Tim Clorius at Aucocisco In Portland, ME
Tim Clorius‘ aptly named show Conversation Pieces opened yesterday and runs through June 11 at Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine. Clorius brings his dramatic, even irreverent, graffiti-art sensibilities to a series of dream-like oil paintings on canvas and linen that vary widely in scale. As the viewer approaches each piece new details emerge, while forms that once seemed solid become fuzzy and uncertain. The work invites discussion and the crowd at the opening shared stories from dreams, literature and lived experiences. Soon everyone was engaged in conversation.