HALLOWELL — “Perspicere” featuring paintings by Richard William Blanchard and Amy Peters Wood, will be on view June 5-27 at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Perspicere (Per-spic-er-ay) is a Latin verb meaning “to observe, see through”. An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 5 followed by a gallery talk from 7 to 8 p.m. led by Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth who will interview Blanchard and Wood about their work and process.

Using egg tempera paint made from her own hens, artist Amy Peters Wood of Georgetown knits together intersecting perspectives, near and far, above and below, before and after, imagined and real. These juxtapositions ultimately consolidate to form a single image, one perceived from an indeterminate vantage point. Creating planes which recede tilt and plunge, Wood reinforces the vast feeling of nature and uncertainty to the spatial dimensions within the painting. Visit Wood online at www.peterswood.com.

Richard William Blanchard’s series of contemporary abstract paintings using oil and acrylic on canvas explore a visual language of fragmented landscapes, cartouches, and ruin like structures that signify inner and outer realms; where multiple hemispheres stack over one another making horizons, land and sky interchangeable. Blanchard is from Winthrop, Maine and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.richardwilliamblanchard.com.

Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

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