“Evening Wandering” by Judy Schneider Submitted photo

“Double Vision,” a show of two artists, Judy Schneider and Judson Pealer, is scheduled to be on display the month of June at the Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway.

The artists are both interested in abstracted imagery. Color is a prime consideration for each of them. Schneider is making monoprints that feed her large work, and Pealer is known for a bright palette, according to a news release from the center.

This show is a collection of paintings and prints that explore each of their individual processes and how they relate to each other.

Pealer has a bachelor of fine art degree from Ohio State University where he majored in painting, drawing and graphics. He is primarily a painter of acrylics on watercolor paper. He has been a member of Western Maine Art Group since 2018.

He went into art asking, “What is this abstract art all about?” He writes, “I have always had art supplies nearby and over the years entered local shows to see what would happen. Getting into a show is often tough because so many retirees now take up the brush because it is something they always wanted to do. Then there are those who always knew. There are so many talented folks around us and I would rather collaborate rather than compete.”

Schneider is a designer, painter and printmaker, living and working in Norway. She received her Bachelor of Fine arts degree in Interior Design from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree in studio art form Maine College of Art & Design. She is a member of the Peregrine Press in Portland and The Western Maine Art Group in Norway.

The Maine landscape persists as a critical part of her art practice. Interested in abstracted landscape painting as a way of mapping time in a non-linear fashion and reconsidering conventional modes of representation, she continues to reevaluate or abandon pictorial narrative and focus on the structure of time. Density and layering are important; underlying images that are no longer visible are part of the structure. As she adds layers, memory become her guide. The images shift, flatten and open up again as representation recedes and something else takes over.

An opening reception will be from 5 to  7 p.m. Friday, June 3. The gallery will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 207-393-3912.

“National Lobster Day” by Jud Pealer Submitted photo

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