PORTSMOUTH, NH Ã¢â‚¬â€ The law firm of McLane, Graf, and Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association will once again host an exhibition of the latest works by local Portsmouth artist Jeanné McCartin. Her exhibit, Faces and Forms, includes one notable series of five pieces entitled “Sisters” that incorporates hands in most of the works. McLane invites the public to view the exhibit December 4 through January 9, 2004 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the firm’s offices at Ten Pleasant Street in Portsmouth (above Me & Ollie’s Cafe in Market Square). Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at a special reception held at the McLane offices Thursday, December 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The artist’s non-traditional sculptures, frequently coupled with mixed media, often take the form of one-of-a-kind masks. According to Ms. McCartin, “I don’t see the mask as either a plaything or a piece of costuming. For my purposes, they are both sculptures and canvas. A large portion of my work is social/political commentary. Sculpting faces, which have the potential to be worn, is an integral part of my work’s statement. I am fascinated with the exploration of the human form and nature and still compelled to create my interpretation of both.”
Ms. McCartin attended Vesper George School of Art and continues to both study and teach at Eliot’s Sanctuary Arts. Her work has been displayed in galleries and exhibitions along the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Louisiana.
Since its inception in 1919, the McLane Law Firm has been an active supporter of the visual and performing arts in New Hampshire. Hosting cultural exhibits such as this is the firm’s way of demonstrating its commitment to the Seacoast’s artistic community. For more information on this exciting and unique exhibit, contact Jean Hurlbut at 603-436-2818.