Perimeter re-opens with mixed media ‘Lore’

Jan 09, 2019
“Vessel,” a 2018 block printing ink and acrylic on paper, is part of Christopher Patch’s winter show at Belfast’s Perimeter Gallery.

Belfast — Perimeter Gallery will present “Lore,” an exhibition of new work by Portland artist Christopher Patch, beginning with a 6 to 8 p.m. opening reception Thursday, Jan. 17; and continuing through March 10. NOTE: OPENING MOVED TO SATURDAY, JAN. 19.

The works in “Lore” were created through an improvisational method that combines direct printmaking, stencils, collage and painting.  The artist said he is drawn to the transformational powers of alchemy; and the visual culture of medieval illustrations, witchcraft, cosmic maps and diagrams.

“These symbolic images served as tools to aid in the human pursuit for answers to the unexplained and acts of transmutation,” he said.

Patch received a BFA from the Maine College of Art in 1997 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000; and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. He has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally; is the recipient of Joan Mitchell and William Zorach grants; and has work in the collection of the Portland Museum of Art. More images of his work are available at

Perimeter Gallery is located at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 338-0555 or email

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

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