07 Oct October Art Exhibit | New Works by Jeff Loxterkamp
Join us on Thursday, October 13th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Central Gallery for our latest Art Opening featuring the works of Jeff Loxterkamp. This exhibit will run through October.
$5 Suggested Donation
Craft beer provided by Orono Brewing Company for 21+ art supporters!
Central Gallery is a nonprofit DIY arts venue of Launchpad.
“I first met Jeff several ears ago during an Art Walk in downtown Bangor. His work stood out to me because of the energy and realism his pieces brought to his subjects. I knew at that time that I wanted to find an opportunity to work with him and am so thrilled to feature him at Central Gallery at last.” – Meg Shorette, Executive Director
— ABOUT THE EXHBIIT —
Jeff grew up and began his painting career in Iowa. He has lived in Bangor, Maine, since 2000. Jeff has continued to find inspiration and subject matter in the diverse Maine landscapes and inhabitants.
In 1984 Jeff earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Jeff was granted an MA in 1988 in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. His MFA in Painting and Print Making was awarded in 1989 from the University of Iowa. Jeff has had numerous solo exhibitions and group shows in the Midwest, Minneapolis, Chicago and Pasadena, California. Additionally in Maine Jeff’s work has been exhibited in Portland, Central Maine, Bangor, and costal areas.
In 2006 Jeff was selected for the book Paintings of Maine: A New Collection, by Author, Art Lecturer and Poet Carl Little. In April 2009 and April 2014, he was listed as an intriguing artist Maine Home and Design Magazine. Little has also said of Loxterkamp’s work, “He paints with a wonderfully fresh eye for the landscape, in a very appealing stylized manner that can be quite striking.” Loxterkamp’s paintings are in collections around the country and in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
While studying painting Jeff admired the works of artists ranging from Barnett Newman to Anselm Kiefer. He has studied a variety of painting techniques and methods.
Jeff’s goal is to create an anachronistic virtual reality. Easel painting is very anachronistic. Jeff attempts to draw the viewer into other worlds, using visually interesting, sometimes humorous subject matter, of how humans relate to the environment, as a starting point. In his process, Jeff then becomes concerned with other aspects of art; texture, composition, color, abstraction and division of space.