Michael Kolster

September 17 - October 25
Artist Reception | Friday, September 26, 5-7pm
Artist Talk | Sunday, October 5, 3pm

Featuring images from bodies of work not previously shown in Maine, PROVING GROUND brings together a variety of processes from one-of-a-kind color collages and photograms to silver gelatin panoramas and “hand-colored”digital prints. Kolster probes the representative nature of photography by experimenting with different methods to manipulate the shapes, tones, and colors of the images.

Michael Kolster is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and associate professor of art at Bowdoin College. Since 2012, Kolster has mounted solo exhibitions at Schroeder Romera & Shredder Gallery in New York City; the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine; Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, VA; 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL; the College of Southern Maryland; SRO Gallery at Texas Tech in Lubbock; and SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME. He lives in Maine with his wife, Christy Shake, and son, Calvin. He is currently producing ambrotypes for a project comparing Maine’s Androscoggin River with other American post-industrial rivers.