Veronica Cross Exhibit at Gould Academy’s Owen Gallery

October 28, 2014
  • Ms. Veronica Cross’s “Time & Place: Narrative Landscapes 2009-2014” opening event scheduled for Friday, November 7, from  5:30-8 p.m. at Gould Academy’s Owen Gallery
  • Live Artist’s Talk with the Portland Press Herald scheduled for Saturday, December 6, at *6:30 p.m in Gould Academy’s Trustees Auditorium. (*Updated on 10/30/14)

Bethel, Maine (October 28, 2014)– The Owen Gallery at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, is pleased to announce the opening of Time & Place: Narrative Landscapes 2009-2014, a solo exhibition by local artist Ms. Veronica Cross. Over 25 paintings will be on display from November 7 through December 17. This is the second of two back-to-back solo shows for Ms. Cross, who is just returning from her New Orleans solo show, Rich Inner Life at the Tigermen Den Gallery, which was part of the Prospect 3 Biennial Satellite P3+ Project.

Ms. Cross uses the term landscape to describe this ongoing body of work that is so steeped in region; the portraits of children based on vintage anonymous photographs found at yard sales serve as windows into a particular New England sensibility, of a bygone era. A series of discarded cars transformed by time into terrariums, salvage heaps, and animal shelters also speaks of a particular regional psychology. Additionally, there is a self-portrait (or selfie) that pairs artist with a beloved rusted junker.

The exhibition surveys mostly Maine-centric scenes, the locations that have inspired these paintings range from Lubec, West Paris, and Cape Elizabeth, to Cornville, Greenwood, and Baxter State Park. The paintings often incorporate cut paper elements; some recent smaller drawings will be on view as well. Two works from this series are now in the MaineGeneral permanent collection. Ms. Cross is currently working towards her Masters in Fine Art at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is represented in Maine by the Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth. She is a resident of Greenwood, Maine.

The Owen Gallery has a distinguished history of artist’s exhibitions, showcasing Gould alumni and staff, and also shows by Jamie Wyeth and Neil Welliver.

Ms. Cross is also scheduled to give an artist’s talk with The Portland Press Herald arts writer, Daniel Kany, on Saturday, December 6, at *6:30 p.m. in the Trustees Auditorium in Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Science Building. (*Updated on 10/30/14)

Visit her website for more information on Ms. Cross.



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