July 13 – August 7, 2020

Tom Curry: Gradients of Light

This solo show highlights recent work by Tom Curry, an accomplished painter, who paints the villages and coastline near his studio in Brooklin, Maine. The show includes several new portraits of Chatto, an island just offshore from Curry’s home that has become the subject of an ongoing series of more than sixty paintings. In the essay for the exhibition catalog, art historian Carl Little explains how Curry’s work captures the mood of the country in these uncertain times, “Mirage-like, Chatto becomes a manifestation of one’s desire to find something enduring in the view—in what can sometimes be a dark world.”

An en plein air painter at heart, Curry is most at home working outdoors in direct contact with the clear, searing light or a dense fog, the heat of the sun or a frigid wind, the sounds of crickets or the distant drone of a fishing boat, and the smell of salt air. “I still can’t believe how gorgeous it [Maine] is; it’s serene, but disheveled; it’s raw and not overly organized.”

The enduring magnetism of Curry’s island paintings has been his ability to depict what he calls the paradox of place: “It is not fixed, but always changing—the light shifts from moment to moment, water is never still, clouds come and go.”

Curry’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Down East Magazine, Art New England, Island Journal, Bangor Daily News, Ellsworth American, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. Curry earned his MS from University of Massachusetts in 1987. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, 1981, and he completed a Graduate Program at Yale University in 1982.

Exhibition catalog available on request.
TOM CURRY
King Tide
oil on panel, 48 x 57 inches
$23,000 TOM CURRY
Mist
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
High Tide
oil on panel, 43 x 36 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
Isle au Haut
oil on panel, 43 x 36 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
The Harbor
oil on panel, 24 x 60 inches
SOLD TOM CURRY
Later Summer
oil on panel, 20 x 36 inches
$6500 TOM CURRY
Heavy Weather
oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches
$3400 TOM CURRY
Mid-Tide
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
Radiance
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
SOLD TOM CURRY
Serene Waters
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
The Race
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
Still Water
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
SOLD TOM CURRY
Mid-Winter
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
Lucent
oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches
$14,000 TOM CURRY
Pack Ice
oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches
SOLD TOM CURRY
Island and Ledges
oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches
$1400 TOM CURRY
Sheepshead Island
oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches
$1400 TOM CURRY
Blue Hill Mountain, High Tide
oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches
$1400 TOM CURRY
Blue Hill Mountain, Low Tide
oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches
$1400 TOM CURRY
Mountain and Island
oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches
$1400 TOM CURRY
Mid-Tide Study
oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1700
TOM CURRY King Tide oil on panel, 48 x 57 inches $23,000
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TOM CURRY Mist oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY High Tide oil on panel, 43 x 36 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY Isle au Haut oil on panel, 43 x 36 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY The Harbor oil on panel, 24 x 60 inches SOLD
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TOM CURRY Later Summer oil on panel, 20 x 36 inches $6500
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TOM CURRY Heavy Weather oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches $3400
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TOM CURRY Mid-Tide oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY Radiance oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches SOLD
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TOM CURRY Serene Waters oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY The Race oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY Still Water oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches SOLD
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TOM CURRY Mid-Winter oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY Lucent oil on panel, 36 x 43 inches $14,000
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TOM CURRY Pack Ice oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches SOLD
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TOM CURRY Island and Ledges oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches $1400
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TOM CURRY Sheepshead Island oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches $1400
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TOM CURRY Blue Hill Mountain, High Tide oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches $1400
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TOM CURRY Blue Hill Mountain, Low Tide oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches $1400
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TOM CURRY Mountain and Island oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches $1400
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TOM CURRY Mid-Tide Study oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1700
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