Raftery's 2008 "Open House: Five Engraved Scenes" depict everyday contemporary narratives through the set of real-estate open houses, implying both the practicality and theatricality required in the banal act of buying a home. His highly detailed engravings expose both private moments and interactions between relatable characters negotiating the concurrent romanticism and potential of a new home and a new life, with the disillusion that sets in with logistics and the passing of time.
Annie Larmon can be reached email@example.com.
"MIND-BENDING WITH THE MUNDANE" | mixed media works by Miller & Shellabarger + Alix Lambert + Allison Smith + Andrew Raftery | through October 17 | at ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St, Portland | Curator's Tea with Adriane Herman Sep 30 @ 5:30-7 pm | 207.879.5742
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