The Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine presents a new installation, “Ground/Underground,” by Midcoast sculptor and painter Dudley Zopp through Nov. 14. Zopp, who lives and works in Lincolnville, is scheduled to speak during a 5:30 to 7 p.m. reception Friday, Oct. 17.

The installation is a continuation of Zopp’s Erratics sculptures and features new, large-format watercolor paintings and 700 smaller oil paintings that suggest geological sediments. Zopp has installed a series of articulated builder’s paper forms that reference glacial erratics, grouping these articulations with four oversized watercolor paintings inspired by Chinese landscape scrolls. The installation also features a “river” of 700 8-by-10-inch oil paintings. Taken together, the installation’s components serve as reminders of the limitations of humanity’s ability to control the forces of nature.

Zopp was born in Lexington, Ky., and attended the University of Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in modern foreign languages. She went on to study painting and drawing at the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute. Zopp has exhibited at universities and nonprofit galleries in Maine and nationally, with a recent solo exhibition at June Fitzpatrick Gallery in Portland.

Lord Hall Gallery, Munson Road, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible. The exhibition is free and open to the public. “Ground/Underground” is funded in part by a grant from UMaine’s Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series; and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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