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Ellsworth Courthouse Gallery showing new work by Jeffery Becton

Ellsworth Courthouse Gallery showing new work by Jeffery Becton

Ellsworth Courthouse Gallery is currently showing new work by Jeffery Becton through August 13, including several of his large-format digital montages. In addition, Becton’s over-sized montages are currently traveling in a national exhibition hosted by Bates College Museum of Art.

Inspired by the tidal reaches and atmospheric weather near his Deer Isle home and the summer homes on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Becton creates photo-based digital montages, often playing with the borders between dream and reality, interior and exterior, abstraction and representation. His montages frequently contain architectural elements and objects from these vintage New England houses, many of which are part of his personal history.

Becton’s work has been in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions, featured in national and international publications, and is included in many private and museum collections. His work is also highlighted in Jeffery Becton: The Farthest House, a recent monograph by Carl Little. Pictured is Jeffery Becton: Stage Door, 2017, digital montage, 20 x 30 inches, at Courthouse Gallery.

Courthouse Gallery is located at 6 Court Street in Ellsworth. Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sunday 12–4 p.m. For information, call 667-6611, or visit courthousegallery.com.

Photo courtesy of Courthouse Gallery