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George Rodrigue: Painting For Myself

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George Rodrigue, Hot Dog Halo, 1994, 30x24 inches, oil on canvas
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June 27–September 4, 2023

The horizon line is essential to understanding the space around us and our relationship to the world. The artists in this exhibition draw inspiration from their perception and observation of the surrounding environment, and their works offer different emotions and sensations to the viewer.

Horizons offers a fresh perspective on the horizon, a symbolic place in art history, through the varied artistic practices of the six New Hampshire-based artists. Each artist’s work reflects their unique observation and perception of the surrounding environment.

Thomas Cowgill
Grant Drumheller
Carl Austin Hyatt
Lisa Noonis
Cheryle St. Onge
Christopher Volpe
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Markus Linnenbrink SANDEDMOON » MONA Portsmouth

The Dreamers of This Century

March–June 2023

Our world needs Dreamers. Crowds are erratic, confident, threatening, and yet sometimes gentle. Crowds form in military pride and in populist responses. In these crowds we may find representation of families, migrants, and perhaps protesters, all filled with hopes and struggles. This exhibition presents Mesa's focus on the crowds as dreamers who see beyond and do something to transcends themselves to leave their mark in this world.
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Markus Linnenbrink SANDEDMOON » MONA Portsmouth

smokkfiskur: a tale

October 20, 2022 to February 26, 2023

Judy Pfaff's painting in space takes a step further at MONA. Here are themes here of water rising and also receding, themes of the sea, ice, especially Icelandic—Smokkfiskur, the Icelandic word for “squid”, serves up mysteries that hint at submerged life counterbalanced by life made newly visible.
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Markus Linnenbrink SANDEDMOON » MONA Portsmouth

Broken Open

April 19 to September 25, 2022

The Broken Open exhibit explores the body as a resource for creation. Featuring Bianca Beck, Joy Curtis, Jennie Jieun Lee, Brie Ruais, and Aparna Sarkar; the works in the exhibition take root in each artist's personal history and touch on themes of gender, identity and sexuality.
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Markus Linnenbrink SANDEDMOON » MONA Portsmouth


October 20, 2021 to March 23, 2022

German-born Brooklyn-based artist Markus Linnenbrink will unveil a comprehensive overview orchestrating the interconnectedness of his different bodies of work.

Throughout the three main gallery spaces, the visitor finds paintings, sculpture, a portable installation, and a site-specific painted room where every surface—walls, ceiling, floor—is a feast of color, pattern, and gesture.

The works vary in form, yet they all are linked by his consistent experimental use of vibrant color, and a rich process that blends what the artist calls “drips, drills, and reverses” with spontaneous attention to the behavior of his materials. The overall impression of this show is one of joy, energy, and vivid life.
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