An Exhibition of Artworks by Local Artists Inspired by the Newly Published Memoir, Settling Twice, by Deborah Joy Corey
June 16 – June 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 5-7 PM
At The ANNEX, 8 Water Street, Castine, Maine, 04421
Outtakes from a Memoir, (June 17-29), is an exhibition of artworks inspired by Deborah Joy Corey’s new book, Settling Twice, featuring artwork by Joshua Adam, Susan Parish Adam, Berke Billings, Mattina Blue, Hannah Bureau, Gregory Dunham, John Gardner, Juliane Gardner, William Irvine, Diane Wiseman Linscott, Patrisha McLean, Gail Page, Julia Parish, Rob Shetterly, Sherry Streeter, Goody-B. Wiseman, Charleen Wiseman, Georgia Zildjian, and Phoebe Zildjian.
The artists in this exhibit are all connected with Deborah Joy Corey. When asked if they would read excerpts of her upcoming memoir, Settling Twice, and respond to it visually in their own medium – these artists enthusiastically answered the call. The result will be a joyful and cacophonous visual representation in different mediums and styles to moments, themes, or sections of the book. Each artist experienced the writing in a different way and we are excited to see the work all together, a frolicking visual representation of a single text which resonated for everyone who read it.
About Settling Twice
In a revelation of memory and unflinching insight, prompted by the death of her parents, author Deborah Joy Corey probes the complex bonds between family, lovers, and neighbors that shaped her sense of identity: then, as a girl growing up in rural New Brunswick and now as a wife and mother living on the coast of Maine. With astonishing skill and delicacy, she weaves a story of faith and transcendence, of loyalty and regret, and shows us how—despite the passage of time and a world fraught with disillusion—wonder prevails and love sustains.
“Deborah Joy Corey puts a whole universe on the head of a pin as she considers a woman’s many roles—mother, lover, wife, daughter, and sibling—and explores the loaded themes of creativity, sexuality, and spirituality in the harsh and beautiful world of coastal Maine. God is in these pages, which is something different and very damn interesting, in my opinion.” - Lee Smith
Deborah Joy Corey, of Castine, Maine, is the sixth of seven children raised in rural Canada by a mother and father who instilled in their children a great love of storytelling. She is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Losing Eddie and The Skating Pond, and her many prize-winning short stories are printed in numerous anthologies and writing textbooks in both the U.S. and Canada.
Oil on Canvas
Woman with Blue irises
Oil on Panel
12 x 16 inches