featuring work by Damir Porobic
December 10, 2014 - January 24, 2015
Opening Reception | Sunday, December 14, 2-4pm
(snow date: Thursday, December 18, 5-7pm)
Artist Talk | Sunday, January 11, 2pm
About the Work
The bulk of the works presented in the exhibition stem from the Memory Series, a process-based “photo-composite” print series that intends to meditate on structures, behaviors and nature of our biological imaging found in our memories and dreams. Documenting everyday objects over a period of several years, the multiple recordings/documentation would ultimately be reduced to a single piece of paper run through an inkjet printer over 40 times. These “composite images” are neither singularly photographic, nor hand generated. The final results are images with a prevailing sense of fleeting and vague dimensions, multi-view perspectives, and general loss of linear and/or photographic memory.
About the Artist
Damir Porobic is an interdisciplinary artist, master printmaker, and current lecturer on Printmaking and Digital Arts at the University of Southern Maine. Born in the city of Mostar in Former Yugoslavia (presently Bosnia and Herzegovina), Porobic moved to the United States at the age of seventeen, and upon graduating High School received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO, and a Masters of Fine Arts from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, where he majored in traditional and contemporary printmaking practice, and the alternative new media approaches to fine art making. Mr. Porobic’s professional involvement ranges from independent research and studio practice to community oriented collaborations. He resides in South Portland with his daughter Zoe.