As a follow up to Loxterkamp’s Skewed Views exhibition with Launchpad, at Central Gallery in 2016, Loxterkamp returns with his newest exhibition featuring all new and more recent works. A prolific painter, Loxterkamp’s art portfolio is robust to say the least.
Jeff Loxterkamp earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1984 and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1989. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the midwest and Maine. Jeff moved with his family to Maine in 1999.
My goal is to create an anachronistic virtual reality. Easel painting is one of the most anachronistic endeavors a person can do. I attempt to draw the viewer into other worlds. In my process I become concerned with other aspects on my art; texture, composition, color, abstraction and division on space.”Jeff Loxterkamp
This exhibit opens on Friday, May 6 for Launchpad’s First Friday reception from 5pm-7pm. Nichols Block Gallery is located at the Bangor Arts Exchange at 193 Exchange Street, Bangor Maine. These pieces will be on display for the month of May. This reception is free + open to the community.
Nichols Block Gallery is a multi-discipline exhibition space that promotes creativity through its inclusion of contemporary, emerging and unconventional art, artists and ideas. Launchpad’s mission for the Gallery is to assist emerging and mid-career artists in presenting new work, while making art and creativity more accessible to the general public. Each year, the Gallery presents 12 visual arts exhibitions as well as hosting various events and programs to further grow and impact these local scenes + bring new ideas of art to the community.
Loxterkamp’s work can be viewed at maineartscene.com/jeff-loxterkamp