, landscapes and genre paintings that find beauty in the mundane, tranquility in the chaos. The common element is a focus on real life, he said. His favorite things to paint are scenes of life in New York City.

“I love the architecture and people of the city. It's endlessly inspiring. I enjoy painting scenes on the streets but also interiors, which are often about people, alone and in their own thoughts. For me, that presents someone as more truly himself or herself,” he said.

Haynes Galleries will be open this summer Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call (615) 430-8147 or (615) 312-7000; send email to garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com; or visit haynesgalleries.com.

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

“Waking” is a work by Vincent Giarrano.
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