Charlie Hewitt: Left of the Turnpike
August 1, 2019 — October 5, 2019
About The Show
Charlie Hewitt: Left of the Turnpike is an exhibition of Hewitt's dynamic, imaginative paintings, sculpture, prints, and neon constructions. Living in Yarmouth and working in Portland, nationally renowned artist Charlie Hewitt grew up in Lewiston, ME. This biography is the inspiration for the exhibition's title and highlights the influence of the mill-working community on Hewitt's work, which often indirectly references the community's values and a culture centered on the church, family, and work.
Hewitt's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, Portland Museum of Art, and Bates College Museum of Art, among others. Lately, Hewitt has created public art, installing his "Urban Rattle" series of sculpture along the High Line in New York City, as well as In Portland and Lewiston. Most recently, he unveiled his "Hopeful" sign in Portland at Speedwell Projects.