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Maine Landsc[r]apes
Photography by Jym St. Pierre

The public is invited to the artist reception from 5:30 - 8 p.m., Friday, November 14.

 

MeLandscrape12 I-95 - CopyAn exhibit by Maine photographer Jym St. Pierre will be opening November 4th with an artist reception to be held on November 14th at Monkitree Gallery in Gardiner. The photos are from St. Pierre’s Maine Landsc[r]apes, a series 25 years in the making. These are not the familiar and predictable Maine landscapes the Vacationland state is known for. They come with a twist, requiring you to look a little deeper into your picturesque surroundings, challenging you to discover the incredible beauty of imperfection. “I found myself drawn to images that were not just pretty pictures and not merely scars on the Earth,” St. Pierre explains, “but a combination of both; images that can be viewed as pleasing and  provocative at the same time.”  

 

St. Pierre sees the world through the perspective of a lens, even when he is not behind the camera. Each fleeting moment that has gone undocumented increases his expectations that another moment of equal quality will eventually appear. This inspires him to continue looking for his next shot, as he has throughout his 40-year, award-winning career. Moments like these are what make up the body of work seen in St. Pierre's Maine Landsc[r]apes series.

 

St. Pierre has been published in many periodicals including numerous newspapers, Sierra Club publications, and People magazine. His photos have also been used by published authors for books including On Wilderness (cover art), To The Wilderness, and Between Person and Place. Come and experience the State of Maine’s imperfect beauty through a different set of eyes.

The Maine Landsc[r]apes exhibit can be seen at Monkitree Gallery, 263 Water Street, Gardiner from November 4th, 2014 through January 10, 2015. The public is invited to a reception with the artist from 5:30 - 8 p.m., Friday, November 14.