Artist Adam Umbach Is ‘Finding Home’ During His Newest Exhibition

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Born in Chicago and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Adam Umbach is known for experimenting with abstraction, geometric painting, and expressionism within his work. A biographical painter, Umbach’s chosen subjects, which often repeat through differing bodies of work, belong to a personal and familial iconography. Though sourced from his life, Umbach’s paintings invite viewers to connect with this imagery by evoking their own experiences and memories.

On view in Maine beginning July 5, Finding Home, will feature a collection of paintings by Umbach that represent ways in which he has pondered the idea of finding home in different forms and at different stages of his life. There have been times when home has seemed elusive, yet visible, as in the painting Light Home.”

Umbach states, “As an adult I have traveled around the world – meeting all kinds of people along the way – and I have come to understand that many are looking for this very same feeling of home. Similarly, the objects and creatures in my paintings are all searching for a place to call their own and the feeling of safety that it brings.”

Umbach has exhibited his large-scale paintings nationally in galleries including Cavalier Ebanks Galleries, Virgil Catherine Gallery, Carver Hill Gallery, and Chase Edwards Contemporary. He has also shown in numerous art fairs, including Moniker Art Fair, New York, Market: Art & Design, Miami, West Palm Beach, Bridgehampton, NY, and Philadelphia. He spent several years living and working on Islesboro in Maine, which informed and inspired his artistic practice.

Finding Home will be on view from July 5-28.

CAMDEN, ME – Beginning July 5 and running through July 28, Carver Hill Gallery presents Finding Home, an exhibition featuring 24 works by artist Adam Umbach. Known for experimenting with abstraction, geometric painting, and expressionism within his work, Umbach’s chosen subjects, which often repeat through differing bodies of work, belong to a personal and familial iconography. Though sourced from his life, Umbach’s paintings invite viewers to connect with this imagery by evoking their own experiences and memories.

In his latest exhibition, the paintings represent the ways in which Umbach pondered the idea of finding home in different forms and at different stages of his life. Heavily influenced by his surroundings, including the maritime imagery and seaside colors from his time living in Maine, many of the paintings in this show feature boats and reference perseverance, shelter and fortitude.

According to the artist, “There have been times when home has seemed elusive, yet visible, as in the painting Light Home.” He continues, “In Father & Child I return to the familiar sense of place that building with Legos gave me as a young boy. Legos feature in many of the paintings and evoke a nostalgia for childhood. Whimsical, playful titles such as Whaley and Racey Daze further explore this connection to early memories and a sense of child-like freedom.”

Umbach has participated in solo and group exhibitions up and down the Eastern Seaboard, has exhibited in art fairs nationwide including Moniker Art Fair, New York, Market: Art & Design, Miami, West Palm Beach, Bridgehampton, NY, and Philadelphia, and is included in notable private art collections across the U.S.

The opening reception of Finding Home will take place on July 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Yellow Barn during the Rockland First Friday Art Walk where the artist will be present. The exhibition will be on view seven days a week through July 28. Umbach’s paintings can be viewed year-round at Carver Hill Gallery.

For more information, visit https://carverhillgallery.com/.

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