Exhibition | Straight on til Morning

September 16 - October 16, 2021

Nathaniel Meyer | Straight on til Morning

Reminiscent of the golden age of illustration, these paintings show an idealized version of the Maine coast. They show the drama of nature, when land meets sea and huge old trees towered over the forest. 

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Mythical Landscapes

"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan 

Nathaniel Meyer puts a mythical lens on Maine's coastal landscape. With rich storybook colors, abundant and outsized flowers and trees, and fanciful floating clouds, he shows us the bountiful natural splendor of our surroundings.

Active Landscapes

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." - E.B. White

In these paintings, nature is animated. Despite Nathaniel’s colossal forms, flat color, and delineated shapes, his landscapes are in motion. Meyer is capturing the moments that surprise us, the natural events that inspire awe. The sun crests just as a wave curls and perfectly webbed surf dapples beach rocks. And we think, remember this feeling of a greater plan at play, of an active nature, of being alive.

Optimism

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” J.M. Barrie

Nathaniel’s paintings show our great fortune to live in this place. His warmth and energy shine through in every painting, reminding us to celebrate life.

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