Events downtown

Sep 01

Opening Reception: Peter Wallis’ “Mythic and Quotidian”
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Mayo Street Arts for the opening reception of a solo exhibit by Peter Wallis, which brings together the Mythic and Quotidian.

Using a visual language of theater, abandoned buildings, combined with figurines, dance, and skeletons, Peter creates the architecture of memory and dreams.

“The process of walking is the starting point of all my work. I find elements and inspiration from where I am as a starting point… Collecting these moments from different walks, memories, people and places brings many elements into the work. I winnow these collections down and rework. I use these images as a balancing act with negative space to guide the viewer… Uncovering themes and digging into the history of each place or person allows me to research and develop ideas. I let the stories I find along the way guide my work. I am interested in exploring how memory changes over time.”

The reception will take place at Mayo Street Arts from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. There will be festivity, libations, and light hors d’oeuvres.