George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions is at The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine and on view until October 31, 2021 Maine has a centuries-old history of attracting artists captivated by the state’s natural beauty and the quiet ethos of its hard-working inhabitants. Over a period of many decades, nationally-renowned photographer George Tice and artist Andrew Wyeth were drawn to Maine, inspired by the state’s past, and a present that speaks to a sense of timelessness and the enduring qualities of honor and dignity in an honest days’ work. Through familiar scenes of the ordinary and everyday, Tice’s and Wyeth’s works are a testament to the essential connectedness of people to their environment that offers the viewer an intimate glimpse into their prospective worlds.
George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions is the first exhibition to show Tice’s Maine work in the place that inspired it and the first to pair the two artists together, explores the unique vision of each artist through their depictions of those evocative parallel worlds that captures both the myth of Maine and the reality its residents call home. (Angela Waldron)