Jeffery Becton is a photographer and image-maker who lives on Deer Isle, a rocky and forested island off the coast of Maine. Becton makes work, in part, about his surroundings. The extraordinary sweeping coastal views that are such a part of daily life when one lives by the sea are often incorporated into his images. Equally critical is internal life, both the space inside the home (and the comfort and protection it provides from northern New England’s inclement weather), and the introspective and contemplative space that enlivens one’s imagination, and is no doubt encouraged in this stunning and remote location.
This exhibition showcases posters from the worldwide Occupy Movement. Prints and posters have long been vehicles for the dissemination of political views, protest, and socially engaged messages. While the poster has been used this way almost since the invention of printing, it was early twentieth century technological advancements that made it possible to mass produce them, which resulted in use of this media/art form to grow exponentially.
Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection
Maine Collected features selected works by living artists connected to Maine from the Bates Museum of Art’s permanent collection.