WATERVILLE — The work of David Twiss will be on view in a site-specific installation at Common Street Arts. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Common Street Arts, 93 Main St., in conjunction with Harvest on the Square.

Two installation locations will feature his artwork; a larger installation in the Common Street Arts Annex will provide a larger-than-life effect, while a smaller installation will be viewable in the front window entrance.

Twiss was born in 1984 on a military base in North Carolina. He currently lives in Portland where he attends the Maine College of Art and majors in printmaking. Twiss has been a member of Pickwick Independent Press for three years, where he and the owner built a large scale etching press. His work deals with issues of violence in the home and how children develop in this environment. He accomplishes this through the creation of toys, furniture, and other childhood objects with a violent undertone, according to a Waterville Creates! news release.

“My work as a printmaker has lead me to some interesting discoveries about how I chose to create as well as how I show artwork,” Twiss said in the release. “I have found that while I enjoy the traditional process of relief printing I don’t have as much interest in the flat works on paper, knowing this about myself I started treating what resembles printed matter less as something to be framed and seen through a piece of glass and more as a sculptural object to be installed using the wall as my matrix and then spilling on to the floor. This way of creating allows me to pull the viewer into the narrative and make them part of the scene.”

For more information, visit commonstreetarts.com.

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