Page Bond Gallery will host an opening reception for The Wild Beasts: Photography by Peter Cochrane and Not a Wallflower: Paintings by Laurie Fisher on Thursday, June 6. The exhibitions will be on view through July 3, 2019.
As an artist and author, Peter Cochrane probes themes of queer politics, autobiographical and ancestral trauma and recovery, and the fabrication of histories through his work. By using a 19th century 8×10 large format view camera, Cochrane employs the exact methods used by colonialists and ethnographers in an ironic fashion, thus instituting a threshold between the natural world and that constructed by humans.
Cochrane is currently a graduate student earning his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed his BA in Art and Art History at San Francisco State University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the de Young Museum, the Louvre, the Tokyo International Foto Awards, among others. Notable publications featuring his work include Hyperalleric, BOMB, Headmaster, The San Francisco Chronicaland Artslant. Cochrane is a recent recipient of the Snider Prize through the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
Laurie Fisher’s bold, color block oil paintings evoke parameters of contingency and reliance, calling attention to the precarious, and often wrought, nature of balance though abstracted formal compositions. Fisher builds the architecture of each metaphor using color, line, organic shapes, straight edges and layers–resulting in the artist’s authentic, visceral responses to the world.
Fisher earned her MA from Boston University and BA from Bucknell University. She has exhibited extensively in Maine and throughout the East Coast. Fisher lives and works in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The Page Bond Gallery, located at 1625 West Main Street, exhibits contemporary art in a wide variety of media and disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The gallery acts as a venue for the work of emerging and established artists with local, national, and international reputations.