Barbara Prey’s ‘Inflection Points’ on exhibit through Sept. 20

Posted:  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Visit Barbara Prey Projects in Port Clyde to see the most recent work of internationally celebrated artist Barbara Ernst Prey extended through September 20 due to popular demand. Taking the viewer from watercolors to oils, the White House to the Space Station, the architecture of Maine to the interior commission at MASS MoCA, the two ongoing exhibitions capture the artist’s unique place in American Art.

“Inflection Points: 40 Years Painting Maine” features works that mine a uniquely American tenor in which color creates the relationship between narrative and abstract creating a tension that is both serene and unnerving. Her work is part of a trajectory of American Art but built on abstract painting as well, with a conceptual underpinning of the composition and points of empathy around color, composition, and subject. Her belief that color is the most powerful way to communicate drove Prey to develop groundbreaking, intricate layering techniques.

The drawings displayed in MASS MoCA: Studies for a Museum Collection served as references for the world’s largest known watercolor and uniquely chronicle the development of Barbara Prey’s commission for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). The Museum has commissioned Barbara Ernst Prey to paint a groundbreaking 8 x 15 feet watercolor for their new Building 6 that opened its doors to the public in May 2017.

“Inflection Points: 40 Years Painting Maine,” the exhibition at Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Port Clyde,

The annual show runs through Sept. 20. Also on view, through Labor Day, is “MASS MoCA: Studies from a Museum Commission.” The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit